Fleetwood, General RV Register Record At Novi

Fleetwood RV Inc. and Michigan-based General RV recently achieved record sales at the Detroit Camper and RV Show, held Feb. 5-9 in Novi. According to a press release, Fleetwood’s three most recognized models, Bounder, Discovery and Storm, contributed to the most Fleetwood motorhomes ever sold at the Novi event. Offering innovative floorplans, the Bounder 35K [...]

RV Industry Rolls As Atlantic City Show Opens

Recreational vehicles had a steep and bumpy road in the recession, but their sales have accelerated since, with 2013 the strongest year since 2007, the industry’s main trade group said. That momentum will be evident at the 19th annual Atlantic City RV & Camping Show this weekend in New Jersey’s Atlantic City Convention Center. According [...]

McCrary to Oversee Newmar’s Product Planning

Nappanee, Ind.-based Newmar Corp. recently added Kyle McCrary to its management team as director of product planning and design. According to a press release, McCrary brings 27 years of experience in the RV business to Newmar, including stints with Bluebird Corp., Fleetwood RV Inc. and American Coach, as well as a previous term with Newmar [...]

Webinar to Examine Changing Consumer Habits

Owners of RV-related businesses interested in learning more about how to stay ahead of competitors, keep campers interested and gain repeat customers may register now for RV Camping Connect’s free webinar, “How Search, Social and Mobile Have Changed How Buyers Buy: And What Your RV Business Must do About it.” On Wednesday (Feb. 12) from [...]

MARVAC Show Sees Strong Gate Despite Snow

Editor’s Note: The following story, written by Rick Kessler for RVBusiness, offers a look at the recently completed Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC) show in Novi. Kessler is managing editor for Heritage Media, a chain of 11 newspapers in southeast Michigan, and author of the Gr8LakesCamper blog. Howell, Mich., residents Glenn and [...]

EverGreen Element Named RVB ’14 ‘Top Debut’

EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC announced that its Element travel trailer has been named a 2014 Top RV Debut by RVBusiness Magazine. According to a press release, the award was announced in the January issue of the magazine, which is currently available to subscribers. RVBusiness is a bi-monthly publication with a circulation of over 15,000 readers [...]

Everly is Chief Technology Officer for NextGear

NextGear Capital announced the appointment of Bryan C. Everly to the role of Chief Technology Officer. According to a press release, Everly will be responsible for directing all aspects of information technology including architecture, security and compliance, application development, infrastructure and program management. “Technology has always been at the forefront of what NextGear Capital is [...]

TMC Using Lippert’s ‘Linc’ Remote Technology

Lippert Components Inc. (LCI) announced that Thor Motor Coach is now using Linc Remote System technology for its Rapid Camp wireless control system on several of its Class A and Class C motorhome brands. According to a press release, Thor Motor Coach’s Rapid Camp, powered by the Linc Remote System technology, allows users to control the [...]

Monaco Workers Regroup; Look for Work Again

Tom Ewing was surprised when he went into work Monday at the Monaco RV towable manufacturing facility in Elkhart, Ind.. As reported by the South Bend Tribune, at 8 a.m. Ewing learned he no longer had a job as a salesman for the business. The Monaco plant is part of the Decatur, Ind.-based Allied Recreation [...]