Motley Fool: Camping World 4Q Sales Soar 33%

Nearly half a century after their initial heyday, recreational vehicles are back in vogue, and retailer Camping World Holdings Inc. wants to give customers as much support as they need to commit completely to the RV lifestyle. The Motley Fool reported that with retail locations that go beyond simply selling products to provide a focal point for social […]

Thetford’s Tank Blaster Attacks Buildup, Clogs

Thetford Corp.’s new Tank Blaster uses the power of enzymes to eliminate buildups that can create messy clogs or cause sensor malfunction in RV black and gray holding tanks. “Tank Blaster’s enzymes use the waste in the holding tanks as food and they keep eating the waste, tissue, soap scum and grease until it’s gone,” said Barry […]

‘MotorHome’ Magazine Marking 50th Year in ’18

MotorHome magazine, the No. 1 choice for travel, tech and lifestyle for the motorized RV enthusiast, is marking its 50th anniversary this year. According to a press release, each issue of the 2018 calendar year takes a close look at highlights from the past half-century of MotorHome’s history, with a special collector’s edition in July that […]

CalARVC’s ‘Software Education Day’ a Success

Nearly 100 attendees participated in CalARVC’s Software Education Day Tuesday (Feb. 27) at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, billed as the largest and most in-depth event of its kind to showcase the reservation and management tools available to the campground industry. Six of the nation’s top campground reservation and front desk management service providers spent the day […]

RVIA Will Hold Trade Show Briefing on March 1

Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) members are invited to take advantage of another opportunity to hear firsthand the association’s concept for a new trade show set to debut in the spring of 2019. The next briefing will be Thursday (March 1) from 9-10:30 Champions Hall at the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Ind.  “One […]

Feb. Consumer Confidence Highest Since 2000

U.S. consumer confidence surged in February, building off its rebound from January and reaching the highest level since 2000. CNBC reported that the Conference Board’s measure of consumer attitudes on current and future economic conditions increased to 130.80 in February, up from 124.30 in January. The newest reading is the index’s highest since November 2000, […]

Zamp Solar Eyes Growth as PulseTech Division

The bet that Zamp Solar made three years ago on U.S. manufacturing paid off this month, when the company was acquired by PulseTech Products Corp. of Southlake, Texas, for an undisclosed amount. As reported by the Bend (Ore.) Bulletin, the deal with PulseTech will keep Zamp’s administration, engineering and assembly operations in Bend while bringing […]

Black Book: RV Values at Auction Stable in Jan.

Black Book reported that RV values at auction remained steady in January as towable and motorized segments showed little variance from the previous month. “For the second month in a row, the values of RVs sold at auction, including motorized and towable, were very stable, with changes of less than two percent,” said Eric Lawrence of Black Book. […]

Brawny GMC Pickups, SUVs Yield High Margins

For General Motors Co., the new GMC Sierra pickup truck that hits dealerships this fall can’t come soon enough. Although GMC isn’t officially GM’s luxury brand — that designation belongs to Cadillac — the brawny pickups and sport utility vehicles command hefty prices rivaling those of traditional high-end automakers. Add on the tony Denali models that comprise nearly […]

Va. Park Visitors Generate More Than $226M

Virginia Gov.Ralph Northam announced Tuesday (Feb. 27) that Virginia state parks helped stimulate more than $226 million in visitor spending in 2017, including $104 million by out-of-state visitors. “With more than 10 million visitors in 2017, Virginia State Parks helped support approximately 3,500 jobs in communities across Virginia,” said Gov. Northam. “From seasonal staff and […]