Patrick Acquires Component Maker Collins & Co.

Patrick Industries Inc. announced today (March 19) that it has completed the acquisition of the business and certain assets of Bristol, Indiana-based Collins & Co. Inc., a distributor of appliances, trim products, fuel systems, flooring, tile, and other related building materials primarily to the recreational vehicle market as well as the housing and industrial markets. According […]

Tourism Holdings Eyes Electric RV Debut in N.Z.

Tourism Holdings Ltd. is set to conduct a trial on electric camper vans that it hopes will lead to a big rollout by the turn of the decade, according to a report by the New Zealand Herald. The New Zealand-based rental firm will soon test its prototype vehicle in the South Island after a North Island trial over […]

RVDA-Endorsed ‘CSI Tracking’ Adding Features

The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) announced the relaunch of the endorsed Customer Tracking and Reporting System, made available through Customer Service Intelligence (CSI). “CSI’s new system is a state-of-the-art customer follow-up tool for RV dealers and their employees,” said RVDA President Phil Ingrassia in a press release. “The program is ideal for use in the […]

‘NeXus RV’ Adding Motor Sportsland to Network

NeXus RV announced that one of Utah’s longest-standing RV dealerships, Motor Sportsland, has agreed to sell and service NeXus products at its stores in Salt Lake City. NeXus Vice President of Sales Steve Jacobs stated in a press release, “The partnership with Motor Sportsland is one we’re extremely excited about. As one of Utah’s largest, most tenured […]

‘ASA’ Introducing New 19-Inch LCD JENSEN TV

ASA Electronics has added to its line of JENSEN televisions with the debut of the JTV1917DVDC 19-inch LCD TV. According to a press release, the versatile, space-saving television fits comfortably in even the most compact travel trailers. The streamlined cabinet has been designed to reduce the overall footprint of the TV. Combined with the 75 x 75 VESA mounting […]

ARVC Michigan 45th Conference gets Underway

The Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds of Michigan’s (ARVC Michigan) 45th Annual Conference & Expo officially got underway Sunday (March 18) with a full day of seminars, presentations and a cracker barrel discussion. Held at the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in Mount Pleasant, Mich., the conference resumes today with another full day of seminars, […]

Webinar to Cover Recruiting, Retaining Workers

KPA, in conjunction with the Mike Molino RV Learning Center, will host a webinar on improving recruitment methods and retaining qualified employees on Thursday (March 22) from 1-2 p.m. (EDT). According to a press release, attendees will learn: How to improve recruiting. Ways to wow employees during the onboarding process. What to do to make […]

Report: ‘NHTSA’ Releases Latest RV Recalls List

Editor’s Note: The following is the latest RV recall list compiled by the National Highway Safety Association (NHTSA).  • Keystone RV Co. is recalling 1,992 2018 Keystone Passport, Summerland and Hideout, Dutchmen Aspen Trail and Coleman, and Crossroads Zinger recreational trailers. These vehicles are equipped with Norcold N306 mini refrigerators that may have a loose or […]

Parish: RV Industry Still Changing With the Times

Editor’s Note: The following column, authored by Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) Chairman Bob Parish, appears in the Winter issue of RVIA Today. When Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora wrote “The More Things Change the More They Stay the Same,” they were describing life in the music industry in 2010. I also happen to think there are […]