RVDA’s Ingrassia Calls Proposed FTC Rule a ‘Step Backward’

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following was authored by Phil Ingrassia, president of the RV Dealers Association (RVDA), as part of his report at the recent RVDA Board of Directors meeting. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is proposing new regulations that could have a major impact on the motor vehicle financing and sales process as well as […]

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Ford Racks Up Double-Digit Gains in Aug. as Market Rebounds

U.S. auto sales slid again at Toyota Motor Corp. and American Honda, while Ford Motor Co., Hyundai and Kia deliveries rose by double digits last month compared with August 2021, as the market begins to bounce back and the industry’s chronic inventory shortages slowly ease, according to a report by Automotive News. U.S. light-vehicle deliveries rose 4.8 percent last month, […]

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RVIA’s Kirby: ‘This is Still a Great Time to Be in the RV Industry’

As we enter Labor Day weekend, I thought I would send our members a quick note with my thoughts on the current state of the industry. For the first time in well over a year, we saw monthly RV shipments decrease. While it is easy to look at this as a negative, the truth is we’ve been expecting and forecasting a decrease in shipments in the second half of the year – primarily due to dealers across the country managing through their inventory and planning out for 2023.

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Slower US Job Gain in August Could Aid Fed’s Inflation Fight

WASHINGTON — America’s employers slowed their hiring in August in the face of rising interest rates, high inflation and sluggish consumer spending but still added 315,000 jobs, according to an Associated Press report. The government reported Friday that last month’s job gain was down from 526,000 in July and below the average gain of the previous three months. The unemployment […]

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Go RVing’s First-Timer’s Toolkit: Videos on RV System Basics

More than two decades since the program first began, Go RVing continues to be a marketing and consumer awareness thought-leader, introducing millions of Americans to the freedom of RV travel and building a desire and passion of the adventures that await, according to a News & Insights report by the  RV Industry Association (RVIA). One […]

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August Issue of ‘RV Enthusiast’ Features RV Maintenance Tips

The August issue of RV Enthusiast magazine is now available. The issue features all kinds of tips and tricks to “Maintaining, Repairing & Upgrading your RV,” including: Motorhome Movie Mayhem – Motorhomes were made for the movies. If they hadn’t been invented, someone would have come up with the concept for movies? Why? Because they are the […]

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Grand Design RV – National Owner’s Rally August 30 – September 2, 2022

Grand Design Hosts Eighth-Annual Elkhart National Owners’ Rally MIDDLEBURY, Ind., August 30, 2022 – GRAND DESIGN RECREATIONAL VEHICLE COMPANY kicked off its Eighth-Annual National Owners Rally on August 30, 2022, with the event scheduled to run through September 2. This tremendously popular event sold out within minutes of posting available lots at the Elkhart County […]

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Sunset Park RV Partners with Hershey’s Chocolate World

Sunset Park RV, an independent manufacturer located in Shipshewana, Ind., along with Susquehanna RV located in Selinsgrove and Bloomsburg, Pa., have hitched a trailer sweepstakes with Hershey’s Chocolate World as tailgate season approaches. The custom-branded Reese’s University trailer is parked at Hershey’s Chocolate World in Hershey, PA, where fans can see it for themselves and register to win until […]

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Louisiana Donating 300 RVS to Kentucky Flood Victims

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Wednesday (Aug. 31) announced that Louisiana was donating up to 300 travel trailers the state originally acquired for survivors of Hurricane Ida last year to help people of eastern Kentucky who lost their homes in the recent flooding, according to a report by Fox News. Beshear said during a briefing […]

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New Horizons to Host Inaugural RV Open House on Oct. 7

MILFORD, Kan. — The public will have the rare opportunity to view a dozen luxury RVs — and witness the craftsmanship that goes into them — during New Horizons RV’s first ever open house, the company announced. Eleven coaches owned by New Horizons Ambassadors and one factory demo unit – a 42-foot rear kitchen Majestic […]

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Caravan Salon Surpasses 141,000 Visitors at Halfway Mark

Now half way through its run, the 2022 Caravan Salon at Messe Düsseldorf in Germany has drawn very positive reviews, according to a release. Through Wednesday, (Aug. 31), more than 140,000 visitors came to the trade fair. “The excellent mood among exhibitors and visitors is proof of the enormous popularity of caravanning as mobile leisure […]

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RVTAA Member Serves as RV Service Resource on JustAnswer

ATHENS, Texas – The RV Technician Association of America (RVTAA) today (Sept. 1) reported one of its members was approved to serve on the JustAnswer platform. Located at www.justanswer.com, the website offers around-the-clock access to more than 12,000 verified professionals in more than 150 categories, such as RV service. When a consumer asks a question […]

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EasyCare Program Offers RV Dealers Compliance Certification

NORCROSS, Ga. – APCO Holdings LLC’s EasyCare brand, a leading provider of F&I products for recreational vehicles (RV) dealerships in the U.S., is partnering with the Association of Finance & Insurance Professionals (AFIP) to offer certification courses designed to give RV dealership professionals the knowledge to maintain complex compliance requirements during purchase transactions. EasyCare’s training team […]

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RVWA Seeks Volunteers for Habitat for Humanity Project

The RV Women’s Alliance (RVWA) is working with local Habitat for Humanity organization in Elkhart and encouraging members across the U.S. to work with their local Habitat during the RVWA Builds Communities Day on Sept. 22. Members located in the Elkhart area can volunteer for a four- or eight-hour shift on Sept. 22, when we […]

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2023 RVIA Board of Directors Election Begins Next Week

Voting in the election for the RV Industry Association (RVIA) Board of Directors begins on Tuesday, Sept. 6, according to an RVIA News & Insights report. The Board of Directors is the highest-level authority in the association’s overall organizational structure and is responsible for setting and overseeing strategy and policies related to critical topics such […]

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RVIA Webinar to Address Suggested RV-C Protocol Changes

The RV Industry Association (RVIA) announced it will host the “How to Submit Suggested Changes to RV-C Protocol” webinar on Tuesday, Sept. 20. The webinar will be co-presented by current RV-C Administrator Von Lindsey, President of Lindsey Research Services, and Martin Perlot, President of Silverleaf Electronics Inc. and the former RV-C Administrator. The webinar is […]

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