Good Sam Partners With Ariz. Balloon Festival

The Good Sam Club, a recreational vehicle organization with 1.5 million members, is hoping to bring in as many as 500 RVs to bolster attendance for the popular Havasu Balloon Festival and Fair. The Havasu (Ariz.) News reported that the festival, set for Jan. 17-19, already has 260 RV enthusiasts signed to camp out for the festivities, said Marquita [...]

Michigan RV Show Expects Strong Attendance

ShowSpan’s Camper, Travel and RV Show in Grand Rapids, Mich., is coming to DeVos Place from Jan. 23 through Jan. 26. reported that the show, which will feature about 300 units ranging from high-end motorhomes to egg-shaped micro-trailers, is one of Michigan’s largest RV and family vacation show, according to ShowSpan. About 20,000 visitors [...]

Fleetwood RV Sponsors ‘Gone With the Wynns’

Fleetwood RV Inc. has announced that it will sponsor “Gone With the Wynns,” the recorded adventures of perpetual travelers and modern day documentarians, Jason and Nikki Wynn. According to a press release, the Wynn’s maintain a website,, where they record their adventures, discoveries, helpful information and videos from the road. They will be traveling in [...]

RV loans continue to be good risk for lenders

(Jan. 2, 2013) -- The charge off rate for wholesale loans for dealers was 0.4 percent, while the rate for consumer loans was 1.41 percent, the report noted. On the consumer side, a total of 92,755 loans were made in 2012 totaling $3.8 billion. A total of $15 billion remained outstanding from prior-year loans. A total of 448,257 people were making payments on RV loans.

Supreme Industries Is Selling Shuttle Business

Supreme Industries Inc. in Goshen, Ind., announced that it is selling its shuttle bus business, according to a report in the South Bend Tribune. “As a proportion of revenue mix, bus products have represented a declining percentage of our sales and shuttle buses, in particular, have failed to meet profitability objectives,” said Mark Weber, president [...]

2013 Best Year for Industry Since Recession Hit

The recreational vehicle industry is having one of its best years ever and is on track to reach its projected 10% gain in shipments. As reported by the Goshen (Ind.) News, even in the traditionally slow month of November, shipments of recreational vehicles continued to surge. The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) said wholesale shipments [...]