Rubber Scarcity Creates New Headache for Automakers

Automakers struggling with pandemic-induced plant shutdowns and a global chip shortage are now confronting another supply chain headache: dwindling rubber supplies, according to a report by Automotive News. Snarled shipping lines are disrupting the movement of natural rubber, a key material used in tires as well as components under the hood. With the global supply […]

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Xantrex Continues Growth Mode, Adds to RV Sales Team

Xantrex, a Burnaby, B.C.-based subsidiary of Mission Critical Electronics (MCE), has announced several new additions to its RV OEM and aftermarket channel sales team. The move correlates to growing sales and new Xantrex products entering the market, according to a release. “We’re coming off a huge year for Xantrex in the RV market, where we […]

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Mike Lanciotti Named President of REV Recreation Group

REV Group (NYSE: REVG), designer and manufacturer of industry-leading specialty vehicle brands, announced Monday (Aprl 12) that Renegade RV Vice President and General Manager Mike Lanciotti has been appointed president of the REV Recreation Segment. In his new role, Mike will oversee all the recreation businesses and brands including Fleetwood RV, Holiday Rambler, American Coach, […]

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THOR Industries: 73% of Renters Likely to Purchase an RV

THOR Industries Inc. (NYSE: THO) announced today (April 13) the release of the company’s 2020 U.S. RV Rental Study, which explores consumer rental experiences, key motivators and purchase likelihood. The RV industry giant will use the survey results to enhance its understanding of RV rental trends and inform decisions within the THOR family of companies, […]

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Patrick Industries Announces Private Offering of $350M

Patrick Industries Inc. today (April 13) announced its intention to offer, subject to market conditions and other factors, up to $350 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2029 (the “Notes”) in a private placement exempt from registration under the Securities Act of 1933. The interest rate, redemption prices and other terms of the […]

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Report: NHTSA Issues its Latest Weekly List of RV Recalls

The following is the latest list of RV recalls complied by the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA): • Daimler Vans USA LLC is recalling 1,285 2019-2020 Mercedes Benz Sprinter and Freightliner Sprinter vehicles. The multifunctional display in the instrument cluster may not be adjustable and appear too bright in certain lighting conditions. As such, […]

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Gas Supply, Refinery Utilization Rise; Crude Oil Prices Decline

Refinery utilization is at its highest measurement this year: 84%. This strong utilization rate, as measured by the Energy Information Administration (EIA), helped contribute to the addition of 4 million bbl of gasoline, pushing overall supply levels to 234.5 million bbl for the week ending April 2. The refinery and production increases amid a small […]

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Buff Magic Takes RVs from Dull to Shiny, Company Says

Over time, RVs will lose their original luster. UV rays, dirt, road salt and moisture will all take their toll, leaving them dull and grimy looking. With Buff Magic Compound from Shurhold, it’s easy to bring back their showroom shine and sparkle. It’s a one-step reconditioner and restorer that’s effective on a wide range of […]

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AGS Sees Record Demand for Campground Guest Guides

AGS, a Texas-based developer of campground and RV park marketing publications and website services, is seeing record demand for its guest guides with a 15% increase in campgrounds and RV parks requesting the guides across the U.S. “This is unprecedented for us. We have already printed nearly 1 million guest guides in the first quarter […]

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RV Masterclass Launches New Course on Mobile Internet

In partnership with Andy Murphy, RV Masterclass today (April 12) launched a new digital course, Mobile Internet Explained. The online video course is launching on RV Masterclass’s online educational platform, joining over a dozen other digital courses relating to the mobile lifestyle. “With the need to remain connected these days, mobile internet has been one […]

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