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Download RV Industry Death Spiral complete series

Death spiral

(July 28, 2016) -- The series of editorials which looked at critical problems with every segment within the RV industry including, manufacturers, suppliers, dealers, campgrounds, associations, RV owners and the RV media, has been read by nearly 80,000 people from around the world. Read More »

Podcast 102: Escapees’ Travis and Melanie Carr

Escapees logo 2016

(July 28, 2016) -- This week's guests are Travis and Melanie Carr, the incoming president and vice president of the Escapees Club. Travis and Melanie come on the show and explain what’s changed and who is in charge of what going forward. They describe the work being done by Escapees to attract younger members and where Travis and Melanie see the club moving in 2017 and beyond. They also touch on some new services offered this year, including a new mapping tool and a job board to help working RVers make money on the road. Read More »

LKQ reports record revenue, sales up 33%

LKQ Corp logo

(July 28, 2016) -- LKQ, parent company of NTPStag and Coast Distribution, reported record revenue for the second quarter of 2016 of $2.45 billion, an increase of 33.3 percent as compared to $1.84 billion in the second quarter of 2015. Read More »

Mercedes-Benz breaks ground on S.C. Sprinter plant


(July 28, 2016) -- Mercedes-Benz broke ground Wednesday on a $500 million addition to its commercial van factory in South Carolina in a bid to beat competitors by building the next-generation Sprinter stateside and sidestep a steep tariff, Forbes reported. Read More »

Patrick Industries sales soar 35 percent

Patrick Industries New 2012

(July 28, 2016) -- The increase was primarily attributable to a 33 percent increase in the company's revenue from the RV industry, which reflected the incremental contribution from acquisitions completed in 2015 and 2016, and industry growth. Read More »

Cummins CFO sold 5,000 shares

Cummins logo Nov 2014

(July 28, 2016) -- Pat Ward, the vice president -- chief financial officer of Cummins sold close to 5,000 shares of the corporation with their total value being placed at $612,500 estimated based on $122.5 per share. Read More »

Fewer Millennials are buying homes

(July 28, 2016) -- With the percentage of home ownership for people under 35 hovering at 33 percent, NPR asked, is home ownership on a permanent decline because of high costs, changing demographics or new attitudes about home ownership? Read More »