Friday’s Annual ‘Bids for Kids’ Auction Nears Record Tally

The 20th Annual Bids for Kids Auction benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Elkhart County with facilities in Goshen, Elkhart and Middlebury, Ind., may break all-time records when proceeds are totaled for the charitable event held Friday night (Oct. 9) at the Elkhart-based RV/MH Hall of Fame’s Peter B. Orthwein Pavilion. Lippert Components Inc. […]

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RVB Sept/Oct Issue Includes ‘RVB 2021 Model Year Guide’

When September’s Elkhart RV Open House was canceled due to pandemic concerns, RVBusiness amped up its Sept/Oct issue coverage of new 2021 recreational vehicles – units that would have been covered at the pivotal Open House — with a special preview package called “RVB’s 2021 RV Model Year Guide.” To get that done on short order […]

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Sen. Braun Hits on Several Topics in Visit with RV Industry

The RV/MH Hall of Fame has become somewhat of a convenient hotspot along the Indiana Toll Road lately for big name political and business-related personalities – the latest and one of the most significant being first-term U.S. Sen. Mike Braun who stopped by with staff members on Wednesday afternoon (Aug. 26) to meet with industry […]

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New Elkhart-Based Firm Markets Embassy RV-Brand Class B’s

The Embassy RV Class B motorhome has joined a growing wave of North American B-van entries under the leadership of Mike Schoeffler, a veteran industry executive with experience in both RV’s and cargo trailers, and partner Terry Minix, who brings to the table a depth of more technical expertise in B-vans, commercial vehicles and van […]

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Interior Secretary Bernhardt Stops to Chat at RV Hall of Fame

U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt stopped by Elkhart’s RV/MH Hall of Fame late Tuesday (Aug. 18) afternoon for a tour of the industry’s unique attraction near the Indiana Toll Road and a remarkably casual RVBusiness interview facilitated by the Reston, Va.-based RV Industry Association (RVIA). Bernhardt’s Hall of Fame visit couldn’t have […]

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RVB/Wells Fargo Survey: 64% Posting Solid Gains in 2020

No one could have predicted back in early May, coming off a national commercial shutdown triggered by a global health crisis, that a surprising recovery like the industry is experiencing right now would occur like it has and that 64% of those responding to an RVB/Wells Fargo Survey in July would be ahead year-to-date. But […]

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Ind. House Speaker Huston Met Wednesday with RV Leadership

New Indiana House of Representatives Speaker Todd Huston (R-Fishers) chaired a busy meet-and-greet meeting Wednesday (July 22) afternoon at the RV/MH Hall of Fame (HOF), a free-wheeling session organized by the Indiana Manufactured Housing Association/Recreation Vehicle Industry Council (IMHA/RVIC) attended by Rep. Doug Miller (R-Elkhart) and an array of industry spokesmen. Huston was first elected […]

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RVB Power Breakfast, HOF Making ‘Lemonade Out of Lemons’

Like so many events planned for 2020, both the RV Industry Power Breakfast and the RV/MH Hall of Fame Induction Dinner were bumped from their original dates – May 14 and Aug. 3, respectively – to late-year time frames when both events’ organizers hope to find amenable shelter from the rampant storms generated by a […]

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Crestview’s Regan: Dealers Are Coping with Low Inventories

There’s no question that Mike Regan, president of Crestview RV, a three-store dealership based in Buda, Texas, has been coping with the same pandemic obstacles that hundreds of other U.S. and Canadian RV retailers are facing right now during one of the most unpredictable – and least manageable — times in the recreational vehicle industry’s […]

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Sen. Young in Elkhart Visit Extols Virtues of Outdoors Act

How is it that the U.S. Senate on Wednesday (June 17) managed to pass a landmark piece of legislation like the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) – funding maintenance backlogs in national parks, among other things – amid all the distractions that Congressional lawmakers have faced lately? “Yes, it is interesting,” said U.S. Sen. Todd […]

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