Patrick’s Andy Nemeth: ‘Momentum is Building’ for ’20

Soon after issuing a mostly favorable financial report – net sales increased 3% for both the fourth quarter and full year of 2019 – that seemed to be well received by Wall Street, Patrick Industries Inc. officials said the company is already experiencing growth for the first two months of 2020 as the industry-wide inventory […]

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Freightliner & CURT Named Top ‘RISE Award’ Winners

EDITOR’S NOTE: RISE Award winners will be highlighted in the March/April edition of RVBusiness magazine and featured in a special episode of “Rollin’ On TV” that will air concurrent with the RVB issue. In addition to eight other finalists, an advanced display and control system by Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. and a product improving towing […]

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Industry Bracing for Coronavirus Supply Chain Impact

As China and the rest of the world try to contain the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), otherwise known as the coronavirus, the RV industry is bracing for a potential supply chain disruption. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) — which on Thursday (Jan. 30) declared the new strain a global health […]

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RV Tech Institute Hits the Ground Running in Year Two

As part of the second year in a planned three-year rollout, the RV Technical Institute (RVTI) is training 26 would-be RV service technicians including those participating in the Level 2 certification pilot program. With the opening of its 18,000-square-foot headquarters located in Elkhart, Ind., RVTI was established following the efforts of an ad hoc committee, […]

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NRVTA to Run Saturday-Only RV Maintenance Course

The National RV Training Academy (NRVTA), the Athens, Texas-based organization that provides RV repair and maintenance education to would-be service techs and others, is developing a Saturdays-only course in an effort to reach students with limited availability. “What we’ve found is that we have a lot of folks who would like to make a career […]

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Tampa Show Reporting Record Attendance of 74,861

The final gate attendance for the 35th Annual Florida RV SuperShow has been tabulated, and the “Tampa Show” did indeed set a record with 74,861 people having passed through the gates this year, which is about 600 more than last year’s record total. Hosted by the Florida RV Trade Association (FRVTA), the show took place […]

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Tampa SuperShow Taking Aim at Record Attendance

With a second-day gate of 16,377, added to the opening day’s attendance of nearly 19,500 — both daily records — the 35th Annual Florida RV SuperShow’s all-time best of 74,286 visitors appears to be well within reach. Hosted by the Florida RV Trade Association (FRVTA), the “Tampa Show” runs through Sunday (Jan. 19) and features […]

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Blue Skies, Big Crowd Mark Tampa Show’s Opening

Under mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the 80s, a steady stream of consumers — many pushing their dogs in baby strollers — passed through the turnstiles yesterday (Jan. 15) for the opening of the 35th Annual Florida RV SuperShow at the sprawling State Fairgrounds complex in Tampa, Fla. Hosted by the Florida RV Trade […]

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Alliance RV Showcases New Paradigm Fiver in Tampa

The team behind one of the newest RV manufacturers, Alliance RV, is eager to show off its Paradigm full-profile fifth-wheel to attendees of the 2020 Florida RV SuperShow in Tampa, Fla. Hosted by the Florida RV Trade Association (FRVTA), the 35th annual “Tampa Show” opens today (Jan. 15) at the Florida State Fairgrounds and runs through Sunday. […]

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Ind. Startup Introduces ‘Jack Tracks’ Stabilizer Pads

A Mishawaka, Ind.-based startup company is banking on RVers wanting to trade in their “ugly yellow squares” for a set of “Jack Tracks” stabilizer pads shaped like a bear paw. Jack Tracks were developed by Bill Wingle, a retired manufacturing executive, after he looked down at his new RV and envisioned bear paws instead of […]

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