Month: November 2022

KOA’s Whitney Scott Named ‘Gamechanger,’ Ted Bell Honored

Whitney Scott BILLINGS, Mont. (Nov. 30, 2022) – Entrepreneur chose Whitney Scott, CMO of Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA), as one of the media company’s first-ever Top 50 Franchise CMO Gamechangers. Scott was nominated by her peers for her innovative marketing contributions that have led to success for both KOA and the company’s vast network of North American franchisees. KOA ...

Cummins Acquires Siemens’ Commercial Vehicles Business

COLUMBUS, Ind. & NUREMBERG, Germany – Global power and technology leader, Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) today (Nov. 30) announced in a press release that it, through its subsidiary Meritor, has completed its acquisition of Siemens’ Commercial Vehicles business, a leading global supplier of high-performance electric drive systems for commercial vehicles. In May 2022, Meritor Inc. announced it had entered into ...

Pathfinder Reports Record Revenues in Third Quarter of Q3 2022

VANCOUVER, BC, – Pathfinder Ventures Inc. (TSXV: RV) (OTCQB: RVRVF) reported today its financial and operating results for the three-month period ended Sept. 30. Q3 2022 Highlights Included: Revenues increased by 19% to $1,402,325 in Q3 2022, compared to Q3 2021 EBITDA increased by 7% to $374,545 in Q3 2022, compared to Q3 2021 Net loss from operations decreased by ...

Looming Diesel Shortage Could Cause Significant Disruptions

While the “normalization” of the RV industry continues unabated as sales assume a more predictable trajectory following record months of pandemic-fueled purchases, a new dilemma has shown up of late seemingly with the potential to not only affect sales but also disrupt the RV supply chain — and with it, manufacturing. Diesel availability. A number of sources have reported in ...

Carbon Lite’s Rift Teardrop Camper Weighs Under 500 Pounds

(Photo: Carbon Lite Campers) Carbon fiber truly is a miracle material. Not only is it incredibly lightweight, it is also extremely strong and highly resistant to corrosion, writes Kraig Becker for RV Magazine. This makes it a good option for high-performance vehicles and sporting goods, including bike frames, fishing poles, and golf clubs. Now, thanks to a company called Carbon ...

Black Book: Wholesale RV Values Drop as Colder Weather Arrives

Black Book, which publishes a family of vehicle appraisal guides, has released the Black Book RV Market Commentary for December. “The average sales prices for motor homes and towables sold at wholesale auctions declined last month," said Eric Lawrence, principal analyst - specialty markets for Black Book.  "The drop off in motor home values from the month before looks quite ...

‘Truck Camper Magazine’ Looks at 2023 OEV Cross Country

Overland Explorer Vehicles presents the core of their aluminum and composite panel structure in a new more modular package. This is the lightest, most simple and most affordable OEV truck camper yet. The essentials are standard. From there it’s up to you, writes Gordon White at TruckCamperMagazine.com. Where features and luxury are often the key selling points in the RV ...

‘Campground Views’ Achieves 1,000th Virtual Tour Milestone

Campground Views has released the 1,000th Campground Virtual Tour, a product of the proprietary software built by the company, according to a press release. The Campground Virtual Tours allow potential travelers to virtually visit, tour, click and book campsites across the United States. Bonelli Bluffs RV Resort and Campground in California was the 1,000th tour released and it is available ...

Winnebago Raises Over $1.2M in Community Giving Campaign

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Winnebago Industries Inc. (NYSE: WGO), a leading outdoor lifestyle product manufacturer, celebrated a record-setting CommunityGO giving campaign by raising more than $1.2 million from employees, board members and partners with the support of the Winnebago Industries Foundation, according to a press release from the company. The annual CommunityGO campaign is part of a year-round program centered ...

KOA: Inflation, Gas Prices Have Significantly Impacted Camping

BILLINGS, Mont. – Marked by fluctuating external factors, the KOA Monthly Research Report – November Edition uncovers that campers and leisure travelers’ plans changed significantly throughout 2022. At least 74% of campers made one or more adjustments to their travel plans, including 3-in-10 campers who camped more as they decreased other types of travel. Building on Kampgrounds of America Inc.’s ...

THOR Industries Encourages Gift of Nature on ‘GivingTuesday’

ELKHART, Ind. – THOR Industries Inc. (NYSE: THO) is leveraging social media and its online presence to encourage contributions to its nonprofit partners this GivingTuesday. Observed on the first Tuesday following Thanksgiving, GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement that encourages donations to charitable organizations in communities around the world, according to a release. THOR's multi-year partnership with National Forest Foundation focuses ...

National ARVC Promotes Krystine Harris to VP Finance, IT

Krystine Harris DENVER — The National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (National ARVC) recently announced the promotion of Krystine Harris to vice president of finance and information technology. Harris, who is based in Sacramento, California and has been with National ARVC since 2018 most recently as senior director of finance and information technology, will lead the organization’s financial team ...

Outdoor Recreation Grows into $10B Industry in Michigan

LANSING, MI – Skiing, boating, biking. Michigan is home to a roster of outdoor sports. But it’s more than just fun and games. Outdoor recreation last year in Michigan grew into a booming $10.8 billion industry that employs nearly 10,000 people, according to a report by MLIVE.com. “The outdoor recreation economy is a powerful, unifying force for better health, good ...

Campground Owners Expo Opens Wednesday in Missouri

Last year’s Campground Owners Expo attracted over 100 vendors and even more are expected this year. EDITOR'S NOTE: Woodall's Campground Magazine, a sister publication of RVBusiness, will be attending the COE conference and is rerunning a previous story on the conference as the conference prepares to welcome attendees this Wednesday (Nov. 30).  After an inaugural conference that was filled with plenty ...

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