Pastore: Sales Spark Need for Trained Workers

Editor’s Note: In a recent Q&A with RV Executive Today magazine, Jeff Pastore, chairman of the Mike Molino RV Learning Center, discusses the RV market outlook, the growing need for trained, professional workers, and how the Learning Center fits in. Q.  All signs point to another solid year of RV sales in 2014. What’s happening at RV […]

Cummins Appoints New ‘Power Generation’ VP

Cummins Inc. has promoted Jason MacLean to vice president, Power Generation Business Unit, supply chain. In his new role, MacLean will also become an officer of Cummins. According to a press release, MacLean will continue to lead all functions within supply chain of the Power Generation Business Unit, including global manufacturing of generator sets and […]

Grand Design Hires Lizzi as DSM for Reflection

Middlebury, Ind,-based  Grand Design RV Co. announced the addition of Tony Lizzi as district sales manager for the Reflection sales team. “We are ecstatic about the addition of Tony to the Reflection sales team. He is product saavy, has incredible dealer relationships, and is a perfect addition to our sales force,” said Micah Staley, Reflection general […]

‘Rogue’ RV OEMs Find Niche in Offroad Market

The term “Recreational Vehicle” may by a misnomer, a bit of mid-century ad-speak designed to make hanging out in parking lots sound appealing, but if a few rogue RV makers have their way, the house-on-wheels industry may be in for a radical change.  As reported by the Men’s Journal, an increasing number of Offroad RVs are rolling […]

March Shipments Grow 16.4%; Best Since 2007

March wholesale shipments of all RVs advanced 16.4% over last year’s total, rising to 33,678 units. The March total was 9.3% more than one month earlier and the best March shipments since 2007. March towable RVs were reported at 29,558 units, up 14.4% over March one year ago while motorhomes grew 33.5% to 4,120 units. […]

Consumer Sentiment Rises to Nine-Month High

Consumer confidence rebounded sharply this month to near a post-Great Recession high since 2007 as Americans were more positive about their financial situation and outlook for the economy, according to a leading private barometer released Friday (April 25). As reported by the Los Angeles Times, the monthly consumer sentiment index from the University of Michigan […]

NHTSA Samsung Microwave Recall Widespread

Samsung Electronics announced through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that many microwave ovens it produced may create a safety hazard. RV News Service reported that during a three-years period some of the Samsung-made microwave ovens for the RV industry have turned out to have a defective part that can cause them to turn […]

March Shipments Grow 16.4%; Best Since 2007

March wholesale shipments of all RVs advanced 16.4% over last year’s total, rising to 33,678 units. The March total was 9.3% more than one month earlier and the best March shipments since 2007. March towable RVs were reported at 29,558 units, up 14.4% over March one year ago while motorhomes grew 33.5% to 4,120 units. […]

McMahon’s ‘Working With GE’ to Settle Dispute

Despite the existence of litigation between McMahon’s RV and GE Commercial Distribution Finance (GECDF), the Southern California dealer says that the two parties “have been in constant negotiations to reach an amicable resolution that benefits McMahon’s RV’s employees and customers.” “GE and McMahon’s RV are discussing potential ways to resolve their dispute for the benefit […]