SSI: RV Industry Recorded Best June Ever for Retail Sales

Buoyed by double-digit increases in both towables and motorized, retail RV registrations in June this year represent the month’s highest total ever, according to Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI), based Grand Rapids, Mich. There were a combined total of 49,956 towable and motorized retail sales recorded in June 2020, a 16.5% increase over last year’s 41,699 […]

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15 People Nominated for Seats on RVIA Board of Directors

Nominations are in for the RV Industry Association (RVIA) Board of Directors, as announced by the RVIA in a News & Insights report. The Board of Directors is the highest level authority in the association’s overall organizational structure and is responsible for setting and overseeing strategy and policies related to critical topics such as standards, […]

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USTR Announces List 3 Extensions, New List 4A Exclusions

On Friday (Aug. 7), the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced several updates on the Section 301 actions against China, according to a News & Insights report by the RV Industry Association (RVIA). List 3 USTR announced the decision to extend certain exclusions granted for products on List 3 of the Section 301 trade […]

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RVIA’s Park Model RV Handbook 2020 Edition Now Available

Recently, the RV Industry Association (RVIA) Board of Directors approved the 2020 edition of the ANSI A119.5 Park Model RV standard with an effective date of Sept. 1, 2020 and an enforcement date of Jan. 1, 2021, according to a News & Insights report by the RVIA. To assist RVIA Park Model RV manufacturers and […]

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RV Dealerships Benefitting from ‘COVID Camping Craze’

If any type of vacation is most conducive to a pandemic, it might just be camping. The numbers back that up, according to a report by The Daily Independent in Ashland, Ken. James Bradley’s family has owned Summit RV in Ashland since 1976. During this past spring and the current summer, Bradley said business has […]

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B-Van Rental Startup Kibbo Rethinks a Bit About How to Live

What if the answer to “where to live now” is actually “lots of places” and “kind of nowhere”? Kibbo is a new entry in the booming business of American life in vans. It rents vans to its members and also creates communities for them to engage with, according to a report by Candace Jackson in […]

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Want to Buy a Camper Made in Colorado? Join the Waitlist

The old-fashioned family road trip is back in fashion. And that means waitlists for Colorado-made campers are growing longer by the week as house-bound consumers seek a cure for cabin fever according to a report by James Faris at BusinessDen.com. Bill Ward, president of Hallmark RV, said 2020 joins Y2K, gas shortages of the early […]

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Surge in RV Sales Presenting Opportunities for Liquid Propane

Propane retailers can expect to serve more RV customers this summer, according to a report on LP Gas Magazine’s website. After several weeks of staying home to curb the spread of the new coronavirus this spring, many Americans are eagerly hitting the road for their summer vacations. But travel looks different this year as the […]

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Trump Reinstates Aluminum Import Tariff; Canada Retaliates

The Trump administration plans to reimpose tariffs on some Canadian aluminum imports, hitting a crucial trade partner just weeks after the president’s landmark North American trade agreement went into effect. Canada threatened retaliation, according to a report by Automotive News. President Donald Trump announced Thursday (Aug. 6) that he’s removing Canada’s exemption from 10% tariffs, […]

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