Industry Vet Selling off RV Internet Domains

Industry veteran Charles Davis is selling off hundreds of RV-related Internet domains through an online auction site. Davis said he “served in several capacities” in the RV industry before developing an online-based business model in 1998 and opening RVfinancing.com. “At the time, if people wanted to purchase a an expensive diesel pusher, the only finance […]

Newmar Reintroducing ‘London Aire’ Brand 

Newmar Corp.’s senior management had a lot to talk about during the Nappanee, Ind.-based company’s 2015 Model Year Dealer Seminar May 20-23 at the Gaylord Texan Hotel in the Dallas suburb of Grapevine – from its new approach to delivering its own motorhomes to ownership succession and corporate training programs. But the biggest news in Grapevine this week […]

SSI: Towable Sales Flat in March; Grow 0.7%

Year-over-year retail towable registrations remained flat in March, up 0.7%, and showed a 3.6% gain for the first three months, according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc. Results for the first quarter indicated: • Sales for the high-volume travel trailer sector grew 3.2% for the month and 6.8% year-to-date. • Fifth-wheel registrations declined 3.2% […]

RVDA: Booth Space for ’14 Expo is 56% Sold

Exhibit space is going fast for the 2014 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo. The host Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) reported in a news release that booth sales are outpacing last year’s sales with 56% of space already taken. The convention/expo is the premier education and networking event of the year for North America’s RV dealers. […]

NMMA Projects Continued Boat Sales Growth

The recreational boating industry generated $36.7 billion in retail spending last year, a 3.2% increase from 2012, with performance and outboard boats leading the recovery. Soundings Trade Only reported that for the first time since before the Great Recession, the ratio of used- to new-boat sales decreased. An estimated 166,800 new powerboats and sailboats were […]

VIDEO 2: ROTV Profiles RV Supplier Blue Ox

This week’s segment of “Rollin’ On TV” takes viewers inside Blue OX, one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of tow bars and suspension systems. Also, the crew checks out the array of “extreme RVs” at the Overland Expo in Flagstaff, Ariz. To view the video click here or scroll to the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com […]

RVRA Survey Shows Rental Market Booming

Most dealers who rent RVs reported a sharp uptick in rental revenue during 2013, according to a new survey of rental dealers conducted by the RV Rental Association (RVRA). More than half of respondents plan to increase the size of their rental fleet during 2014 to capture more of the growing market, RVRA reported in […]

Spartan Introducing ‘Passive Steer Tag Axle’

Spartan Chassis Inc., a subsidiary of Spartan Motors Inc., introduced its new Passive Steer Tag Axle for motorhomes, producing a 7% reduction in curb-to-curb turning radius. “Spartan’s Passive Steer Tag Axle has been designed, engineered and purpose-built for motorhomes in the recreational vehicle industry,” said Timothy Hamm, vice president, sales and business development of the specialty vehicles business […]

TACO ’14 Spring Meeting Tackles Hot Issues

Several key issues were addressed during the Annual Spring Meeting and Tradeshow of the Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO) April 27 – 29 at Guadalupe River RV Resort in Kerrville. TACO officials reported the associations is actively fighting for members’ interests – locally and at the state level – on a wide range of legislation including higher […]

RentAll Cloud Designed to Manage Inventory

Interactive Supply Co. announced the launch of its new inventory management platform for rental-based businesses. According to a press release, RentAll is a cloud-based inventory management system that gives companies the ability to manage rental inventory and customer bookings from one platform. Whether businesses accept bookings over the phone, in person, or online, the RentAll Cloud […]