Report: GM Strike Impacts Broader Economy in U.S.

The largest U.S. labor strike in a decade is starting to ripple through the nation’s economy, with the potential to weaken data on manufacturing and jobs that economists are scrutinizing for signs of a recession. Now in its fourth week, the walkout of 48,000 General Motors workers has forced the shutdown of 34 plants across […]

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Jayco Hosts Lt. Governor, State Reps for Plant Tour

Rep. Christy Stutzman, who represents Indiana’s 49th District, and Rep. Doug Miller, 48th District, along with Indiana Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch visited the Jayco Inc. production campus in Middlebury, Ind., Thursday (Oc. 10). Stutzman, who lives in Middlebury, and Mller, an Elkhart resident, invited Crouch to see first-hand the businesses and community organizations that are […]

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Trump Announces ‘Phase One’ Of China Trade Deal

President Trump on Friday (Oct. 12) announced what he calls “phase one” of a larger trade deal with China. NPR reported that as part of the deal, a tariff increase planned for next Tuesday will not be imposed. The U.S. was scheduled to raise tariffs on about $250 billion worth of goods on October 15 […]

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WFCO and Winegard to Offer RVIA-Certified Training

WFCO Electronics is partnering with Winegard to offer two RV Industry Association (RVIA) certified training opportunities this November. According to a press release, the first training will take place in Dallas, Texas, at the Keystone Automotive Training facility in Grapevine on Nov. 5 from 9:30 a.m. to noon, followed by Winegard’s session from 1-5 p.m. […]

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VW America to Unveil Concept ‘Type 20’ Campervan

Volkswagen Group of America has unveiled its Type 20 concept campervan to show off future technologies, including lightweight design and electric motors. Out & About Live reported that the unity was created from a 1962 Type 2 11-window Microbus and has been converted to electric power and showcases a variety of experimental elements, including an […]

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Trump Plan would Privatize Nat’l Parks Campgrounds

The Trump administration is moving forward with an ambitious plan to give private businesses greater access to national parks, according to a memorandum written by an advisory council for the Department of the Interior. Some price increases are also in the works for park visitors. Drafters of the plan say it amounts to little more […]

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State Campground Associations Report Strong Year

Despite a wet spring — including some severe flooding in different regions of the United States — officials at state campground owner associations say that the 2019 summer season was a great one for many park owners, with interest among campers at an all-time high. Woodall’s Campground Management reported that Paul Bambei, CEO and president […]

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Roadtrek Inc. Taps Industry Vet Dane Found as CEO

Class B manufacturer Roadtrek Inc. announced the appointment of industry veteran Dane Found as its new CEO, according to a news release. Roadtrek Inc. was established earlier this year when Group Rapido, one of the largest recreational vehicle groups in Europe, acquired the Roadtrek brand. Since the acquisition, the team at Group Rapido had been […]

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WiFiRanger Offers ‘Right Fit, Right Price’ ATT Plans

WiFiRanger, a supplier of integrated vehicle connectivity systems, is now delivering AT&T 4G LTE data plans for its pre-installed rooftop antenna systems on recreational vehicles as part of its “Right Fit, Right Price” program. “We tailored our plans to the user to improve the overall LTE experience. We don’t want our customers to fall into […]

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RVDA will Honor Spader with Titan Award in Vegas

Spader Business Management founder Duane Spader will be honored with the national RV Dealers Association’s (RVDA) Titan Award on Nov. 13. The award will be presented at the RVDA Annual Meeting, held in conjunction with the RV Dealers Convention Expo at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nov. 11-15. According to a release, the Titan Award […]

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