Month: August 2022

‘RV’ Mag Lists 10 Things Every RVer Should Have in Their Rig

Stocking an RV with everything you need to stay safe and comfortable while on the road is a bit like furnishing a small apartment, according to a report by RV magazine. You’ll need everything from pots, pans, and dishes to sheets, towels, and bathroom supplies. You’ll also want to pack RV-specific items like holding tank chemicals and shore power cords. With so ...

Inventors of Camping Products to Join ‘RVing in New England’

“RVing in New England,” the weekly Facebook Live show hosted by the New England RV Dealers Association (NERVDA), this week co-hosts Bob Zagami and John DiPietro welcome the inventors of two unique camping-related products. Chris McCasland and Michael Opalski, who invented City Bonfires, and Mike Beyrodt, part of a team who developed Pull Start Fire, are to join the Facebook Live show, ...

KOA to Host Charity Golf Tournament to Support Care Camps

BILLINGS, Mont. – Since 1984 Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) and its franchisees have contributed $16.9 million to Care Camps, a non-profit that helps send children affected by cancer and their families to special oncology summer camps. KOA has been Care Camps’ largest donor since it was founded by KOA campground owners 38 years ago. “Our support of Care Camps ...

Tickets Now Available for ‘Running with Spoons’ Fundraiser

The 2019 Running With Spoons event. (RVBusiness file photo) Tickets are now on sale for the seventh Annual Running with Spoons cooking competition fundraiser benefitting Bashor Children's Home in Goshen. The event is generously sponsored by Nuway Construction, Scott And Kim Welch And The Welch Packaging Group. Don and Theresa Gunden, Obeco, Patrick Industries and Genesis Products. Thirteen teams of ...

Truma Upgrades, Adds Personnel at Lakeland Service Center

ELKHART, Ind. – Truma North America has made some changes to its Lakeland, Fla., Service Center to accommodate more Truma and Alde customers, the company announced. The new, fully-stocked service center is just around the corner from the old location and features a 45-foot-long garage with 14-foot height clearance to fit RVs and motorhomes of any size. The location is ...

Jayco Family of Brands Offers Sneak Peek of All-New Units

In a prelude to the upcoming America's Largest RV Show in Hershey, Pa., and the Elkhart RV Open House, the Jayco campus in Middlebury, Ind., on Tuesday (Aug. 30) was the site of a product display featuring the latest from the company’s four divisions – Jayco, Entegra Coach, Highland Ridge and Starcraft – including an all-new fifth-wheel floorplan from Jayco.

Applications Now Open for Spader Leadership Scholarship

Duane Spader The Mike Molino RV Learning Center is now accepting applications for the 2023-2024 Duane Spader Leadership Development Scholarship, according to a release. This scholarship honors the RV industry service of Spader Business Management founder Duane Spader, a past chairman of RVDA, and a champion of life-long learning. Through the Mike Molino RV Learning Center and Spader Business Management leadership development partnership, a scholarship is awarded annually to give one current or future leader the opportunity to participate in the program tuition-free. The deadline for scholarship applications is Oct. 1, 2022. ...

Johnson Advances Volta Power Systems to Leadership in Lithium

Jack Johnson, Volta co-founder and CTO, right, chats with attendees. (Photo: The Lakeshore-West Michigan) Jack Johnson's first full day at Volta Power Systems began in an 8-by-10-foot office sitting in front of a used laptop. Twenty lithium battery packs were stacked next to his desk in the fluorescent-lit office. "We started tearing into them and redesigning them to meet our ...

Rollick Works with eBay Motors to Expand Listing Opportunities

AUSTIN, Texas – Rollick, a leading relationship technology platform for the Marine, Powersports, and RV industries, Tuesday (Aug. 30) announced an integration with eBay Motors, a leading commerce destination that connects millions of buyers and sellers around the world. The integration gives Rollick dealers a new and efficient way to list powersports, RV, and boat inventory on the marketplace, according to ...

Spacious Skies Campgrounds Add Riverside Retro Rental Units

  The cheery retro trailers are situated in prime campground locations. (Courtesy photos) BERNARDSVILLE, N.J. – There’s always a certain amount of nostalgia involved in a campground visit, and Spacious Skies Campgrounds is taking that feeling to the next level by adding overnight accommodations in retro-style trailers to its campgrounds, according to a release. Now available in four of the ...

Behind-the-Scenes Company Boosts Ownership Experience

As the RV industry continues to grow and gain more mainstream media attention, the need to greater focus on the customer and make their experience as positive as possible is of paramount importance. Helping RV businesses across the country to meet that need is Specialized Dispatch Services (SDS), which provides third-party dispatch and technical assistance services for clients who serve ...

HotCars.com Lists ‘The 10 Best Small RVs Money Can Buy’

With enough room and amenities for a whole family, these RVs offer everything you'll need for a self-contained life on the road, writes Bryan Muchai at HotCars.com.  The recreation lifestyle is not for everyone. Some who dreamed of a euphoric, picture-perfect lifestyle experience may find it a shocking nightmare. But if you love the isolated nomadic life, few experiences can ...

Jellystone Park Locations Offer Fall and Pre-Halloween Fun

CINCINNATI – One of the busiest times of year at many Jellystone Park locations are the weeks leading up to Halloween. That’s when the Yogi Bear-themed parks offer a variety of fall and pre-Halloween activities ranging from making caramel apples and scarecrows to costume, campsite, and pumpkin-decorating contests to trick-or-treating. Some locations even offer zombie hunts, haunted hayrides, haunted houses, ...

CEO Clark Addresses Big Crowd at Grand Design Owners Rally

A crowd of Grand Design owners gathered for Don Clark's address this morning. (Photos: Gary Gerard/RVBusiness) Nearly 550 towable RVs are on site at the Elkhart County Fairgrounds in Goshen, Ind., this week for the eighth-annual 2022 Grand Design National Owners Rally. Don Clark, Grand Design CEO Tuesday’s events kicked off with a highlight for the GDRV owners in attendance: ...

KOA Campground Buyer’s Workshop Scheduled for October

Fort Collins KOA/Lakeside Holiday Learn everything you need to know about purchasing and operating a prosperous campground by attending the latest Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) Buyer’s Workshop. This expert-led, two-day event for prospective campground owners will be held at the Fort Collins/Lakeside KOA Holiday in Colorado in October, according to the KOA release. With the campground industry continuing to ...

Tenn.-Based A&L RV Sales Acquires Crisp RV in North Carolina

NORTH CAROLINA — A&L RV Sales, Johnson City, Tenn., continues to grow as today (Aug. 20) it announced the acquisition of Crisp RV in Chocowinity, N.C., which serves the Greenville market. With this acquisition, Jayco and Alliance models will now be available at A&L RV Sales, according to a company release. "We are thrilled to have the opportunity to expand ...

Dometic Improves RV Awning Manufacturing, Shipping, SKUs

ELKHART, Ind. – Through continuous efforts to overhaul the stocking, manufacturing, and delivery practices surrounding its RV awnings, the Dometic team has reduced waste, decreased delivery times, and increased overall efficiency of is RV Awning business to better serve customers, according to a press release from the company. Dometic has improved its manufacturing processes by optimizing the total number of ...

Gulf Stream Coach Hosts Vintage, Vista Cruiser Owners Event

Industry experts from Dometic (shown), Way Interglobal, King Components, and LCI provided valuable insights on trailer components and systems. (Courtesy photos) Kenny Jones, Gulf Stream Coach Regional Representative for Vintage and Vista Cruisers and an avid RVer, offers practical suggestions to owners. Gulf Stream Coach hosted its first-ever “Celebration” on July 13 for owners of its hugely popular Vintage Cruiser ...

2022 Con/Expo Advance Registration Discounts End on Aug. 31

Advance registration discounts for the 2022 RV Dealers Convention/Expo, set for Nov. 7-11 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, expire after Aug. 31, according to a release. The convention/expo brings together dealers, manufacturers, and RV industry business partners for the premier dealer education and networking event of the year. Click here to register. The RVDA Convention/Expo Committee and staff have worked hard ...

RVIA to Host Webinar on Upcoming Fall ‘Roadsigns’ Forecast

The RV Industry Association (RVIA) will host a members-only webinar from 2-3 p,.m., Wednesday, Sept. 7, to review the upcoming Fall RV Roadsigns forecast and provide insight on how the forecast was developed from ITR Economics Senior Economist and Econ Manager Eric Post. The Fall Roadsigns Forecast will provide the first look at the 2023 forecast. The RV RoadSigns quarterly forecast provides wholesale shipment ...

Mercer to Provide Care Camps Update on Facebook Show Today

Jennifer Mercer, the director of development for Care Camps, is set to join "WCM's Outdoor Hospitality Update" at 3 p.m. today (Aug. 30), to talk about how Care Camps is fairing in 2022 and on some of the initiatives that the organization has been focused on. "WCM's Outdoor Hospitality Update" is a weekly livestream program produced by Woodall's Campground Magazine ...

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