Winnebago Industries Issues Statement on Current Events

EDITOR’S NOTE: Winnebago Industries Inc. Thursday (June 4) posted the following statement from President and CEO Mike Happe addressing the race-related protests that have occurred recently around the country. This short public-facing statement mirrors an internal directive the company distributed previously to its own employees expressing the corporation’s sentiment’s with regard to the whole issue, […]

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Senate Passes PPP Flexibility Act; Trump Expected to Sign

The U.S. Senate passed the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Flexibility Act of 2020 last night (June 3). The Senate passed the House version of the bill, which means it now moves to President Donald Trump, who is expected to sign the bill. The PPP Flexibility Act is strongly supported by the National RV Dealers Association […]

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Lippert Names Managing Director of Euro Polyplastic Group

Lippert Components announced a historic change in the management of its subsidiary, Polyplastic Group, according to a report on AboutCampBtoB.com. Effective Monday (June 1), Jan Peter Veeneman handed over his Managing Director of Polyplastic function to Jan Cees Santema. Veeneman developed the Polyplastic Group over the last 25 years to become one of the leading […]

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RV Sales Continuing to Skyrocket Across North America

RV dealers across North American are continuing to see strong sales amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Florida Northwest Florida RV dealerships are seeing spiked sales during the Pandemic, reports Jennifer Munoz for WEAR-TV, Pensacola. Jim Cook, general manager at Carpenter’s Campers, said people are looking for safe alternatives for family vacations this summer. “We don’t want […]

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RVIA: Campgrounds Allowed to Open in All But Two States

Just three weeks ago, there were still 13 states in which private RV parks and campgrounds were not allowed to operate. Since then, 11 states have allowed campgrounds to open to some extent, leaving only California and Kentucky still shut down for RV camping, according to a News & Insights report today (June 4) by […]

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Thetford Europe Opts Out of Any Public Events this Year

Thetford Europe has elected not to participate in any public event this year, including the Caravan Salon, according to a release issued this morning (June 4). “After careful consideration, Thetford has decided to break a long-standing tradition this year. Thetford Europe will not participate in any exhibition, starting with the Caravan Salon in Düsseldorf, until […]

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Officials Warn Northern Indiana Businesses of Virus Spike

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following “Open Letter to the Business Community of Elkhart County,” signed by the mayors of Elkhart, Goshen and Nappanee, Ind., as well as the Elkhart County Commissioners and economic development and chamber of commerce officials, was distributed this week (June 1) to express the concerns of the community leaders regarding the ongoing […]

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Close Living Quarters Causing Virus Spread in Elkhart Co.

As novel coronavirus numbers continue to increase in Elkhart County, Elkhart County Health Department officials have noted an increase in cases in the Amish and Latino populations, according to a report by Sheila Selman at The Goshen News. Melanie Sizemore, a spokesperson for the Elkhart County Health Department, said, “Most of the positives can be […]

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Thor Motor Coach Intros New Industry-Leading Warranty

As part of the change to increase motorhome value and longevity, Thor Motor Coach is raising the bar for the warranty period on all 2021 Class A and Class C motorhomes, according to a company release. A new 1-6-12 warranty program provides an industry-leading 6-year lamination warranty and 12-year structural warranty, along with the 1-year […]

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ORR’s Executive Director to Join Friday’s RVWA Webinar

As part of its weekly Coffee, Lunch & Learn series, the RV Women’s Alliance (RVWA) will host a webinar at noon (ET), Friday (June 5) on “Women in the Outdoors.” The program’s guest will be Jessica Wahl Turner, executive director of the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR), who will provide the latest efforts from the outdoor recreation […]

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