The numbers remain strong – very strong. The South Bend (Ind.) Tribune reported that October marks the 20th straight month RV shipments were greater than the same month the previous year. And October did not just barely beat the numbers. According to the Reston, Va.-based Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), RV shipments to retailers were [...]
Truma Corp., one of the leading recreational vehicle suppliers in the European market, is in the beginning stages of making a move into America. And not too surprisingly, the Germany-based company is setting up shop in Elkhart, Ind., with both an office and a warehouse. As reported by the South Bend Tribune, more than 80% [...]
Kitchener, Ontario-based Roadtrek Motorhomes Inc. continues to rank as the No. 1 Class B sales leader, owning a 37.6% market share through September as compiled by Statistical Surveys Inc. According to a press release, Roadtrek is looking to maintain that momentum with three new product introductions in 2013 with more planned next year. “We’ve had [...]
Nov. 29, 2013) -- Nothing is better than a long term friendship, especially one maintained in the business world. That’s why it was something to celebrate when Scott Motor Coach Route 88 RV Center partnered with Grand Design RV to be New Jersey’s very first dealer, the company reported today.
Grand Design RV announced that it will receive the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association’s (RVDA) “Quality Circle Award” as part of the 51st National RV Trade Show running Dec. 3-5 in Louisville, Ky. “We are both honored and thrilled to be receiving this award,” Don Clark, Grand Design president and co-owner, said in a press release. “This [...]
Today’s video comes from Monaco, which will be rolling out its 2015 Dynasty Class A motorhome at a planned rally in January. The coach marks the first offering since Monaco was acquired by Allied Specialty Vehicles Inc. The company now operates under the Allied Recreation Group umbrella. To view the video click here or scroll [...]
(Nov. 28, 2013) -- The three-day show usually translates into an economic boost of nearly $8 million, Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau officials estimate. Fifty-eight manufacturers and nearly 200 suppliers will occupy nearly all of the 1.2 million square feet of space at the Expo Center, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported.
(Nov. 28, 2013) -- No one was hurt, but the RV was left uninhabitable. The owner told firefighters he had left an old portable heater on when he left the vehicle about an hour and a half before, and that was determined to be the cause of the fire, the Peninsula Daily News reported.
(Nov. 28, 2013) -- Most RV manufacturing takes place in northern Indiana. Elkhart County saw thousands of layoffs from RV factories early in the recession, leading it to have one of the nation's highest unemployment rates for a couple years. Although the county's jobless rate peaked in 2009 at 18.9 percent, today it sits at 7.4 percent.
(Nov. 28, 2013) -- The rising unemployment rate in Germany has forced an increasing number of people to permanently move to campgrounds in an attempt to save money. According to Spiegel, thousands of people who say they cannot afford living in urban areas have transformed campsites from holiday spots to residential communities.