Texas RV Dealer’s ‘Rettroband’ Finding Traction in Market

  National Indoor RV Centers (NIRVC) introduced its Rettroband Wheel Enhancement, an innovative front-tire blowout safety system, in 2019 and since then sales have done so well that it is now available at all four NIRVC locations around the country, according to officials. Tadd Jenkins, NIRVC president and COO, explained that the Rettroband system is […]

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TRADE CYCLE RV Provides Instant Trade-in Values

Atlanta, Ga.,-based Digital Power Solutions has developed an online digital RV, marine and powersports industries software package that, when embedded into RV dealer websites, provides instantaneous wholesale trade-in estimates to consumers based on current and regional NADA and Black Book listings. The company claims the package, known as TRADE CYCLE RV, values trade-ins immediately back […]

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Expert Shares Tools for Reopening Campgrounds

The national Back to Camping Summit virtual convention hosted a webinar on May 12 to support campground owners reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic with hundreds of campground owners in attendance. The webinar, titled “Getting a Grip on Park Operations and Management for Your Park”, was put on by campground management expert Joe Moore who brings […]

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Utility Supply Group Offers Tips on Readying Parks

Wade Elliott, founder and owner of Utility Supply Group, headquartered in Kingston, Wash., has decades of experience designing and installing electrical layouts in RV parks to meet the needs of his customers and abide by the National Electric Code (NEC). An expert in electrical distribution, electric metering, power outlets and reducing resource usage, Elliott spoke […]

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RV Life, RVshare Forecast Looming Camping Surge

The CEOs of RVshare and RV  Life provided an optimistic forecast of the upcoming camping season to hundreds of campground owners and suppliers Tuesday (May 12) on the final day of the inaugural Back to Camping Summit. Sponsored by RoverPass and presented and produced by Mark Koep, owner and operator of CampgroundViews.com,, the Back to […]

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‘Summit’ Panel Takes Pulse of ’20 Camper Mindset

A panel of RVers and social media influencers, assembled for the 2020 Back to Camping Virtual Summit, used Zoom technology to inform campground owners and industry suppliers on “What Campers Are Saying About Their Plans for Camping.” Sponsored by Roverpass and presented and produced by Mark Koep, owner and operator of CampgroundViews.com,, the Back to […]

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GEN-Y HITCH Reports Major Uptick in Online Sales

There are bright spots appearing in this economy. After an initial decline in its business from the COVID-19 shutdown, Nappanee, Ind. based GEN-Y HITCH suddenly experienced a jump in online sales that put the company back into positive sales territory, according to Donna Drepin, marketing director for  the company founded in 2011 by Carl Borkholder. […]

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Forest River Helping to Flatten the COVID-19 Curve

During these times of uncertainty Forest River Inc. has stepped up to help area residents facing the threat of COVID-19 by loaning three 32-foot travel trailers from its Millersburg and Topeka production facilities in Indiana to the Elkhart County Health Department. “It’s my understanding that the three trailers will be used for rural community education […]

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‘Snowbirds’ Magazine Offers Free Space, Subscriptions

British Columbia-based “Snowbird & RV Travelers,” a consumer-facing RV lifestyle magazine, is providing COVID-19 relief to both the RV industry and RV enthusiast. SunCruiser Publishing Inc. is providing RV OEMs and suppliers free editorial space in “Snowbird & RV Traveler” and even some free ad space to keep business alive. In addition, the company is […]

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Turkish Firm Polser to Open Ind. Distribution Center

Polser International, based out of Izmir, Turkey, plans to open a 10,000-square-foot distribution facility in Elkhart, Ind., under its Polser USA group in May. The 40-plus-year-old manufacturer of fiberglass reinforced plastics (FRP) and composite materials currently distributes to 70 countries worldwide and plans to aggressively market its rolled and panelized products to the RV industry, […]