Newmar Pivots Dealer Meeting into a ‘Live Webcast’

Newmar Corp.’s three-day 2020 Dealer Meeting, originally planned to begin today (March 30) at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, was transformed into a live webcast Sunday (March 29). Scrapped because of the COVID-19 (novel Coronavirus) outbreak, the Indy meeting instead was produced, filmed and broadcast from Newmar’s state-of-the-art customer service center in Nappanee. Only […]

RV Groups Scrambling To Aid Displaced Full-Timers

When national, state and local governments issued stay-at-home orders shutting down many private and public campgrounds and public lands, an estimated one-to-two million full-time RVers were potentially left homeless. Across Facebook full-timer groups, the sense of fear and panic was palpable.  “Full-timers” consist of thousands of construction, energy, and medical workers, living mobile out of […]

RV Makers Claiming Importer Bilked them of Millions

Several RV makers are accusing a Canadian import broker of inflating currency exchange rates and overcharging them by millions of dollars. The Elkhart Truth reported that the five companies say in a lawsuit against Winnipeg-based Frontier Supply Chain Solutions Inc. that the customs broker and consultant fraudulently bilked them out of millions of dollars. They […]

‘Allison’ Temporarily Halts Production at Select Sites

Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. provided a business update in light of the rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus. In response to recent disruptions to its supply chain, changes in customer demand and a weaker outlook for the global economy, Allison is temporarily suspending production at select manufacturing facilities beginning March 30. The company will continue […]

Blue Ox Suspends Production at Nebraska Facilities

Blue Ox/Automatic announced that it is temporarily suspending some production functions at facilities in Pender and Lincoln, Neb. This action is in response to the national spread of the Coronavirus, the national emergency associated with the virus, and unforeseeable change in business circumstances that have accompanied it. These steps are designed to lower the probability […]

Report: NHTSA Issues Latest List of Recalls for RVs

The following is the latest list of RV recalls complied by the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA). • Daimler Vans USA LLC is recalling 332 2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Freightliner Sprinter vehicles. The spare tire label indicating the maximum speed may have not been affixed to the spare tire. • Daimler Vans USA LLC […]

Gary Bunzer in Washington Hospital with COVID-19

Gary Bunzer, a 2016 inductee into the RV/MH Hall of Fame, is in a Seattle, Wash., hospital after having been diagnosed with COVID-19, according to a Saturday (March 28) report on by Chuck Woodbury, who happens to be Bunzer’s neighbor. According to the report, Bunzer is in intensive care in critical but stable condition. […]

‘AIM Motorhome Club’ Builds up Membership to 1,500

A dedicated group of motorhome owners believes the fellowship offered by the new All Inclusive Motorhome Club (AIM) will improve the quality of their RV lifestyles. The altogether new take on RV membership clubs was conceived by a group of Class A diesel motorhome owners and facilitated by Lewisville, Texas-based dealer National Indoor RV Center […]

Trump Signs ‘Stimulus Package’ Following House Nod

President Donald Trump signed an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package into law Friday (March 27), after swift and near-unanimous action by Congress this week to support businesses, rush resources to overburdened health care providers and help struggling families during the deepening coronavirus epidemic. According to a Denver Post report, acting with unity and resolve […]