Month: January 2023

OEM Showcase: Heartland RV’s 2023 Sundance 262RB

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7SqekUxnnc According to Heartland RV, the 2023 Sundance 262RB is an ultra-lite couple’s coach clocking in at 30 feet, 10 inches long and under 6,000 pounds dry weight, with room to sleep up to six people. Stylish new graphics on the front cap and sidewalls make a strong first impression, with new tinted windows, exterior Bluetooth speakers and a MORryde ...

ELS Reports Year-End 2022 Revenue Growth of 9.9%

Equity LifeStyle Properties Inc. (ELS) has announced that total revenues increased by $5.3 million during the company's fourth quarter which ended on Dec. 31. Total revenues for 2022 increased by $130.7 million, according to the company. Financial Results for the Quarter and Year Ended Dec. 31 For the quarter that ended Dec. 31, total revenues increased $5.3 million, or 1.6%, ...

RVshare Launches ‘The Road Ahead’ to Inspire Travelers

AUSTIN, Texas and AKRON, Ohio – RVshare, the largest community for RV owners and renters, is launching its first-ever quarterly guide for all future RV travelers, according to a press release from the company. Recently surpassing 4 million nights booked on the platform, RVshare is looking to cement itself as a go-to resource for travelers, arming them with the best ...

RV Fixed Operations Certification Week Set for March 5-11

The Society of Certified RV Professionals, the RV Technical Institute, and the Mike Molino RV Learning Center have designated March 5-11 as RV Fixed Operations Certification Week. Fixed operations professionals include employees working in RV service, parts, and warranty administration. The announcement was made by the RV Industry Association (RVIA)and RV Dealers Association (RVDA). Fixed operations professionals can earn certifications as parts managers, parts ...

Venture RV Partners with Xtreme Outdoors Boat & RV

SHIPSHEWANA, Ind. – Venture Recreational Vehicles, a division of KZ Recreational Vehicles, has announced a new partnership with Xtreme Outdoors Boat & RV. Venture RV models will now be available at Xtreme Outdoors Boat & RV’s location in Checotah, Okla., according to a release. “This partnership is a great opportunity for both Venture and Xtreme Outdoors Boat & RV,” said ...

Bowlus Expands Lineup with Heritage Edition Luxury RV

OXNARD, Calif. – Bowlus, a world leader in performance luxury recreation vehicles, today (Jan. 31) announced the introduction of a new model, the Heritage Edition. The Heritage will be Bowlus’ most accessible offering and will feature a unique mill finish exterior, a custom Granite Ridge interior, and the recognizable electric off-grid power that Bowlus’ clients have grown to know and love. ...

KZ RV Hosts Second Half of its Dealer Service School

SHIPSHEWANA, Ind. – KZ Recreational Vehicles closes the curtains on the second semester of its Dealer Service School. The Dealer Service School is a four-day intensive course for dealers to learn up-to-date service techniques for KZ and Venture products, according to a release. “Very good class to attend no matter if you have been a tech for 15 years or ...

Lippert Names Matt Moreland VP of RV Chassis Operations

ELKHART, Ind,. – Lippert Components Inc. (Lippert), a supplier of a broad array of highly engineered components for equipment manufacturers in the recreation and transportation product markets, has announced the promotion of Matt Moreland to VP over all Lippert RV Chassis Operations. A native of Rochester Hills, Mich., Moreland joined Lippert as a management trainee directly after graduating from Central ...

Genesis Products Announces Purchase of Funder America

GOSHEN, Ind. – Genesis Products announced today (Jan. 31) it has entered an agreement to purchase Funder America Inc. The announcement came at the start of the 2023 NAHB International Builder Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The companies' combined product offering will be on display at booth W1800  in the West Hall. The acquisition, expected to close during ...

KOA: 1.5 Million More Households Went Camping in 2022

BILLINGS, Mont. (Jan. 31, 2023) – The Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) Monthly Research Report – January 2023 Edition offers a provisional look at the prior year in which more people camped than ever. According to the latest research, camping exceeded a record 2021 by 1.5 million households. Released ahead of Kampgrounds of America Inc.’s annual North American Camping Report, available this spring, the latest ...

Harvest Hosts Intros CampersCard Benefits, Discount Program

VAIL, Colo., – Harvest Hosts, a membership program that gives RVers access to unique RV camping options, is announcing the debut of its latest offering – CampersCard. This new campground discounts and benefits program will support campgrounds and RVers as they look for great stays across North America, while unlocking discounts and other perks at these locations. With a CampersCard membership, ...

Winnebago, Adventure Wagon Partner on Modular B-Vans 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qi1YzzM-udc FOREST CITY, Iowa and PORTLAND, Ore. – Winnebago, the flagship brand of outdoor lifestyle product manufacturer Winnebago Industries and Adventure Wagon, the premier builder of modular camper vans, announce today (Jan. 31) their collaboration on a limited edition van that combines the renowned craftsmanship and innovation of both companies to create the ultimate adventure vehicle.  The limited edition Winnebago ...

REV Group Inc. Promotes Mark Skonieczny to Interim CEO

Rod Rushing MILWAUKEE, Wis. – REV Group Inc. (NYSE:REVG), a leading manufacturer of specialty vehicles, announced Jan, 30 that Mark Skonieczny, CFO, has been appointed interim chief executive officer, which were effective Jan. 27. Rod Rushing has stepped down as president and chief executive officer and as a member of the Board of Directors. “On behalf of the Board of ...

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. Forest River Bus, LLC (Forest River Bus) is recalling 17 ...

Expectations Running High for RVIA’s Leadership Conference

EDITOR'S NOTE: The RV Industry Association (RVIA) is hosting the 2023 RV Industry Association Leadership Conference, March 15-18 at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Ariz. The conference features a CEO Roundtable Panel Discussion along with several speakers who be presenting on various aspects of leadership. Click here to register for the conference. Have you ...

RV Women’s Alliance 2023 Partnerships are Now Available

Building on the incredible momentum from 2022, the RV Women’s Alliance (RVWA) is continuing to deliver impactful programs and events that further its mission to make the RV industry a place where women thrive by elevating, educating, and promoting women in the RV industry, according to a release. "Everything RVWA is able to accomplish is thanks to the incredible work ...

Video: Louisville Boat, RV & Sportshow Sees Big Turnout

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydR36BkU_XI LOUISVILLE, Ky. — All things summer were the main attraction at the Kentucky Expo Center this weekend, according to a report by WLKY. Sunday was the last day of the Louisville Boat, RV and Sportshow. Those who came out to check out the latest in recreation say after a difficult few years, this year's show did not disappoint. "With ...

‘Camper Report’ Lauds Brinkley Model Z, Winnebago eRV2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoTEWlUYosQ The “Camper Report Show” is a weekly feature of Camper Report, which is part of the RV LIFE family of RVing websites that provide RV forums, RV trip planning tools and mobile apps, and one of the largest campground databases around. Co-hosted by Bob Zagami and John DiPietro – RV industry veterans in their own right – the Camper Report Show has partnered with RVBusiness by providing RV industry insider ...

Survey: Auto Dealers Increasingly Worried About Economy

Dealers are increasingly worried about the economy and the possibility of recession even as improving inventory levels have them more optimistic about the new-vehicle business in 2023, according to an Automotive News report. Dealership executives who answered Automotive News’ 2023 Dealer Outlook Survey say economic conditions that took root in the last year have caused their concerns about maintaining profits to ...

Colonial RV Event to Showcase Winnebago Accessibility Line

Colonial Airstream & RV will host its second-annual The Next Adventure Sales event at its huge new facility in Millstone Township, N.J., on Feb. 17-18. Colonial is one of the top Airstream dealerships in the country, regularly earning the company’s 5-Rivet designation. The dealership also carries Winnebago motorized vehicles and also regularly earns Flying W recognition. Models from both manufacturers ...

High-End RV Resorts Grow Popular Amid Housing Crunch

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Overlooking the New River in Fort Lauderdale not far from million-dollar homes situated across the waterway lies a well-kept secret: a luxury RV resort, writes Amber Bonefont in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. It offers what many think of when they visit South Florida: gorgeous waterfront views, lush greenery and million-dollar yachts floating by, but with a ...

New Trucks, EVs, Equipment Launching at Work Truck Week

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. — New electric and internal combustion commercial vehicles are among the dozens of products slated to debut during Work Truck Week 2023, according to a release. As North America’s largest work truck event, Work Truck Week has long been the launching pad for new commercial vehicles, bodies, equipment and technology — and 2023 is shaping up to ...

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