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RVDA announces new convention presenters

RVDA announces new convention presenters (May 21, 2015) -- The program is balanced to include newcomers to the convention lineup along with expert RV industry trainers that dealers rely on and trust to meet their professional development needs, the release explained. Read More »

KOA Care Camps featured on Podcast 53

KOA Care Camps featured on Podcast 53 (May 21, 2015) -- This week's guests are Scott and Diane King, the owners of the Springfield Route 66 KOA campground in Missouri. Diane serves on the board of directors of KOA Care Camps, an organization that has raised $8 million since 1984 -- $1 million last year alone -- to help send kids with cancer to camp for a week. Care Camps supports 56 separate campgrounds that provide a camping experience to kids at no cost to their families. Read More »

Win a week’s stay at Jellystone in a Winnebago Brave

Win a week’s stay at Jellystone in a Winnebago Brave (May 21, 2015) -- Winners will receive the exclusive opportunity to stay for a week in the Brave unit at their favorite Jellystone Park, where they can enjoy amenities like swimming pools, mini-golf, arcades, and dozens of family-friendly activities. The Brave will be delivered to the chosen Jellystone Park Read More »

Fire causes $600,00 in damage at North Trail RV Center

Fire causes $600,00 in damage at North Trail RV Center (May 21, 2015) -- A fire ripped through the North Trail RV Center, in Lee County, Fla., Wednesday morning that caused $600,000 in damage. Read More »

OPINION: Here we go again. State parks used as political pawns

(May 20, 2015) -- Get out and enjoy your state and federal parks this summer because when the next financial downturn arrives, which will be in a year or two (probably after the presidential election), the opportunities for people who really fund public recreation sites to actually use them, will be drastically limited for many years. Read More »

Fleetwood RV adds Funtime RV Inc. to dealer network

Fleetwood RV adds Funtime RV Inc. to dealer network (May 21, 2015) — Fleetwood RV announced that it’s expanding its dealer network to include a new partnership with Funtime RV, Inc. Funtime RV, Inc. will carry Discovery, Expedition, Excursion, Bounder and Flair products. Read More »

Pacific Coachworks leading toy hauler sales in California market

Pacific Coachworks leading toy hauler sales in California market (May 21, 2015) — Pacific Coachworks (PCW) (www.pacificcoachworks.com) announced that its year-to-date toy hauler trailer sales in the California market has positioned them No. 1 over all of its competitors in the market, the press release from the organization stated. Read More »

SEMA Data Co-op reaches 1,000 member milestone

SEMA Data Co-op reaches 1,000 member milestone (May 21, 2015) — The SEMA Data Co-op (SDC) recently announced the addition of its 1,000th member, now featuring over 385 supplier brands and over 620 data receivers registered in the system. Read More »

Initial jobless claims rose last week

Initial jobless claims rose last week (May 21, 2015) -- The four-week moving average of initial claims, which attempts to smooth out some of the weekly volatility in the measure, fell to 266,250 from 271,750 in the previous week. This marked the lowest moving average for initial claims since April 2000. Continuing claims for the week ending May 9, fell by 12,000 to 2,211,000. Read More »

Americans spending more, but not on wants

Americans spending more, but not on wants (May 21, 2015) -- Americans continue to spend more on things they need, but not on things they want. All five categories of discretionary purchases -- leisure activities, clothing, consumer electronics, dining out and travel -- continue to have negative net spending with substantially more Americans saying they are spending less than last year than those who say they are spending more. Read More »

Airstream announced top U.S. dealers

Airstream announced top U.S. dealers (May 20, 2015) -- Airstream announced its top U.S. dealer rankings based on retail units sold between May 2014 and May 2015 during the company’s dealer meeting in Seattle, Wash. Read More »

Burglars disrupt Roadtreking podcasters

Burglars disrupt Roadtreking podcasters (May 20, 2015) -- "Seven minutes is all it took for our RV to be burglarized, to lose $12,000 and counting worth of equipment -- just about everything of value inside the motorhome except the dog," said Wendland. "We know it was only seven minutes, too, from our dash cam recording most of it." Read More »

They’re back! Workhorse jumps into Class A market

They’re back! Workhorse jumps into Class A market (May 20, 2015) -- "It gives us great delight to once again take our place in the RV Chassis market," said Steenekamp. "We believe the demand is there, we will be building an improved RV chassis line, and we fully expect our Workhorse W-16 and W-22 Class A Motorhome chassis to quickly be recognized as leaders in the category." Read More »

RVIA expanding into larger Elkhart office

RVIA expanding into larger Elkhart office (May 20, 2015) -- "Creating a visible and impactful presence for RVIA in the Elkhart marketplace has proven to be a great decision for the organization. As we continue to expand our educational programs, we have outgrown our current offices and need more space for training and interaction with our membership," said Bontrager. Read More »

Reserve America teams up with CalARVC

Reserve America teams up with CalARVC (May 20, 2015) — Privately owned parks and campgrounds that are members of CalARVC can now be listed on the leading campground reservation site for state and national campgrounds, Reserve America. The campground listing on the website aims to help private parks reach a new audience and attract more visitors. Read More »