Patrick Acquiring Elkhart-Based ‘Nickell Moulding’

Patrick Industries Inc. announced today (Dec. 11) that it has completed the acquisition of the business and certain assets of Elkhart, Ind.-based Nickell Moulding Co. Inc., a custom manufacturer of hardwood and wrapped mouldings and trim, custom wood frames, and door components for the recreational vehicle, retail and hospitality, manufactured housing, and other markets.  According to […]

IMHA-RVIC Reports on Successes at Holiday Party

More than 50 members of the Indiana Manufactured Housing Association-Recreational Vehicle Indiana Council (IMHA-RVIC) and their families joined together at the Antelope Club of Indianapolis for the organization’s annual holiday gathering Friday (Dec. 9) night. (To view a slideshow scroll to the right side of the home page. Photos by Shawn Spence).   Four-time “Survivor” participant Rupert Boneham entertained the […]

LKQ Acquiring Car Parts Supplier for $1.76 Billion

LKQ Corp., parent company of Keystone Automotive Operations Inc. and its NTP-STAG RV distribution subsidiary, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Stahlgruber GmbH from Stahlgruber Otto Gruber AG for an enterprise value of approximately $1.76 billion. Headquartered in Germany, Stahlgruber is a leading European wholesale distributor of aftermarket spare parts for passenger cars, tools, capital […]

Learning Center, Morgan Stanley to Host Webinars

The Mike Molino RV Learning Center has partnered with Morgan Stanley on a webinar series for dealer principals during December and January presented at no charge to RV dealers.  “A Winning Formula to Maximize Your Overall Financial Success” will be held on Dec. 19 at 1 p.m. (EST). The key to getting consistent, excellent results is by having a proven, […]

‘RV Intelligence’ Releases WoBLR for RV Leveling

RV Intelligence, a new manufacturer of RV aftermarket products and accessories, has launched its second Smart RV product with the release of The WoBLR, the “World’s Best Level for RVs.”  According to a press release, WoBLR smart phone app shows a two-dimensional image to assist in the process of leveling an RV while the level sensing […]

SSI: Class B Sales Enjoy 28.1% Rise for 10 Months

Class B sales continued to post double-digit growth during the first 10 months of 2017 as overall registrations jumped 28.1%. Winnebago Industries Inc. led the segment through October with a 35.1% market share followed by Erwin Hymer Group North America (29.3%) and Thor Industries Inc. (16.8%).  To subscribe to this or other SSI reports, contact Scott Stropkai, national RV sales […]

Ventura KOA ‘Severely Damaged’ Due To Wildfires

The Ventura Ranch Kampgrounds of America (KOA) Holiday in Santa Paula, Calif., has been closed indefinitely due to south California’s Thomas Fire, which has continued to gain steam due to dry air and heavy wind. Michael Gast, vice president of communications at KOA, told Woodall’s Campground Management, sister publication to, that the campground has been “severely […]

ELS is Acquiring Two Resorts in Virginia For $56M

Editor’s Note: This article is presented in full with permission of the author.  Chicago-based Equity LifeStyle Properties (ELS) has purchased two Virginia resorts, Bethpage Camp Resort in Urbanna and Grey’s Point Camp in Topping, for over $56 million. ELS is a national real estate investment trust (REIT) traded on the New York Stock Exchange. According […]