U.S. Economy Pointing to Stronger 6 Months

Fewer Americans are filing applications for unemployment benefits, consumer confidence is rising and manufacturing is picking up as the world’s largest economy shows additional signs of strengthening. Bloomberg reported that jobless claims fell by 6,000 to 312,000 in the week ended June 14, the Labor Department reported today in Washington. Households this month were the […]

Camping World Announces ’15 Growth Plans

Camping World Inc. and Good Sam Enterprises LLC announced in a written release that they will be expanding into the Atlanta, Greensboro, N.C., and Erie, Pa., in 2015 with the development of new RV supercenters. Additionally, the company continues to actively pursue new markets and acquisitions, and is under contract with land owners and existing dealerships that […]

Cruise Inn Launches National RV Park Brand

Cruise Inn announced today (June 19) the official launch of its national RV park brand as four Colorado-based facilities were named as “founding parks.” According to a press release, the parks now bearing the Cruise Inn brand include Gunnison Lakeside RV Park & Cabins, Gunnison; Cutty’s Hayden Creek Resort, Coaldale; Junction West RV Park, Grand Junction: and Riverview RV Park, Loveland. In […]

Ingrassia: Go RVing Leads Spark Retail Sales

Editor’s Note: The following column, authored by Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) President Phil Ingrassia and appearing in the June issue of RV Executive Today, touts the benefits the Go RVing Leads Plus program provides for dealers. Last month I had the opportunity to dig a little deeper into a recent Go RVing study for some presentations I […]

Camping World Announces ’15 Growth Plans

Camping World Inc. and Good Sam Enterprises LLC announced in a written release that it will be expanding into the Atlanta, Greensboro, N.C., and Erie, Pa., in 2015 with the development of new RV supercenters. Additionally, the company continues to actively pursue new markets and acquisitions, and is under contract with land owners and existing dealerships that […]

Wash. RV Resort Hosting Tiffin, Poulsbo Rally

Tiffin motorhomes from all areas of the country started descending on the Toutle River RV Resort in Castle Rock, Wash., June 14 for the national rally presented by the Tiffin Allegro Club and Poulsbo RV, according to a written announcement from the resort. The rally, which has been sold out for several weeks, rented all […]

McMahon’s is Seeking Bankruptcy Protection

McMahon’s RV, once one of the largest recreation vehicle companies California, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, according to a report by the Orange County Register. The Westminster-based company has faced a string of problems recently, including a legal battle with a key lender, a stream of customer complaints and a state investigation. Mega […]

Two Senators Propose Hike for Gasoline Tax

Two U.S. senators said they want to raise the federal gasoline and diesel tax by 12 cents a gallon to prevent a fund that pays for about half of the country’s transportation projects from running out of money in August. Automotive News reported that U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., called […]

KOA Touts Behind the Yellow Sign Campaign

The New York Times featured Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) in an in-depth profile of the company’s new “What’s Behind the Yellow Sign” national marketing campaign on June 17. According to a press release, the article, titled “Kampgrounds of America Sets First National TV Campaign,” discusses the strategy behind the campaign, which is designed to […]