Nearly 300 Rigs Attend RVillage Inaugural Rally

Called “RVillage Rally One – the Connected Road,” the first-ever gathering of members of, a popular social online platform for RVers, got underway Thursday (May 17) at the Elkhart Campground in Elkhart, Ind. Curtis Coleman, the networking website’s founder and CEO, greeted the nearly 300 rigs and their owners as they made their way into […]

BUZZ: CampgroundViews Founder Growing Site

The future of the campground industry is bright and only growing brighter, as more and more people are discovering the affordable fun that a camping trip can provide. A number of familiar reports support this claim including the “2018 North American Camping Report,” a study commissioned by Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA), showing the number […]

RVB’s Kessler: Inside Look at Trump Elkhart Rally

Editor’s Note: The following is a first-hand account by RVBusiness Managing Editor Rick Kessler on President Trump’s rally held May 11 in Elkhart, Ind. As a working journalist for RVBusiness magazine, I covered former President Barack Obama’s rally two years ago at Concord High School in Elkhart, Ind. So on May 10 when President Donald […]

Trump Supports Braun, Touts Agenda in Elkhart

At a raucous rally Thursday (May 11) in Elkhart, Ind., President Donald Trump painted a bull’s-eye on U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, stating that for him to move forward with his agenda he needs Indiana to send him “reinforcements” in the person of Mike Braun, the GOP nominee looking to unseat the man Trump called “Sleepin’ […]

NomadFEST Sold Out; RV Nomad Movie to Debut

NomadFEST, an event created by Nomadic Life Films and organized by EPIC Nomad TV to host the world premiere of “RV Nomads: The Movie,” has officially sold out of the 400 tickets available for the first showing of the film. The event will include a content creators summit, film festival and a plethora of additional events […]

Jason Lippert Humbled by ‘Bids for Kids’ Tribute

In addition to raising $1.5 million for the Goshen, Ind., location of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Elkhart County, the May 5 “Bids for Kids” Charity Auction & Dinner also managed to surprise the event’s longtime chairman Jason Lippert. Lippert, president and CEO of Lippert Components Inc. (LCI), typically begins each auction by taking the […]

Horizon Set to Consolidate Certain U.S. Operations

In a move designed to streamline U.S. operations, Horizon Global Corp. is moving forward with plans to consolidate facilities in Solon, Ohio, and Mosinee, Wis., into the company’s Plymouth, Mich., location. Officials noted in a press release that the stated focus of consolidation is “to bring together all roles and responsibilities of Horizon Americas team, […]

Horizon Global Consolidating Some U.S. Operations

With the company set to announce its 2018 first-quarter earnings Thursday (May 3), officials at Horizon Global are responding to reports of consolidation in some of its domestic operations – moves that it first announced in its fiscal 2017 fourth-quarter earnings report in March. The publicly-held company – whose brands include BULLDOG, Draw-Tite, Reese, Tekonsha, […]

Industrial Finishes Celebrating 60th Anniversary

Industrial Finishes & Systems Inc., a distributor of recreational vehicle paint, equipment and supplies, will mark its 60th anniversary with a special event today (April 20) at its headquarters in Eugene, Ore. Craig Floyd, general manager of the company’s RV division, said that owner Stuart Barr is hosting employees and key vendors such as BASF and […]