Report: U.S. Auto Sales Set to Post Record Year

Americans spent December driving cars, trucks and utility vehicles off dealer lots in record numbers, setting the industry up for a record year for new car sales. International Business Times reported that analysts expect 2015 to set a new high of 17.5 million units sold, led by staggering growth in demand for so-called crossover vehicles — small-engine SUVs […]

Airstream Legacy is Still Resonating with RVers

Any list, compilation, encyclopedia, Wiki page, or anthology that claims to be an inventory of classic, iconic, or distinctive Americana and doesn’t give Airstream a big, fat entry needs a new editor. As reported by the Sidney (Ohio) Daily News, when it comes anything that is easily recognizable as being uniquely American, the sleek, aluminum-cased […]

RV Tech is a Designated Trade in Saskatchewan

The Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC) has announced that the RV Service Technician (RVST) is now a designated, apprenticeable trade in Saskatchewan. The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) reported that Canada tradespeople currently working in the trade will be eligible to write the journeyperson exam as a trades qualifier. Trades qualifiers are those […]

Record Numbers Straining Some National Parks

The twist on the National Park Service’s “Find Your Park” campaign leading into the agency’s centennial year was voiced this year in some parks as record visitation strained staff and impacted resources and left Park Service managers wondering how high visitation might go next year and how they’ll cope with it. “It’s going to be […]

Cheap Gas, Job Gains Lift Consumer Sentiment

Consumer confidence closed out 2015 on a high note amid solid job growth and falling gas prices, according to a report by USA Today. A closely watched index of Americans’ outlook climbed to 96.5 in December from 92.6 the previous month, the Conference Board said Monday (Dec. 28). Economists expected a rise to 93.6. Regular […]

Lemonis to Donate up to $300,000 to Marquette

Marcus Lemonis, chairman and CEO of Camping World Inc. and the star of the CNBC show “The Profit,” says he will donate up to $300,000 to Marquette University as part of a $1 million university giving challenge that will begin on Jan. 5 and run through March 12. As reported by Milwaukee Business News, Lemonis is […]

Oklahoma Brings Wi-Fi Service to RV Tailgaters

As the University of Oklahoma studies the possibility of bringing Wi-Fi to its football stadium, it has already brought Wi-Fi to a group of dedicated fans: Sooner supporters who park their recreational vehicles in a special lot. According to Mobile Sports Report, SooneRVillage has Wi-Fi coverage to all its 400 spaces, according to David Payne, […]

Report: Recent RV-Related Recalls From NHTSA

Editor’s Note: The following is a list of recent RV-related recalls compiled by the U.S National Highway Transportation Safety Association (NHTSA). • Newmar Corp. is recalling 979 2008-2014 King Aire, 2009-2014 Essex, 2011-2015 Mountain Aire, Ventana, and Dutch Star, 2012-2014 Ventana LE, 2012-2015 Canyon Star, and 2015 London Aire motorhomes. The affected vehicles are equipped with […]