Cavco’s Boor, Gage Offer Positive Outlooks for ’20

New Cavco Industries Inc. President and CEO Bill Boor isn’t a newcomer to the RV park and campground sector, having several years on Cavco’s board of directors and previously playing a strategic role with a former Cavco parent firm Centex Homes. Still, he’s not that well known among the rank-and-file campground operators, a record number […]

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Pet Rescue Exhibit Caps ARVC Conference Agenda

The National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds’ (ARVC) Outdoor Hospitality Conference and Expo (OHCE) closed out its action-packed schedule last night (Nov. 7) with an awards dinner and ARVC Foundation auction at the Knoxville Convention Center in Tennessee. And while the estimated 720 attendees — a 40% increase over 2018’s conference — presumably came […]

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Bob Tiffin: An Enjoyable Fixture At RV Rallies, Shows

Some things never change. And that’s a good thing in the case of Bob Tiffin, the legendary founder of Red Bay., Ala.-based Tiffin Motorhomes Inc., who built his first Tiffin Allegro Class A motorhome nearly 50 years ago and continues to interface with consumers on a regular basis – especially at rallies and shows. So, […]

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RVIA’s Fontana Show is ‘Slammed’ with Showgoers

The 67th Annual California RV Show’s first weekend at its new home at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana went exceedingly well, according to several sources RVBUSNESS.com was able to contact this morning (Oct. 7) including RV Industry Association (RVIA) Western Show Director Tom Gaither. The show, which runs through next Sunday, was originally held […]

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RV Industry is Pleased With This Year’s Open House

Editor’s Note: The following is a column by RVBusiness Publisher Sherman Goldenberg offering an analysis of this year’s edition of the Elkhart RV Open House. In the week since the Elkhart RV Open House closed down and dealers returned to their hometowns from coast to coast, one of the most compelling takeaways from this year’s […]

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Thor Names Hall of Fame Pavilion After Peter Orthwein

A scene of Intrigue and (fun) drama played out this morning (Sept. 24) when a crowd gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new 22,000-square-foot enclosed pavilion amid the sprawling Thor Industries Inc. exhibit just east of the RV/MH Heritage Foundation Inc.’s Hall of Fame. Why intrigue? Because everyone knew that Thor President and CEO […]

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Elkhart RV Open House: A High Profile Music Venue?

Everyone knows that the Elkhart RV Open House has become North America’s preeminent recreational trade show. But who would have guessed that this crazy, spontaneous trade show would evolve — for at least a couple of days each fall — into one of the nation’s premier live music venues with manufacturers Thor Industries Inc., Forest […]

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RVBusiness Releases ’19 RVB Top 50 Dealer Awards

The 2019 roster of RVBusiness Top 50 Dealer Award recipients has been released by RVBusiness, the Elkhart, Ind.-based trade journal that has partnered for nine years now with BJ Thompson Associates to promote the unique, bar-raising, industry-wide Top 50 program. These RV dealer honorees will be publicly recognized on stage Nov. 13 at an awards reception held during the Recreation […]

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RV Retailer Expands Footprint in N.C., S.C. and Texas

RV Retailer LLC announced today (Sept, 17) that it has added three stores with the acquisition of Sonny’s Camp-N-Travel, a towable and motorized RV dealer with retail outlets in Charlotte, N.C., and Spartanburg, S.C., plus the opening last week of a tenth ExploreUSA RV Supercenter at a 16-acre greenfield location in Tyler, Texas. With these […]

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Hershey Show Exhibitors Pleased with Retail Activity

Although final attendance numbers weren’t available Monday (Sept. 16) in the wake of the Hershey Show — officially known as “America’s Largest RV Show” — the general consensus among the show’s exhibitors is that the 1,400-unit East Coast showcase served as a reminder to all facets of the RV industry that the retail pulse of […]

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