‘RV Life’ Network Powers Past 1 Million Members

RV Life – the Dallas, Texas-based network of more than 25 RV-enthusiast websites and online forums – reached a milestone when it recently surpassed 1 million members. This feat was accomplished during the depths of the COVID-19 pandemic when, for all practical purposes, RV recreation was virtually shut down, RV LIfe CEO and founder Andy […]

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A Favorite RV Industry Elkhart Hangout Calling It Quits

With most of Elkhart County in pandemic limbo, the fallout from the resulting business crisis for many, is for many not yet real. That was until yesterday when, like a bucket of ice water to the face, Lucchese’s Italian Restaurant on County Road 17 in Elkhart announced it is closing its doors for good. A […]

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RV Dealerships Trying to Remain Operational Amid Coronavirus Restrictions

With many showrooms shuttered due to COVID-19, RV dealers are scrambling to find ways to navigate the crisis and keep their retail business operating in at least some capacity. Amplifying the challenge is what many dealers describe as a lack of uniform mandates and unclear direction by municipal and state leaders. Adding to the mix […]

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Modern Trailer Sales Loans RVs for Hospital, EMT Staff

Modern Trailer Sales of Anderson, Ind., completed delivery and set up of eight loaned travel trailers for use by the staff of Community Hospital Anderson and Physicians Ambulance Service. The dealership’s sales and service personnel prepped the late model pre-owned units and set them up on the hospital parking lot on April 6. Tami Sturgeon, […]

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RV Groups Scrambling To Aid Displaced Full-Timers

When national, state and local governments issued stay-at-home orders shutting down many private and public campgrounds and public lands, an estimated one-to-two million full-time RVers were potentially left homeless. Across Facebook full-timer groups, the sense of fear and panic was palpable.  “Full-timers” consist of thousands of construction, energy, and medical workers, living mobile out of […]

Q&A: Sokol Expounds on Proper RV Electricity Usage

Editor’s Note: The following RVBusiness Q&A features Mike Sokol, commonly regarded as “the nation’s number one authority of RV electricity.” Sokol, the author of several books on RV electricity, frequently writes on the subject at RVTravel, and ten months ago started the popular Facebook group RV Electricity, which has grown to about 6,000 members. He also […]

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‘RVillage’ Wraps Up 2020 Rally, Nearing 200K Members

RVillage closed the books on its “Spirit of the Road Rally” in Live Oak, Fla., last weekend (Feb. 16), as the online community announced that membership is closing in on 200,000.  According to company officials, the RVillage virtual community — frequently referred to as the Facebook for RVers — has been adding one new member […]

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Keystone Cleaning Up Flood Aftermath, Visits with Gov.

Keystone RV Co. President and CEO Jeff Runels and COO David Chupp toured the company’s flooded Pendleton facilities and met with Oregon Gov. Kate Brown. Runels told RVBUSINESS.com in a phone call Friday (Feb.14) afternoon that two of the company’s plants were extensively damaged, but that cleanup is already underway. “Our Oregon team is doing […]

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Dallas-Based RV Life Network Buys CamperReport.com

RV Life Network, a Dallas-based, RV-lifestyle publisher and operator of multiple owner-forums, has purchased CamperReport.com for an undisclosed amount. The sale takes effect immediately and, according to RV Life, adds 1.9 million unique users to the company’s existing 32 million user base. Andy Robinowitz, founder and CEO of RV Life parent Social Knowledge LLC, told […]

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Floods Suspend Operations at 2 Keystone Ore. Plants

Rain and melting snow in eastern Oregon have resulted in some flooding at Keystone RV Co.’s manufacturing facilities In Pendleton. The company reported that production has been suspended at two plants in the state. Vice President of Sales Josh Miller said that Keystone is assessing the damage and could not yet give an accurate estimate […]

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