June RV auction prices post seasonal decline

(July 2, 2012) -- The consumer usage of RVs is currently at the peak, whereas the wholesale market for recreation vehicles has begun their seasonal decline. The average motorhome had a wholesale price of $39,144, down $1,770 or -4.5 percent from last month. Towables, including travel trailers, fifth wheels, and camping trailers, averaged $10,693, a drop of $463 and at a rate of -4.3 percent.

Gold Eagle acquires 303 Products

(July 2, 2012) -- "We believe that Gold Eagle Co.'s logistics, personalized and efficient customer service, and its proven product marketing abilities will enable the 303 Brand to grow both domestically and internationally," said Praegitzer. "For more than 30 years, our company has developed a world class collection of quality products and emerged as a category leader. Together, with Gold Eagle, we believe we will continue this momentum."

Camping World looks to dominate Tampa market

(July 2, 2012) -- The next move will be taking over a not-yet-disclosed RV dealer site in Clearwater, he said, where Camping World plans to bring in new RV and trailer brand names. After that, Camping World will take over an RV dealership in Holiday, just north of Tarpon Springs, the Tampa Tribune reported.

California dealers see increased sales

CALIFORNIA -- Los Angeles Daily News reports dealers are experiencing increased sales. Bo Beaubrixey, general manager at the Camping World dealership in Valencia, told Los Angeles Daily News, "We're probably having the best year we've had in several years and we're trying very hard. People want to use their RVs and go camping. All the campgrounds are full (this season). Even high gas prices are not stopping people from using their RVs." The store's sales have increased between 25 percent and 30 percent from the recession low, Beaubrixey told the newspaper. At Niel's Motor Homes in North Hills, dealership general manager Jim Royal told Los Angeles Daily News business began perking up about a year ago, but he did not provide specific numbers. To read the complete report in Los Angeles Daily News, click here.