(July 2, 2012) -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Recreational Vehicle Parks" report to their offering. The US recreational vehicle parks industry includes more than 4,000 RV parks and campgrounds with combined annual revenue of more than $2 billion.
(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.
(July 2, 2012) -- Each week from July 1 through December of 2012, Cruise America will be giving away a $500 gift certificate to one lucky weekly winner, which can be used towards the rental of one of Cruise America’s top-of-the-line recreational vehicles.
(July 2, 2012) -- Flexsteel Industries, Inc. today announced that Karel K. Czanderna has been named the company’s president and chief executive officer. Czanderna, an established leader in the durable goods space, is a veteran of Owens Corning and Whirlpool Corporation and succeeds Ronald J. Klosterman in the role.
(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."
(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.
(July 2, 2012) -- Los Angeles Daily News reports dealers are experiencing 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.