FEMA Requesting Trailers For N.C. Relief Efforts

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has contacted the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) regarding a request to purchase travel trailers for disaster relief in North Carolina due to Hurricane Florence.  According to FEMA, travel trailers sold to the agency should “be new, never used, nor have been lent or rented.” A variety of trailers […]

Proposed Legislation to Aid RV Dealer Financing

Proposed legislation from U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer, R-Minn., would include the financing of certain trailers and campers in the United States tax code. The Ripon Advance reported that the Travel Trailer and Camper Technical Correction Act, H.R. 6969, would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to ensure that floorplan financing includes any trailer or […]

OIA Names Rojas-Unger VP, Government Affairs

The Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) announced that will lead its advocacy agenda as the vice president of government affairs. Patricia is currently vice president of public affairs at the U.S. Travel Association. “Patricia’s deep public policy experience and proactive approach to issue advocacy are huge assets for OIA and our efforts to advance the outdoor […]

Lawmakers Seek Exclusions From Latest Tariffs

Dozens of bipartisan House members are pushing the Trump administration to allow companies to ask for exclusions from its latest round of tariffs on Chinese imports. CNBC reported that in a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Monday (Oct. 15), 169 representatives pushed the White House to let firms request exclusions from the […]

Air Lift is Launching New LoadLifter 5000 Series

Air suspension supplier Air Lift Co. has launched new LoadLifter 5000 series kits for 2019 RAM 1500 4WD pickups. According to a press release, the LoadLifter 5000 series features three of Air Lift’s best-selling load support products – the LoadLifter 5000, LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate, and the LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate PLUS. Each kit in the series […]

Winnebago Forging Partnership with ‘Escapees’

Earlier this year, the Escapees RV Club began conversations with Winnebago Industries Inc. to help create a product that better suits RVers’ needs. According to a press release, during the 58th Escapade in Sedalia, Mo., Escapees and Winnebago held a series of targeted focus groups and workshops throughout the week. The feedback was successful for […]