Cruise Inn Recognized at Hospitality Conference

Newly launched Cruise Inn RV Parks was recently recognized as one of the most innovative and new concepts in the hospitality industry during the American Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS), held Jan. 27-29 in Los Angeles. According to a press release, with over 2,500 attendees, ALIS is one of the leading hotel investment conferences in the [...]

FRVTA ‘Spring Clean-out Show’ Opening Friday

The 8th Annual Spring Clean-out RV Show, sponsored by the Florida RV Trade Association (FRVTA), Region 1, is set to run Feb. 14-16 at Germain Arena in Estero. According to a press release, this year’s annual event features seven dealers from Florida’s Gulf Coast displaying a large variety of new and used recreational vehicles, including [...]

Entegra Coach Introduces Aspire 39E Floorplan

Middlebury, Ind.-based Entegra Coach, manufacturer of luxury diesel-powered motorhomes, announced today the official launch of a new 40-foot Aspire model. According to a press release, the new Aspire 39E recently previewed at Florida RV SuperShow, featuring a full-wall slide that enables “spacious and luxurious living.” Offering a popular bath-and-a-half configuration, the Aspire 39E is equipped [...]

Camping World Honors Vets with Massive Flags

Camping World Inc. and Good Sam Enterprises LLC  announced a new project to install massive American flags at various Camping World supercenters across the country to honor veterans. According to a press release, the flags measure 30-feet-by-60-feet or 40-feet-by-80-feet, depending on zoning regulations, and the poles are 130 feet tall. In many cases these will [...]

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 [...]