The Rally Returns for ’15 at Phoenix Raceway

Camping World Inc. and Good Sam Enterprises LLC announced the return of “The Rally” in 2015. The event, which returns “due to popular demand” after a year off, is slated for March 19-22 at the Phoenix International Raceway. According to a press release, with the tremendous growth the Good Sam Club has experienced over the past few years, […]

All in Caravaning Set for June 27-29 in Beijing

The third staging of All in Caravaning will be held June 27-29 at the Beijing Exhibition Centre in China. According to a press release, approximately 180 exhibitors will show their products and services on 215,200 square feet of exhibit space. The show, hosted by Messe Düsseldorf and its subsidiary Messe Düsseldorf (Shanghai) Co. Ltd, will feature […]

GE, McMahon’s Enter ‘Preliminary Injunction’

GE Commercial Distribution Finance and Mega RV Corp., dba McMahon’s RV, have entered into a “stipulated preliminary injunction” concerning the dealership’s alleged sale and distribution of inventory financed by GE following the closure of its Mesa, Ariz., outlet. Parties met Wednesday (May 7) in the Central California U.S. District Court in response to GE’s request […]

Skyline Announces 3 Additions to Sales Team

Elkhart, Ind.-based Skyline Corp. continues to bolster its RV Group, recently adding three new regional sales managers. According to a press release, additions include: ▪ Doug Graham Jr. joins the Skyline RV Group with over 12 years of sales and management experience in the RV industry. Graham spent six years at Forest River Inc., four […]

Report: Pump Prices to Drop by Memorial Day

As U.S. gasoline production increases in anticipation of the summer driving season, the American Automobile Association (AAA) said it is expecting prices at the pump to drop by Memorial Day, May 26. According to the Christian Science Monitor, AAA reported a national average price on May 5 of $3.67 — about 3 cents lower than what the […]

Baird Survey: Powerboat Sales Higher in April

Editor’s Note: The following is a report by R.W. Baird & Co. analyzing powerboat sales during April. MRAA/Baird Marine Retailer Pulse Report. We contacted 183 marine retailers to assess trends in April, in partnership with the Marine Retail Association of the Americas (MRAA). New boat retail improved in April, relative to weak Q1 trends. Retailer […]

General RV Adding Service Facility To Ill. Site

Wixom, Mich.-based General RV Center Inc. is expanding its Huntley, Ill., property by adding a service and maintenance building. The Northwest Herald reported that the 14,000-square-foot building will include eight service bays for RV repairs and preparation, two offices and RV washing facilities across five acres. This adds to the existing 35,244-square-foot building and more than […]

Spartan Reports 1Q Loss; Revenue Grows 33%

Spartan Motors Inc., parent to Spartan Chassis Inc., reported a net loss for its first quarter, ended March 31, while revenue rose 33.2%. Sales during the period totaled $128 million versus $96.1 million the year prior. The Charlotte Mich.-based company reported that its Specialty Chassis & Vehicles (SCV) unit reported lower first-quarter revenue and operating income compared […]

City Denies Zoning for Planned $1.3M RV Park

In a 4-3 decision on Tuesday night (May 6), Gauthier, Miss., Mayor Gordon Gollott and the city council upheld a planning commission recommendation to deny a zoning change for a 24-acre piece of property that would have allowed a $1.3 million development for an RV park, the Mississippi Press reported. Developer Greg Williams wanted to locate a […]

Ram Delays Major Changes to Pickup Until ’17

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is delaying the next major update of the Ram pickup, one of its most profitable vehicles, until 2017 — a year later than originally planned. Automotive News reported that product plans for the Ram brand, which includes the Ram pickup and Fiat Chrysler’s commercial vehicles, were revealed Tuesday (May 6) when company executives outlined […]