Thor’s Martin Sees ‘Mutual Benefits’ with Hymer

“Synergy” might have been one of the more often used terms by officials during Thor Industries Inc.’s conference call with investors Tuesday (Sept 18) following the announcement earlier that morning that the firm had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Erwin Hymer Group (EHG), Europe’s largest RV manufacturer, for approximately $2.45 billion in cash […]

Final Hershey Show Attendance is Nearly 60,000

America’s Largest RV Show, Sept. 12-16 at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa., tallied a final gate attendance of almost 60,000 people, about 5,000 off of last year’s record-setting totals. But most exhibitors came away from the annual trade-and-retail exposition pretty impressed with the pace of sales and the crowds in general despite the looming […]

‘Hershey’ Set for Big Crowds on Final Weekend

America’s Largest RV Show, one of the industry’s marquee consumer events hosted by the Pennsylvania RV and Campground Association at the Giant Center complex in Hershey, Pa., hadn’t yet reached the weekend, but already executives at Jayco Inc. and its Starcraft and Highland Ridge divisions were all smiles. Late in the afternoon on Thursday (Sept. […]

Hershey OEMs Enjoy Steady Sales Opening Day

Gloomy weather forecasts may have prevented a record crowd yesterday (Sept. 12) for the opening day of America’s Largest RV Show, but officials said those who made it through the turnstiles were serious buyers with money “burning holes in their pockets.” (To view a slideshow scroll to the right side of the home page. […]

‘FRVTA’ 38th Annual State Convention Underway

The 38th Annual Florida RV Trade Association (FRVTA) State Convention, themed “RVs: The New Frontier,” drew over 225 people to the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs, Fla. The event runs through Saturday (Sept. 8) with members departing on Sunday. FRVTA Executive Director Lance Wilson told that even though the conference is […]

Open House: DRV’s Mobile Suites & Full House

Editor’s Note: will be offering readers a preview of new product introductions over the next few weeks for the Elkhart RV Open House. A makeover for its Mobile Suites line – including as yet undisclosed new wood color – and the debut of Full House brand’s first-ever tandem-axle toy hauler will be showcased during […]

Open House: Entegra Reatta Rides on Spartan K1

Editor’s Note: The following is the first installment by detailing new products being rolled out by manufacturers during the upcoming Elkhart RV Open House. Entegra Coach, a division of Jayco Inc., will be showcasing its new Reatta Class A coach during the Open House, a shorter rear-engine diesel motorhome that was unveiled in July at […]