IMHA-RVIC Reports on Successes at Holiday Party

More than 50 members of the Indiana Manufactured Housing Association-Recreational Vehicle Indiana Council (IMHA-RVIC) and their families joined together at the Antelope Club of Indianapolis for the organization’s annual holiday gathering Friday (Dec. 9) night. (To view a slideshow scroll to the right side of the home page. Photos by Shawn Spence).   Four-time “Survivor” participant Rupert Boneham entertained the […]

LKQ Acquiring Car Parts Supplier for $1.76 Billion

LKQ Corp., parent company of Keystone Automotive Operations Inc. and its NTP-STAG RV distribution subsidiary, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Stahlgruber GmbH from Stahlgruber Otto Gruber AG for an enterprise value of approximately $1.76 billion. Headquartered in Germany, Stahlgruber is a leading European wholesale distributor of aftermarket spare parts for passenger cars, tools, capital […]

Learning Center, Morgan Stanley to Host Webinars

The Mike Molino RV Learning Center has partnered with Morgan Stanley on a webinar series for dealer principals during December and January presented at no charge to RV dealers.  “A Winning Formula to Maximize Your Overall Financial Success” will be held on Dec. 19 at 1 p.m. (EST). The key to getting consistent, excellent results is by having a proven, […]

‘RV Intelligence’ Releases WoBLR for RV Leveling

RV Intelligence, a new manufacturer of RV aftermarket products and accessories, has launched its second Smart RV product with the release of The WoBLR, the “World’s Best Level for RVs.”  According to a press release, WoBLR smart phone app shows a two-dimensional image to assist in the process of leveling an RV while the level sensing […]

Tax Reform Inaction Stalls Boat Dealer Optimism

Marine dealers say government inaction was the single biggest factor in demand for new boats as the industry awaits tax reform — however, dealers didn’t rank it as impactful as they did last year or in 2015. “Favorable tax legislation, if passed, should improve consumer confidence. If not, it could produce a negative impact,” said […]

SSI: Class B Sales Enjoy 28.1% Rise for 10 Months

Class B sales continued to post double-digit growth during the first 10 months of 2017 as overall registrations jumped 28.1%. Winnebago Industries Inc. led the segment through October with a 35.1% market share followed by Erwin Hymer Group North America (29.3%) and Thor Industries Inc. (16.8%).  To subscribe to this or other SSI reports, contact Scott Stropkai, national RV sales […]

ELS is Acquiring Two Resorts in Virginia For $56M

Editor’s Note: This article is presented in full with permission of the author.  Chicago-based Equity LifeStyle Properties (ELS) has purchased two Virginia resorts, Bethpage Camp Resort in Urbanna and Grey’s Point Camp in Topping, for over $56 million. ELS is a national real estate investment trust (REIT) traded on the New York Stock Exchange. According […]

Teardrop Builder nüCamp RV Debuts New Website

nüCamp RV, a manufacturer of teardrop campers, teardrop trailers and truck campers, has launched a redesigned website to better serve customers. Created with the user experience in mind, offers quick and easy access to essential product information, according to a press release. Two new features, a product comparison tool and a configurator, enable customers to easily […]

Ore. RV Park Breaks Ground; To Feature 180 Sites

A Building Team, led by R&A Architecture + Design, has broken ground on The Camps at Coos Bay Lagoon, an RV camp and cabins park encompassing 103 acres along Camp Arago Highway in the Barview area of coastal Coos Bay, Ore. According to Building Design and Construction, the project — which was designed in collaboration with […]