Marketer Plans Open House ‘Supplier Showcase’

While still in the initial stages, a West Coast marketing firm with operations in Vancouver, Wash., and Portland, Ore., is hastily assembling the pieces for an “RV Supplier and Vendor Showcase,” slated to launch at this year’s Elkhart County RV Open House. Randall Jeremiah, partner for CIRV, told that the genesis for the project boiled […]

GasBuddy: Gas Prices to Impact Summer Travel

Rising gas prices have put a crimp in travel plans this summer as more Americans are planning staycations instead of hitting the road, according to GasBuddy’s 2018 Summer Travel survey. GasBuddy reported in a release that the annual survey showed only 58% of participants said they will take a road trip this summer, a 24% […]

ORVDA Convention is Slated To Run June 10-11

The Oklahoma RV Association (ORVA) will hold its 2018 State Convention June 10-11 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Catoosa, Okla.  According to a press release, this year’s convention will feature a strong slate of speakers designed to bring ORVA members all the latest news and updates in the industry along with new learning […]

‘ASA’ Names Garvey As RV Aftermarket Manager

ASA Electronics announced that Christina Garvey will be assuming the role of RV aftermarket manager, effective immediately, and will be responsible for all distributor and aftermarket accounts for the RV division. Garvey previously worked on the OEM side of the business.  “This is a great opportunity for me to become involved in a different aspect […]

‘Active’ Intros Custom RV Steering Wheel Covers

Yuma, Ariz.-based Active RV Upholstery Center announced the launch of its custom RV steering wheel covers for Class A and Class C motorhomes. According to a press release, the company also offers RV dash covers, sheepskin captain’s chair covers and RV bras along with custom upholstery services. Owner Daniel Tuller noted, “Our customers have been requesting […]

Winnebago Expansion Raises Focus on Towables

In response to a sustained uptick in towable sales, Winnebago Industries Inc. recently announced plans for a $12-$13 million expansion on around 30 acres of acquired farmland adjacent to its current operations in Middlebury, Ind. “The bottom line is that we just outgrew our production facilities,” reported Scott Degnan, vice president and general manager, towables […]

NATDA Launches 2018 Dealer Satisfaction Report

With ever-fluctuating changes in the trailer industry, the North American Trailer Dealers Association (NATDA) announced a new way for trailer dealers to have a voice with industry manufacturers through the 2018 NATDA Dealer Satisfaction Report. According to a press release, the confidential survey report includes 11 key category scales to rate manufacturers, ranging from overall […]

Report: U.S. Economy Adds 241K Jobs For March

The U.S. economy enjoyed another  “rip-roaring” month of job creation in March, according to a new survey. The Independent reported that the National Employment Report by ADP Research Institute estimated that the American private sector added 241,000 net new jobs in the month, following on from 246,000 in February. That was better than the 205,000 Wall Street had been expecting. “The job market […]