Month: July 2024

Harvest Hosts Takes Lead Mgt. Role in Escapees RV Club

In a message to its members, the Escapees, a 70,000-strong membership organization for RVers that offers services, programs and discounts, announced that “the management and operations of Escapees RV Club’s membership, support services, educational programs, and events will be transitioning to the Harvest Hosts family.” The acquisition excludes the Escapees Mail Service and Escapees RV Parks, which will remain under ...

Dometic Sees Increased Margin, Strong Cash Flow in Q2

EDITOR'S NOTE: 1 Swedish Krona (SEK) equals 0.095 (US Dollar). Second Quarter 2024 Net sales were SEK 7,662 m (8,329); a decrease of -8%, of which -8% was organic growth. Operating profit (EBITA) before items affecting comparability) was SEK 1,069 m (1,177), corresponding to a margin of 14.0% (14.1%). Excluding a previously disclosed one-time positive effect of SEK 33 m ...

‘RV Component Exposition’ Set for Oct. in Shipshewana

SHIPSHEWANA, Ind. – The RV Component Exposition, a premier event designed to connect RV component suppliers and the original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of the RV industry, will be held at the Michiana Event Center (MEC) on Oct. 23-25, 2024. The MEC is located at 455 E Farver St., Shipshewana, IN 46565. The exposition will provide a platform for various suppliers ...

Overland Expo Pacific Northwest Attracts 16K Attendees

REDMOND, Ore. – Overland Expo Pacific Northwest, the second in the series of premier U.S. consumer events, continued its momentum with the recent Overland Expo Pacific Northwest, attracting over 16,000 attendees from 45 states and 10 countries. Four hundred exhibitors participated including: Goose Gear, premium vehicle-based storage solutions since 1952, GRID RACK, known for unique locking grid system for trucks, ...

OEM Showcase: Fleetwood Debuts 2025 Class C ‘Incline’

D'oug Miller, product and brand manager provides a thorough introduction to the 2025 Fleetwood Incline, a new Class C motorhome from the REV Recreation Group motorized brand, in this four-part video series. The RVBusiness Featured Video is sponsored by Curt, a Lippert Brand. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c86mpgJSd_c https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbEkJfN5FeU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52UcS6UuA-4

Oregon Firm Reimagines Slide Toppers with ‘True Topper’

Slide topper awnings offer a number of benefits including protecting the tops of slide rooms from debris. But they have challenges, too, including flapping in strong winds and being another point of maintenance. Oregon-based Composite Solutions has an alternative that they have installed in many hundreds of RVs called the True Topper. Rather than trying to cover the slideroom roof, ...

‘War Horse All Terrain’ Revolutionizes Luxury Camper Vans

MIAMI, Fla. – War Horse All Terrain, founded by esteemed furniture designer Kyle Yoder, announces the launch of its groundbreaking luxury camper vans. These "exceptional vehicles stand out in the market by combining an unparalleled power system with high-end design features, redefining the standards of mobile living," according to a release. What truly sets War Horse all Terrain’s vans apart ...

Today is Deadline for OHI’s OHCE2024 Early Bird Pricing  

OHI’s Outdoor Hospitality Conference & Expo (OHCE) is quickly approaching and time is running out for individuals hoping to take advantage of early bird pricing. Don't pass up the chance to attend the industry’s premier event, which takes place Nov. 4-6 in Oklahoma City, Okla., at a discounted rate, according to a release.  Early bird pricing ends today (July 18). ...

Campspot’s Summer Survey Spurs Unique Sweepstakes

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – In the whirlwind of 2024 and amidst a record-setting busy travel season, one message from campers is coming through loud and clear: "We want OUT!"  Campspot, a leading booking site for private campgrounds, found this out via a recent survey*, which revealed that nearly three quarters (72%) of campers are feeling somewhat or very stressed about economic uncertainty ...

Brown & Brown on Best Workplaces for Millennials List

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – J. Powell Brown, president and chief executive officer, and Julie Turpin, chief people officer, are pleased to announce that Great Place To Work and Fortune Magazine have named Brown & Brown, Inc. as one of the 2024 Best Workplaces for Millennials. Chief People Officer Julie Turpin shares, “We value the diverse perspectives our teammates bring from their backgrounds, experiences ...

Capitol Talk: Jarrod McGhee to Open Fun Town RV in Elkhart

Jarrod McGhee, founder and CEO of Fun Town RV, joins Rick Kessler and Sherm Goldenberg of RVBusiness for a Capitol Talk discussion on his dealership's expansion plans – first and foremost being the opening of a new location in Elkhart, Ind. McGhee, never afraid to speak his mind, also offers his thoughts on the current state of the industry. The ...

Minnesota-based North Country RV Acquired by Markquart RV

RV Business Solutions, a leading buy-sell advisor to RV dealers, was the exclusive sell-side advisor to Dave Rignell in the sale of his Ham Lake, Minn.-based RV dealership, North Country RV, to Markquart RV, a Chippewa Falls, Wisc.-based RV company. North Country RV is located at 14525 Highway 65 NE, Ham Lake, MN 55304, according to the release from RV ...

Heartland RV Announces Appointments to New Exec Roles

ELKHART, Ind. – Heartland RV announced in a press release it has made strategic changes to its executive team for the coming 2025 model year. Heartland has named Jim Fenner the new vice president of manufacturing, customer service, and engineering and has appointed Chad Olinger the new senior director of service and parts operations for Heartland RV, Cruiser RV and ...

Ziebron to Focus on Best Practices During RVDA Convention

FAIRFAX, Va. – Industry consultant Valerie Ziebron is known for her “golden nugget best practices” and tangible takeaway tools that help employees be proactive and set up the entire dealership up for success. She will be presenting a trio of workshops at the RV Dealers Convention/Expo. Valeria Ziebron The Convention/Expo will take place Nov. 11-15, at Paris Las Vegas and ...

Eberspaecher to Exhibit Comfort Solutions at Caravan Salon

ESSLINGEN and DUESSELDORF, Germany – Traveling in a recreational vehicle or caravan offers vacationers unparalleled independence and flexibility, according to a press release from Eberspaecher. Being close to nature in any weather without sacrificing comfort is made possible by Eberspaecher solutions. At the Caravan Salon in Duesseldorf, Germany, the thermal management expert will be showcasing products for electric and conventional ...

Campsites Available as Campers Game Reservation Sites

AUBURN, Calif. – Campground occupancies are down this summer compared to last year, partly because too many people continue to game campground reservation websites, according to the California Outdoor Hospitality Association. Dyana Kelley The Internet has made booking campground reservations faster and easier than it’s ever been before.It’s also enabled people to make reservations at state park, Forest Service and ...

Torklift Intros Internal Frame-Mounted Payload ApexAnchors

KENT, Wash. — Torklift "ignites the spirit of adventure" with the release of its newest innovation — the ApexAnchors Internal Frame-Mounted Payload Anchor system and new camper turnbuckle designs, according to a company release. This new frame-mounted system is a game changer for truck camper owners with truck camper anchor points that are mounted internally such as truck camper brands ...

Skyline Champion Plans to Release Earnings Report Aug. 7

TROY, Mich. – Skyline Champion Corporation, will release its earnings results for the first quarter fiscal 2025 after the market closes on Tuesday, August 6, 2024. Skyline Champion will hold a conference call to discuss the results the following morning, Wednesday, August 7, 2024, at 9:00 A.M. Eastern Time. Interested investors and other parties can listen to a webcast of ...

Shyft Group to Announce Q2 Financial Results on July 25

NOVI, Mich. – The Shyft Group, Inc., a North American leader in specialty vehicle manufacturing will announce its second quarter 2024 financial results prior to the market opening on July 25. A conference call and webcast will begin at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Teleconference and webcast access: A listen-only presentation, supporting materials, and replay of the presentation will be available ...

‘De Minimis’ Trade Issue: Here’s What You Need To Know

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a News & Insights report by the RV Industry Association (RVIA). The RV Aftermarket trade – Manufacturers -Suppliers, Distributors, Dealers – faces an unprecedented and existential challenge. The RV aftermarket segment has a stated goal to “pursue a great consumer parts & accessories outcome to benefit RVing and supply chain members.” But it cannot accomplish this goal without a ...

HL Enterprises Nears 40 Years Making Destination Trailers

ELKHART, Ind. – Founded in 1986, HL Enterprises Inc. started with a single product line under its Hy-Line brand of larger, destination trailers. Now the company builds four brands of luxury destination and handicapped-accessible units with its original Hy-Line, Bridgeview, Georgian Bay and Harbor View models.   Owner, Founder and CEO of the company Peggy Flagler is approaching 40 years ...

NTP-STAG’s Lewis: A Leader in Dynamic Customer Service

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a News & Insights report by the RV Industry Association (RVIA). Jennet Lewis, NTP-STAG’s Director of US Sales for the West Zone, recognizes the important role that her sales department plays in the RV industry.  With a background in operations, Jennet first joined NTP-STAG 26 years ago when she began working in the accounting department before moving ...

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