SSI: May Retail Registrations Hampered by Backlogged Data

RV retail registrations for May were released yesterday (July 6) by Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI) that showed a double-digit year-over-year decline. Given the spate of media reports on the surge in retail demand over the last month or so, there might be some who have been surprised at this drop. But SSI’s Scott Stropkai suggested […]

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Optronics Intros Opti-Brite Diamond Series LED Lamps

Optronics International, a Tulsa, Okla.-based manufacturer of vehicle harnesses, electronic control systems and LED lighting for the global transportation industry, unveiled its new Opti-Brite Diamond Series LED Interior Lamps today. The thin, surface-mount lamps are dimmable and able to remember previous intensity settings. Diamond Series lamps are designed for broad interior application flexibility and can […]

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LCI Launches ‘Lippert Scouts’ to Gain Consumer Feedback

Lippert Components Inc. (LCI) has initiated a new customer feedback program called Lippert Scouts that has already proven to be way more popular than organizers had predicted. The program was launched recently via Facebook and the person in charge, Nicole Sult, LCI’s senior director and customer experience architect, told RVBUSINESS.com she expected about 300 people […]

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Trump Signs PPP Flexibility Act, Extending Timeline

The National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC), working alongside industry partners, has successfully fought for seasonal businesses owners to have even more flexibility to use Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds, according to a release. Seasonal businesses, including private RV parks and campgrounds, struggling with the June 30 expiration originally placed on PPP funds […]

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Advocacy Needed as Senate to Vote on GAOA Next Week

Saying it is “one of the largest investments in our public lands in over 50 years, if not ever,” RV Industry Association officials are calling on membership to help ensure the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) is approved by the U.S. Senate in a vote that could come as early as next week. In a […]

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Schofield to Lead Newly Rebranded Lippert Care Center

Lippert Components Inc. (LCI) , which supplies a broad array of highly engineered components for the leading OEMs of leisure vehicles and mobile transportation and the related aftermarkets of those industries, today (June 4) announced the hiring of Joyce Schofield to lead LCI’s customer service operations. Schofield has an extensive background in call center/service delivery […]

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Camping World Reports Executive Management Promotions

Camping World Holdings Inc. (CWHI), the nation’s largest outdoor and RV company, today (June 1) announced the promotion of five executives within the company, including the promotion of Karin Bell to the position of chief financial officer, succeeding Melvin Flanigan, who is resigning from the company for personal reasons. Marcus Lemonis, chairman and chief executive […]

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It’s Senate’s Turn for Legislative Action to Fix PPP System

After the Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act was overwhelmingly approved by the House last week, the focus to fix the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) now moves to the Senate. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) have introduced their own PPP reform bill (S. 3833) which would give businesses up to 16 weeks to use […]

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Video to Showcase How IBEX is Ready for Any Adventure

What do an abandoned ski resort, a group of Millennials, three motocross bikes, RZR Side-by-Side, horse and a dozen goats have in common? They were all part of a video shoot recently for the IBEX, a new travel trailer line from Forest River Inc. The intention, remarked Cody Schade, the product sales manager for the […]

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RVDA Working to Amend PPP Forgiveness Program

The National Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) is trying to help its membership maneuver through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) – including the newly released Loan Forgiveness Application – that seemingly is evolving on a daily basis. Implemented as part of the CARES Act, the PPP is a federal loan administered by the Small Business […]

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