KOA Reporting Strong Labor Day Registrations

Reservations for the upcoming Labor Day Weekend are running strong at Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) locations throughout North America. The company reported in a press release that reserved camper nights for the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend are up 16% over the same period last year. That continues the strong trend that KOA has seen […]

Discounts Help Boost U.S. Auto Sales For July

Big discounts helped keep U.S. auto sales sizzling in July. The Associated Press reported that General Motors, Ford Motor Co., Nissan and Chrysler Group all reported big gains as the major automakers reported July sales Friday (Aug.1). Industry sales were expected to rise 5% to 1.4 million, according to J.D. Power and Associates. That would […]

U.S. Consumer Spending Revs Up During June

U.S. consumer spending rose at the fastest pace in three months in June, providing momentum for the economy going into the second half of the year. The Associated Press reported that consumer spending increased 0.4% in June on a seasonally adjusted basis following slower increases of 0.3% in May and 0.1% in April, the Commerce Department […]

David Gorin: Can Go RVing Aid Campgrounds?

Editor’s Note: The following is a column by David Gorin that appears in the August issue of Woodall’s Campground Management magazine proposing that the mainstream RV industry’s Go RVing Coalition and the National Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds resume working more closely together in the future in a collaborative marketing effort. To view the entire article, visit […]

Report: RV Sales are ‘Picking Up Speed Again’

You might stay entertained on a long road trip playing Punch Buggy, a game in which passengers slug each other in the shoulder whenever a Volkswagen Beetle goes by. But, according to a report by CNBC, to learn something about economy trends while out on the highway, watch for a different type of vehicle. “I’m starting […]

Forest River Buys Former Monaco Site in Ore.

An Elkhart, Ind., RV firm has bought the former Monaco Coach Corp. plant in Harrisburg, Ore., for an undisclosed sum and plans to restart production in a few weeks, a company official said Thursday (July 31). The Register-Guard reported that Forest River Inc. completed its acquisition of the plant last week, has hired back the […]

RV Performance Drives Drew to Record Sales

Drew Industries Inc., parent to supplier Lippert Components Inc., saw an increase in net income for its second quarter, ended June 30, boosted by record sales including a 15% gain in RV revenue. The company reported net income of $18.6 million, or 77 cents per diluted share, for the second quarter compared to $15.9 million, […]