Month: May 2023

Maine Family Celebrates 100 Years of Operating Campground

Norm Davidson and wife, Candy, and their sons, Brien, left, and Mark at a picnic table at their three-generation owned and operated Libby's Oceanside Campground in York, Maine. The campground is 100 years old. The campsites overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the distant Nubble Lighthouse have been a privilege to guests at Libby’s Oceanside Campground in York, Maine, for a century now, according ...

Capitol Talk: Cummins Officials Outline ‘Onan Unplugged Tour’

https://youtu.be/EtOORc4BpDQ Officials from Cummins Inc. discuss mobile power, the introduction of the company's CARB 2024 products and the 'Onan Unplugged Tour" – a nationwide effort to educate dealers, OEMs and other customers on the company's latest innovations. Dealers may click the link below to RSVP for the roadshow: https://app.partner.cummins.com/e/es?s=358606960&e=7040&elqTrackId=4167788627484cc286510845e5856c1b&elq=d33af49064944c528d1c0976e32c53a0&elqaid=1498&elqat=1 The RVBusiness Capitol Talk video series is sponsored by Airxcel Inc. ...

Wingamm Group Launches Equity Crowdfunding on StartEngine

https://youtu.be/RpQfwfKHmFM Exclusive Third-Party North American Distributor for Wingamm Group Launches Reg CF Equity Crowdfunding on StartEngine RV and Van Life Enthusiasts Given Unique Opportunity to Invest in Bringing Europe’s Most Innovative Motorhomes to America  LOS ANGELES, May 30, 2023 – W Motorhome Sales North America, Inc., the third party exclusive North American distributor for Wingamm Group - the leading manufacturer ...

Airstream Touts 7 ‘Must-See Features’ in REI Co-op Basecamp

JACKSON CENTER, Ohio – "With thoughtful design throughout, the REI Co-op Special Edition Basecamp 16 is the perfect way to bring your outdoor adventures to life," states promotional material from legendary travel trailer OEM Airstream. "We’re highlighting seven of our favorite features, from sustainable materials and water filtration to the standard X-Package that lets you get even further off the ...

Entegra Features Spartan RV Chassis’ Connected Coach

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxtUeLcGUJA   NOVI, Mich. – Spartan RV Chassis, a go-to-market brand of The Shyft Group (NASDAQ: SHYF), today announces its innovative Connected Coach technology, designed to enhance driver focus, minimize distractions, and increase confidence and comfort at the wheel, will now be standard on all Entegra Class A Diesel Luxury Motorcoaches for the 2024 Model Year (MY24). The driving experience is ...

‘Major Campers’ of Overland Expo West 2023 are Highlighted

Check out what Overland Explorer Vehicles, Four Wheel Campers, Alaskan Campers, Lance Camper, Scout Campers, Skinny Guy Campers, and Hellwig Products presented at the premier overland event of the year – Overland Expo West 2023. And truck campers were everywhere, according to a report by Truck Camper Magazine. Ten years after we last attended Overland Expo West, we hardly recognized the ...

Economic Impact of Recreational Boating Soars to $230 Billion

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) recently announced new data which found the annual economic impact of recreational boating increased 36%, from $170B in 2018 to $230B in 2023. The industry’s contributions to the U.S. workforce grew as well, with a 14% increase in jobs supported, from 691,000 in 2018 to more than 812,000 in 2023. Conducted by John Dunham ...

LAMILUX Will Join Bavarian Environmental and Climate Pact

From left, rear row: Moritz Rödel and Dr Manuel Gaszner (LAMILUX Industrial Engineering), Dr Marcus Seitz, (Technical Manager of LAMILUX Composites), Dr Karolina Ewers (Management Assistant) and Markus Bächer (Marketing Officer LAMILUX Composites). From left, front row: Michael Abraham (Mayor of Rehau), Dr Heinrich and Dr Alexander Strunz (LAMILUX Managing Director), as well as Dr Oliver Bär (District Administrator of ...

Dometic Launches Accessory to Purify the Air Onboard Vessels

The Dometic Breathe Ionizer. (Photo: Dometic) QUEENSLAND, Australia – Dometic has launched an innovative accessory that easily purifies the air onboard any vessel, providing a more comfortable and healthy onboard environment, according to a press release. The Dometic Breathe Ionizer also eliminates stale air and foul odors and secures enjoyable boating experiences. Dometic’s new Breathe Ionizer is a quick and ...

‘Camper Report Show’ Looks at Sun Outdoors, Go RVing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yj5KVUvn81k 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 ...

Western RV Country to Premiere ‘Happy Campers’ TV Show

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYub2rqCUA4 AIRDRIE, Alberta – Western RV Country’s Unscripted Reality TV Show "Happy Campers" will premiere at 9 a.m. MST, Sunday, June 4, on CTV2 with Alberta-wide broadcast coverage. "Happy Campers" will give viewers a firsthand look at the RV-buying experience with knowledgeable sales reps who are in competition with other dealerships for the sale, creating a humorous and compelling viewing experience, ...

Report: NHTSA Releases its Latest List 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, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling six 2023 ...

Chinook RV Partners with Texas-Based Vogt RV, Leisure RV

Chinook RV Chinook RV, Peru, Ind., announces its new partnership with Vogt RV Centers and Leisure RV Center, located in Fort Worth and Willis, Texas, respectively, to expand sales of Chinook RV’s popular Class B and B+ motorhomes. The partnership will allow Vogt RV and Leisure RV to carry a selection of Chinook RV’s Class B&B plus motorhomes and offer them ...

Entegra Celebrates Skinner’s Retirement at Homecoming

GOSHEN, Ind. – On May 24, Joyce Skinner, Entegra Coach and Jayco Motorized Customer Service division leader, was celebrated for her 32 years of service ahead of her official retirement on June 30. The event took place at the Entegra Coach Homecoming, with nearly 500 owners, team members and supplier partners in attendance.  The evening began with a happy hour ...

Canada’s Leisure Days RV Group Buys 1st U.S. Dealership

Wana Engine Center in Shipshewana, Ind. is the latest acquisition by Leisure Days RV Group. (Photo: Leisure Days RV Group) OTTAWA, Ont. – Building on a string of recent acquisitions, Leisure Days RV Group has snapped up Wana Engine Center, marking the Ottawa-based RV dealership group’s first American acquisition, according to reportinng by the Ottawa Business Journal. A family business, ...

2022 RV Industry Profile Available to RVIA Members

The 2022 RV Industry Profile, published by the RV Industry Association (RVIA), provides a detailed look at RV production and shipment statistics, including historical comparisons of shipment data and unit dollar volume as well as production breakdowns by product type and shipment destination. Key findings from the report include: Indiana overwhelmingly continues to lead the country in RV production, manufacturing ...

Canadian Camping, RV Council Names New President

BURLINGTON, Ont. – The Canadian Camping and RV Council (CCRVC), Canada’s national campground owner’s association, is excited to announce the appointment of Cara Csizmadia as its new president. After eight years of committed leadership and devotion to CCRVC and its members, Shane Devenish, the association’s executive director, will transition to supporting Csizmadia in her new role as president. Devenish and ...

Winnebago Survey Shows Growing Outdoor Activity

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – As Americans make summer travel and recreation plans, they are increasingly looking to the outdoors and road trips to improve mental well-being and to combat the rising costs of flights, lodging and car rentals according to a new consumer survey from Winnebago Industries Inc. (NYSE: WGO), a leading outdoor lifestyle product manufacturer. The company today released ...

Forest Fire Forces Michigan Campground Evacuation

CADILLAC, Mich. – A Northern Michigan campground was evacuated due to a forest fire Sunday evening, according to a report by MLIve.com. Crews from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources were called to extinguish a large forest fire in Wexford County, according to a tweet around 7 p.m. Sunday, May 28 from the Michigan State Police. The crews were battling ...

Skyline Champion Announces Q4, 2023 Full Year Results

TROY, Mich. – Skyline Champion Corporation (NYSE: SKY) today announced financial results for its fourth quarter and full year ended April 1, 2023. Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2023 Highlights (compared to Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2022) Net sales decreased 23.0% to $491.5 million U.S. homes sold decreased 25.5% to 4,900 Total backlog decreased 42.1% to $308 million from the sequential third quarter ...

Genesis, Camping World Launching REVIVE Collection

ELKHART, Ind. – Genesis Products, a leading manufacturer of recreational vehicle (RV) interior components, has partnered with Camping World, the #1 RV dealer in the United States, to launch its new REVIVE Collection for transforming and upfitting RV interiors, as first reported May 17 at RVBusiness.com, Available on campingworld.com and at 10 Camping World locations as of Mid-May, Genesis’s curated ...

nuCamp Unveils New ‘Ultimate Protection Plan’ Warranty

SUGARCREEK, Ohio – nuCamp, a major manufacturer of teardrop trailers and truck campers, has announced in a press release the launch of its Ultimate Protection Plan, an extended warranty program administered directly by nuCamp. Since its inception, every unit produced by nuCamp has come equipped with a 1-year, tip-to-tail, comprehensive warranty, and scores of RV veterans have hailed nuCamp’s claims ...

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