Month: September 2022

‘Snowbirds & RV Travelers’ Mag Spotlights 2023 Motorhomes

EDITOR’S NOTE: The October issue of Snowbirds & RV Travelers magazine, which covers the RV lifestyle from a Canadian perspective, is now available at newsstands from coast to coast, including Walmart, Chapters and Shopper’s Drug Mart. Or you can subscribe to the magazine’s print or digital issues. Below is the publisher’s note accompanying this edition of the magazine. October is an exciting time ...

Kampgrounds of America Names Director of IT Operations

Brian Elsmore BILLINGS, Mont. – Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA) has hired Brian Elsmore to serve as the company’s new director of information technology (IT) operations. In his new role, Elsmore will set the vision for the network administration team and the systems that support KOA’s corporate operations and properties. Among his many duties, Elsmore will be responsible for the ...

Airstream eStream Earns 2022 Red Dot Product Design Award

JACKSON CENTER, Ohio – Airstream Inc., maker of the iconic “Silver Bullet” travel trailers, has again been recognized for design excellence in the Red Dot Product Design competition, according to a company release. This year, the Red Dot jury honored the eStream Concept Vehicle travel trailer for design advances in power usage, sustainability gains for tow vehicles, and an enhanced RV user ...

Cedar Creek RVs Now Use Vixen Composite Subflooring

ELKHART, Ind. – Vixen Composites, an Airxcel brand, is proud to have its American-made composite slideout subflooring featured on all floorplans by Cedar Creek RV. Marc Brunner, Vixen general manager, made the announcement. in a press release. “We’ve long prioritized our OEM partners, working together on multiple fronts to customize our leading-edge composite panels and FRP to best elevate their ...

Wilkins RV a Proud Partner of Jim & Juli Boeheim Foundation

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Wilkins RV officials are proud to announce a partnership of the Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation.  The Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation strives to enrich the lives of kids in need within our Central New York Community, as well as, provide support for eliminating cancer through research and advocacy.  “Wilkins RV is excited about sponsoring a foundation ...

Capitol Talk: Bill Sheffer Reflects on Long Career at MARVAC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5s7tNB3aHjU With the 33rd Annual Fall Detroit RV & Camping Show underway, the retiring Bill Sheffer reflects on his longtime career with the Michigan RV & Campground Association (MARVAC) with Sherm Goldenberg and Rick Kessler of RVBusiness in this episode of RVBusiness Capitol Talk, a series is sponsored by Dicor Products. The Fall Detroit RV & Camping Show, which started ...

Hurricane Ian Heads for Carolinas After Pounding Florida

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ta2u-RSKU4 CHARLESTON, S.C. — A revived Hurricane Ian set its sights on South Carolina’s coast Friday and the historic city of Charleston, with forecasters predicting a storm surge and floods after the megastorm caused catastrophic damage in Florida and left people trapped in their homes, according to an Associated Press report. With all of South Carolina’s coast under a hurricane warning, ...

Resilient US Consumers Spend Slightly More in August

WASHINGTON — Consumers spent a bit more in August than the previous month, a sign the economy is holding up even as inflation lifts prices for food, rent, and other essentials, according to an Associated Press report. Americans boosted their spending at stores and for services such as haircuts by 0.4% in August, after it fell 0.2% in July, the ...

Florida’s FRVTA & Others Look to Hurricane Ian Recovery

An RV park is inundated with floodwaters Sept. 29 after Hurricane Ian, (Photo: Crystal Vander Weit/TCPalm) Hurricane Ian left an indelible destructive stamp in southwest Florida this week, with some campgrounds and RV parks suffering catastrophic damage. But so far, it looks like the region’s RV dealerships, most located away from the coast, fared better. “They’re not in very good ...

Roadpass University Focuses on RV Ownership, Maintenance

CHICAGO – Roadpass Digital, the company empowering roadtrippers, campers, and RVers to hit the open road, has added new Roadpass University courses to help RVers this autumn and winter. Roadpass University houses a library of online courses led by RV experts across a variety of topics relevant to RV ownership, from brand-new RVers to seasoned, full-time road warriors. The new courses that ...

Airstream Names 2022 Suppliers Achieving ‘Five Rivet’ Status

JACKSON CENTER, Ohio(September 30, 2022) – Airstream recently announced those suppliers who received Five Rivet status for 2022 fiscal year. Airstream launched the Five Rivet Supplier program in August of 2020 with the goal of strengthening supplier partnerships. “Our founder, Wally Byam built the first Airstream travel trailer over 90 years ago, with the passion to make travel dreams come ...

Light-Vehicle Sales Stall, Pent-Up Demand ‘Disappearing’

U.S. light-vehicle sales remain in lower gear as the third quarter winds down, while slumping consumer sentiment threatens a further downshift, according to an Automotive News report. Cox Automotive on Wednesday (Sept. 28) cut its full-year new-vehicle sales outlook to 13.7 million — down more than 9 percent from 2021 and the industry's lowest tally in a decade. It's the third time ...

REV Group’s ElDorado Subsidiary to Provide CNG, EV Buses

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – ElDorado National (California) Inc. or ENC, a subsidiary of REV Group Inc. and an industry leader in heavy-duty transit buses and emission free technology, announces Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) has ordered 22 of its 40′ Axess CNG-powered buses and four of its new 40′ Axess EVO-BE battery electric buses. DFW, one of the largest airports ...

People Trapped, 2.5M Without Power as Ian Drenches Florida

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1AaraDpsWQ ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Hurricane Ian carved a path of destruction across Florida, trapping people in flooded homes, cutting off the only bridge to a barrier island, damaging a hospital from above and below and knocking out power to 2.5 million people as it dumped rain over a huge area on Thursday (Sept. 29), according to an Associated Press report. One ...

Hymer Puts Venture S Solar-Powered RV into Production

German caravan manufacturer, Hymer, first showed its Venture S solar-panel RV in 2019 – now, after years of development, this electric camper van is finally available to customers, according to a report by Clean Technica. Unlike most van-based RVs, which are based on commercial versions of a given van chassis, Hymer based the Venture S on a more upscale Sprinter trim, which ...

2022 RVIA Board Of Directors Election Results Announced

Matt Carboneau FAIRFAX, Va. – Voting for the 2022 RV Industry Association (RVIA) board of directors election closed on Sept. 26 and the final results are in, according to an RVIA News and Insights report. Official representatives from member companies cast their votes during the Sept. 5-26 balloting for the two open seats announced in August. From that pool, the ...

Winnebago Industries Set to Host Investor Day on Nov. 15

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Winnebago Industries Inc. (NYSE:WGO), a leading outdoor lifestyle product manufacturer, will host its Investor Day on Nov. 15 at the Lanier Islands resort in Georgia, according to a press release from the company. Winnebago Industries President and Chief Executive Officer, Michael Happe, and other members of the Winnebago Industries leadership team will provide an overview of ...

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