Month: December 2023

Village Camp Flagstaff Unveils New Amenities for Winter

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Following a successful summer season, Village Camp, a new glamping and outdoor resort brand, invites adventurous travelers to experience winter in Arizona's high country, according to a release. For visitors exploring Northern Arizona’s diverse landscapes, Village Camp delivers an authentic outdoor experience without sacrificing comfort. Village Camp Flagstaff combines the comforts of a well-equipped base camp with the ...

Video: Giant Recreation World Stages ‘Hamburger Challenge’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJXWsPjrT-E From Giant Recreation World: Propane Grills vs. Charcoal Grills! In the Great American RV Cooking Showdown, join Larry McNamara and Chris as they battle it out to create the perfect burger using a propane grill, conveniently located in the outside kitchen of a Coachmen Apex Ultralite. Will the speed of propane prevail, or the smoky flavor of charcoal win ...

Hotel Elkhart Promotes New ‘RV Repair & Restore Experience’

Hotel Elkhart, a distinguished member of the Tapestry Collection by Hilton, proudly introduces the Hotel Elkhart Repair and Restore package, according to a release. This unique offering is designed to cater to RV enthusiasts, providing them with a sanctuary of comfort and elegance while their vehicles are expertly serviced in the renowned RV capital of the world, Elkhart, Ind. Guests ...

‘Beyond the Wheel’ Podcast Looks at 2023 Year in Review

EDITOR’S NOTE: Co-hosted by Kenny Phillips of “Moving Forward Adventures” and Sean Chickery of “Chickery’s Travels,” the “Beyond the Wheel” podcast is about the people and ideas that drive the RV industry forward. Phillips and Chickery are passionate about the RV industry, and that passion shines through each episode. Below is an excerpt of their show notes for this podcast episode. We have a fun show ...

Northgate Resorts Debuts 3rd-Party Management for Parks

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. –  Northgate Resorts, a leader in the outdoor hospitality space, is now offering third-party management services for campground owners across North America, according to a company release. Northgate’s campground management expertise is among the strongest in the industry, with a reputation for running some of the highest revenue-generating resorts in the U.S., achieving industry-leading visitor satisfaction scores ...

Dometic Launches Electric Steering for Inboard Powered Boats

LITCHFIELD, Ill. – December 14, 2023. Dometic expands its inboard electric steering solution with its new Dometic Optimus 3000 Electric Steering System, specifically designed to meet the load capacity and handling needs of many styles of inboard boats up to 40-feet in length. Dometic is taking even further step into electrification of marine steering system and introduced the new Optimus ...

3 National Scenic Trails Now Units of National Park Service

A view from the Ice Age National Scenic Trail in Wisconsin. (NPS photo) WASHINGTON – Three national scenic trails have become the country’s newest national parks, raising the total number of existing parks from 425 to 428. The Ice Age, New England, and North Country national scenic trails, all previously established by Congress and administered by the National Park Service as ...

Remembering RV, Campground Icons Who Passed in 2023

The RV and private campground industries lost several pioneers in 2023 who had a significant impact on growth and development across the country as well as on state and national campground industry associations. These industry leaders include: Aram Koltookian A respected industry executive and THOR division head, KZ President and CEO Aram Koltookian, 53, passed away May 3. he was ...

Indiana Manufacturers Concerned About Possible Recession

INDIANAPOLIS – A new survey shows Indiana manufacturers are adjusting their future plans due to inflation and subsequent high interest rates, according to a report by Inside Indiana Business. The 2023 Indiana Manufacturing Survey was conducted by Katz, Sapper & Miller in partnership with the Indiana University Kelley School of Business and the Indiana Manufacturers Association. The survey shows about ...

Outdoor Industry Exec: 2023 was ‘Transformative Journey’

Kent Ebersole EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a communication from Kent Ebersole, president of the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA), who offers his reflections on 2023. OIA is a member-based collective of business leaders, climate experts, policy makers and outdoor enthusiasts committed to sustainable economic growth and climate positivity while protecting – and growing access to – the benefits of the ...

Applications for Jobless Benefits Rise Amid Solid Labor Market

More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, but not enough to raise concern about the labor market or broader economy, according to an Associated Press report. Jobless claims rose to 218,000 for the week ending Dec. 23, an increase of 12,000 from the previous week, the Labor Department reported Thursday. The four-week average of claims, which smooths out week-to-week ...

Toy Storage Nation Offers Membership Program for RVs

PHOENIX – Toy Storage Nation is offering a 10% discount for its 2024 Membership Program, opening the door to anyone interested in developing, operating and investing in the RV and boat storage industry. The discount applies to purchases completed by Jan. 31, 2024. As the only program of its kind, the TSN Membership Program provides abundant resources for achieving success ...

Coast by Aero Build Taking Orders on All-Electric Travel Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRTgNt9K4hM NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Starting to dream about getting away next summer? You’re not alone. According to an article on explore.com, planning in the winter allows for enough 1me to research locations, book reservations, and bring a little joy during the long winter months. Coast by Aero Build is ready to help families plan for their outdoor adventures in 2024 ...

Orlando Named Florida’s Top Destination for RVshare Renters

RVshare, the largest community for RV owners and renters, is observing a continued  trend of RV travel in Orlando, Florida. As 2023 comes to a close, RVshare booking insights highlight Orlando as the city with the most inventory in the state of Florida, according to a release. Florida's pleasant year-round climate makes it an ideal destination for RV travelers. RVshare insights reveal that ...

Capitol Talk: THOR’s Bob Martin Sees Long Term Positives

Bob Martin, president and CEO of THOR Industries Inc., joins Sherm Goldenberg and Rick Kessler for an RVBusiness Capitol Talk discussion on the health of the RV industry. Sponsored by Airxcel Inc., RVBusiness Capitol Talk is also available as a podcast: Spotify- https://open.spotify.com/show/3iZ4bB99m6aANMmNJ4p3gEApple Podcasts- https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/rvbusiness-capital-talk/id1652256162Google Podcasts- https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9jNjNiYWVhNC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw?sa=X&ved=0CAMQ4aUDahcKEwiw3NKO58z9AhUAAAAAHQAAAAAQCg

OEM Showcase: 2025 Brinkley Model Z Air 295 Travel Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=uwvFEM2puZQ&fbclid=IwAR21ZUyZ7yGdmko8FbWT9nLv6k5Mrtqmit70GqVbNJ5Jz91G5dPLOmVUkfw_aem_AXfY_2yfvl8WnO5sTxSFpDYFH5VYEyJUpFnWvfSuUSqZ00DLgNvfuzPymiwXKXP5l2g Josh "The RV Nerd" Winters of Bish's RV provides a first look at the 2025 Brinkley Model Z Air 295, the first travel trailer model from the Goshen, Ind.-based OEM.

‘RV’ Magazine Announces Rebranding to ‘Wildsam’ Magazine

In a message to subscribers, the publishers of RV Magazine announced the monthly publication would rebrand itself as Wildsam Magazine beginning with the January 2024 issue. In its message, officials said Wildsam will publish eight issues in print in 2024, along with four subscriber-only digital editions. "With a love for the characters, stories, and hidden gems of the open road, ...

Robust Holiday Shopping Sends Economy Soaring into 2024

They bought books and coats, fancy dinners and plane tickets. And as 2023 comes to a close, holiday shoppers offered yet another sign that the U.S. economy will roar into the new year, according to a report by The Washington Post. On Tuesday, fresh retail sales data from Mastercard showed that consumers spent big on gifts, meals and apparel in ...

Brown & Brown Inc. Set to Acquire Caton-Hosey Insurance

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – J. Scott Penny, chief acquisitions officer of Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE:BRO), and Rex Caton and John Hosey, the owners of Caton-Hosey Insurance, announced that Brown & Brown has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of Caton Hosey. The transaction is expected to close in early January 2024, subject to certain closing conditions. Caton-Hosey ...

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