U.S. retail sales post gains in February

(March 13, 2012) -- The motor vehicle component rose 1.6 percent in the month, which fully reversed the 1.6 percent drop in January. "The February gain in this component, however, was less robust than the unit sales data would have implied thereby suggesting the possibility of price discounting limiting the increase in overall receipts from motor vehicle dealerships," Ferley said.

Camping World retains No. 1 RV retailer spot

(March 13, 2012) -- "Our 2011 award indicates we continue to head in the right direction with a solid foundation and business plan in place," said Nuttall. "While we are pleased with our results, we certainly are not satisfied and have identified areas for immediate continued sales improvement throughout our locations. We are excited about our progress for 2012."

Fore credits engaged members with RVIA success

(March 13, 2012) -- Fore reviewed the progress on several key items on the current RVIA Strategic Plan, including RV technician training and certification, RV industry promotion, state franchise legislation, industry trade shows and harmonization of RV standards as well as the ability to protect the industry's interest through effective lobbying.

RVIA honors industry leaders

(March 13, 2012) -- The Distinguished Service Award recipient was Jeff Hanemaayer, chairman of Roadtrek Motorhomes. The Distinguished Achievement in RV Standards Award was presented to Dave Mihalick, standards compliance manager at Thor Industries. Sid Johnson, director of marketing at Jayco, Inc., was presented with an RVIA Special Award.