Camping World, Good Sam Shelving 2016 ‘Rally’

Camping World Inc. (CWI) and Good Sam Enterprises LLC are shelving their annual “Camping World Good Sam Rally” for 2016. Although there have been no official announcements to that effect, CWI CEO Marcus Lemonis confirmed that the Rally had indeed been canceled – at least for now. Lemonis, who has built a high-profile reputation as […]

Industry Leaders Enthused by Shipments Totals

Recreational vehicle shipments surpassed 374,000 units last year, the highest number since 2006 — before the Great Recession. “We did better than previously forecasted,” said Bill Baker, director of media relations at RVIA. “We expect that growth to continue into 2016 since the economy has improved and consumer confidence has risen.” As reported by the Elkhart Truth, […]

Idaho RV Show Names Winner of Travel Trailer

The Treasure Valley RV Dealers Association announced Sandra Lindgren of Meridian, Idaho as the winner of a brand new travel trailer during the Jan. 14-17 34th Annual Idaho RV Super Show. According to a press release, she had her choice between five different trailers that each dealer at the show put into the drawing. Lindgren chose a […]

PODCAST 81: BAL’s John Hawkins

(Jan. 29, 2016) -- John Hawkins, with BAL Norco, describes his impression with what's happening in the industry right now. He reminds listeners that the consolidations that rocked the industry in 2015 are reminiscent of similar activity in the 1990s. But, Hawkins also raises a warning flag concerning the slowdown of dealer orders of RVs going into the spring buying season.

RV shipments finish strong in 2015

(Jan. 29, 2016) -- For the year as a whole, all RV shipments reached 374,246 total units, an increase over 2014 of 4.9 percent and the best yearly total since 2006. This year marked the sixth consecutive annual increase in RV shipments since the end of the last recession, said Baker.

DNR puts out 2016 guide to parks

(Jan. 29, 2016) -- The newly published “2016 Guide to Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites” is a resource for planning a spring break, summer vacation or family reunion. The free booklet is filled with tips on hiking trails, fishing spots, wedding venues and accommodations.