Month: October 2023

REV Group Names Zamansky Senior VP, General Counsel

BROOKFIELD, Wis – REV Group, Inc. (NYSE:REVG), a leading manufacturer of specialty vehicles, announces Stephen (Steve) Zamansky has joined the company as senior vice president / general counsel, effective today. Paul Robinson, who has served as interim general counsel since April 2023, will remain with the company until January 2024 to ensure a seamless transition. As senior vice president / ...

Construction Begins on Three Ponies RV Park in Okla.

City, state and project leaders broke ground in Vinita, Okla., on Three Ponies RV Park and Campground, a luxury outdoor destination featuring 300 cabins and 750 RV sites, on Oct. 30. Left to right: Mayor Josh Lee, City of Vinita; Gene McComb, American Heartland Director of Acquisitions; Steve Hedrick, American Heartland Executive Producer of Project Development; Kristy Adams, American Heartland ...

Go RVing’s October Trends Report Takes Look at LGBTQ+

FAIRFAX, Va. – GoRVing, the industry-wide marketing arm of the RV Industry Association and the RV Dealers Association has released it's monthly trends report for October. 📈 Trends to know: Go RVing is committed to keeping up-to-date on the latest societal trends and market insights that are impacting the RV industry. 📜 The October 2023 report takes a look at ...

Winnebago Industries Showcases Marine Innovation in Fla.

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., – Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WGO), a leading outdoor lifestyle product manufacturer, recently presented new innovation from its marine brands, Barletta Pontoon Boats and Chris-Craft at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., according to a release. Barletta, the fastest-growing pontoon boat maker in the segment, debuted the industry’s first and only center-mounted twin-engine ...

Gulf Stream Coach Vista, Vintage Cruiser Earn DSI Awards

The top-selling double axle double-axle Vista Cruiser, the model 23RSS. NAPPANEE, Ind. – Gulf Stream Coach is proud to announce that its distinctively popular Vista and Vintage Cruiser 20 ft. to 26 ft. laminated travel trailers have been honored with the DSI Quality Circle Award from the Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) for 2023.  This year’s award adds to a ...

Agenda Set for RVIA Workplace Safety Seminar in Elkhart

The RV Industry Association's (RVIA) Workplace Safety Taskforce will host a half-day Workplace Safety Seminar Thursday, Nov. 2, at the Lerner Theatre in Elkhart, Ind. The seminar will include multiple sessions ranging from presentations from companies setting the bar on workplace safety, speakers with keen insights on why workplace safety is important, and a panel focused on specific actions your company ...

Consumer Spending Continues to Fuel Resilient Economy

WASHINGTON — A flow of recent data from the U.S. government has made one thing strikingly clear: A surge in consumer spending is fueling strong growth, demonstrating a resilience that has confounded economists, Federal Reserve officials and even the sour sentiments that Americans themselves have expressed in opinion polls, according to an Associated Press report. Spending by consumers rose by a brisk 0.4% ...

Mike Veeck to Give Keynote at 2024 RVIA Leadership Conf.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgnxwkUbI_g The subject of a recent 2023 Netflix documentary, “The Saint of Second Chances” (see trailer above), Mike Veeck, son of Hall of Famer Bill Veeck, will be the keynote speaker at the  RV Industry Association’s (RVIA) 2024 Leadership Conference, March 5-7, in Bonita Springs, Fla. Switch hitting between baseball and business, Veeck is a nationally renowned entrepreneur, marketing, promotions, ...

Ford Motor Co. Postpones $12 Billion in EV Investments

Ford Motor Co. executives are pushing out about $12 billion in planned electric-vehicle investments as they adjust to flagging demand for EVs and push harder on fixing the company’s cost and quality problems, according to a report by Industry Week. Speaking to analysts after reporting Ford’s third-quarter results, President and CEO Jim Farley and CFO John Lawler said they are ...

Elkhart, Ind., Among Top Emerging Housing Markets in U.S.

THOR employees help assemble wall panels for a Habitat home in the parking lot of the company’s Beardsley Street headquarters. The Wall Street Journal and Realtor.com placed this area second in its fall emerging housing markets index released Wednesday. (Photo: Elkhart Truth) ELKHART, Ind. – Elkhart-Goshen ranked among the nation’s most coveted areas to buy a house in a new ...

‘RVing Today’ Visits Overland Expo Northwest in Oregon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5a9VbEqr-Ew From "RVing Today TV" – Today, more and more RVers are shying away from standard campgrounds and getting off the grid. Some call it boondocking or adventure camping, and there's a whole new generation of trailers, motorhomes, and special equipment manufacturers filling the needs of this adventurous group. This week, Jeff Johnston takes us to the Overland Expo Northwest ...

Airstream Club’s Volunteers ‘Make the Wheels Turn’

JACKSON CENTER, Ohio – As any nonprofit can attest, volunteers make the wheels go ‘round. At Airstream Club International, the wheels are turning a good clip that is continuously and collectively creating more opportunities to camp in a community with a shared passion for Airstreams. In a recent election, a whopping 30 Airstream Club members threw their names in the ...

NHTSA Releases Most Recent Installment 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.\ Winnebago Industries, Inc. (Winnebago) is recalling certain 2020-2024 Era, View ...

Paul Cunningham Taking on New Role at Campers Inn RV

Paul Cunningham JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Today marks both the end of an iconic leadership era and the dawn of an electrifying new chapter for Campers Inn RV of Louisville. The company is announcing the impending transitioning of the general manager position held currently by Paul Cunningham. A trailblazing figure with a 45-year illustrious career in the RV industry, Cunningham will ...

nuCamp Celebrates Resilience at 2023 Dealer Summit

SUGARCREEK, Ohio – nuCamp, a leading manufacturer of high-quality teardrop trailers and truck campers, is thrilled to announce the successful conclusion of its 2023 Dealer Summit, held Oct. 16-18 in the picturesque city of Charleston. This event served as a testament to resilience, partnership, and an unwavering dedication to excellence.  The 2023 Dealer Summit provided an exceptional platform for networking, ...

RVDA Class Teaches F&I Managers to Overcome Obstacles

Paul Sheldon FAIRFAX, Va. – Advisor Paul Sheldon of Protective Asset Protection aims to help F&I managers overcome obstacles with customers who are set on paying cash for a new RV during a workshop in the F&I track at the RV Dealers Convention/Expo, which is Nov. 6-10, 2023, at Paris Las Vegas. From 2-3 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 9, Sheldon will discuss ...

‘Camper Report’ Features Tiffin Motor Homes’ Leigh Tiffin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acsBVJ4hE2Q 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 ...

Lippert to Unveil ‘Ultimate Fuzion’ at Tampa RV SuperShow

ELKHART, Ind. – Lippert Components, Inc. (Lippert), is set to redefine the future of RVing through an innovative partnership with The Flipping Nomad. Together, at the Florida RV SuperShow, they will showcase The Ultimate Fuzion, a redesigned Keystone toy Hauler that pushes the boundaries of innovation, according to a press release from Lippert. Visitors to the Florida RV SuperShow, Jan. ...

General Motors Reaches Tentative Agreement with UAW

DETROIT — General Motors and the United Auto Workers union reach a tentative contract agreement, according to an Associated Press report. The deal follows the pattern set with Ford last week and Jeep maker Stellantis over the weekend. Those deals will last four years and eight months and include 25% general pay raises and cost of living adjustments. Combined they ...

THOR Named Official RV Partner of Speedway Motorsports

CONCORD, N.C. – Speedway Motorsports and THOR Industries have announced a new partnership designating the global recreational vehicle company as the "Official RV Partner of Speedway Motorsports." The agreement, which includes 10 Speedway Motorsports facilities hosting NASCAR events plus Circuit of The Americas during its NASCAR event week, will elevate brand recognition for the THOR family of companies and their dealer partners ...

Profiles: RVBusiness’ Top 50 Blue Ribbon-Winning Dealers

EDITOR'S NOTE: Hosted by RVBusiness magazine and BJ Thompson Associates (BJTA), the 2023 RVBusiness Top 50 Dealer Awards included five Blue Ribbon dealers, who judges deemed were the "best of the best" for the 12-year-old program. Hosted by RVBusiness magazine and BJ Thompson Associates (BJTA), the awards reception will be 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 8, at Paris Las Vegas during the 2023 RV Dealers International ...

ChannelPRO Develops ‘RV Fixed Operations Today’ App

FAIRFAX, Va. – ChannelPRO Mobile, a provider of mobile enablement and engagement tools, is now a bronze partner for the 2023 RV Dealers Convention/Expo, taking place Nov. 6-10, at Paris Las Vegas. As part of the partnership, ChannelPRO Mobile has developed a new RV Fixed Operations Today mobile app for the Mike Molino RV Learning Center. The mobile app offers ...

Work Truck Week Schedule Released, Registration Open

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. — NTEA – The Work Truck Association has released the full Work Truck Weekm 2024schedule and opened registration and housing for North America’s largest work truck event. It runs March 5–8, 2024, at Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. Register at worktruckweek.com/register. Work Truck Week is "more than a trade show," providing commercial vehicle industry professionals with unmatched opportunities to explore ...

AAA: Global Tensions Slow Pace of Falling Gas Prices

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The national average for a gallon of gas dipped by only three cents since last week to $3.53. Despite slackening demand, the pace of falling gas prices is being held up by the cost of oil, which is hovering in the mid-$80s per barrel. “The oil market is very sensitive to global events, and fears of a ...

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