Winnebago Adds Escapees to RV Experience Council

The Escapees RV Club recently announced its inclusion in Winnebago Industries Inc.’s RV Experience Council (REC), an initiative founded by the Forest City, Iowa-based builder four years ago to gather feedback on its products during a cross section of owners rallies around the country. In a recent newsletter to Escapees membership, which has grown to […]

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NIRVC Rettroband Provides Tire Blowout Protection

National Indoor RV Center (NIRVC) has established an exclusive agreement with an Australian-based supplier to provide the Rettroband Wheel Enhancement blowout safety system that will be sold and installed at its locations in Atlanta, Ga., Dallas, Texas, Phoenix, Ariz., and Las Vegas, Nev. (See video below). Tadd Jenkins, NIRVC President and COO, told RVBUSINESS.com that […]

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16th ‘Route 66’ Rally Sees Strong Member Attendance

The Overland Park, Kan.-based ROUTE 66 RV Network reported record attendance for its 16th Annual Dealer Rally with more than 85% of its total 150 member dealerships attending the Oct. 16-18 event in Bonita Springs, Fla. Dealers affiliated with the ROUTE 66 RV Network, one of three independent North American RV dealer alliances, account for […]

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Bowlus Road Chief Continues Legacy of Longevity

Bowlus Road Chief’s story began almost 90 years ago with the company’s founding by innovative engineer and aircraft builder Hawley Bowlus, who was best known for his involvement in building the famous aircraft Spirit of St. Louis and for training many of the first known glider pilots such as Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh. He […]

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RV Industry an Ardent Supporter of ‘KOA Care Camps’

KOA Care Camps started with a $7,100 donation in 1984 by the Kampgrounds of America (KOA) Owners Association and has grown into a multimillion dollar a year charity to provide camping opportunities for kids with cancer and their families. A favorite charity of some of the biggest names in the RV industry, the organization’s website […]

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New PBS ‘All IN Indiana’ Show Examines RV Sector

The All IN Indiana show on the Indianapolis-based Public Broadcast Station WFYI on Tuesday (Sept. 10) featured a one-hour report on the state of the RV industry. A podcast of the show is now available at www.wfyi.org/programs/all-in .  “We take live questions and topics for the show with social media engagement for All IN,” said […]

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Forest River Bus Will Mark Milestone With Giveaway

Forest River Inc. will cap a production milestone with a community-minded giveaway. The company’s bus division will celebrate the production of its 100,000th unit by presenting a custom bus to an organization in need. As reported by the Goshen News, entrants have until midnight Friday (Sept. 6) to submit emails describing what their organization does, […]

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Grand Design RV Owner Rally Enjoys Record Crowd

The 6th Annual Grand Design Owners Group attracted a record crowd to its annual Indiana Owners Rally August 27-30 at the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds in Goshen, Ind. Grand Design President Don Clark reported that around a thousand owners and 471 units were in attendance at this year’s gathering. “It’s the biggest rally ever,” he […]

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Walorski Addresses Tariff Concerns at NATM Event

Prior to a closed meeting Tuesday (Aug. 27) morning of the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM) in Elkhart, Ind., Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-Ind., shared with RVBUSINESS.com her goal of keeping the RV and trailer manufacturing industry informed on trade tariffs. “I just think it’s really important that we get together to keep a lot […]

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RVDA of Canada to Hold Oct. Halifax Parts Workshop

The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) of Canada will deliver its Halifax Parts Workshop on Oct. 30, offering attendees a full seven-hour day of training beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at 4 p.m. The workshop, held at the Four Points Sheraton, will focus on the art and science of selling and teaching attendees how […]

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