Month: April 2024

Moix RV Opens First-in-U.S. Brinkley-Exclusive RV Dealership

CONWAY, Ark. – Moix RV announced today in a press release the grand opening of Moix RV Brinkley, the first-ever exclusive Brinkley RV dealership in the U.S. Eric Obregon, Brinkley RV national sales manager, told RVBusiness that, “We are excited to announce our partnership with Moix RV for the industry’s first Brinkley-exclusive store located at Moix RV Brinkley in Conway, ...

Corporate Sustainability in Action at Truma North America

ELKHART, Ind. – Corporate sustainability is about more than simply putting a recycling bin by the copy machine or a water cooler in the breakroom, according to a release. It is a company's conscious effort to make environmentally responsible choices at every possible opportunity. That is something that Truma has taken to heart for the last 75 years. From its earliest days, ...

Roadmaster Unveils ‘Revolutionary’ RV Protection Solutions

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Roadmaster, a pioneer in RV accessories, announced the launch of two game-changing products designed to enhance safety and durability for RV enthusiasts: the 4725 Heat Shield and 4725-10 Fabric Anchors. 4725 Heat Shield: Engineered for Extreme Protection Historically, RV owners with rear diesel exhaust systems have faced limitations when it comes to using protective rock shields like ...

Dragonfly Energy Partners with the National Forest Foundation

RENO Nev. – Dragonfly Energy Holdings Corp. (Nasdaq: DFLI), an industry leader in green energy storage and maker of Battle Born Batteries, announced today in a press release its pledge to plant over 10,000 trees in collaboration with the National Forest Foundation (NFF), the official non-profit partner of the USDA Forest Service, in recognition of Earth Day and the Company’s commitment ...

General Coach Canada Intros ‘Citation Explore’ Truck Campers

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following excerpt is from a report by Gordon White at TruckCamper.com. Click here to read the full report. General Coach, headquartered in Hensall, Ontario, returns to truck campers with two all-new hard side models. Focused on the high-end, Citation Explore campers feature premium appliances and a modern aesthetic sure to grab attention. Citation is back! A few ...

Valley Screen Names Willey as Director of Finance & Accounting

MISHAWAKA, Ind. – Valley Screen officials are pleased to announce the addition of Jennifer Willey as Director of Finance & Accounting. In this new role for the growing company, Willey will oversee all financial operations, including budgeting, forecasting, financial reporting and risk management, according to a release. With a background spanning over 10 years in public and private accounting, Willey ...

Cummins Promotes Alison Trueblood to VP-Emissions Solutions

Alison Trueblood COLUMBUS, Ind. – Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) named Alison Trueblood as Vice President – Cummins Emissions Solutions, effective May 1, according to a release. “I am thrilled to have Ali in this role at this important time in our industry,” said Jennifer Rumsey, Chair and CEO, Cummins Inc. “Ali is a dynamic and caring leader with a unique ability ...

Report: Majority of Campers Cancel or No-Show Reservations

The Dyrt's 2024 Camping Report Presented by the All-New Toyota Tacoma PORTLAND, Ore. – The Dyrt, a leading app for camping availability, photos and reviews, has found that less than half of campers (42.7%) used all the reservations they made in 2023. This eye-opening statistic is part of The Dyrt's 2024 Camping Report presented by The All-New Toyota Tacoma. The report also found that it ...

OEM Showcase: Chinook RV Highlights its Maverick SS Model

From Chinook RV: Join Chinook RVs factory representative Seth Buchheit and dive into adventure with the Chinook RV Maverick, a masterpiece crafted on the formidable Ford Transit with all-wheel drive. This motorhome doesn't just take you places; it does so with unmatched style, thanks to its eye-catching limited full-body paint scheme. Designed for those who dare to explore in any ...

IDS’ Dealership Insights Forum Focuses on RECT Best Practices

With dealerships becoming increasingly stressed to find solutions to improve Repair Event Cycle Times (RECT) in their shops, dealer management system provider IDS on Friday, April 26, hosted its first online Dealership Insights Forum to open doors of communication and spread best practices on the topic. Facilitated by IDS’ Don Miller and Bob Scholl of Rocky Mountain RV, Albuquerque, N.M., ...

EarthCruiser Closes After 16 Years of ‘Overlanding Innovation’

EarthCruiser CIO and Founder Lance Gillies BEND, Ore. — EarthCruiser USA, LLC, a leading manufacturer of off-road expedition vehicles, announced it has ceased operations after 16 years of innovation in the overland travel industry. The company’s last day of operations was April 25, 2024, according to a release. Since its founding in 2008, EarthCruiser has been at the forefront of ...

63rd Annual Escapade RV Rally Set for June in Rock Springs, Wyo.

ROCK SPRING, Wyo. — The Sweetwater Events Complex will host the Escapade event for the Escapees RV Club June 16-21 in Rock Springs, Wyo., according to a release from the member-based RV owners organization. “This is a huge event for our area,” said Jenissa Meredith, CEO of Sweetwater County Travel & Tourism. “Rock Springs is the perfect location for an event like ...

Ember RV Names New Sales Team Member to Serve the South

BRISTOL, Ind. – With its continually growing dealer base and three unique product lines, Ember Recreational Vehicles has added to its sales team to support the company’s growing needs by welcoming Rocco Lisa as Regional Sales Manager for Ember’s southern territory, which includes Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. Lisa joins ...

Meyer Dist. Adds Snap Dock, Huffy, Otter ICE, Beavertail Boats

JASPER, Ind. – Meyer Distributing announces new additions: Snap Dock, Huffy, Otter ICE, and Beavertail Boats. Snap Dock At its core, Snap Dock floating dock products demonstrate superior aesthetics, durability, and accessibility. Their docks are manufactured in Wisconsin and North Carolina and have a rigorous Quality Control program that all products must adhere to before they leave the building. Live ...

Torklift Ensures Safe Travels for Family After Startling Mishap

The GlowStep Revolution KENT, Wash. – Torklift has once again demonstrated its leadership in the RV accessory market by transforming the travel experience for an RV family who suffered a safety setback, according to a company release. Jeanne and Jerred, the full-time RVing couple behind the Instagram account @roadtripswiththebaileys, experienced a common yet often overlooked danger associated with factory RV ...

AAA: As May Approaches, Pump Prices Stick to the Slow Lane

With domestic gasoline demand decidedly in the doldrums and the cost of oil retreating, the national average dipped two cents since last week to $3.65.  “Domestic gas demand is pretty pokey at the moment, which is often the case in the runup to Memorial Day and the traditional start of summer driving season,” said Andrew Gross, AAA spokesperson. “The recent ...

Video: Frank Hugelmeyer on State of Recreational Boating

In a new Marine Minute, National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) President, Frank Hugelmeyer, shares NMMA’s take on the current state of the recreational boating industry, including a look at consumer behaviors and demand in 2023 and how that’s shaping headwinds and opportunities the association is watching in 2024. While new boat sales are expected to remain relatively flat in 2024, boating ...

More Than Half of Campers Bring Dogs and Some Bring Cats

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Dyrt, the No. 1 app for camping availability, photos and reviews, has found that more than half of campers camped with dogs in 2023. The Dyrt's 2024 Camping Report presented by The All-New Toyota Tacoma revealed that 53.7% of campers brought their pooches to the campsite last year. While dogs are by far the most popular pet to ...

NHTSA Releases its 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. REV Recreation Group is recalling certain 2022-2024 Fleetwood Discovery and ...

Dometic to Bring Awning Manufacturing Back to Elkhart, Ind.

ELKHART, Ind.— Representing the company’s “increased dedication” to various stakeholders, Dometic announced the return of awning manufacturing and distribution back to Elkhart, Ind. Starting in May, awning production will begin out of the Dometic plant on Industrial Parkway in Elkhart, the company stated in a release. The product facility will increase overall awning production capacity to meet local RV manufacturer ...

Meyer Distributing Inc. Announces Acquisition of Frank’s Supply

JASPER, Ind. – Meyer Distributing, Inc., a leader in automotive specialty products marketing and distribution, announces that it has substantially acquired the assets of Frank’s Supply, a regional distributor serving the southern states of Texas, Oklaoma, Lousiana and New Mexico. Meyer Distributing is a complete wholesale distributor. With 100 locations nationwide and over 3,500,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space, Meyer ...

Slideshow: Sold-Out ‘Big Balloon Build’ Fundraiser Cuts Ribbon

ELKHART, Ind. – Hundreds of dignitaries, supporters and invited guests helped the 2024 Big Balloon Build get underway Thursday, April 25, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and VIP Night at the Northern Indiana Event Center on the campus of the RV/MH Hall of Fame. Featuring over 150,000 biodegradable balloons crafted by 84 artists into a spectacular carnival, the Big Balloon Build ...

Keystone RV Names Lauck, Mack as National Sales Managers

GOSHEN, Ind. — Earlier this year, Keystone RV announced a restructuring of the company’s entry level travel trailers and destination trailers with industry veteran Jeff Rank assuming the role of general manager.  Now, under his leadership, two recent promotions have been announced to complete the management teams. Josh Lauck has been appointed national sales manager for Hideout and Retreat.  Lauck ...

Grand Design Partners with Startup Moxie to ‘Spark Innovation’

MIDDLEBURY, Ind. – Grand Design Recreational Vehicles recently partnered with the Startup Moxie Elkhart County Group, a program dedicated to fostering entrepreneurial spirit among high school juniors and seniors in Elkhart and St. Joseph Counties. Startup Moxie is a forward-thinking program that immerses students in the world of entrepreneurship, providing them with the tools and mindset needed to innovate and ...

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