Winter Forcing Elkhart OEM’s to Play Catch-Up

You don’t see the weather referred to all that often in a financial report from a company. But this is truly a different winter. As reported by the South Bend (Ind.) Tribune, last week Thor Industries announced that preliminary sales for its second quarter ending Jan. 31 were adversely affected by the severe weather in [...]

Woodbury: ‘Millennium Coach’ Defining Luxury

Editor’s Note: The following is a column penned by Editor Chuck Woodbury offering a look at his recent visit to the Tampa Show where he checked out luxury motorhome builder Millennium Coach’s manufacturing facility. Like many of you, I am hooked on the popular PBS series “Downton Abbey.” It’s a period drama about the [...]

Winnebago Travato a Hit at Chicago Auto Show

Winnebago Industries Inc. and Ram had the perfect venue this week at the Chicago Auto Show to exhibit the 2014 Winnebago Travato, a Class B motorhome based on the Ram ProMaster chassis. According to a report by, that’s because the record cold temperatures and near record snowfall this very, very long winter have pushed [...]

FRVTA Show Providing Key Venue for Vendors

When the five top Northeast Florida RV dealerships converge on the Jacksonville Equestrian Center on Thursday (Feb. 13) for the Florida RV Trade Association’s (FRVTA) Jacksonville RV MegaShow, their 400 motor-homes, fifth-wheels, trailers, and pop-ups will take up most of the space and generate most of the sales. However, according to a report by the [...]

Dutchmen Also Catching Up On Winter Delays

Inside Dutchmen RV in Elkhart County, Ind., employees are in “catch up mode” to get back on track after an unusually cold December that led into one of the worst Januarys seen in decades, television station WSBT reported. “When we lose a day of production, it can put us back two or three days,” explained [...]

Southwest Mass. RV Show Is A Volunteer Effort

Visiting the Feb. 14-17 Springfield (Mass.) RV, Camping & Outdoor Show on the grounds of the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield is almost like taking a vacation without stepping outside the fairgrounds, reported. At the popular show “vacationers” can find exhibits by many major RV dealers who offer a wide range of equipment [...]

Company Touts Bowlus Road Chief One Year In

It was last year that designer John Long re-launched the Bowlus Road Chief – the rare American travel trailer that started it all more than 80 years ago — and Bowlus Road Chief LLC is touting the resurrected aviation-inspired travel trailer. According to a press release, the Bowlus Road Chief takes “glamping” to a whole [...]

UVS Rolls Out New Flyer Builder For All Clients

UVS Junction LLC, a software company serving hundreds of RV dealers, announced a new software update allowing clients to make flyers and plans to offer online training today (Feb. 7). According to a press release, “As always we continue to listen to the needs of our website clients and deliver what they ask for. Having [...]

Erie, Pa., RV Show Draws Dreams Of Mobile Life

Within a couple of years, Kurt Morris, 56, and his wife, Anna, 45, plan to sell their home, buy a motor home and pursue their avid travel interests, the Erie (Pa.) Times-News reported. The Youngstown, Ohio, couple attended the opening day of the Erie RV Show Thursday (Feb. 6) at the Bayfront Convention Center with [...]