Winnebago Marking 60th at Grand National Rally

At about this time for the last 49 years, Forest City, Iowa, pretty much doubles its 4,000-person population when Winnebago owners and their families gather for the Grand National Rally (GNR). Under the theme of “Red, White, & W – 60 Years of an American Icon” to commemorate the company’s 60th anniversary, the rally is set […]

Industry PR Team Hitches Ride with Today Show

Next week’s television broadcast by NBC’s “The Today Show” from a Maine campground in a Winnebago Navion motorhome is the latest example of how perseverance and partnerships can pay off with national publicity. Early next week, ‘Today Show’ hosts Al Roker and Craig Melvin are driving a Winnebago Navion 24G – hand-picked by Roker – […]

MARVAC Appoints Three to Board of Directors

The Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC) announced Tuesday (July 10) the appointment of three people to its board of directors, including Terry Goddard, Ryan Krenek and Bob Rohn, who was re-elected. Goddard is a field sales representative at Tom Manning & Associates, a Michigan-based manufacturers representative firm for the RV and manufactured […]

Go RVing Canada Expands ‘Wildhood’ Campaign

Go RVing Canada, an offshoot of the 20-year-old U.S.-based Go RVing Coalition’s national marketing program, continues to add to its successful “Bring Back Wildhood” campaign for 2018. While it’s closely aligned with the U.S. program, Go RVing Canada was established to give Canada’s RV industry more creative independence in an effort to reach the country’s buyers.  […]

Troy James: RVX ‘Absolutely the Right Direction’

While details continue to be worked out, organizers of “RVX: The RV Experience” (RVX) say the event’s concept is beginning to catch on as more people understand it’s not so much a replacement for the now defunct National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky., as much as it’s a completely new and “reimagined” industry-only event. […]

‘Destination Trailers’ Gain Popularity With RVers

Park model RVs and destination trailers are similar, although there are some key differences. Destination trailers are fully contained RVs but are generally larger – 8 1/2 feet wide – than other towable RVs and less aerodynamic since they’re not meant to be transported as frequently. However, they are designed to be pulled by consumers. […]

CWRV Staff Moved by Camp Watcha Wanna Do

In what participants described as an “amazing camp experience,” CWRV Transport staff spent time Wednesday (June 13) at Camp Watcha Wanna Do, a not-for-profit organization providing camping opportunities for young cancer survivors in Wolcottville, Ind. (To view a slide show of the experience, scroll to the right side of the page.) Rob Jackson, president of CWRV Transport […]

Tariffs Dominate RVIA’s ‘Advocacy Day’ Agenda

More than 120 RV industry executives are “storming Capitol Hill” in Washington D.C. today (June 6) as part of the RV Industry Association’s (RVIA) 17th Annual Advocacy Day, a traditional political outreach that culminates the association’s 2018 Committee Week and entails nearly 150 meetings with congressional leaders and federal agency representatives. As part of Advocacy Day, […]

Outdoor Rec Lauded as Committee Week Begins

With meetings by the Market Information, Public Relations, Park Model RV, Suppliers, and Lawyers committees, as well as the Go RVing Coalition and the Repair Event Cycle Time (RECT) task force, the 2018 Committee Week and Advocacy Day event got underway Monday (June 4) at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington D.C. Hosted by the RV […]