Final Days Before RISE Awards Entry Deadline

Organizers are reporting a spike in entries as the Friday (Dec. 14) deadline looms for the inaugural RVBusiness RISE (Recognizing Innovation and Supplier Excellence) Awards program, which is designed to honor the best and most innovative new products marketed by RV industry component suppliers for the 2019 model year.   “We’ve had about a dozen […]

Forbes: How a 20-Something Revived Bowlus

Among the sleek new versions of travel trailers aimed at tech-rich Millennials and well-heeled Boomers, the Bowlus Road Chief is a standout with deep historical roots. More than just a shiny piece of eye candy for the road, this sleek construction with Art Moderne lines is filled with 21st-century comforts. Think heated floors, charging stations […]

Ford Ranger Targets Crowded Mid-Size Market

Just weeks before Ford rolls out its new Ranger pickup, the automaker finds itself in a strange position: playing catch up on trucks.  CNBC reported that after eight years of ignoring the mid-size truck market while Toyota and General Motors racked up strong sales, Ford believes it’s not too late for the new Ranger to make a […]

Harvest Hosts Owner Visits NERVDA Podcast

The New England RV Dealers Association (NERVDA) will host Joel Holland, owner of Harvest Hosts, during tonight’s airing of RVing in New Englant. Joel previously appeared on the show shortly after he acquired the company. He has been a very active owner since then, forging new relationships and signing up new host locations. With a […]

Regency B-Plus Coach Named as ‘Top Debut’

Regency RV announced that its 2019 Ultra Brougham B-plus motorhome was named as a “2019 Top Debut” from RVBusiness magazine.   According to a press release, the publication awarded the distinction to the best new products from the Dealer Open House Trade Show held in Elkhart, Ind. The award was announced in the November/December issue of […]

‘Way Interglobal’ Adding Wain to Sales Force

Way Interglobal announced the hiring Michael Wain as a sales representative. According to a press release, Wain is a 2018 Indiana University graduate and a lifetime resident in the Elkhart area.  Way Interglobal is an international supplier and distributor based in Donguann, China. In March of 2017, the company moved its U.S. headquarters to a new 115,000-square-foot […]

Winnebago Revamps Lineup for Younger RVer

In a Des Moines, Iowa, country club, Mary Gottschalk clicked her slideshow to show three recreational vehicles to a crowd of Rotarians breakfasting on scrambled eggs and oatmeal.  The Des Moines Register reported that on the screen appeared an antique, stainless steel teardrop trailer, followed by a hulking, turquoise motorhome and, lastly, a red camper van topped with a […]

SSI: Class B Sales Climb 27.8% For 10 Months

Class B sales continued to enjoy year-over-year sales growth during the first 10 months of 2018, as overall retail registrations climbed 27.8% in the period. Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI) reported that Winnebago Industries Inc. led the segment through October with a 39.6% market share followed by Erwin Hymer Group North America (29.3%) and Thor Industries Inc. […]

TL, MotorHome Unveil Reader Choice Awards

Trailer Life and MotorHome magazines unveiled the winners of their 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards, which honor some of North America’s most popular RVs, campgrounds, RV products and services. According to a press release, top vote-getters include high-profile brands like Winnebago, Jayco, Dometic and Cracker Barrel. Electronic ballots were cast during the summer, when Trailer Life […]

Trump Hints At Progress in China Trade Talks

President Donald Trump today (Dec. 11) hinted at “important announcements” regarding his administration’s high-stakes trade talks with China. “Very productive conversations going on with China! Watch for some important announcements!” the president tweeted. CNBC reported that Trump’s optimistic tweet came soon after Bloomberg News reported that China’s government would consider slashing tariffs on U.S. car […]