Month: October 2022

Report: NHTSA Releases its Latest Rundown of RV Recalls

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is the latest list of RV recalls compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Per strict NHTSA protocols, manufacturers will next notify its dealer partners of the recall notice. Each notice will include details of the affected vehicles as well as the appropriate remedy. Shyft Group is recalling 15 2023 Spartan RV Chassis K4 ...

Jayco Launches Comprehensive Line of Solar Power Systems

MIDDLEBURY, Ind. – Jayco has announced the launch of its comprehensive line of solar power system packages designed to fit the lifestyle of any RVer. One of the four Overlander Packages can now be added to nearly all Jayco towable products, giving campers the ultimate pass to freedom.  From luxury fifth wheels to single-axle travel trailers, there is now a ...

Elkhart County Foundation Awards Over $2.7M in Grants

ELKHART, Ind. – The Community Foundation of Elkhart County’s Board of Directors approved $2,707,390 of new and multi-year grants to dozens of nonprofits and programs throughout Elkhart County, according to a press release from the organization The grants were given in the categories of placemaking, kids and families, and career pathways, reflecting the priorities of the Community Foundation, which annually ...

RVTravel: Nudist RV Resorts More Popular Than You’d Think

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Kx7iayLEKo EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is an edited excerpt from a report by Tony Barthel for RVTravel.com. Would you stay at a clothing-optional or nudist RV resort? That was a question we posed in this recent poll, and a surprising number of you said you would. In fact, based on the comments, a surprising number of people said that they had! ...

Lippert’s Ranch Hand to Debut Truck Accessories at SEMA

Ranch Hand Relaunches All-New Midnight Bumper Series, Updates Running Board Lineup & Increases Production Capacity SHINER, Texas — Ranch Hand , a Lippert brand, announces the relaunch of its all-new Midnight bumper series in October 2022, according to a release. The relaunch includes an all-new design with unrivaled features, including its futuristic and aggressive style, and form-fitted design which is ...

RV Retailer Names Noah Brewster as Pacific Region President

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – RV Retailer LLC (RVR) announced the appointment of Noah Brewster as the region president in the newly formed Pacific Region that covers 12 stores in three states: California, Nevada and Oregon. His official start date is Jan. 1, 2023. “We are excited to add Noah to our senior leadership team.  He will lead our newly formed ...

Transfer Flow Intros Fuel Tank System for Ford Super Duty

CHICO, Calif. – Transfer Flow introduces the first-in-the-nation gasoline high-capacity replacement fuel tank for 2020-22 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty short bed, crew cab pickups with 6.2L and 7.3L engines. The 58-gallon fuel tank system passed extensive emissions testing and has been granted an Executive Order from the California Air Resources Board. The larger fuel tank increases the truck’s driving ...

Quartzsite Sports, Vacation & RV Show Set for Jan. 21-29

A scene from the 2019 Quartzsite show. (Photo credit: Quartzsite) With roughly 150,000 RVers from all over the U.S. and Canada expected, the Quartzsite Sports, Vacation & RV Show will return in 2023 under a 70,000-square-foot tent with exhibits, shopping, repairs, upgrades and workshops. Located in the tiny town of Quartzsite, Ariz., the town swells to what is described as ...

Automotive News: Lithia Motors May Expand RV Retail Role

Lithia Motors Inc., which has remained on a franchised dealership acquisition tear in 2022, is now in the recreational vehicle business — and the rapidly expanding company didn't have to travel far to do so, according to a report by Automotive News. Lithia on Oct. 2 bought Airstream Adventures, a collection of six Airstream stores in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and California. ...

Capitol Talk: Holiday World’s Michael Peay Talks Market

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLQsSE3IG3Y Michael Peay of Holiday World RV joins Sherm Goldenberg and Rick Kessler of RVBusiness for a discussion on the current market conditions affecting the RV industry in this episode of RVBusiness Capitol Talk. The RVB Capitol Talk video series is sponsored by Dicor Products. The show is also available as a podcast and can be listened to on Apple ...

Bloomberg: Camping Boom Makes KOA Owner a Billionaire

Oscar and Agnes Hsu-Tang (Photo: Amanda Gordon/Bloomberg) Oscar Tang became a billionaire one campfire at a time. From Maine to Arizona, Florida to California, Tang’s fortune surged during the COVID-19 pandemic as Americans reconnected with the great outdoors in an era of social distancing, boosting revenue at his Kampgrounds of America Inc., according to Bloomberg. The Billings, Montana-based company, which ...

Lemonis Keynote Speaker at Miami Real Estate Weekend

MIAMI – Real Estate LIVE Events has announced in a press release that the keynote speaker for this year's Real Estate Weekend Miami conference is Marcus Lemonis from CNBC's The Profit and HGTV's The Renovator. With extensive experience as an entrepreneur and real estate investor, Marcus will bring unique knowledge to guests of the conference. The 1st Annual Real Estate ...

Nemeth: Patrick Gains as RV Industry ‘Recalibrates Inventory’

ELKHART, Ind. – Following the Thursday (Oct. 27) release of its third quarter financial report, Patrick Industries officials said the company was able to “drive improved performance despite ongoing recalibration in the RV industry.” In a conference call with investment analysts, Patrick CEO Andy Nemeth, President Jeff Rodino and CFO Jake Petkovich touted the company’s Q3 performance – highlighted by ...

Economy Returned to Growth Last Quarter, Expanding 2.6%

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy grew at a better-than-expected 2.6% annual rate from July through September, snapping two straight quarters of economic contraction and overcoming punishingly high inflation and interest rates, according to an Associated Press report. Thursday’s estimate from the Commerce Department showed that the nation’s gross domestic product — the broadest gauge of economic output — grew in ...

Meyer Dist. Adds Yakima to Aftermarket Automotive Offerings

Yakima, a pioneering manufacturer of cargo and gear management solutions, announced its new partnership with Meyer Distributing, a leading distributor of specialty automotive parts to retailers and dealers. After rekindling the two brands’ former relationship, Yakima products such as the award-winning EXO cargo management system are now available to Meyer’s network of retailers. Combining Yakima’s innovative mix of cargo management ...

Keystone Cougar Joins Chevrolet for ‘MyWay: Truck Talks’

From left: Chevy Experts Sean Cratty and Shannon Pleva and Keystone Cougar Product Manager Scott Taylor. (Courtesy photos) GOSHEN, Ind. — Chevrolet invited Keystone RV along for the ride for the public’s first look at the impressive 2024 Silverado HD, according to a release. Cougar’s 25th Anniversary models are featured in Chevy’s photography and video to support the Silverado HD ...

The Shyft Group Releases its Sustainability Report for 2022

NOVI, Mich. – The Shyft Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHYF) , a North American leader in specialty vehicle manufacturing, assembly, and upfit for the commercial, retail, and service specialty vehicle markets, has released its inaugural sustainability report based on fiscal 2021 data. The report, which draws on the investor-focused standards developed by the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), encapsulates the company’s ...

Cavco Ind. to Acquire MH Builder-Retailer Solitaire Homes

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Cavco Industries Inc (Nasdaq: CVCO) announced that it has signed a binding offer to acquire the business of Solitaire Homes Inc. and other related entities, including its four manufacturing facilities, 22 retail locations and its dedicated transportation operations. Solitaire Homes is headquartered in Duncan, Okla. For the calendar year ending Dec. 31, 2021, Solitaire Homes had pro-forma ...

WCM’s Park Update: KOA to Celebrate 60th Anniversary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5QHwLiObCA A new episode of WCM's Park Update premiered this week featuring Kama Humphrey, KOA’s director of training and events, who discusses the franchise system’s upcoming convention in Orlando, Fla., from Nov. 14-17. Humphrey notes during the show that the conference will feature a variety of educational sessions, an IdeaXchange, a large expo and some exciting entertainment options as the ...

Campground Owners Asked to Take Part in Industry Survey

Woodall's Campground Magazine (WCM), a sister publication to RVBusiness, has launched its inaugural Outdoor Hospitality Survey which aims to gather key data from park owners/operators on some of the challenges and successes they have worked through over the past year. Sponsored by the RV Industry Association (RVIA), WCM hopes that the data will provide insight into marketing, management, staffing trends ...

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