News briefs for April 12, 2019

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Three people appointed to RVIA board positions

The RV Industry Association board of directors appointed three people to fill vacant seats during is meeting March 12 in Salt Lake City.

  • Ryan Elias, vice president and general manager for Triple E Recreational Vehicles/Leisure Travel Vans, was appointed to a vacant manufacturer seat.
  • Jason Falk, vice president of mergers and acquisitions for Lippert Components, was approved to fulfill the term of the at-large seat previously held by Scott Mereness.
  • Joe Kicos, co-founder and managing director of sales and marketing at Liberty Outdoors, was approved to fulfill the term of the manufacturer seat previously held by Chris Baum.

Canadian RV Association to host annual meeting May 15

The Canadian RV Association will host its annual general meeting May 15 in Quebec City, Quebec.

Representatives from the RV Dealers Association of Canada, the Canadian Camping and RV Council and Go RVing Canada will join the national associations representing each stakeholder in the Canadian RV and Campground Industry.

For more information, email Shannon O’Callaghan at or by phone at 905.336.8949.

RecPro becomes a branded sponsor of Rollin’ On TV

Rollin’ On TV announced today that it has signed on RecPro as a branded sponsor of its television show.

RecPro is a developer and distributor of RV furniture along with other RV-related products.

For more information on RecPro, visit and for additional information on Rollin’ On TV, visit

ARVC seeks campgrounds to join its Plan-It Green program

The National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds reported that 30 member parks across the country have already earned the Plan-It Green Friendly Park designation.

To be recognized as a Plan-It Green Friendly Park, a campground must meet at least nine of the 16 eco-friendly criteria.

Once a park earns this distinction, it can be promoted on the ARVC website and in a listing.

For more information or to submit an application, visit

Registration closes today for RVIA workplace safety seminar

The RV Industry Association will host a members-only safety seminar geared toward employee safety in the workplace April 17 at 8 a.m. at the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart

The day-long event, Creating a Safer Workplace: A Leadership Perspective, will focus on ways RV manufacturers and suppliers can identify and solve safety issues.

A light breakfast of pastries and assorted drinks will begin at 7 a.m.

Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber

A journalist who has covered the recreation vehicle industry since January 2000, Greg Gerber founded RV Daily Report on April Fool's Day in 2009. He also serves as the editor of the publication and website. As an Eagle Scout, he has enjoyed camping for decades and has visited every state except Hawaii. A DODO -- Dad of Daughters Only -- to three young women, he has two grandchildren as well. He currently splits his time between Wisconsin, Texas and Arizona. Greg can be reached at

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  • Mark says:

    ‘don’t like the layout – don’t like having to click a link to read hidden headlines.

    • Greg Gerber says:

      Hi Mark. I know what you mean. It was a tough decision for me to make, but it had to be done for a few reasons. First, the newsletters were getting rather long some days. So by combining a few of the less important press releases, we make it easier for people to read. It takes on extra click, but you see four to six stories. I try to put the headlines of the news briefs in the synopsis section. That way, it is still like you are skimming headlines to look for something of interest. Second, I have grown tired of giving free publicity to companies who send us an enormous amount press releases so that they can use our platform to reach our audience without providing a dime of financial support of RV Daily Report.

      Editor, RV Daily Report

  • KellyR says:

    Like the layout. You explained the “hidden links” thing in an earlier newsletter.

  • Mandy says:

    It’s awesome that there is a green program for campgrounds! Increasing numbers of RVers are wanting to support businesses that are eco-conscious. Thanks, ARVC!

    • Greg Gerber says:

      Hey, maybe their is an opportunity for you folks to get into the business of certifying campgrounds!

      Editor, RV Daily Report

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