Why Halloween is Next Big Thing for Campgrounds, Campers

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is an edited excerpt from a report by Erin Thiem for Togo RV. Click here to read the article in full. We thought taking our kids to a nearby state park to go trick-or-treating would be a unique experience. Our 30-person extended family set up on 10 sites. We knew we’d […]

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New Date for Webinar on e-RVs’ Impact on the RV Industry

The RV Industry Association (RVIA) will host its first-ever “e-RVs And The Impact On The RV Industry” webinar, scheduled for 2 p.m., ET, Tuesday, Dec. 6. Open to all RVIA members, the webinar will spearhead an intimate discussion around the strategic deployment of electric vehicles and the current opportunities and challenges at play for the […]

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Sobel to Lead Onboarding Strategies at RVDA Convention

RV Sales and Management Trainer Jered Sobel will offer strategies for getting new employees onboard and up to speed in an efficient manner during a workshop in the fixed operations education track at the 2022 RV Dealers Convention/Expo. The convention/expo will take place Nov. 7-11, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Beginning at 10 a.m. […]

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ELS Reports Q3 Performance: Revenue Up 9.7% Over 2021

CHICAGO – Equity LifeStyle Properties Inc. (NYSE: ELS) on Oct. 17 announced in a press release results for the quarter and nine months ended Sept. 30. All per share results are reported on a fully diluted basis unless otherwise noted. For the quarter ended Sept. 30, total revenues increased $33.7 million, or 9.7%, to $381.0 […]

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APCO Holdings Recognized by ‘Atlanta Business Chronicle’

NORCROSS, Ga. – The Atlanta Business Chronicle has named APCO Holdings, LLC as one of Atlanta’s 50 Largest Private Companies. Founded in 1984, APCO is a leading provider and administrator of automotive F&I products to automotive retailers, and is home to the EasyCare, GWC Warranty and MemberCare brands. This is the second year that APCO has appeared on the 50 […]

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Marcus Lemonis Launches New ‘Renovator’ TV Show on HGTV

Entrepreneur, designer and television personality Marcus Lemonis, who has made a career of fixing business chaos, will use his talents to improve families’ lives and homes in the new HGTV series, “The Renovator,” according to HGTV.

The show, which premiered Oct. 11, follows Marcus tackling “the business of home.” He identifies problems with his clients’ homes, and through a series of honest conversations and activities framed by the design process, he provides solutions for each family’s physical surroundings and personal trials that will lead to spectacular reveals.

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OEM Showcase: 2023 Fleetwood Flair 33B6 Walk-Through

Follow Fleetwood RV along as the company journeys through an all new “affordable and functional” floorplan in the Flair 33B6. This 33-foot motorhome offers a separate living area for the kids, bunk beds, L-shaped kitchen, and the ability to sleep up to eight. All of this with a base MSRP of $187,000. The OEM Showcase […]

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East To West RV Launches Della Terra LE Line at Dealer Expo

East To West RV, a division of Forest River Inc., introduced a new entry-level, conventional-built series for 2023 model year: The Della Terra LE (an Alta LE prototype also was featured at the company’s Dealer Expo). The smaller, lighter LE line is offered in six single- and tandem-axle floorplans, but at a more attractive price […]

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County Approves Plans for New RV Transit Lot in Goshen, Ind.

GOSHEN — Plans for the development of a new RV transit lot in Goshen moved forward Monday (Oct. 17) during a meeting of the Elkhart County Board of Commissioners, according to a report in the Goshen News. At the meeting, the commissioners approved a request by Nathan and Monica Kauffman for a zone map change […]

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The Best Truck Bed Campers of 2022

Compared to the larger and flashier Class A and C motorhomes, truck bed campers are an often-overlooked option for RVers. Sure, those other models offer a lot of space to stretch out, but they are also less versatile, more ponderous to drive, and far more expensive. And thanks to modern design and updated materials and…

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Ford Teases 2023 Transit Trail Van

The Ford Transit is a proper workhorse vehicle, often serving as a cargo van, large passenger transport, and a platform for numerous Class B RVs. That level of versatility and customizability has made it the best-selling commercial van in the US and a popular option for #vanlifers. Now, the “Blue Oval” is teasing an updated…

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Easy, Tender Pork Schnitzel

By The Cooking Ladies by Lamont Mackay and Phyllis Hinz Makes 2 to 3 servings Ingredients 6 6 boneless, centre-cut, fast fry, pork loin chops 1/2 cup 125 mL all purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon 2.5 mL salt 1/2 teaspoon 2.5 mL black pepper 1 1 egg 1/2 cup 125 mL milk 1 cup 250 mL […]

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UViaLite Sanitizes RV Waste Tanks Without Using Chemicals

ROANOKE, VA, Va. – Approved for all recreational vehlcles, the patented UViaLite system uses ultraviolet light to purify the air in waste holding tanks, killing germs and neutralizing odors that would otherwise end up in the cabin. UViaLite is a green, chemical free solution for controlling odor and killing harmful bacteria, and approved for use […]

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On The Road Winding through Upper New York State

We decided to take a tour around Lake Ontario to renew old memories of many earlier trips with the family. This time we hooked the Jeep to the rear of our Tiffin Motorhome and decided to visit friends at the Niagara Falls KOA, where we discovered that many of the sites have been upgraded with […]

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F&I Best Practices Workshop Set for RVDA Convention/Expo

Ross Pantano, national sales director with Vision Management Group, and Anthony Fiorillo, president and CEO of Vision Management Group will discuss the importance of adhering to best practices during a workshop in the F&I track at the 2022 RV Dealers Convention/Expo. Pantano and Fiorillo are first-time presenters at the event. The convention/expo will take place […]

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Auto Dealers’ Service Business is Strong; Challenges Linger

If Brian Godfrey could wave a magic wand, Pat Milliken Ford would have four more service technicians on the payroll, according to an Automotive News report. The suburban Detroit dealership could keep that many additional technicians busy, said Godfrey, its president. Service sales, including parts for service operations, are increasing — up 15 percent year […]

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Camper Report: Industry Icon Bob Tiffin Reflects on 50 Years

The “Camper Report Show” is a weekly feature of Camper Report, which is part of the RV LIFE family of RVing websites that provide RV forums, RV trip planning tools and mobile apps, and one of the largest campground databases around. Co-hosted by Bob Zagami and John DiPietro – RV industry veterans in their own right – the Camper Report Show has partnered with RVBusiness by […]

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Power Solution by SmartPlug Systems Gives RV OEMs an Edge

Smart OEMs are constantly looking for products that provide them with a competitive edge and encourages sales of their RVs. SmartPlug Systems plug-and-play shore power components have a great cost-benefit ratio for both production and custom builders, according to a release. A perfect standard feature or optional upgrade to any Class B, C or towable […]

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Dometic Launches Premium Line of Camping Tents in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia – Dometic introduces in a press release its new compact camping tent range in the APAC market targeting 2022/23 outdoor season in the region. The new range features global design and compact sizes to fit into a back of passenger car. The range includes a Redux recycled material model and the Pico size […]

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Free and Untethered: Toyota Bringing Hitchless Towing to Life

Towing without a hitch? With today’s leaps in technology, it’s not science fiction. The concept is real, and Toyota is once again leading the way, according to a company release.  Hitch ball attachments, safety chain connections and vehicle weight calculations have been reimagined and with Toyota’s new hitchless towing innovation — which is precisely what […]

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