University Students Develop New Park Model

Students at California State PolyTechnique University, Pomona, have developed a new cabin design that has garnered the attention of California State Parks officials as well as Cavco Industries Inc., one of the nation’s top producer of campground cabins. According to a press release, the new cabin concept, called The Wedge, is so unique that Cavco agreed […]

Lemonis Aligns With Wicked Good Cupcakes

Wicked Good Cupcakes announced a partnership today with entrepreneur and philanthropist Marcus Lemonis, star of CNBC’s hit show The Profit. Lemonis will be joining current partner Kevin O’Leary, star of ABC’s Shark Tank, in a deal that brings together two of television’s best-known entrepreneurs. According to a partnership, the partnership will allow Wicked Good Cupcakes […]

Newspaper Exec Kessler Joins RVB/WCM Staff

G&G Media Group LLC has announced the addition of Rick Kessler, a veteran newspaper executive with an RVing background, to its Elkhart, Ind.-based editorial staff as associate editor of both RVBusiness and Woodall’s Campground Management. Kessler comes to G&G, a three-year-old trade magazine publisher, after a 22-year career in newspapers during which he won numerous […]

Crane is Counter-Suing in Discrimination Case

A Goshen, Ind., factory sued by its former human resources manager for allegedly firing her because she refused to hire illegal immigrants has denied the allegations and counter-sued, arguing that she quit after being reprimanded for poor performance. As reported by the Elkhart Truth, Taimi Fernandez-Guillot filed a $2 million employment discrimination suit in May […]

RVDA Confab Offers Parts, Service Workshops

Dealers know a superior parts and service experience is a major factor driving return business and repeat buyers. Accordingly, the 2014 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo has a track of parts and service workshops offering proven methods for ramping up profits, exceeding customer satisfaction, and boosting departmental performance to new heights. According to a press release, […]

Lazydays Launches User-Friendly Mobile Site

Seffner, Fla.-based Lazydays RV has launched its new mobile website for iPhone, Android and other mobile devices, according to a press release. With its simple format and clean design, the new Lazydays site is designed with user-friendly features to provide “the best RV sales and service experience.”   Features include: • Faster, cleaner and guided search results. […]

Report: Elkhart Co. Five Years After Recession

Editor’s Note: The following is part of a series by the Elkhart Truth examining the long-term health and stability of the economy in Indiana’s Elkhart County. To access other stories and view accompanying graphics click here. A look at the latest data out of Indiana’s Elkhart offers mixed signals. Unemployment is down to 5.7% cumulatively […]

SSI: May ‘B’ Sales Drop 5.4%; Up 19.7% YTD

Year-over-year Class B motorhome sales edged down 5.4% in May, but showed 19.7% growth for the first five months, according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc. Roadtrek Motorhomes Inc. was No. 1 in year-to-date Class B sales, owning a 37.1% market share, followed by Thor Industries Inc. (23.6%) and Winnebago Industries Inc. (21.8%). To subscribe […]

Virginia Dealer Battles Officials Over Signage

A battle over a billboard and its potentially lucrative ad revenue has pitted a local RV dealer against Virginia’s Hanover County. Richmondbizsense.com reported that Ed McGeorge, whose company EMAC LLC owns more than 23 acres at his McGeorge’s Rolling Hills RV Supercenter near Ashland, is suing the county and its board of supervisors for potential […]