Thor Announces Major Expansion for Airstream

Thor Industries Inc. today (Sept. 29) announced a significant expansion of production and office capacity at the company’s Airstream Inc. subsidiary in Jackson Center, Ohio.  The project will add approximately 94,000 square feet to Airstream’s existing 134,000 square-foot travel trailer plant. “With the recent strong growth in our markets, momentum and optimism among our dealers and […]

Hall of Fame Presents Challenge to MH Leaders

Darryl Searer, chairman and president of the RV/MH Hall of Fame and Barry Cole, president of MH Insurance Services and past chairman of the Hall, unveiled a new five-year fundraiser during the Manufactured Housing Institute’s 78th Annual Meeting on Sept. 15th at the Westin Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz. After updating the MH leaders of the […]

RVer Fashions Camper Built on Mitsubishi Fuso

Editor’s Note: The following article appears in Truck Camper Magazine detailing the creation of a custom four-wheel drive camper built on a Mitsubishi Fuso FG truck. To read the entire story click here. Sunil Hegde had a vision of the ultimate overland truck and camper rig for world travel.  He started with a Mitsubishi Fuso FG, […]

Cruise Inn Adds Texas-Based ‘Mill Creek Ranch’

Cruise Inn has added the award-winning Mill Creek Ranch Resort in Canton, Texas, to its growing brand of RV parks and resorts. According to a press release, Cruise Inn now totals 14 parks in California, Colorado, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Washington. Mill Creek Ranch Resort, which has received numerous awards of excellence and A ratings over the […]

Keystone Passport Dealers Post Record Months

Keystone RV Co.’s Passport Ultra Lite division garnered record sales in May through July, according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc. Goshen, Ind.-based Keystone reported in a press release that retail sales for the three months are up over 12% compared to a year ago, and the brand is on track to have […]

Post-Recession Changes Help Drive Shipments

For the 32nd straight month, recreational vehicle shipments have surpassed figures from the same month the year prior, according to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA). The South Bend Tribune reported that a total of 26,441 units were shipped in August, a 5.8% increase compared with August of 2013. Year-to-date totals reached 246,483, a gain of 9% […]

RV Tax Proposal to Boost Wash. Parks Funding

A task force appointed by the Washington State governor recommends bringing back two unpopular taxes to help fund state parks and the outdoor recreation industry.According to The Associated Press, the report from the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Parks and Outdoor Recreation recommends a sales tax on bottled water and an excise tax on motor homes […]

Thor Announces Major Expansion at Airstream

Thor Industries Inc. today (Sept. 29) announced a significant expansion of production and office capacity at the company’s Airstream Inc. subsidiary in Jackson Center, Ohio.  The project will add approximately 94,000 square feet to Airstream’s existing 134,000 square-foot travel trailer plant. “With the recent strong growth in our markets, momentum and optimism among our dealers and […]

RVIA Elects Jayco’s Derald Bontrager Chairman

  Derald Bontrager, president and CEO of Jayco Inc., was elected Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) chairman for fiscal year 2015 during the association’s board of meeting on Sept. 24 at The St. Regis Aspen Resort in Aspen, Colo. RVIA reported in a press release that Bontrager succeeds Doug Gaeddert, general manager for Forest River […]