Winnebago, Wyo. Firms Team on Airport Rental

Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, Winnebago and Bozeman, Wyo.-based RV rental company Blacksford recently announced an operating agreement to provide recreational vehicle rentals at the airport beginning in spring 2019. Explore Big Sky reported that Blacksford plans to bring a fleet of brand new Winnebago recreational vehicles with Mercedes-Benz Sprinter platforms to the Bozeman hub and […]

Jellystone Climbs in 2019 Franchise Rankings

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts was recently ranked No. 202 in Entrepreneur magazine’s 2019 Franchise 500 rankings for its outstanding performance in areas including unit growth, financial strength and stability, and brand power, according to a press release. The Jellystone Park No. 202 ranking is an improvement of 63 slots over its prior year performance […]

SSI: Canada Towables Gain 3.6% for 11 Months

Canadian towable sales gained 3.6% for the first 11 months of 2018, according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI). Results by segment showed: • Travel trailer sales rose 4.8% year-over-year through November. • Canadian fifth-wheel sales were flat, up 0.6% for the 11 months. • Folding camping trailer registrations fell 8.9% through November. • […]

TMC to Roll Out New Floorplans at SuperShow

Thor Motor Coach (TMC) will be exhibiting its new coach lineup at the Florida RV SuperShow, slated to run Jan. 16-20 at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa. According to a press release, all floorplans of the new Magnitude and Omni Super C motorhomes will be on display for the first time to the public. […]

Spartan Opening Fla. Seasonal Service Center

Spartan Specialty Vehicles, a business unit of Spartan Motors Inc., has expanded its factory service availability to RV owners for winter travel convenience with the opening of a seasonal dedicated RV service center in Clearwater, Fla., this week.  According to a press release, the service center provides premium Class A recreational vehicle owners with convenient factory-direct service […]

Alliance Coach Co-founder Alan Shapiro Passes

Alan Shapiro, president and co-founder with Judy Shapiro of Alliance Coach Inc. in Wildwood, Fla., has passed away. Shapiro and his wife opened Alliance Coach in 2009 as an RV service center. The Shapiros efforts have made Alliance Coach one of the Top 50 RV sales and service centers in North America for the last five […]

RVs Go High-Tech to Draw in Millennial Buyers

RV dealers are hoping campers fitted with solar panels, USB ports and Wi-Fi signal boosters will entice younger buyers as the industry worries over slowing sales and higher prices from President Donald Trump’s so-called trade war with China and Canada. “People nowadays want all the comforts of home,” said Jim Humble, president of Colorado-based Cousins RV […]

Survey: Dec. Marine Dealer Sentiment Declines

Short-term dealer sentiment dropped again in December to 55, and the three- to five-year outlook entered negative territory at 42. Soundings Trade Only reported that those are the lowest readings of dealer sentiment since Baird began conducting its dealer poll in conjunction with the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas in 2013.  Marine retailers were […]

FMCA Adds Hankook to Tire Savings Program

FMCA, an international organization for RV owners, announced the addition of Hankook Tires to its tire savings program. The Hankook Travelers Club offers FMCA members discounted rates on RV, light truck, and passenger car tires. “We are excited to add Hankook to the lineup of tires FMCA members can purchase via our tire savings program,” […]