RV Education 101 Offers Contactless Virtual RV Orientation

When Mark Polk, founder of RV Education 101, was the sales manager for an RV dealership in North Carolina (1996-1999) he constantly received phone calls from new RV owners who couldn’t remember how something on their RV worked, or what was said to them during their RV walk-through orientation. Polk searched for an effective solution […]

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Forest River Owners Group Cancels International Rally

In a message posted to its website and Facebook Page today, the Forest River Owners Group (FROG) announced it has cancelled its International Rally, which was set for Aug. 16-22 at the Elkhart County Fairgrounds in Goshen, Ind., due to the ongoing pandemic. The annual event typically attracts more than 500 units representing 36 Forest […]

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Release: Lilly Initiates Phase 3 Trial of LY-CoV555 Antibody

Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today announced today (Aug. 3) the initiation of BLAZE-2, a Phase 3 trial studying LY-CoV555 for the prevention of SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19 in residents and staff at long-term care facilities in the U.S. (skilled nursing facilities, commonly referred to as nursing homes, and assisted living facilities), according to […]

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Patrick Ind. Completes Acquisition of $60M Plywood Maker

Elkhart, Ind.-based Patrick Industries Inc. (NASDAQ: PATK) announced today (Aug. 3) that it has completed the acquisition of Inland Plywood Company, a premier supplier, laminator, and wholesale distributor of treated, untreated, and laminated plywood, medium density overlay panels, and other specialty products, primarily serving the marine market as well as the recreational vehicle and industrial […]

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Folding Campers Also Seeing Surge in Consumer Demand

It seems the pandemic-induced surge in RV demand is cutting across all segments. John Stringer, who oversees the Rockwood and Flagstaff lines at Forest River Inc., said the folding camper market has been “astronomical.” In fact, he said retail sales right now are exceeding shipments by about 30%. “We’re building 10 campers on Saturdays just […]

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Nominations Sought for RV/MH Hall of Fame Class of 2021

Even though the deadline for nomination is still months away (Oct. 31), officials said it’s really not too early to start the process of nominating a deserving individual. So, RV/MH Hall of Fame President Darryl Searer is urging those who are considering a nominee to download the guidelines and forms so their nominee can be […]

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COVID Shutdown, High Demand Fueling Inventory Shortages

More people in Minnesota’s Mankato area are buying campers, motorhomes and boats this summer compared to previous years; and that increased demand, compounded by the temporary shutdown of factories to quell the spread of COVID-19 in March and April, has left dealers in short supply this summer, according to a report by Dan Grreenwood in […]

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HWY34 RV Donates Camper to Colorado Youth Outdoors

A Windsor, Colo., RV business has launched an auction to support a Fort Collins-based nonprofit that works to build healthy relationships between kids and their parents through outdoor recreation, according to a report by Trevor Reid in the Greeley Tribune. HWY34 RV, 1111 Southgate Drive in Windsor, gifted a new 2021 Travel Lite Peak-9 625SL […]

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CNN Travel Looks at Skyrocketing Popularity of RV Lifestyle

Freedom to go anywhere. An ability to be totally self-sufficient. The potential for nonstop adventure. These are just some of the reasons Michaela Sherer had spent years fantasizing about owning a Recreational Vehicle, or RV, according to a report by CNN Travel. She and her husband always had found reasons not to get one. Then, […]

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RV Sales Rev as U.S. Vacationers Avoid Hotels, Air Travel

Call it a case of cooped up consumers creating pent up demand. Deprived of traditional spring and summer vacations that might include crowded flights and hotel stays due to Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, individuals and families are busting out on the open road in recreational vehicles where their rides are their lodgings, writes Ed Garsten at […]

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