Hitch Maker Pulliam Seeks Tax Break on Expansion

The St. Joseph County Council in Indiana will soon consider approving a tax break for a manufacturer of trailer hitches that plans to invest $2.5 million to expand its facility near here and create five jobs. As reported by the South Bend Tribune, during a May 9 public hearing, council members will consider approving a […]

Whelchel Joining ‘Blue Ox’ Outside Sales Rep Team

Kevin Whelchel has joined Blue Ox as an outside sales representative serving dealers in Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri, according to a press release. Whelchel’s prior experience is in dealer sales as a parts associate and registered salesperson of RV parts, motorhomes, and trailers at dealerships in Virginia. “Kevin’s in-depth sales experience at two large […]

RVAA is Seeking Nominations for Jim Barker Award

The Recreational Vehicle Aftermarket Association (RVAA) is currently accepting nominations for the 2017  Jim Barker Award.  According to a press release, the highly coveted award is RVAA’s highest honor, given to those who “truly exemplify service in the RV aftermarket industry.” Jim Barker originally developed the concept for RVAA in the late 1960s. The first […]

Attendees: Last Week’s TACO Show The Best Ever

Park operators and vendors lauded last week’s annual Spring Meeting and Trade Show of the Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO) as the best ever, according to an announcement from the organization. “This was the best TACO meeting we have attended,” Laurie Miller, manager of Braunig Lake RV Resort in the San Antonio area, wrote […]

Higgins Made His Mark as RV Industry Entrepreneur

Bobby J. Higgins, 77, of Punta Gorda, Fla., died April 23 surrounded by his loving family. Higgins was an entrepreneur in the RV industry from the 1960’s to 1993. He successfully started from scratch three RV businesses in Indiana’s Elkhart County, including Higgins-Delta Corp. and Cobra Industries Inc., while selling the firms to larger companies.  He was born Aug. […]

Report: ‘NHTSA’ Releases RV-Related Recalls List

Editor’s Note: The following is a list of recent RV-related recalls compiled by the U.S. National Highway Transportation Safety Association (NHTSA). • Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling 148 2017 Ace, Hurricane, and Windsport motorhomes. The weight rating labels for the tow hitches on these vehicles indicate a 10,000-pound weight capacity when the actual hitch capacity is […]

Patrick Industries makes big inroad in marine market

(May 1, 2017) -- "We believe the marine industry is well-positioned for continued growth throughout all boat segments and this acquisition represents a growth opportunity in combination with Patrick's current marine portfolio of companies to further expand our presence as a key component supplier in the marine market," said Cleveland.