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Caravan Salon expects to be largest ever

Caravan Salon expects to be largest ever (May 4, 2016) — Caravan Salon boasts new record figures. Due to the use of an additional exhibition hall, Caravan Salon Dusseldorf will be bigger than ever. Read More »

OPINION: The insanity of a $15 minimum wage

OPINION: The insanity of a $15 minimum wage (May 4, 2016) -- When people aren’t taught how economies work, they are more than willing to jump on the gravy train which, unbeknown to them, is on the fast track to economic bondage. People who like the idea of a $15 minimum wage forget the ripple up impact it will have on all employees and employers everywhere. Read More »

Campers Inn RV hosts grand openings of Penn. and Va. stores

Campers Inn RV hosts grand openings of Penn. and Va. stores (May 4, 2016) — Campers Inn RV will celebrate the grand opening of its Pittsburgh, Pa.; Philadelphia, Pa.; and Fredericksburg, Va., locations from May 9-15. The company acquired these stores in the fall of 2015, and will launch its first full summer season in these markets with festivities, giveaways and special pricing. Read More »

Winnebago releases Minnie 2500RL floorplan

Winnebago releases Minnie 2500RL floorplan (May 4, 2016) — Winnebago has released the 2500RL floorplan for its Minnie line of travel trailers. The new Minnie 2500RL features an open living space, master bedroom and an easily accessed bathroom. Read More »

RVDA endorses Statistical Surveys industry data program

RVDA endorses Statistical Surveys industry data program (May 4, 2016) — RVDA (The National RV Dealers Association) has endorsed the RV Industry Data Program “Spotfire” from Statistical Surveys of Grand Rapids, Mich. Statistical Surveys is a provider of market intelligence to the RV motorized and towable industries, and the marine and manufactured housing industries. Read More »

Elkhart County goes for Cruz

Elkhart County goes for Cruz (May 4, 2016) -- According to the Indiana Election Division, 16,204 Elkhart County voters selected Cruz compared to 14,462 people who selected Donald Trump. Read More »

Auction values stable in April, prices up 0.1 percent

Auction values stable in April, prices up 0.1 percent (May 4, 2016) -- RV values at auctions leveled off in April, Black Book reported, noting that prices for motorized and towable units increased only 0.1 percent. Read More »

Cardinal fifth wheel stolen from Canadian dealer

Cardinal fifth wheel stolen from Canadian dealer (May 4, 2016) -- The RV Dealers Association of Alberta today reported the April 24 theft of a cream-colored 2017 Forest River Cardinal fifth wheel trailer from Prairie Sky RV in Coaldale, Alberta. Read More »

National Tire Safety Week set to start May 29

National Tire Safety Week set to start May 29 (May 4, 2016) -- The Rubber Manufacturer's Association offers free materials to help tire dealers, auto dealers and other industry groups to get motorists to pay attention to their tires. Read More »

Lithium battery webinar draws strong interest

Lithium battery webinar draws strong interest (May 4, 2016) -- The webinar covered the major types of lithium ion batteries, as well as their strengths and weaknesses; necessary safety procedures; common problems; and important questions to consider when designing a lithium ion system. Read More »

RVIA preps for Committee Week June 5 to 9

RVIA preps for Committee Week June 5 to 9 (May 4, 2016) -- Over the course of the five-day event, RVIA’s standing committees, executive committee and board of directors will review the organization's strategic plan and set the association’s agenda for the upcoming fiscal year. Read More »

Adelman to oversee Thermacell camping market

Adelman to oversee Thermacell camping market (May 4, 2016) -- "In this new role, Kyle will drive the creation of multimedia marketing plans, collect consumer insights, and build relationships with key industry partners," said Lowitt. Read More »

Lippert buys Italian RV supplier of steps, bed lifts

Lippert buys Italian RV supplier of steps, bed lifts (May 4, 2016) -- "Project 2000's world class team of designers and engineers will help transition LCI products, like slide-out mechanisms, into the European RV market," said Lippert. Read More »

TriMas to present at Wells Fargo conference

TriMas to present at Wells Fargo conference (May 4, 2016) -- TriMas Corporation – a diversified global manufacturer of engineered and applied products – announced that TriMas management is scheduled to present at the Wells Fargo Securities Industrial and Construction Conference. Read More »

Navistar’s parts distribution centers recognized

Navistar’s parts distribution centers recognized (May 4, 2016) -- Navistar’s parts distribution centers, including one in Edmonton, Alta., have been recognized as top performers in the truck and heavy equipment industry as part of a new awards program. Read More »