Month: November 2023

Purem by Eberspaecher Opens Technology Plant in China

Exterior view of 7,000 square meter Xuchang plant, located in the middle of China in the Henan province. (Photos: Eberspaecher) ESSLINGEN, Germany – Solutions for Clean Mobility – this is what Purem by Eberspaecher pursues in China, according to a press release from the company. Today management and guests officially celebrated the opening of the new technology plant for exhaust ...

OEM Showcase: Pleasure-Way Launches 2024 Plateau XLTS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LR3fIRGWa8A From Pleasure-Way: We are thrilled to reintroduce the Plateau XLTS—refined and better than ever. To start, the XLTS comes standard with 600 Amp hours of lithium coach batteries, a 3000-Watt inverter and 500-Watts of solar panels. The superbly crafted interior features radius laminate cabinet doors, Ultraleather fabric and Corian solid surfaces. The power sofa effortlessly transforms into a 75” ...

THOR Volunteers Box Holiday Food for Needy in Elkhart, Ind.

Landon Brenish, with THOR Industries, helps package Thanksgiving meals at Church Community Services’ food pantry on Tuesday. THOR and Church Community Services will distribute turkeys and boxed meals to 250 families in need on Thursday. (Photo: Blair Yankey/Elkhart Truth) ELKHART, Ind. — With the holiday around the corner, hundreds of local families will no longer have to wonder if they ...

Opinion: EverLogic Exec Sees Opportunities in Down Market

Matthew Copeland EDITOR's NOTE: The following guest opinion was written by Matthew Copeland, who serves as the content manager for EverLogic, a dealer management software (DMS) provider based in Jacksonville, Fla., catering primarily to RV and trailer dealerships. Copeland holds a degree from the University of Alabama and has prior experience in local news before transitioning to EverLogic. In his ...

Jayco Continues Support for 2nd Season of ‘RV Unplugged’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NizPo_KNFfk ATHENS, Texas – Jayco, a renowned name in the recreational vehicle industry, proudly announces its continued partnership with "RV Unplugged" for the show's much-anticipated second season. This collaboration highlights Jayco's commitment to showcasing the RV lifestyle in an engaging and dynamic manner, according to a release. Tony Flammia, executive producer and director of "RV Unplugged," expressed his excitement about ...

‘Generational Report’ Shows Camping Continues to Grow

SAN DIEGO – RMS North America, a leading provider of reservation and property management systems to the outdoor hospitality industry, has partnered again with OHI (formerly ARVC) and RVshare to release this year’s Generational Campground Report. This annual report details the latest trends of campers across the US. 94% plan to camp the same or more in the next 12 ...

KOA Surpasses $500 Million in Camper Registration Revenue

Cole Reinhardt (left) and Toby O'Rourke offer some insights into a planned KOA AI bot during a speech on Wednesday morning. EDITOR'S NOTE: Ben Quiggle, editor of Woodall's Campground Magazine (WCM), a sister publication of RVBusiness, is covering the Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) International Convention at South Point Casino in Las Vegas. With the theme Viva KOA! it is ...

Cheaper Gas, Airfare Help Consumer Inflation Ease in October

WASHINGTON — Inflation in the United States slowed last month in a sign that the Federal Reserve’s interest rate hikes are continuing to cool the consumer price spikes that have bedeviled consumers for the past two years, according to an Associated Press report. Tuesday’s report from the Labor Department showed that prices either fell or rose only slowly across a ...

RVshare Launches Fleet Management Solution for RV Owners

RVshare Partners with Direct to introduce a Fleet Management Solution for RV Owners Today, RVshare, the largest community for RV owners and renters, partners with Direct, a leading innovator of vertical SaaS solutions for the vacation rental industry, to introduce a fleet management tool for RV owners. This groundbreaking collaboration signifies Direct's expansion into the rapidly growing RV rental market, offering ...

‘Campground & RV Park E-News’ Magazine Put Up for Sale

Noting that by the end of this year the company will have published 744 issues over its 15 years of existence, Industry E News announced recently that it is currently soliciting buyers for its weekly "Campground & RV Park E-News" digital magazine. The announcement, in part, reads as follows: "The success (of the magazine) is an obvious one, driven solely ...

Equal-i-zer Hitch Partners with Tom Manning & Associates

PROVO, Utah – Equal-i-zer Hitch is pleased to announce a partnership with Tom Manning & Associates (TMA). For decades, both companies have regularly received recognition as market leaders and have hundreds of years of combined industry experience, making this a groundbreaking and powerful partnership. “We are honored to be partnering with Tom Manning & Associates,” said Jed Anderson, CEO of ...

55.4 Million Americans Expected to Travel for Thanksgiving

WASHINGTON, DC – AAA projects 55.4 million travelers will head 50 miles or more from home over the Thanksgiving holiday travel period*. This year’s Thanksgiving forecast is an increase of 2.3% over last year and marks the third-highest Thanksgiving forecast since AAA began tracking holiday travel in 2000. The top two years were 2005 and 2019, respectively. “For many Americans, ...

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Honored by ‘Good Housekeeping’

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts was named a winner in Good Housekeeping’s 2024 Family Travel Awards and three of its locations just earned Park of the Year honors from OHI, formerly the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC). Good Housekeeping, which sent testers to multiple Jellystone Park locations, won in the All-Star Campgrounds category. This ...

FRVTA’s Regional Shows Drawing Great Crowds this Fall

A scene from the Tampa Bay Fall RV Show. (Phorto: Gary Gerard/RVBusiness) RIVERVIEW, Fla. – The Florida RV Trade Association (FRVTA) just completed its fall RV show season with three events. The Jacksonville Fall RV Show was held at the Jacksonville Equestrian Center, the Tampa Bay Fall RV Show held at the Florida State Fairgrounds and the West Palm Beach ...

KOA’s Convention Kicks Off with a Welcome Reception

KOA held a Welcome Reception on Tuesday evening to kick off its convention. The Kampgrounds of America Inc.'s International Convention in Las Vegas kicked off on Tuesday (Nov. 14) evening with a Welcome Reception and an excursion to the Beatles LOVE Cirque du Soleil show at the Mirage — which is in a transition to the Hard Rock Hotel. Held a few ...

IDS: 5 RV Industry Trends are Fueling Dealership Growth

IDS recently launched its annual RV Dealership Industry Trends Report, with predictions and projections for what dealers should focus on when planning for the year ahead. Let’s cut to the chase: technology and personalization are going to be the fuel that powers dealers’ business growth in 2024, according to a release from the Dealer Management Software (DMS) provider. Here are ...

Priority RV Network Draws Good Crowd to RVDA’s Show

From left, Mylissa and Michael Moix, owners of Moix RV Superstores in Arkansas, talk with Campers Inn COO and PRVN board member Ben Hirsch. (Photos: Shawn Spence/RVBusiness) LAS VEGAS – Among the rather impressive crowd of 1,600 U.S. and Canadian RV dealership representatives who gathered last week at the RV Dealers Convention/Expo, Nov. 6-10 at Paris Las Vegas, were about ...

Cody Talbert Distribution Announces Rubber Roof Program

PLANT CITY, Fla. – Cody Talbert Distribution has launched a new program designed to help RV dealers, repair shops and mobile technicians more effectively repair or replace rubber roofs in the Central Florida region. Working with key suppliers to the OEM industry, the company is now bringing in full rolls and cutting them to size for each individual job. “In a ...

Global Design & Assembly Touts LED, Wire Harness Solutions

NORTHGLENN, Colo. – Global Design and Assembly announces its strategic collaboration with several leading RV manufacturers in Elkhart, Ind., a pivotal initiative aimed at revolutionizing LED strip lighting and wire harness solutions within the RV industry, according to a release. This partnership marks a significant milestone for Global Design and Assembly, bringing cutting-edge innovation and expertise to the heart of RV manufacturing. The company's ...

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