Woodbury: Backup Cameras a Necessity for A’s

Editor’s Note: In an effort to check the pulse of the North American RVer on a more regular basis, RVBUSINESS.com is posting this “RVing Tip of the Day” from veteran industry journalist Chuck Woodbury’s popular RVtravel.com consumer site, which draws a quarter of a million unique visitors a month. Like many rigs, my RV came [...]

Thor Buys Plant to Grow Motorhome Operations

Thor Industries Inc. today (Feb. 18) announced an expansion of production capacity for its motorhomes through an agreement to purchase a 220,000-square-foot facility located in Elkhart, Ind., formerly used to produce Monaco towable recreational vehicles and owned by Allied Specialty Vehicles Inc. According to a press release, the additional production capacity will be used to meet [...]

AmeriGo Adds 5 High-Profile Dealers to Network

AmeriGO RV Club, the newest RV consumer organization in the RV industry launched in August 2013, today (Feb.19) announced the addition of five new RV dealers to its coast-to-coast RV dealership network. “As we continue to evolve, we are thrilled to introduce these highly respected and high quality dealerships to our ever-growing RV dealership network [...]

Webinar to Cover Safety Regulators’ Objectives

Dealers are invited to a free webinar on Thursday (Feb. 20) at noon EST to explore what safety regulators expect from dealerships. According to a press release, the webinar is provided to dealers by the Mike Molino RV Learning Center through a partnership with online marketing firm KPA. RV dealers’ participation in the free, live event [...]

Winnebago Worker to Mark 50 Years on the Job

He was only going to work until spring field farm work started, but he’s stayed for 50 years. Harlan Rodberg will mark 50 years as an employee of Forest City, Iowa-based Winnebago Industries Inc. during a Feb. 24 open house at the company’s visitor center. As reported by the Forest City Summit, Winnebago is only [...]

CalARVC Workshops Educating Park Operators

When operators make improvements to a campground or RV park, permits may be handled through a state agency, specifically the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) which has jurisdiction over campgrounds and RV parks. According to a press release from the California Association of RV Park & Campgrounds (CalARVC), in some locations, the [...]

NATDA to Host March Dealer Training Webinars

The North American Trailer Dealers Association (NATDA) has officially launched its free Dealer Training Webinars for active members. According to a press release, NATDA’s dealer education is a member benefit helping dealers ultimately grow and increase sales for their business. NATDA plans on hosting webinars all throughout the year and currently has 7 webinars posted [...]

Chrysler Dealers Snatch up Diesel Ram Pickups

Chrysler Group dealers ordered more than 8,000 diesel-powered Ram 1500 pickups in the first weekend that they could do so — a figure that represents nearly half of the light-duty pickup’s normal monthly production. According to Automotive News, included in the orders placed between Feb. 7 and 10 were more than 400 diesel-powered half-ton pickups [...]

Ohio Camping World Construction on Schedule

Workers brave the cold and snow to build the steel frame of the new Camping World Inc. recreational vehicle store in Rossford, Ohio, which will be located next to Bass Pro Shops. According to a report by the Toledo Blade, the 30,000-square-foot store is to open in late spring. The $6 million project will include 13,450 [...]

UVS Junction Partnering with RV Education 101

UVS Junction announced that it has partnered with RV Education 101, offering the company’s training program and educational videos within its console video playlist. “Over the years our play list has grown and we currently have hundreds archived dating back to manufacturer brands in 2000,”  said UVS Junction Director Angie Cellucci in a press release. [...]