Shipments Confirm Industry’s Robust Pace in ’13

The numbers remain strong – very strong. The South Bend (Ind.) Tribune reported that October marks the 20th straight month RV shipments were greater than the same month the previous year. And October did not just barely beat the numbers. According to the Reston, Va.-based Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), RV shipments to retailers were [...]

Roadtrek Displaying Class B Lineup in Louisville

Kitchener, Ontario-based Roadtrek Motorhomes Inc. continues to rank as the No. 1 Class B sales leader, owning a 37.6% market share through September as compiled by Statistical Surveys Inc. According to a press release, Roadtrek is looking to maintain that momentum with three new product introductions in 2013 with more planned next year. “We’ve had [...]

Grand Design’s Solitude Fiver Earns ‘DSI Award’

Grand Design RV announced that it will receive the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association’s (RVDA) “Quality Circle Award” as part of the 51st National RV Trade Show running Dec. 3-5 in Louisville, Ky. “We are both honored and thrilled to be receiving this award,” Don Clark, Grand Design president and co-owner, said in a press release. “This [...]

National RV Trade Show expected to draw 12,000

(Nov. 28, 2013) -- The three-day show usually translates into an economic boost of nearly $8 million, Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau officials estimate. Fifty-eight manufacturers and nearly 200 suppliers will occupy nearly all of the 1.2 million square feet of space at the Expo Center, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported.

Poverty forces Germans to move to campgrounds

(Nov. 28, 2013) -- The rising unemployment rate in Germany has forced an increasing number of people to permanently move to campgrounds in an attempt to save money. According to Spiegel, thousands of people who say they cannot afford living in urban areas have transformed campsites from holiday spots to residential communities.