Month: May 2024

Capitol Talk: Hesse Discusses Blue Ox’s Expansion Strategy

Mike Hesse, owner of Blue Ox, visits with Rick Kessler and Gary Gerard of RVBusiness for a Capitol Talk discussion on his company's recent expansion into new product segments. Hesse also dives into his take on the state of the market, plus a number of other industry-related topics. An RVBusiness production sponsored by Airxcel, Capitol Talk is also available as a ...

Industry Execs Gather for Canadian RV Association Meetings

The Canadian RV Association (CRVA) held its latest Board Meeting and Annual General Meeting (AGM) on May 22 at the Delta Hotels Grand Okanagan Resort in Kelowna, British Columbia. The event brought together industry leaders and stakeholders to discuss key initiatives and strategic directions for the coming year, according to a release. The meetings, which included closed and open sessions, ...

Camping World, Winnebago to Present at Baird Conference

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. – Camping World Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CWH), the world’s largest RV dealer, today announced that Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Marcus Lemonis, and Chief Accounting Officer, Tom Kirn, will present at the Baird 2024 Global Consumer, Technology & Services Conference in New York City at 2:35 p.m. ET on June 4. The live webcast can be found in ...

Dometic Refrigerator Honored by Boating Industry Magazine

STOCKHOLM – Leading marine business publication Boating Industry Magazine has recognized the new Dometic NRX-S line of refrigerators with a 2024 Top Products Award, according to a press release from Dometic. The Dometic NRX-S line refrigerator was recognized by the jury for its outstanding energy performance and variability in cooling modes, one with almost no noise in operation. This prestigious ...

Registration Opens for OHI’s Annual Campground Conference

The Outdoor Hospitality Conference & Expo (OHCE), recognized as a “Top 50” trade show by Trade Show Magazine, announced that registration for OHCE 2024 is now open. This event will take place in Oklahoma City, Okla., from Nov. 4-6, offering professional development and networking opportunities for the outdoor hospitality industry, according to a press release. “OHCE is renowned for its focus on ...

Leading Companies Offer Training at RVDA Convention/Expo

FAIRFAX, Va. – Nearly 30 Vendor Training +Plus sessions are already slated for the 2024 RV Dealers Convention/Expo that will help dealership professionals learn more about the latest products and services available to them on the market. Vendor Training +Plus sessions are informative one-hour workshops offered by prominent industry vendors in finance, insurance, marketing, sales, fixed operations, and management. “These ...

RVIA to Host June 25 Webinar on EPA’s Recent PFAS Rulings

The RV Industry Association (RVIA) will be hosting an informative webinar at 3 p.m., June 25 on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) latest ruling regarding PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) featuring experts Adam Troutwine and Jake Levin from the Association’s federal lobbying firm Polsinelli. In October 2023, the EPA finalized two rules pertaining to PFAS, commonly referred to as “forever ...

REV Group Inc. Names Cindy Augustine to Board of Directors

BROOKFIELD, Wis – REV Group Inc. (NYSE:REVG), a leading designer and manufacturer of specialty vehicles, announced in a press release that Cynthia (Cindy) Augustine has been elected as an independent member of its board of directors, effective immediately. Augustine currently serves as the global chief talent officer at McCann Worldgroup, part of Interpublic Group (IPG) and a leading global marketing ...

Tony Satterthwaite Retiring After 36-Year Career at Cummins

COLUMBUS, Ind. – Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) announced today that Senior Vice President Tony Satterthwaite will retire, effective September 2024, after 36 years in leadership positions with the company. “Tony’s more-than three decades of visionary leadership with Cummins have produced a lasting impact on our company and our people, helping lay the strong foundation that supports our future growth and ...

Ashley Styers to Lead GEN-Y Hitch Inside Sales Team

Ashlen Styers NAPPANEE, Ind. – GEN-Y Hitch has named Ashley Styers inside sales manager. In her nearly four years on the GEN-Y team, Styers has demonstrated a high level of customer service commitment, servant-hearted leadership and product knowledge, according to a release. As part of this new role, Styers will be managing the entire inside sales team.   “I am extremely ...

Alliance Rally Draws 325 Towable RVs to Goshen Fairgrounds

The Alliance RV team surprised Coley and Ryan Brady by distributing hundreds of posters of their faces to"Ally Rally" attendees. GOSHEN, Ind. – Highlighted by co-founders Coley and Ryan Brady addressing the 700-plus attendees, the 2024 Alliance RV “Ally Rally” is underway this week at the Elkhart County Fairgrounds. The fifth annual event, which runs through Friday, May 31, includes ...

Black Book: Wholesale RV Values, Auction Activity Increase

Black Book, which publishes a family of vehicle appraisal guides, has released the Black Book RV market commentary for June. “The average values for both motorhomes and towables sold at wholesale auctions rose for the second month in a row. The volume of RVs sold at auction also increased across the board, an indication that dealers are still buying more ...

ROUTE 66 RV Club Unlimited Partners with Roadtrippers

May 28, 2024 OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – ROUTE 66’s RV Club Unlimited announces a strategic partnership with Roadtrippers, one of the nation’s premier road trip planning tools. This collaboration will offer "unparalleled convenience and security" to new and seasoned RVers alike as they explore the open road, according to a release. Through this partnership, each ROUTE 66 RV Club Unlimited ...

KOA Report: 10+ Million Canadians Identify as Campers

KOA has released a new report looking at the outdoor hospitality industry in Canada. Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA) released its first-ever annual report focused on Canada as a part of the newly reimagined Camping and Outdoor Hospitality Report. Camping and outdoor experiences in Canada have held an important place in outdoor hospitality, and this report shares consumer research and ...

Trade Rep Renders Verdict on Remaining China 301 Exclusions

On Friday, May 24, the Office of the United States Trade Representative announced they are further extending certain remaining Section 301 China tariff product exclusions for another year until May 31, 2025 and allowing others to expire following a temporary extension beyond the originally scheduled May 31 expiration date until June 14, according to a News & Insights report by the RV Industry Association (RVIA). ...

Wells Fargo Returns as Platinum Sponsor for RVDA Confab

FAIRFAX, Va. – The RV Dealers Association (RVDA) announced that Wells Fargo Inventory Finance is returning as the platinum sponsor for the 2024 RV Dealers Convention/Expo. This year’s opening general session keynote presentation by Kevin Brown is made possible by Wells Fargo, according to a release.   The convention/expo will take place Nov. 11-15, 2024, at Paris Las Vegas and ...

Nominations Open for 2024 RV Women’s Alliance Awards

The RV Women’s Alliance’s Awards, presented at the Awards Dinner on Oct. 17 during the RV Women’s Alliance (RVWA) Education Symposium, will recognize three individuals and one company who embody the mission of the RV Women’s Alliance to elevate, educate, and promote women in the RV industry. “Recognizing the contribution and achievements of the incredible women in the RV industry is ...

Firefly Releases Training Academy Summer 2024 Schedule

MIDDLEBURY, Ind. – Firefly Integrations’ technician training program will be held in cities across North America throughout 2024. Their training sessions are designed to enhance technician familiarity with the Firefly multiplex system and aid in troubleshooting efforts through hands-on experience. Each attending technician will earn a certificate for continuing education RV Technical Institute (RVTI) credit hours. Firefly Integrations will hold ...

ORR to Host Webinar on Future of Outdoor Recreation Funding

The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) will host a "Recreation Funding: Insights into the Future" webinar at 11 a.m. ET, June 4, to unveil a new report on the future of outdoor recreation funding. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn about the dynamic challenges coming in the next 20 years and how we can work together to solve them, including changing ...

2024 Elkhart RV Open House Scheduled for Sept. 23-26

The Forest River Dealer Expo display at one of its East To West production facilities located in the southwest side of Elkhart, Ind. ELKHART, Ind. – RV manufacturers Forest River Inc. and THOR Industries Inc. have confirmed the dates of the 2024 Elkhart RV Open House for Sept. 23-26 in and around the grounds of the RV/MH Hall of Fame ...

Go RVing’s Annual Media Summit Promotes RV Lifestyle

SAN DIEGO – Go RVing continues to make inroads with members of the media in promoting the RV lifestyle, thanks in part to its hosting of the annual Media Summit event. This year’s Media Summit – which took place April 30 to May 2 at the San Diego KOA – was the third annual event. Ten journalists from a variety ...

Registration is Now Open for OHI’s Nov. 4-6 OHCE

OHI's OHCE offers opportunities for education and networking. (Photo: OHI) CENTENNIAL, Colo. – The Outdoor Hospitality Conference & Expo (OHCE), recognized as a “Top 50” trade show by Trade Show Magazine, is excited to announce that registration for 2024 is now open. This premier event will take place in Oklahoma City from Nov. 4-6, offering unparalleled professional development and networking ...

Airstream Artist Lambert Visits RV/MH Hall of Fame

ELKHART, Ind. – Canadian artist and musician Michael Frank Lambert of Airstream Studios was visiting Elkhart County over the holiday weekend as part of a Vintage Airstream Group trip and swung by the RV/MH Hall of Fame & Museum where a couple of Lambert’s pieces are on display. Lambert has been painting and exhibiting for over 40 years and shared ...

Fisherman’s Cove Honored as Florida’s Top RV Park

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Fisherman's Cove RV Resort in Palmetto has won a Best Park Award from the Florida RV Park and Campground Association in the small park category for parks with 50 to 150 sites.  “We are excited to receive the Best Park Award from our state association,” said Rob Smith, who co-owns and operates the 133-site park with his ...

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