COVID Protocols in Effect, NTP-STAG Expo Gets Underway

The 2021 NTP-STAG Expo – the RV industry’s first trade-only event since early last year – got underway today (Jan. 18) at the Orlando Marriott World Center in Orlando, Fla., under strict COVID-19 protocols. The two-day event concludes tomorrow, and is followed by a virtual event running Jan. 25-29. Today’s schedule kicked off with a […]

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Lippert Components Revamps Name, Logo, Brand Identity

Lippert Components Inc., a leading global manufacturer and supplier of engineered products and customized solutions dedicated to shaping, growing and bettering the RV, marine, automotive, commercial vehicle and building products industries, is announcing today (Jan. 18) that it is rebranding its core businesses to “Lippert.” The parent company of Lippert will remain “LCI Industries,” according […]

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China Tech Policy Hits Automakers as Chips in Short Supply

Automakers around the world are shutting assembly lines because of a global shortage of semiconductors that in some cases has been exacerbated by the Trump administration’s actions against key Chinese chip factories, industry officials told Automotive News for a report published Friday (Jan. 15). The shortage, which caught much of the industry off-guard and could […]

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Vaccine, Warmer Weather Should Boost Economic Growth

 The U.S. economy is expected to grow 5.3 percent in 2021, a substantial improvement from the currently projected 2.7 percent contraction in 2020, with a strong pick-up in growth projected to commence over the spring months, according to the latest commentary from the Fannie Mae (OTCQB: FNMA) Economic and Strategic Research (ESR) Group. The latest forecast of […]

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Geodesic Dome Cabins Set to Open at Michigan State Park

A pair of unusual abodes have sprung up among the typical cabins and campsites at Port Crescent State Park in Port Austin, Mich., giving visitors a novel option for overnight stays starting this spring, according to a report by Mlive.com. Two new environmentally friendly geodesic domes were recently added to the park in Michigan’s Thumb […]

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National Park Service, Ireland Sign Sister Park Arrangement

U.S. Department of the Interior officials signed a memorandum of understanding with Irish authorities today pairing Glacier National Park in Montana, USA, and Killarney National Park in County Kerry, Ireland, as “sister parks.” The arrangement furthers international cooperation between the two countries and allows the participating parks to collaborate and exchange ideas about how to […]

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Report: Motorhome Sales Growing Strongly in Poland

A review of motorhome sales in Poland for 2016-2020, by motorhome.pl, using data from the Central Register of Vehicles and Drivers (CEPiK), shows that the market is developing strongly and dynamically., according to a report by AboutcampBtoB.com, which covers the RV industries in Europe and Auistralia. For example, in 2018 a total of 518 new […]

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Airstream Takes Viewers to National Parks in New Series

Renowned recreational vehicle manufacturer Airstream is taking their line of travel trailers to some of our country’s greatest destinations—and inviting us along for the ride as part of the company’s recently-launched Portable Park series, according to a report at Sunset.com. The short films, which run approximately 6 minutes per episode, have so far highlighted locations such as […]

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Canadian Campground Conference on ‘WCM Fireside Chats’

After months of waiting, It is finally time for the start of the Canadian Camping & RV Council’s (CCRVC) first-ever Canadian Outdoor Hospitality Conference & Expo. Set to feature dozens of educational sessions led by experts in the outdoor hospitality industry, conference organizers have said that the event will feature plenty of opportunities for attendees […]

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