SEMA Show Offers Free Mobile App to Attendees

SEMA showgoers can now download a free mobile app at According to a press release, the free app provides users a comprehensive list of the 2,400 exhibiting companies, details on the more than 100 seminars, and a complete schedule of all the events happening at the show. “The updated, responsive SEMA Show Mobile App is the […]

FEMA is Setting Up RVs For Relief Efforts in N.C.

Dozens of new travel trailers line an old auxiliary runway at the North Carolina Global TransPark, and with brand names such as Sportsmen, Wilderness, Prowler and Imagine, it’s clear they were made for people seeking adventure. But, according to a Charlotte Observer report, in the coming months these recreational vehicles will be home to hundreds […]

RVDA’s ‘Dealer Satisfaction Survey’ is Underway

The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association’s (RVDA) 25th Annual Dealers Satisfaction Index (DSI) survey is underway. A link to the online version of the survey is available at   In addition, U.S. and Canadian dealers attending the 2018 RV Dealers Convention/Expo Nov. 5-9 at the Paris hotel in Las Vegas will be able complete the survey at stations […]

Roadmaster Refines Dinghy Brake Alert System

For years, Roadmaster Inc. has offered universal brake monitoring systems that alert RVers if the dinghy vehicle’s brakes aren’t being applied or are being used continuously. According to a press release, depending on the vehicle make/model, an application-specific brake light switch (purchased separately) was also required. After several months of development and testing, Roadmaster announced […]

Newmar Hosts ’18 Vendor Appreciation Banquet

Nappanee, Ind.-based Newmar Corp. hosted its annual Vendor Appreciation Banquet Thursday (Oct. 18) evening at Das Dutchman Essenhaus in Middlebury, Ind. According to a press release, approximately 150 people attended the event as suppliers and their employees were honored in various categories. The top companies were honored for outstanding performance in service and supply to […]

RVIA Applauds Maine’s New Outdoor Rec Office

Maine has joined 11 other states in establishing an Office of Outdoor Recreation (OREC) responsible for helping to grow the outdoor recreation economy. RVIA New & Insights reported that currently the office in Maine is temporary as state officials hope to show the value of the office this year and work it into the budget […]

SSI: September Boat Sales Register 3.1% Growth

New-boat sales rose 3.1% overall in September and 3.5% in the main powerboat categories, according to Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI), the Michigan firm that tracks boat registrations. With the majority of sales recorded for the year, the industry is poised to be up around 3.5% for 2018, said SSI sales director Ryan Kloppe. “We’re right […]

Quotas May Replace Tariffs in Steel Trade Fight

U.S. tariffs on steel could be replaced by quotas for Canada and Mexico, the head of the largest U.S. steelmaker says. Bloomberg reported that the U.S., Canada and Mexico are preparing to sign their new trade deal late next month, despite an ongoing tariff fight — U.S. levies on the other countries’ steel and aluminum […]