Month: March 2023

A Key Inflation Gauge Tracked by the Fed Slowed in February

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve’s favored inflation gauge slowed sharply last month, an encouraging sign in the Fed’s yearlong effort to cool price pressures through steadily higher interest rates, according to an Associated Press report. Friday’s report from the Commerce Department showed that consumer prices rose 0.3% from January to February, down from a 0.6% increase from December to January. ...

Expion360 Sees ’22 Revenue up 59% to Record $7.2 Million

REDMOND, Ore. – Expion360 Inc. (NASDAQ: XPON), an industry leader in lithium-ion battery power storage solutions, reported results for the three- and 12-months ended Dec. 31. All comparisons are to the same year-ago period unless otherwise noted. Financial Highlights Revenue increased 8% in the fourth quarter to a record $1.45 million, with full year revenue up 59% to a record ...

Dometic Refinances Part of its Credit Facilities Agreement

Dometic renews its bank credit facilities agreement and signs credit facility with Svensk Exportkredit Dometic has refinanced part of its credit facilities agreement with its bank group. The previous agreement covers a first part expiring in 2024 and a second part expiring in 2025. The renewed financing covers: A floating rate term loan of USD $210 million previously expiring in ...

New Zealand’s ‘Romotow’ Brings Rotating Towable to Market

  https://youtu.be/EpRwmamrwJk It’s never easy bringing a new product to the marketplace. Sometimes it never happens, and a prototype is all that remains of a company’s vision. At other times, the limitations of production demand changes that significantly downgrade many of the characteristics that made the product so noteworthy to begin with. Neither of those results can be applied to ...

Funeral Services Set for Newmar Co-Founder Mahlon Miller

Mahlon Miller Newmar Corp. co-founder Mahlon MIller, 83, passed away early Thursday, March 30, 2023, family and company officials confirmed. Those wishing to pay their respects to the family of Miller, an industry icon, may do so during visitation services, planned for 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., Saturday (April 1) at Nappanee Missionary Church, 70417 SR 19 North, Nappanee, IN 46550. ...

GMC & EarthCruiser Intro Electric Overlanding Truck Camper

BEND, Ore – EarthCruiser, a globally recognized brand behind the most accomplished 4×4 expedition vehicles available in the world, earlier this year announced in a press release its expansion into overlanding products, specifically for electric vehicles. The announcement included official launch of a pre-order deposit program for slide-in campers engineered for the next generation of EV trucks. "EarthCruiser has a ...

Upcoming RV Technical Institute Classes for Month of April

The RV Technical Institute’s technician training program is a hands-on, competency-based program designed by Institute staff and subject matter experts from the supplier, manufacturer, dealer, and independent technician realms of the RV industry. It’s the gold standard when it comes to RV technician training, providing the only industry-backed training curriculum and RV technician certification and career path, according to a ...

AAA: Gas Prices, Like the Temperatures, Starting to Rise

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 30, 2023)—The national average for a gallon of regular gasoline rose a nickel since last week to hit $3.48. Robust demand for gasoline and rising oil prices are the driving factors for the recent uptick in pump prices. “Oil prices finally crested and have now settled above the $70 per barrel mark after weeks of hovering just ...

Proposed RV Resort Planned Near Baton Rouge, Louisiana

GONZALES, La. – Could a unique RV experience be coming to Ascension Parish in the future? Three investors are working to make the Hidden Bayou RV Resort a reality, according to a report at BRProud.com The community gave feedback about the proposal during an open house at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center. Dustin Clouatre, one of the investors, said it ...

RVers Tell ‘RV Lifestyle” About Some RV Purchase Regrets

Mike and Jennifer Wendland EDITOR’S NOTE: Below is an edited excerpt of an article by Mike and Jennifer Wendland, creators of the RV Lifestyle website, podcast and YouTube channel. A member of our RV Lifestyle Facebook group is about to buy their first RV and asked our community what regrets they had about their first purchase. Bill wrote:" About to buy our first RV. As ...

Community Management Group Acquires Montana RV Park

ANACONDA, Mont. – Community Management Group (CMG Parks), a leading provider of affordable housing communities in the western U.S., announced that it has acquired Copper Court RV Park in Anaconda, MT for $4.5 million. Copper Court RV Park is a full-service RV park located halfway between Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park. It offers 98 RV sites and 4 ...

TRG Resorts Acquires RV Campground in Bloomington, Ind.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – TRG Resorts announced in a press release the acquisition of Lake Monroe Village RV Campground, in Bloomington, Ind. The 183-site waterfront campground will join a growing portfolio of premier camping destinations, the release stated. Lake Monroe Village RVC is TRG’s first deal in the midwest, increasing its footprint outside of the Southeast and adding its 11th campground ...

RVWA Spotlight: Introducing Kelli Harms of Winnebago

EDITOR’S NOTE: Several times a month RVBusiness will post an “RVWA Spotlight” release highlighting a member of the RV Women’s Alliance (RVWA). Provided by RVWA, the member spotlight series interviews many of the women who make up the RV industry, underscoring how they got into the industry, what they currently do and advice for other women. The series also dives deeper to better understand these ...

ORR Celebrates as Congress Eyes Outdoor Recreation Act

America’s Outdoor Recreation Act (AORA) was reintroduced today in the 118th Congress with strong bipartisan support, and the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) and its members across the $862 billion outdoor recreation economy urge swift approval of this bill so that many more Americans can enjoy outdoor spaces and their associated benefits to health and wellness, the ORR stae This groundbreaking ...

RV Repair Solutions Celebrates Grand Opening in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The excitement of RV Repair has caught one new business called RV Repair Solutions, according to a release. The company is celebrating the grand opening of a new RV repair shop located at 10203 Kotzebue, Suite 230, in San Antonio, Texas. The facility can assist with repairs to bus conversions, van conversions, pop up campers, trailers, ...

RVIA’s Federal Policy Webinar Series Kicks Off Next Week

Two months into the 118th Congress, legislation is beginning to move – including the recent introduction of America’s Outdoor Recreation Act, according to a News & Insights report by the RV Industry Association (RVIA). Over the next two months, RVIA staff lobbyists and policy experts will host short, information-filled webinars that cut through the noise and get you the information ...

Annual RV Rental Association Survey is Now Underway

The RV Rental Association (RVRA) is now conducting a survey of RV rental businesses to gauge the current state of the rental market in terms of fleet size, RV type, and consumer preferences. The response deadline is April 18. RVRA is asking members to take a few minutes to complete the survey which assists in promoting this vital sector of ...

KZ Debuts Robby Gordon Speed UTV Venom V-Series

SHIPSHEWANA, Ind. – KZ Recreational Vehicles debuted its new beefed up toy hauler – the limited-edition Robby Gordon Speed UTV Venom V-Series – over the Feb. 17-19 weekend, according to a release. “We’re excited to be a part of an opportunity where we were able to create an RV designed for those who seek extreme adventure,” said Aram Koltookian, president of ...

Cleer Vision Windows to Commemorate 20th Anniversary

ELKHART, Ind. – Cleer Vision Windows, an Airxcel brand, is celebrating its 20th anniversary on April 9, according to a company release. Started in 2003, Cleer Vision Windows began after founder Rick Collins and his father (who founded LEER truck bed toppers) purchased a small window plant in Elkhart and began producing windows for transit buses and ambulances under the ...

Goshen, Ind.’s, College Avenue to Close Through July

GOSHEN — In what could be a small preview of roadwork to come, College Avenue will be closed on either side of the Horn Ditch bridge from April to July, according to reporting by Jordan Fouts in the Elkhart Truth. East College Avenue (C.R. 36) is home to several RV and RV-related manufacturing facilities, including the new 315-acre Brinkley RV ...

Video: NIRVC’s Morell Provides Factory Tour of Grech RV

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atah099iB6M From NIRVC: Join National Indoor RV Centers’ Angie Morell on her tour of the @grechrv factory! Manufactured since 1983, Grech RV stands for quality, craftsmanship and luxury, boasting truly incredible Class B camper vans. Explore the build of their Class B motorhomes, from their foundation on a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis to the extreme detail offered throughout production that creates ...

Micro-Air Enters Australian Market with FreezeTec Pact

Micro-Air, makers of the EasyStart 364 soft starter for RV and the EasyTouch RV Wi-Fi thermostat replacements, announced this week that FreezeTec of Queensland, Brisbane – Australia’s Gold Coast — entered into a distribution partnership relating to Micro-Air’s parts for marine and RVs. FreezeTec is an A/C industry leader for super yachts, marine vessels of every size and caravans that ...

RVTI Grad Krystal LaMar Embarks on RV Tech Career Path

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a News & Insights report by the RV Industry Association (RVIA). Krystal LaMar, an RVer and small business owner, is loving the RV technician career path. Now a graduate of the RV Technical Institute’s pilot all women’s class, Krystal and her husband, Michael, first hit the road in 2019 to spend time with their family. ...

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