Great American Campout Slated for Saturday

The Great American Backyard Campout, coordinated by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), set to run on Saturday (June 28). According to a press release, the Great American Backyard Campout, currently marking its 10th year, is designed to promote the benefits of camping as a way to connect people with nature and support efforts of the […]

Atwood Promotion Well Received by Dealers

Atwood Mobile Products LLC reported an “overwhelming response” to its “Hot On-Demand Promotion” where dealers can qualify for a $100 gift card (U.S. dollars) for every Atwood On-Demand water heater they purchase. According to a press, the promotion ends on June 30 for both U.S. and Canadian dealers. “Atwood is excited about the great response we have received […]

Grand Design RV Produces 2,000th Reflection

Grand Design RV Co. announced today (June 24) the production of its 2,000th Reflection fifth-wheel. “We are very pleased to announce that in less than one year from the introduction of our Reflection fifth-wheel brand,” said Don Clark, president and co-owner of Middelbury, Ind.-based Grand Design, in a press release. “General Manager Micah Staley and his sales team, along […]

Gonyon will Oversee Evergreen Amped Line

Middlebury, Ind.-based EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC announced that Will Gonyon will now oversee sales and production of the Amped toy hauler. According to a press release, Gonyon will determine the direction of the line along with maintaining dealer relations and overseeing Amped sales. Gonyon will also continue as the Sun Valley sales and product manager.  “I look forward to playing an […]

Service Arrangements Set for Blue Ox’s Hesse

Funeral arrangements for Blue Ox CEO and President Jay Hesse have been scheduled through Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel in Sioux City, Iowa. Services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday (June 26) in the Hesse Event Center at the Pender Public School in Pender, Neb. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, with […]

‘Boomer’ Influence on Display at Tampa Show

Industry reports that credit Baby Boomers with the explosion of RV travel aren’t hard to believe judging from the clientele roaming in and around the hundreds of vehicles that were on display at the Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall last week during the Tampa Bay Summer RV Show. As reported by the Tampa Bay Times, the […]

Consumer Confidence Hits 6-Year High in June

Consumer confidence hit a new post recession high this month as surging stock prices and strong job growth lifted Americans’ outlook. USA Today reported that the Conference Board’s consumer confidence index rose to 85.2 from 83.5 in May. That’s the highest since January 2008. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg expected a reading of 83.5. The economy […]

TRA Certifies DRV-Built Luxury ‘Talent Trailer’

Elkhart, Ind.-based TRA Certification Inc. announced the Green Certification of the world’s first line of luxury “talent trailers” fueled 100% by clean power. The 46-foot long Ecoluxe fifth-wheel is manufactured by DRV Luxury Suites, Howe, Ind., exclusively for Louisiana-based Hollywood Trucks. According to a press release, the RV is the most ecologically friendly towable of its […]

Service Arrangements Set for Blue Ox’s Hesse

Funeral arrangements for Blue Ox CEO and President Jay Hesse have been scheduled through Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel in Sioux City, Iowa. Services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday (June 26) at the Heese Event Center at the Pender school. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, with the family present […]

Report: Ind. Manufacturing Sector Sees Gains

For a third straight year, manufacturing employment in Indiana posted a gain, reports the 2014 Indiana Manufacturers Directory, a manufacturers database and directory published by Manufacturers’ News, Inc. (MNI) Evanston, Ill. According to data collected by MNI, Indiana manufacturers added 8,563 manufacturing jobs, or 1.5 percent from April 2013 to April 2014. Manufacturers’ News reports […]