Polser USA Intros Antimicrobial Walls for Mobile Clinics

Polser USA announced Thursday (April 9) it has developed antimicrobial (AMB) technology for interior wall surfaces. The AMB material is like a microscopic bed of nails made from carbon nano-needles that pierce and kill over 100 known bacteria and viruses. This brings a broad spectrum of antimicrobial properties via a permanent, engineered-in coating that is […]

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RVshare, RVs 4 MDs Partner to Assist First Responders

ABOUT THE VIDEO: Mike Wendland, who with his wife Jennifer are the editors of the RV Lifestyle podcast and YiouTube channel, interview Emily Phillips and Holly Haggard of RVs 4 MDs. This group is making it possible to help healthcare workers have a livable space so they can stay isolated while helping people during this […]

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Newmar’s Canyon Star Now a Front-Engine Diesel

In its dealer meeting webcast on Monday (March 30), Newmar Corp. introduced a front-engine diesel Class A motorhome as part of its 2021 lineup. What’s also interesting is the front-engine diesel is the all-new Canyon Star, which previously had been a gas-powered motorhome. The dealer meeting was to have been at the Indiana Convention Center […]

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Happe: Americans’ Outdoor Appeal ‘Strong as Ever’

In a conference call with investment analysts following Wednesday’s (March 25) second-quarter earnings report, Winnebago Industries Inc. President and CEO Michael Happe spent the bulk of his time on how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the company, suppliers, dealers, and retail demand. That was the order of the day, despite the fact that Winnebago had […]

REV, Truma Taking Steps to Address Virus Pandemic

Two more RV industry businesses have weighed in on the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact and, like others, they are adjusting to the ever-changing crisis as best they can. Officials with both Elkhart, Ind.-based Truma Corp., which manufactures water, heating and cooling systems for the RV industry, and REV Group Inc., parent company of REV […]

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Industry Leaders Calling for United Stand Against Virus

While their respective companies are taking the necessary precautions to mitigate the spread of the disease, spokesmen for leading U.S. RV component suppliers said the RV industry should stay united in its response to the COVID-19 crisis. They’re urging the industry to stay calm and work together to maneuver through supply chain shortages and, at […]

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Curtin: ’19 Wholesale Shipments 4th Best Since ’80

While last year’s RV wholesale shipments of 406,070 units did decline 17.4% from 2018, 2019 still ranks as the fourth highest since 1980, according to the Spring 2020 issue of RV RoadSigns newsletter published by the RV Industry Association (RVIA). Furthermore, the overall shipments totaling 1.825 million units in the past four years is more […]

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Indiana Senate Unanimously Approves Sales Tax Bill

The Indiana Senate unanimously passed a bill yesterday (March 3) that looks to provide relief for the state’s RV dealers facing a disadvantage with neighboring states that charge less sales tax than the Hoosier State. The bill, which was first introduced Jan. 6, 2020, by Rep. Doug Miller (District 48), is expected to be signed […]

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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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