Clock Is Ticking On Next Round of ‘List 1’ Exclusions

On Feb. 5, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) started the renewal clock for another round of List 1 exclusions. RVIA News & Insights reported that the exclusions in question were granted in April 2019 and are set to expire on April 18, 2020. List 1, which took effect in July of […]

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‘Furrion’ Rolls Out 2 Affordable 4K Outdoor TV Lines

Furrion is bringing its expertise from the RV market to the residential space with two broad lines of outdoor TVs for custom installation at price points never seen. CEPro reported that the company debuted at the Nationwide Marketing Group Primetime event in Houston with two full lines of its Furrion Aurora 4K LED IP54-rated outdoor TVs. The Full Shade […]

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ORR Ignites Progress at Local, State & Federal Levels

Outdoor recreation initiatives are off to a strong start in 2020, according to a press release. At the state level, Offices of Outdoor Recreation (ORECs) are advancing: Indiana unanimously passed a resolution out of the Senate Natural Resources Committee calling for the creation of an Office of Outdoor Recreation. ORR members the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and […]

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Organizers Report Columbia Expo Enjoys Strong Gate

Organizers reported that the Columbia RV Expo, held Jan. 31- Feb. 2 at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds. drew thousands of people while dealers said sales were solid. After an all day downpour Friday, attendance was strong on Saturday and Super Bowl Sunday, according to a press release. Barry Brown, owner of Brown’s RV Superstore […]

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AL-KO e-Chassis Tech May Jumpstart Electrified RVs

The once unfathomable idea of a trailer that drives itself pushes closer and closer to reality. Joining Dethleffs and OzXcorp in working to crack that particular code, RV chassis builder AL-KO is hard at work on its own electric-driven frame. And instead of leaving out the motorized RV segment, it’s also developing an electrified motorhome chassis that creates the […]

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Lower Gas Prices Boost Consumer Spending in Jan.

U.S. retail sales rose in January for a fourth straight month as cheaper prices at the gas pump encouraged Americans to spend on other goods, underscoring steady consumer spending. MSN reported that the value of overall sales climbed 0.3% after a downwardly revised 0.2% increase the prior month, Commerce Department figures showed today (Feb. 14). […]

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Marathon Coach First to Use New Prevost X3 Chassis

Marathon Coach is the first industry manufacturer to feature Prevost’s new X3 chassis. Debuting at the Prevost Motorhome Expo in West Palm Beach, Fla., Marathon Show Coach #1317 features increased structure rigidity and safety, offers a more spacious feel of the coach interior with updated side windows and offers an 8% to 10% boost in […]

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ORR’s Jessica Wahl Outlines Coalition’s Political Wins

As the executive director of the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) — a diverse coalition of 30 national outdoor trade associations that represent biking, fishing, hiking, park concessionaires and all forms of mechanized recreation — Jessica Wahl is the voice of the growing outdoor recreation industry. Representing more than 100,000 businesses in the recreation economy, the […]

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