RVB RV of the Year: Venture RV’s Sonic X Travel Trailer

Concept vehicles have been part of the automotive industry’s annual new-model-year debuts ever since legendary General Motors designer Harley Earl unveiled the Buick “Y-Job” at the 1938 National Automobile Show. One thing all of them have had in common, however, is an inability to translate intricate design studies into mass assembly. So, while certain features […]

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Escapees Grows Courses with RV to Freedom Buyout

Escapees RV Club announced the acquisition of all RV to Freedom (RVTF) properties including its popular course “Roadmap to Full-Time RVing.” According to a press release, the course leads the customer from the dreaming stage to becoming a full or part-time RVer. It also includes the RV to Freedom Facebook group with over 39,000 members. […]

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Dan Pearson Waging Fight Against Opioid Epidemic

Editor’s Note: In the below story featured in the Minnesota Star Tribune, PleasureLand RV Center owner Dan Pearson recounts his campaign against the growing opioid crisis that has plagued the country and claimed his son’s life. Pearson is co-chair of the all-industry Go RVing Coalition while Pleasureland RV will be honored Nov. 13 at the […]

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Jellystone Will Host ‘Prospective Owners Workshop’

On pace for its 11th consecutive year of record revenues, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts is planning another franchise expansion campaign. According to a press release, the campaign will include a prospective investors and owners workshop on Nov. 10 at the Embassy Suites in Charleston, S.C. The Jellystone Park 101 workshop will provide prospective franchisees with […]

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Bob Tiffin: An Enjoyable Fixture At RV Rallies, Shows

Some things never change. And that’s a good thing in the case of Bob Tiffin, the legendary founder of Red Bay., Ala.-based Tiffin Motorhomes Inc., who built his first Tiffin Allegro Class A motorhome nearly 50 years ago and continues to interface with consumers on a regular basis – especially at rallies and shows. So, […]

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Lippert Components is Acquiring SureShade Assets

Lippert Components Inc. (LCI) has acquired substantially all of the business assets collectively referred to under the business name SureShade of Rodan Enterprises, LLC, effective Oct. 21. According to a press release, SureShade designs and manufactures sunshade systems for the outdoor recreation industry in North America and Europe, holding a number of patents on its […]

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RV SnapPad & Arrow Distributing Form Partnership

Origen RV Accessories, parent company to RV SnapPad, announced a new distribution partnership with Arrow Distribution Inc. According to a press release, the new arrangement will make RV SnapPads available to all the dealers under the Arrow Distribution network. Arrow will begin stocking all product lines offered by RV SnapPad, including the SnapPad XTRA, HiWay, […]

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Equity Lifestyle Properties Reports Earnings For 3Q

Equity Lifestyle Properties Inc. (ELS) on Monday (Oct. 22) reported a key measure of profitability in its third quarter. The results beat Wall Street expectations. The real estate investment trust, based in Chicago, said it had funds from operations of $108.6 million, or 56 cents per share, in the period. Funds from operations is a […]

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Ohio-Based RVshare Sees Strong Results in Summer

Akron, Ohio-based RVshare, operator of an online platform linking RV owners with renters, is reporting strong results over the summer. “In terms of scale, we’re not a startup anymore by any means,”  CEO and co-owner Jon Gray said in a press release. “We have more than 150,000 RVs on the platform now, and we just […]

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Days Corporation Says Expansion Phase to Continue

Elkhart, Ind.-based Days Corp., parent company of Equalizer Systems, released a statement to its customers stating that despite being disappointed by a judge ruling in favor of Lippert Components Inc. on two of many claims, the case is still ongoing and the company is focusing on further growth. “Right now we are in the middle […]

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