RV Industry Looking for Continued Growth in 2018

Take a drive through Elkhart County and the signs of a robust recreational vehicle industry are apparent. Units in various stages of assembly are seen being transported from plant to plant. Large lots sit filled with completed units awaiting pick-up or delivery. Finished units frequently dot area roadways headed to new homes across the country. […]

Key Legislative Moves Benefit RV Sales in Indiana

Increasing sales for the recreational vehicle industry had a number of its major players in northeast Indiana expanding production capacity this year, and the Indiana General Assembly took steps to support its continued growth in the state. KPC News reported that the passage into law of an Indiana sales tax exemption for RV sales to […]

Guest Blog: Word of Mouth is Now a Digital Reality

Editor’s Note: The following blog is authored by Lauren Labunsky, public relations manager for Dealer Spike, a company that provides websites as well as a suite of online advertising solutions designed to help dealers increase sales and service profitability. Without positive reviews online, the success of your dealership is at stake. Back in the “good old […]

Regency RV Names Wiseman Regional Sales Mgr.

Fort Worth, Texas-based Class B builder Regency RV, a division of Wayne Davis Auto Group, announced that Ron Wiseman has been appointed regional sales manager. According to a press release, he will be responsible for new business development, and training and assisting dealers with Regency customers. Wiseman brings over 17 years of RV industry management and […]

Mont. Luxury Motorhome Owners Facing Fee Hike

Drivers registering their cars and renewing their licenses in Montana should expect to see an increase in price in 2018, while motorhome owners are also facing a fee hike. During the legislative session earlier this year, lawmakers decided to tack on a new 3% administrative fee for vehicle registrations and renewal fees to compensate for […]

Mark Polk: RV Education 101 Embraces New Tech

Editor’s Note: The following column by Mark Polk appears in the latest RV Education 101 newsletter offering a look at how he and his wife, Dawn, have stayed in step with advances in technology over the years. To view the entire newsletter click here. Although I cannot believe 2017 is over we are looking forward […]

Report: Pickup Truck Market Will Heat Up in 2018

In 2018 the competition between pickup manufacturers is going to become fiercer than ever as Ford, General Motors and Fiat-Chrysler go head-to-head with new strategies for their truck ranges. Pickups outsell all other vehicles in North America, but despite this, until quite recently they didn’t get upgraded and redesigned anywhere near as frequently as passenger […]

Report: NHTSA Releases Latest List of RV Recalls

Editor’s Note: The following is the latest RV recall list compiled by the National Highway Safety Association (NHTSA). • Forest River Inc. is recalling 108 2016-2018 Berkshire XLT motorhomes. Incorrect circuit breakers were used that may not contact the electrical sub-panel correctly. For additional information click here. • Forest River is recalling 25 2018 Sandpiper and Sierra recreational […]