On Oct. 9, MORryde’s chassis campus participated in Manufacturing Days, welcoming area eighth graders to tour the facility and learn about the different career pathways available in the manufacturing sector.
Hosted by the Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC), the 30th Annual Fall Detroit RV & Camper Show took place Oct. 2-6 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Mich.
On this episode, Rollin' on TV checks out the 2019 Adventure Van Expo in Washington, finishes the installation of a new Infinity LWV floor, takes an RV trip to South Dakota, and checks in with RV Education 101 on another project.
In this video from KZ Recreational Vehicles featuring the company's newly unveiled rebranding, the manufacturer says it has "always been known for our relentless craftsmanship. We’ve enjoyed a long history of providing that, and we’re proud of it."
Go RVing Canada teams with Lady Alliance, Burton and Mountain Girls for an action-packed adventure on the "BC Powder Highway," and at the same time show outdoor-oriented women what life can be like in an RV during the winter.
Coachmen RV unveiled a new Brookstone 398MBL fifth-wheel at the Elkhart RV Open House that was the result of a collaboration with the Big Truck Big RV YouTube channel. The unit has "several upgrades already baked into it," BTBRV officials say.
Mike and Jennifer Wendland of RV Lifestyle, a consumer-focused digital media operation that produces a podcast and videos for its YouTube channel, among other things, provides a recap of the recent Elkhart RV Open House. Coverage includes new product introductions and interviews with moves and shakers.
RVBusiness Publisher Sherman Goldenberg interviews Darryl Searer of the RV/MH Hall of Fame about the organization's inaugural Supplier Show that took place during the 2019 Elkhart RV Open House. Videography courtesy of Rollin' on TV.
Day 2 of the Elkhart RV Open House takes us from a dealer meeting hosted by Alliance RV, to a surprise tribute for Peter Orthwein, to the massive Forest River Inc. display at its East to West production campus. Photos by Shawn Spence.
On this episode, Rollin' on TV highlights the Carefree of Colorado contest winners, visits Haleakala National Park in Hawaii, shows the installation of Infinity Luxury Woven Vinyl and checks in with RV Education 101.
In this video from Broadmoor RV Superstore, Torklift International introduces the Glow Step Revolution, a new adjustable RV step with three different adjustments up top and more at the bottom. The Glow Step Revolution offers a 300-pound weight rating and stores on the exterior of the RV for travel.
From product debuts to catching up with friends to the Grand Design RV concert featuring Train, there was plenty of activity that took place on the first day of the 2019 Elkhart RV Open House. Photos by Shawn Spence.
Set to make its debut at the Elkhart RV Open House, Heartland RV's A.J. Jones shows the "hidden garage" in the new 4214 Cyclone toy hauler, a new concept and one of the many features that makes Cyclone one of the best-selling toy haulers in the industry.
Brett Davis, CEO of National Indoor RV Centers, shares his thoughts on the recent acquisition of Newmar by Winnebago Industries. He breaks down the various parts of the deal, and how it is a positive that Newmar joins the Winnebago family, and in turn, how NIRVC views its future with Newmar and Winnebago.
On this episode, Rollin' on TV visits the RV destination of Tri-Cities, Wash., shows the installation of a Winegard ConnecT 2.0 WiFi extender, explores Yellowstone National Park in a new Storyteller Overland camper van, and learns about RV maintenance from RV Education 101.
Lippert Components Inc. hosted 15,000 employees and their families at a company picnic on Sept. 7 at the Elkhart County 4H Fairgrounds. This was the company’s first time hosting all of its Indiana divisions at one company picnic. In the past, each division held their own yearly picnic.
Bucar's RV Center in Calgary, Alberta, offers a few tips for its customers who prefer to dry camp. Whether camping in the wilderness or in a big box store parking lot, Bucar's encourages people to visit the store's parts department and they’ll help find wha's needed for the right the off-the-grid set-up.
Jayco has introduced a new video series designed to help consumers better understand heir Jayco RV. Known as "The More you Know with Jayco!" each installment focuses on a particular component or system, with a Jayco expert on hand to provide the explanation, such as Randy Zonker addressing tanks and plumbing in this video.
This video details Lippert Components' people, capabilities and passion for innovation evident in the company's European operations, which includes nine facilities. Filmed at Lippert's headquarters in San Cassiano, Italy, viewers can get "a firsthand look at some of the great things LCI has going on across the pond."
Following a press conference with Thor Industries CEO Bob Martin and Erwin Hymer Group CEO Martin Brandt, the world's largest RV manufacturer introduced at the Caravan Salon RV Show a new concept vehicle that combines innovative engineering and new materials in a collaborative effort between Erwin Hymer Group and BASF.
Bob Zagami of the New England RV Dealers Association (NERVDA) continues to send us reports from the Caravan Salon RV Show in Düsseldorf, Germany. Today's installment is a slide show that includes press conferences, huge crowds — several faces should be familiar to the North American RV industry — and a variety of motorized and towable product and components.
The Fastway Fortress Coupler Lock is designed to keep trailers secure. It is "the toughest coupler lock available," the company says, "and is made from the highest corrosion resistant material and fits virtually every coupler style."
The RV Industry Association (RVIA) is promoting its 2019 California RV Show, Oct. 4-13, which this year has moved to the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. More than 40 RV manufacturers will display 1,000-plus RVs at the California RV Show, which also features food, live entertainment, family fun and free parking.
More than 1,000 Grand Design RV owners gathered this week for a rally at the Elkhart County Fairgrounds in Goshen, Ind. Among the activities, events and entertainment, new model year units were on display and Grand Design RV President and CEO Don Clark addressed rally goers during a “campfire” event. Photos by Tyler Klassen.
Bob Zagami of NERVDA is attending the Caravan Salon RV Show in Düsseldorf, Germany, and sending dispatches to RVBUSINESS.com during his trip. Today's slide show are his photos from Thursday (Aug. 29) of the final day of set up before the show opens to the industry today.
Freightliner Custom Chassis provides an overview of DriveTech and its all-new ergonomic steering wheel- and column-mounted controls paired with OptiView’s all-digital gauge display that "set the industry standard for luxury RV driving."
Scott West, product director for Starcraft RV, gives Ronnie "Cuz" Strickland, a senior vice president at Mossy Oak, the grand tour of the manufacturer's facility in Shipshewana, Ind., as well as an inside look at the Mossy Oak Ultra Lite.
Greeneway RV Sales & Service, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisc., describes the benefits of purchasing a used camper from any of the more than 150 Route 66 dealers throughout North America, including Certified Pre-Owned campers come with a 66-day limited warranty.
Recently, Leisure Travel Vans celebrated its annual Family Fair in which the Winkler, Manitoba-based motorized manufacturer hosted employees and their families for a private event with rides, great food, snacks, and good music.
CURT Manufacturing introduces ShockDrop technology, which is a cushion hitch system using a an innovative, flexible polyurethane isolator that's designed to enhance comfort, control and confidence when towing a trailer.
Byerly RV, St. Louis, Mo., provides an update on the dealership's events including its 2019 Fall Campout, Virtual RV Show, and the Byerly RV Expo, plus product spotlights with MORryde and Thetford, as well as a walk-through of units from Winnebago, VanLeigh and East to West.
Jill Nickels, the Firmwide Digital Experience Design leader for Gensler, offers a preview of "ROI to ROE: Identifying the Factors of A Great Experience and Measuring the Impact," a seminar she'll be presenting at the 2019 International RV Dealers Convention/Expo.
In an interview with ABC 57 out of South Bend, Ind., Grand Design RV President and CEO Don Clark says the Great Recession of 2008-09 has provided he RV industry with all the lessons it needs to whether any looming economic downturn.
nuCamp, headquartered in Sugar Creek, Ohio, shows off its stylish AVIA, a 21-foot, 2-inch, 5,185-pound (UVW) travel trailer that's in production now. Among other features, the AVIA offers Azdel composite sidewalls, ALDE radiant heating, power stabilizers and a convection microwave oven with built-in air fryer.
YouTubers, ItsNicandJess, paid Winnebago a visit in Forest City, Iowa, for their first Grand National Rally. Their family of two boys explored Forest City, the rally grounds and had an all-around great time.
Camco has developed a 2-in-1 Water Filter Stand to be used with in-line water filters. Made of durable, UV-resistant plastic, the stand is designed to keep the connections off the ground and helps to prevent hose kinks.
Broadmoor RV SuperStore, Pasco, Wash., shows off the Salem Cruise Lite 261BHXL, a 29-foot travel trailer with rear bunks and no slides by Forest River. The 4,300-pound (UVW) unit sleeps 10 and offers an outdoor kitchen.
Paige Bouma, vice president of RV Trader, offers a preview of "Rise of the Renter," a workshop seminar she's presenting at the 2019 RV Dealer Convention/Expo, which is Nov. 11-15 at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas.
From Terrytown RV's indoor showroom in Grand Rapids, Mich., the Big Truck, Big RV YouTube channel provides a walk-through tour of the Mesa Ridge 371MBH, a 41-foot, 4 -inch long mid-bunk fifth-wheel by Highland Ridge RV.
James and Stef Adinaro of “The Fit RV” YouTube channel take a look at the 2020 Winnebago Revel. Designed specifically for active outdoor enthusiasts, the all-new Revel on the proven 4x4 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis takes "a no-nonsense approach to adventure, with a straightforward design and function-driven features."
Newmar Corp. unveils its 2020 Bay Star Sport, a gas-powered Class A with features that include abundant lit basement storage, hydraulic leveling jacks, 4.0-kW Cummins Onan generator, Carefree Travel’R power side awning and power side mirrors with a defrost function.
The Winegard AIR 360+ revolutionizes the omnidirectional field by providing powerful performance in an easy-to-install design with 360° signal reception. Out of the box, the AIR 360+ can receive VHF/UHF/FM frequencies while parked, and users can upgrade this Internet-ready device with the Winegard Gateway for 4G LTE & WiFi capabilities.
Campers Inn RV, with multiple locations mostly in the Eastern U.S., provides a walk-through tour of the Cruiser Stryker EL 280 toy hauler by Cruiser RV. Checking in at just under 36 feet long, the EL 280 can sleep up to eight people and has a walk-in shower, residential-style furniture and garage space.
On this episode of Rollin' on TV, Michigan's Upper Peninsula is spotlighted as a featured destination, Jeff Johnston offers some campfire basics, and RV Education 101 provides expert advice on how to inspect your RV for water damage.
Keystone Montana announced a new partnership with Cortni Armstrong – known on Instagram as "The Flipping Nomad" – to place more focus on the brand's growing customer base of working age, full-time RVers.
In this episode of Rollin' on TV, a new Winegard ConnecT 2.0 is installed on a Lance travel trailer, a new Mode Class B prototype from Storyteller Overland is put to the test, and RV Education 101 offers RV safety tips.
Andy Johnson of Bullyan RV, Hermantown, Minn., provides a walk-through tour of the 2020 Grand Design Reflection 29RS, a three-slide, rear-living fifth-wheel that checks in at 30 feet, 11 inches and 8,615 pounds (UVW).
Thor Motor Coach introduces the Sequence, its first-ever foray into the Class B market. Powered by a ProMaster chassis and 3.6-liter V6 engine, the Sequence promises to "take you everywhere you can imagine."
Graham Anderson, co-founder and chief marketing officer for KENECT, provides a preview of his presentation on how dealers are communicating in 2020, a seminar he will present at the 2019 National RV Dealers Convention & Expo.
In this week's show, Rollin' in TV visits Arcosanti, an urban development in Cordes Junction, Ariz., checks out the Smart Tote 2 XL from Thetford, and RV Education 101 tells us how to save our shins with towing accessories.
TerryTown RV, Grand Rapids, Mich., hosted "J.D." of the Big Truck Big RV YouTube channel recently, and he took a liking to four-wheel drive, crew cab Super C by Showhauler, which is built on a Freightliner chassis.
Karla Kramer of Protective Asset Protection has developed a 15-minute sales training workshop for the RV Dealers Convention/Expo that dealers can implement at their dealership and reinforce new skills and behaviors.
inTech RV, Nappanee, Ind., announces a new addition to its Sol line will premier sometime this summer. With its "tilt-forward" design, the Sol was a 2019 RV of the Year finalist by RVBusiness magazine.
The Altimeter is Lance Camper's latest project vehicle and features a custom-designed graphics wrap on a short bed 2019 Ford F350 and stock 855s model camper along with a host of bolt-on upgrades to optimize adventure.
Paul Sheldon of Protective Asset Protection details "A Clear Vision for the Future of F&I" that he'll be presenting at the National RV Dealers Convention/Expo, Nov. 11-15, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
As hosted by Dean Corrigal, Leisure Travel Vans shows off the 2019 Serenity and Unity motorhomes, which are built on the all-new 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500 Cab Chassis and provide "unprecedented levels of luxury, comfort and safety."
Joe and Kait Russo from We're the Russo's YouTube channel visit the recent Overlander West Expo, where they saw off-road campers by Global Expedition Vehicles, Sportsmobile, Storyteller Overland and more.
Airstream Inc. met with its dealer partners May 14-16 in downtown Boston. The manufacturer shared updates to its programs and services as well as introduced its 2020 model lineup of travel trailers and motorhomes.
The RV Industry Association highlights its accomplishments in 2018, including work on federal policy, aftermarket research insights, technology infrastructure upgrades, and a host of other industry-wide achievements.
With dozens of manufacturer and supplier representatives in attendance, General RV Center on May 13, 2019, celebrated the grand opening of its Clarkston, Mich., store with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tours of the brand new facility.
Angie Morell of National Indoor RV Centers takes viewers on a tour of the production process and facilities at Regency RV in Fort Worth, Texas including an interview with Wayne Davis, the Class B manufacturer's founder and owner.
Through its charitable fundraising efforts, KOA Care Camps provides necessary support to send kids with cancer to medically supervised cancer camps where they can have fun, build awesome friendships, and feel the joy that comes from camping.
On this week's show Rollin' on TV visits Sportsmobile West, one of the premier builders of off-road Class B motorhomes. Also Mark and Dawn Polk from RV Education 101 offers advice when buying a used RV.
On this episode, Rollin' on TV takes a look at the Cedar Creek fifth-wheel line, plus visits Ocean Lakes Family Campground in Myrtle Beach, S.C.and Mark Polk offers tips on inspecting for water damage.
Leisure Travel Vans held its first ever LTV Dealer Summit April 7-9 at the Leisure Travel Vans factory in Winkler, Manitoba. It was a two-day event packed with learning, factory tours, sales and service training and more.
RV colleagues come together for "RVs Move America Week" to showcase the strength of the industry in meetings with federal policymakers across Capitol Hill, while collectively building a strategic roadmap to help define growth for the industry.
iN•Command by ASA Electronics has been chosen by Chevrolet to bring smart trailer technology to the forefront of automotive innovation and to the driver's seat with the next generation Silverado Heavy Duty.
Dale Davis of ATC Toy Hauler, Nappanee, Ind., provides a walk-through of the company's recently introduced 2019 fifth-wheel toy hauler. Featuring all-aluminum welded-frame construction, the unit is available on 32-, 36- and 40-foot lengths.
President and CEO of Kampgrounds of America, Toby O'Rourke, discusses their latest North American Camping Report data with RVX attendees, and how the RV industry can continue to attract new consumers to the RV and camping lifestyle.
Jason Martin, director of product development at Jayco, highlights some key features of the company's 2019 Pinnacle 36SSWS fifth-wheel including the carbon steel full-body paint option, outdoor entertainment and plentiful storage.
The RVX Sales Navigator is a groundbreaking toolkit full of proprietary data and cutting-edge marketing tactics that is designed to help RV dealers more effectively connect with specific consumer segments in your market, leading to more sales.
On this episode of Rollin' on TV, the crew talks with Highland Ridge RV about their pet-friendly features, plus RV Education 101 offers tips for traveling with pets. Finally, the crew visits Lake Chelan in Washington State.
Two consecutive days of record crowds at the 2019 34th Annual Florida RV SuperShow in Tampa – along with a favorable weather forecast through the weekend – has organizers staring at what could very well turn out to be the best "Tampa Show" ever. Wednesday
Popular YouTube full-time RV celebrities Joe and Kait Russo pay a visit to the 2018 Overland Expo East, which was Nov. 9-11 at Reeb Ranch near Asheville. N.C., where they toured quite a few 4x4 recreational vehicles.
Go RVing Canada showcases seasonal camping, which helps "time-strapped friends and families get away more often. When you own a park model or RV and rent a site at a nearby campground for a full season, it's easy to leave the RV hooked up and stocked up.
Product Manager John Jones conducts a tour of the 3200DB by Cruiser RV, a subsidiary of Heartland Recreational Vehicles. This innovative design packs two full bathrooms and an outdoor kitchen into a half-ton towable camper.
Housing parts, service, and dealer and customer support staff all under one roof Newmar Corp.’s new 160,000-square-foot is one of the largest manufacturer owned and operated service centers in North America.
In this week's show, Jeff Johnston takes two Forest River No Boundary trailers out and reviews the Titan Sewer Hose kit from Thetford. Also, Mark Polk of RV Education 101 offers advice on RV extension cords.
Sol by inTech RV delivers a “spacious, innovative and luxurious camper that is designed for those who can appreciate quality.” With an overall length of just 19 feet, Sol ranges in weight from 3290-3390 pounds.