Month: April 2023

AIMS Power Introduces Dual Sensing Smart Battery Isolator

AIMS Power proudly presents the Dual Sensing Smart Battery Isolator 300 Amp – the smartest way to ensure your batteries are charged and protected while driving, according to a release. With its cutting-edge dual sensing feature, the isolator monitors both the starting and auxiliary batteries, making sure they're always at optimal voltage levels. Once either battery exceeds 13.2 volts, the ...

Flooding, Natural Disasters Affect Plans of 1 in 5 Campers

Flooding at the Pismo State Beach campground in California in 2017. Credit: Brian Amaro-Jeppesen PORTLAND, Ore. – The Dyrt, the No. 1 app for camping information and booking, found in its 2023 Camping Report that 18.1 percent of campers changed or canceled plans due to flooding and natural disasters last year. Certainly many campers are adjusting plans today as most of Yosemite National Park closes because ...

Farm Bill Could Offer Possibilities to Recreation Industries

The RV Industry Association (RVIA) is encouraging its members and those associated with outdoor recreation to think outside of normal avenues when it comes to advancing camping and other outdoor industries. As the U.S. Farm Bill makes its way through the approval process it faces every five years, Chris Borneman, senior director of government affairs for RVIA, addressed an audience ...

WSJ: Do Lower Diesel Costs Indicate Slowing Economy?

According to a report this week in the Wall Street Journal, diesel prices have been cut in half during the last year. But while that’s undoubtedly good news for a large segment of the RV industry on the cusp of the camping season, the publication notes that it may also portend a warning for the U.S. economy. A nationwide freight ...

Q1 Economy Grew at Weak 1.1% Rate in Sign of Slowdown

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy slowed sharply from January through March, decelerating to just a 1.1% annual pace as higher interest rates hammered the housing market and businesses reduced their inventories, 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 — weakened after ...

AAA: Lower Oil Prices Cause Pump Prices to Drop a Nickel

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A lower oil price is causing pump prices to fall, with the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline dropping a nickel since last week to hit $3.63. “The national average reached $3.68 last week, and that might be the peak price for now,” said Andrew Gross, AAA spokesperson. “As long as the oil cost keeps ...

Still Time to Register for RVIA’s Ox Bow Park Clean-Up

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is an RV Industry Association (RVIA) release found on its News and Insights page. The RV industry is known for its vibrant community and innovative spirit, and a group of emerging leaders is taking it to the next level. Join the RV Industry Emerging Leaders Coalition for its second annual All-Industry Volunteer Day. This year the ...

Tredit’s Missy Rogers: A Drive for Customer Service

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a News & Insights report by the RV Industry Association (RVIA). Missy Rogers’ extensive customer service experience has made her a driving force at Tredit Tire and Wheel. Initially starting with the company in 2005, Missy is now their Director of National Accounts, where she supports Tredit’s Account Managers, customer relationships, and products and services. ...

Wilkins RV Names Ken Conlee as OEM Sales Rep of the Year

Ken Conlee, left, and Brian Wilkins BATH, NY – Wilkins RV announced recently that Ken Conlee, formerly of Alliance RV and currently with Grand Design RV, has been selected by the dealership's sales team as the winner of their Manufacturers Sales Rep of the Year Award for 2022. Over the past three years, Conlee has operated as the Paradigm and Valor ...

Lazydays Opens New Dealership in Council Bluffs, Iowa

TAMPA, Fla. — Lazydays (Nasdaq: LAZY) announced on April 24 the opening of a new dealership in Council Bluffs, Iowa, located just east of Omaha, Neb., according to a release. The store is the dealership's 20th location nationwide and is expected to add approximately $35 million in annualized revenue at a steady state. Lazydays RV of Council Bluffs is a 42,000-square-foot, ...

Newmar Honors Dealers; Annual Meeting Wraps Up Today

As the 2023 Newmar Dealer Meeting wraps up today at the Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs, the sentiment among the dealers in attendance was overwhelmingly positive – a sentiment shared with RVBusiness before many were recognized Thursday evening during the Newmar dealer awards ceremony. Dealers said they were impressed with the 2024 model year lineup, and equally impressed with the ...

‘Adventures on the Rock’ Lists Best States for Camping

Editor's Note: AdventuresOnTheRock.com, a website promoting sustainable overlanding travel, conducted a study analyzing ten factors that could contribute to a successful camping trip and scored each one out of ten to create an overall Camping Index Score out of 100 for all 50 states. Following are the results of the study, which can be viewed by clicking here. The factors ...

Tubman, Sammut Keynote 2023 Newmar Dealer Meeting

https://youtu.be/pWOSzUui-nI COLORADO SPRINGS – Newmar President Casey Tubman and Vice President of Sales & Marketing John Sammut took a direct approach in their presentations Wednesday to kick off the OEM's 2023 Dealer Meeting event, which continues today at the Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs. In addition to the normal pleasantries typically associated with such a gathering, both executives addressed the ...

Patrick Industries Sees RV Sales Dip, Growth in Marine

ELKHART, Ind., – Patrick Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: PATK), a leading component solutions provider for the leisure lifestyle and lousing markets today reported financial results for the first quarter ended April 2. First Quarter 2023 Highlights (compared to First Quarter 2022 unless otherwise noted)  Net sales of $900 million decreased 33%, as 25% growth in our marine end-market sales partially offset ...

Alliance RV, Lippert to Present “Color for Kids’ Event

ELKLHART, Ind. – Alliance RV and Lippert have partnered to present a family-friendly "Color for Kids" 5K fun run and walk to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Elkhart County’s Brian and Jeannelle Brady Clubhouse in Elkhart, according to information provided by the organizers. The 2023 event will take place on Saturday, June 3. The event starts and ends ...

Caravan Salon Set for ‘Fascination of Mobile Traveling’

The whole fascination of mobile travelling can be felt hands-on at CARAVAN SALON. (Photo: Messe Düsseldorf/Constanze Tillmann) DUSSELDORF, Germany – Being at home everywhere. Enjoying liberty and proximity to nature – the whole fascination of mobile traveling can be felt hands-on at CARAVAN SALON, states a press release at the event's website. In Düsseldorf, all caravanning friends will be given ...

Sun Communities Property Revenues Increase During Q1

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Sun Communities, Inc. (NYSE: SUI), a real estate investment trust ("REIT") that owns and operates, or has an interest in, manufactured housing ("MH") and recreational vehicle ("RV") communities and marinas (collectively, the "properties"), today reported its first quarter results for 2023. Highlights included: Real Property Revenue Increased 13.8%, Year-over-Year Net Loss per Diluted Share of $0.24 Core ...

Record Number of Lippert Employees Join Volunteer Week

ELKHART, Ind. ─ For the fourth year in a row, Lippert Components Inc. (Lippert) participated in National Volunteer Week, April 16-22, encouraging people nationwide to give back to their communities while exploring the “why” behind their service, according to a press release from the company. From trail clean-ups and park beautification efforts in the United States to mentoring and educating ...

Lazydays Q1 Financials Mirroring National Sales Trends

TAMPA Fla., – Lazydays (NasdaqCM: LAZY) today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2023. First quarter 2023 revenue decreased to $295.7 million from $376.2 million in the first quarter ended March 31, 2022. First quarter 2023 net loss was $1.5 million, compared to net income of $27.1 million in the first quarter of 2022. First quarter ...

Shyft Group Inc. Shows 18% Sales Growth in Q1 Report

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, today reports operating results for the first quarter ending March 31. First Quarter 2023 Highlights For the first quarter of 2023 compared to the first quarter of 2022: Sales of $243.4 ...

Developers Say $30M Tenn. RV Park Good for Community

NEW HOPE, Tenn. — Developers proposing a $30 million RV resort with 250 to 400 spaces on the Tennessee River and the family that has owned the land since 1970 contend the project will be good for the community and could bring in an estimated $1 million a year in hospitality tax revenue, according to an article in the Chattanooga ...

Skyline Champion Achieves 6th Modular Housing Award

TROY, Mich. – The Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) awarded Skyline Champion with the 2023 Modular Housing Design Award for the sixth consecutive year, according to a press release. This award recognizes Skyline Champion’s leadership in design and quality across the factory-built housing industry. “On behalf of our dedicated and talented team members, we are honored to receive the 2023 MHI ...

‘RVing in New England’ Hosts NERVDA Pro Technician Panel

“RVing in New England,” the weekly Facebook Live show hosted by the New England RV Dealers Association (NERVDA), tonight will Engage in a roundtable discussion with "the stars of our technical track a the Boston RV and Camping Expo," Randy Murray, Ryan Hadley and Chris Dogherty. Co-hosted by Bob Zagami and John DiPietro, the show airs at 7 p.m. EDT tonight.   ...

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