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Why HUD’s proposed rule redefining RVs is critical

Why HUD’s proposed rule redefining RVs is critical (Feb. 11, 2016) — The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced a proposed rule that redefines the RV exemption from manufactured housing standards. This announcement and the proposed rule itself are great news for the RV industry and RV enthusiasts. Read More »

ITA renews grant to RVIA to boost exports to Asia

ITA renews grant to RVIA to boost exports to Asia (Feb. 11, 2016) — Thanks to the International Trade Administration’s (ITA) renewal of RVIA’s participation in the highly competitive Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP), an additional $300,000 is available to support RVIA’s Asia Initiative through the end of the third quarter of 2018. Read More »

Go RVing ups its media game plan

Go RVing ups its media game plan (Feb. 11, 2016) — Today’s media environment offers more options than ever to inspire consumers to learn about the RV experience and Go RVing is upping its game again this year to ensure that all the bases are covered, a release from the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA). Read More »

Drew 2015 sales grow $212 Million to record year of $1.4 Billion

Drew 2015 sales grow $212 Million to record year of $1.4 Billion (Feb. 11, 2016) — Drew Industries Incorporated reported net income of $16.1 million, or $0.65 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, compared to net income of $12 million, or $0.49 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2014. Read More »

Virtual show is two weeks away

(Feb. 11, 2016) — The Virtual Hospitality Expo, a trade show run on the Internet is two weeks from the opening date. On Feb. 23 and 24, the live portion of the Expo, where exhibitors and sponsors can actually speak live to attendees, will open to attendees from all over. Read More »

SylvanSport bolsters Canadian distribution

SylvanSport bolsters Canadian distribution (Feb. 11, 2016) — SylvanSport will be crossing the border to Canada’s The Outdoor Adventure Show in Toronto. The show runs from Feb. 19-21, and SylvanSport will be there to announce their latest Canadian dealer-partner. On hand will also be their GO and all-new Go-Easy adventure trailers, complete with demonstrations and Q&A sessions. Read More »

Roadmaster factory training scheduled for April 12

Roadmaster factory training scheduled for April 12 (Feb. 11, 2016) — If you’d like to learn more about how to sell or install Roadmaster products, opportunity is knocking. The first 20 people to register for the next factory training will learn about Roadmaster products from the people who make them, a release from the company stated. Read More »

ASA Electronics adds new national distributor to lineup

ASA Electronics adds new national distributor to lineup (Feb. 11, 2016) — ASA Electronics has added Meyer Distributing to their list of national suppliers. Meyer, having recently announced that they would be adding RV products to their lineup, will now carry ASA Electronics’ Jensen and Voyager products. Read More »

Unemployment claims fall by 16,000 last week

Unemployment claims fall by 16,000 last week (Feb. 11, 2016) -- The latest reading was the lowest since mid-December 2015 and solidly below market expectations for a modest decline to 280,000, said Josh Nye, an RBC economist. Read More »

RV makers, dealers on roll as show opens in Novi

(Feb. 11, 2016) -- "We've been seeing double-digit sales increases from year to year in the last five years," Bill Sheffer said, noting that there is little end in sight to the surge. "People — with the auto industry coming back — now have the financial means and discretionary income and financing to go out and buy a recreational vehicle." Read More »

Colerain RV plans fast growth after selling stake

(Feb. 10, 2016) — One of Cincinnati’s largest – and quietest – private companies has sold a major ownership stake in the company to get financial backing so it can acquire more recreational vehicle stores, Cincinnati Business Courier reported. Read More »

Fire destroys RVs at Mesquite dealership

Fire destroys RVs at Mesquite dealership (Feb. 10, 2016) — A downed power line may have sparked a fire that torched several RVs in Mesquite, Fox 4 news reported. Read More »

ARVC applauds HUD RV definition

ARVC applauds HUD RV definition (Feb. 10, 2016) -- "We applaud HUD for working with ARVC and our industry allies at RVIA and RVDA to clarify the language in the HUD code so that federal, state and local authorities will no longer confuse park model RVs with manufactured homes," said Bambei. Read More »

RV Business 2016 RVs of the Year show premiers

RV Business 2016 RVs of the Year show premiers (Feb. 10, 2016) -- "Up until now this prestigious award was kept strictly within the RV industry community," said Moniz. "Now, we will bring this award mainstream to the general public in much the same way as the Motor Trend Car of the Year is promoted in the automotive arena." Read More »

Edmonton man sent to prison for RV fraud

(Feb. 10, 2016) -- An Edmonton, Alberta, fraudster with a drug problem was sentenced Tuesday to four years in prison for stealing more than $700,000 from two victims who entrusted him to sell their recreational vehicles. Read More »
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