Month: August 2023

Heng’s Industries, RPI Direct Partner on RV Roofing Kits

Heng’s Industries announced that they are co-branding with Resolute Product Innovations (RPI DIRECT) to produce TPO Membrane Kits for the RV industry. Heng’s is known and respected for their roofing accessories in the industry, according to the company release. The addition of TPO Membrane and Universal Membrane Adhesive to its lineup will provide the industry’s "first, real one-stop shop for ...

Carefree Covered RV Storage Opens 2nd Texas Location

WYLIE, Texas –  Carefree Covered RV Storage has announced the opening of its second facility in Texas this month, located in the northeast Dallas suburb of Wylie, Texas. The 11-acre site offers 577 spaces of covered and uncovered parking. The company invested substantial capital in developing the site, which features a new welcome center and complimentary amenities like wash bays, ...

‘RV Unplugged’ Teams Up with RVTV for Season 2 Launch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NizPo_KNFfk ATHENS Texas — RV Unplugged, the heart-pounding reality show that pushes the boundaries of RV enthusiasts, is excited to announce its collaboration with RVTV for the highly anticipated launch of Season 2 summer of 2024. Building on the success of its pilot season, RV Unplugged is gearing up for an electrifying new chapter filled with unprecedented challenges, gripping drama, ...

Registration Open for NRVTA’s Classes at the 2023 Expo

ATHENS, Texas – The National RV Training Academy (NRVTA) today announced registration opened for the 2023 Expo, which provides continuing education courses for RV inspectors and technicians. Previously, registration was limited only to members of the National RV Inspectors Association (NRVIA) and the RV Technician Association of America (RVTAA). While members of the associations can still attend at no cost, ...

F&I to Take Center Stage During RVDA Convention Panel

FAIRFAX, Va. – A team from Priority One Financial Services, along with an underwriting professional, an expert in industry data gathering, and Doug Gaeddert of Forest River will present a panel workshop designed to give F&I managers real answers about how to make their departments profitable during the 2023 RV Dealers Convention/Expo as part of the F&I track. The Convention/Expo ...

Airstream Adventures Honored at Airstream Dealer Meeting

Ted Davis Airstream Adventures came away from the 2023 Airstream Dealer Meeting, held Aug. 14-17 in Columbus and Jackson Center, Ohio, as the most awarded dealer group in the country for the model year running between August 2022 and July 2023, according to a release. The dealer group, was acquired by Lithia Motors in October 2022, received the following awards: ...

Fleetwood Brands Emphasize Innovation, Amenities for ’24

DECATUR, Ind. – Model year 2024 American Coach, Fleetwood RV and Holiday Rambler coaches are now available, according to a press release from parent company REV Recreation Group Inc. "RVers will find what they’ve come to expect from the Fleetwood Family of Brands over the years – expert design, engineered quality, and a number of innovative new features focused on ...

RVIA 2024 Board of Directors Election Begins Next Week

FAIRFAX, Va. – In just one week, official reps from each member company will cast their ballots in the RV Industry Association (RVIA) board of directors election. The board of directors is the highest-level authority in the association’s overall organizational structure and is responsible for setting and overseeing strategy and policies related to critical topics such as standards, marketing, government ...

Florida, Georgia, S.C., Dealing With Aftermath of ‘Idalia’

Pick up trucks and debris lie strewn in a canal in Horseshoe Beach, Fla., after the passage of Hurricane Idalia, Wednesday, Aug. 30. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell) Tropical Storm Idalia descended on the Carolinas on its way out to the Atlantic Ocean on Thursday (Aug. 31), leaving a trail of flooding and destruction throughout the Southeast that stretched back to its ...

FMCA Draws Robust Crowd to its 4th Gillette Convention

Photos courtesy of FMCA GILLETTE, Wyo. – Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) members converged late last week (Aug. 23-26) on the grounds of CAM-PLEX Multi-Event Facilities in Gillette, Wyo., to participate in the association’s 107th International Convention & RV Expo. They checked out RVs and related products on display, soaked up technical and lifestyle pointers in seminars, watched live entertainment ...

Cummins Distribution President Plans to Leave Company

COLUMBUS, Ind. – Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) announced that Tracy Embree, Cummins vice president and president of the Distribution Business, is leaving Cummins on Sept. 8 to pursue an external opportunity. Embree served in a variety of leadership roles during her distinguished 23-year career at Cummins. “Tracy has had a tremendous impact on people and our business during her career ...

Latest ‘RV Enthusiast’ Magazine Tackles AC Maintenance

The July/August issue of RV Enthusiast magazine is now available. Highlights in the current issue include: Using Artificial Intelligence to Plan the Ultimate Road Trips – Putting together an RV vacation oftentimes requires jumping between upwards of a dozen different websites. AdventureGenie is the first “smart” browser-based system capable of recommending complete itineraries based upon a user’s evolving wants and needs. It’s ...

Video: Happier Camper Unveils the ‘Brilliant’ HC1 Breeze

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRfBLEFsNpY The HC1 Breeze by Happier Camper is lightweight and compact but can still sleep up to 5 people. For the past few summers, many of us have been reconsidering how we go on vacation, especially anyone concerned about reducing their carbon footprint, according to writer Kimberley Mok for a report published by TreeHugger.com. We might be cutting down on ...

Services Set for RV Industry Sales Veteran Larry Weaver

Larry Weaver An RV industry sales representative who worked for Mallard Coach Co. Inc. and Holiday Rambler Corp. among others, for over 40 years, Larry D. Weaver, 79, passed away Thursday, Aug. 24, at his home, according to his obituary published by The Goshen News. He was born Dec. 27, 1943 to Ted and Kathryn Weaver. Survivors include his wife, Mardell ...

Toy Storage Nation Announces New Board Chairman

PHOENIX – Toy Storage Nation, an organization dedicated solely to providing news, education and expertise for developing, owning, operating and investing in RV and boat storage businesses, has named Chris Koenig, president of Pacific Property Advisors as advisory board chairman. Chris Koenig He succeeds Terry Anderson, CEO and president of Tenant Property Protection, who has contributed to vast growth within ...

AL-KO Promotes Fun, Safety, Service at Caravan Salon

Under the motto “Comfort. Setting the benchmark,” AL-KO presents a completely new driving experience with the semi-active AL-KO COMFORT DRIVE chassis. DUSSELDORF, Germany – With new chassis, new safety features and new networking solutions, AL-KO VT wants to inspire every single customer at the Caravan Salon, according to a press release from the company. In addition, SAWIKO will present its ...

ORR Leaders Support Bill to Bolster Rural Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 30 – Leading outdoor recreation organizations are fully supporting Sen. Michael Bennet and Congresswoman Melanie Stansbury’s newly-introduced Rural Outdoor Investment (ROI) Act. This bill provides much-needed support for rural communities seeking to build and plan for recreation economies. If passed, the ROI Act’s funding could not come at a better time. Outdoor recreation participation sky-rocketed during ...

Meyer Distributing Names 2023 Q2 Top Sales Performer

From left, Jeremy Schnaus, Josh Miller and Meyer VP of Sales Cody Ziegler. (Courtesy Photo) JASPER, Ind. – Meyer Distributing has announced its 2023 Second Quarter Outstanding Sales Performance Award. This award recognizes sales account managers who continuously surpass expectations at Meyer Distributing. The company's 2023 Second Quarter Outstanding Sales Performance Award goes to Josh Miller, a senior account manager ...

Advance Registration Ends Thursday for Convention/Expo

FAIRFAX, Va. – The advance registration deadline for the 2023 RV Dealers Convention/Expo, set for Nov. 6-10 at Paris Las Vegas, is tomorrow, Aug. 31. To register for the Convention/Expo click here. “Dealers who register at least one person by the deadline lock in the best rate for additional personnel who register after the deadline,” said RVDA President Phil Ingrassia. “This ...

Caravan Salon Sees 150,000 Visitors at Half-Way Point

DUSSELDORF, Germany – This year's CARAVAN SALON once again confirmed that Düsseldorf is the center of the caravanning sector, according to a press release from the organizers. At the half-way point of the world's largest trade fair for mobile leisure, the organizer Messe Düsseldorf is very pleased. “Despite not easy general conditions, the interest in leisure vehicles, accessories and destinations ...

Over 1,300 Owners Attend Grand Design National Rally

Over 1,300 owners are attending the Grand Design National Rally this week at the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds in Goshen, Ind. Rhonda and Stan Winjhamer With 627 rigs and over 1,300 people in attendance, the Grand Design RV Owners National Rally is well underway at the Elkhart County Fairgrounds in Goshen, Ind. The four-day event, which concludes Thursday, includes educational ...

Consumer Confidence Wanes Due to High Prices, Job Market

Americans are feeling less confident financially as summer comes to a close and high prices and interest rates weigh on their willingness to spend, according to an Associated Press report. There were also signs Tuesday of cooling in what has been a very resilient U.S. jobs market. The Conference Board, a business research group, said its consumer confidence index tumbled to 106.1 ...

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