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America’s largest RV show opens in two weeks

America’s largest RV show opens in two weeks (Aug. 31, 2015) -- This year’s show includes a variety of RV technician training, work camper recruiting tips, and a distributor showcase, as well as a meet and greet with NFL’s Tim Brown. The always-fun industry party takes place the evening of Sept. 14 at Hersheypark. Read More »

Dometic to debut PowerChannel awning accessories

Dometic to debut PowerChannel awning accessories (Aug. 31, 2015) — Dometic Group announced it will introduce three new PowerChannel accessories for the Dometic 9100 PowerChannel Awning at the 2015 Elkhart Open House, to be held Sept. 21-23, in Elkhart, Ind. Read More »

Omega RV debuts Toxic line of toyhaulers

Omega RV debuts Toxic line of toyhaulers (Aug. 31, 2015) -- "The Toxic product combines things that we feel are important to consumers. Some of the features are a dry weight of 5,900 pounds fully equipped, a payload of more than 5,000 pounds, garage areas of 10 and 13 feet, 116 gallons of fresh water, 38-gallon fuel tank and pump station with a 4,000 watt Onan generator," said Thorpe. Read More »

Winnebago teams with Schwinn for ‘Get out and Go’

Winnebago teams with Schwinn for ‘Get out and Go’ (Aug. 31, 2015) — Two brands have teamed up in a new promotion designed to inspire life long memories and adventure, Winnebago Industries Inc. and Schwinn announced in a press release. Winnebago Industries is partnering with bicycle manufacturer Schwinn for "Get out and Go." Read More »

Scissor Deck makes RV maintenance easier

Scissor Deck makes RV maintenance easier (Aug. 31, 2015) -- Scissor Decks are spring assisted manual lift platforms which set up or fold down in seconds. They may be joined together in line or on 90 degree angles for wrap around maintenance applications. Read More »

Bears coach Mike Ditka to highlight EverGreen event

Bears coach Mike Ditka to highlight EverGreen event (Aug. 31, 2015) -- EverGreen Recreational Vehicles today announced that legendary Chicago Bears Coach Mike Ditka will appear at the company's open house display Sept. 23 at 4 p.m. The display is located on Executive Drive near the entrance to the RV/MH Hall of Fame. Read More »

Newmar’s Star chassis offered on diesel coaches

Newmar’s Star chassis offered on diesel coaches (Aug. 31, 2015) -- "Long term, the Star Foundation delivers the underlying chassis with enhanced stiffness, making it more durable and less prone to stress and distortion," said Stichter. "Slideout adjustments will be minimal, as there is less of a possibility that slide tubes will flex or move out of alignment." Read More »

Newmar introduces ‘Newgle’ knowledge base

Newmar introduces ‘Newgle’ knowledge base (Aug. 31, 2015) -- Newgle features 11 separate product and component categories along with more than 80 subcategories, the company noted. Each contains troubleshooting and problem-solving articles as well as user guides, installation instructions, product manuals, training videos and technical support documentation. Read More »

Escape RV teams with U-Haul

(Aug. 31, 2015) -- U-Haul Company of New Jersey Inc. announces that Escape RV has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Sussex County community. Read More »

Teardrop trailer from Vintage Overland

(Aug. 31, 2015) -- Vintage Overland has taken its handbuilt overland caravans and made them into a camper to take off-road. Read More »

PODCAST 63: Roadtrek Motorhomes and Balfour Resort

PODCAST 63: Roadtrek Motorhomes and Balfour Resort (Aug. 28, 2015) -- The first guest this week is Jim Hammill, president and CEO of Roadtrek, which is located in Kitchener, Ontario. Roadtrek is one of the pioneer builders of Class B motorhomes, which have seen a lot of interest in recent years as baby boomers downsize from Class As and fifth wheels and want to continue enjoying the RV lifestyle. The second guests are the owners of Balfour RV Resorts up in beautiful British Columbia. Balfour is unique in that it's an established RV park that decided to sell its sites to private buyers. Some newer RV parks get construction money by doing that, but it is unusual to see an existing park migrating to the private owner business model. Read More »

OIA accepting applicants for Future Leadership Academy

OIA accepting applicants for Future Leadership Academy (Aug. 28, 2015) — Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) will begin accepting applications for the Future Leadership Academy, a nine-month program dedicated to preparing and uniting the future leadership of the outdoor industry. Read More »

Mike Anderson joins RVIA’s TnT program

Mike Anderson joins RVIA’s TnT program (Aug. 28, 2015) — RVIA has hired Mike Anderson to serve as the association’s TnT Program Technician Trainer with the responsibility of educating technicians on various RV systems. Read More »

Go RVing draws strong crowds at Iowa State Fair

Go RVing draws strong crowds at Iowa State Fair (Aug. 28, 2015) — It wasn’t just Presidential candidates and deep–fried food on a stick garnering attention at the Iowa State Fair this summer, RV travel and camping was also a big hit with attendees, RVIA stated in a press release. Read More »

RVIA to celebrate Coon’s career

RVIA to celebrate Coon’s career (Aug. 28, 2015) —  RVIA will honor Richard Coon for his ten years of service as the association’s president during a special celebration on Sept. 29 at the Hyatt Regency in Savannah, Ga., during the Board of Director’s meeting. Read More »
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