Valterra Announces Retirement of Co-Founder George Grengs

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following message from Valterra Products announces the retirement of co-founder George Grengs. In 1981, George Grengs and his partner started Valterra Products Inc. in a small warehouse in Pacoima, Calif., making and selling the Grentec line of waste valves and fittings, later rebranded under the Valterra brand which everyone recognizes today. In […]

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‘RVing Today’ Show Features Duo Form, Graphics Unlimited

In this episode of the “RVing Today” show,  the program visits Duo Form, a company that manufactures over half of those beautiful bathroom showers, and bathtub units featured on today’s RVs. Then Mark Polk from RV Education 101 looks back at one of the most practical and coolest outdoor table setups for anyone who enjoys […]

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Indiana Gov. Holcomb Touts Record Growth, Eyes More

INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric Holcomb wanted to make sure to mention that Indiana saw more than $22 billion in new capital invested into Hoosiers businesses this year in a one-on-one interview earlier this month, according to a report by Steve Garbacz at Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly. That was a new record, crushing the previous […]

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Fraserway RV Donates $5,000 to Reach Society in Delta, B.C.

Fraserway RV has donated $5,000 to support kids in Delta, British Columbia, with special needs, according to a report by the North Delta Reporter. On Thursday, Dec. 15, Fraserway operations manager Rod Morgan presented Tamara Veitch, fundraising co-ordinator at Reach Child and Youth Development Society, with a cheque as a way of giving back to […]

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Gulf Stream Coach Recognized with Quality Circle Awards

NAPPANEE, Ind., – Executives of leading independent RV manufacturer, Gulf Stream Coach Inc., were on hand at the recent RVDA Convention to accept DSI Quality Circle Awards for several of its key towable products, and its entire motorized line, according to a press release from Gulf Stream. When thanking RVDA for its recognition, company President […]

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Genesis Products Announces Acquisition of BHK of America

GOSHEN, Ind. – Genesis Products, Inc. has acquired BHK of America, South Boston, Va., in a deal completed on Nov. 30, according to a release. The acquisition will integrate BHK’s 46 years of production innovation in drawer components with Genesis Products’ 20 years of expertise as a leading supplier of laminated panels, wood components and custom molded […]

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Consumer Confidence Bounces Back, Ending Year on High Note

WASHINGTON — The confidence of American consumers rebounded this month to end the year on a high note despite rising interest rates that have made credit cards and mortgages more expensive, and growing anxiety about a possible recession, according to an Associated Press report. The Conference Board reported Wednesday that its consumer confidence index rose […]

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Purem Names New President of Business Unit Americas

ESSLINGEN, Germany and Novi, Mich. – Purem by Eberspaecher announced Dec. 20 that Michael Brosseau has been appointed new president of the business unit Americas. An experienced business leader, Brousseau succeeds Rick Llope and assumed responsibilities on Dec. 5. Llope will proceed an opportunity outside of the company, according to a press release from the […]

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RV Learning Center Launches Online Course for Parts Mgrs.

The Mike Molino RV Learning Center continues to add to its curriculum designed to help dealers and fixed operations meet the needs of a new generation of customers, according to a release from the RV Dealers Association (RVDA). In addition to its recent Parts Specialist Online Course, the RV Learning Center has added a Parts Manager […]

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Foxcroft Looks Beyond YouTube with Launch of ‘Liquified’

With a sense of purpose equal to his sense of humor, Matt Foxcroft – perhaps best known for his popular YouTube channel “Matt’s RV Reviews” – is looking to capitalize on his brand with the introduction of a holding tank treatment. Called “Liquified RV Toilet Treatment” –  which is being sold through Amazon beginning this […]

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‘Woodall’s Campground Magazine’ Covers National Shows

The January 2023 issue of Woodall’s Campground Magazine (WCM), a sister publication of RVBusiness, is now available in digital format. The issue features full coverage of national conferences including the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds’ (National ARVC) Outdoor Hospitality Conference and Expo, Kampground of America’s International Convention and Camp Jellystone’s Symposium. It also takes a look at the […]

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Large Indiana Employers Asking Utilities for ‘Green Tariffs’

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Several of Indiana’s major employers want their local utilities to make it easier for them to buy power generated by wind and solar farms so they can move closer to their renewable energy goals, according to an Associated Press report. Cummins, Salesforce, Roche and other companies recently joined with the cities of […]

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Campers Resolve to Camp More after Record-Breaking Year

BILLINGS, Mont. – The Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA) Monthly Research Report – December Edition estimates that camping expects another record year, with 58 million households camping at least once. The outlook for 2023 also looks healthy as 87% of campers plan to include the activity in their New Year’s resolutions, most of which say […]

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EVs Near Gas Cars on Cost, But that Clears Just 1 Hurdle

DETROIT — Electric vehicles nearly match internal combustion vehicles in cost of ownership and the ownership experience, according to a new J.D. Power index gauging the industry’s shift to EVs, as reported by Automotive News. But wide gaps in four of the six categories measured — including charging infrastructure and consumer interest in EVs — show there is […]

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Grand Design Promotes Booth to Momentum Product Mgr.

MIDDLEBURY, Ind. – Grand Design RV Co. officials are pleased to announce the internal promotion of a highly-skilled, industry expert, Chase Booth, to product manager for the Momentum product line. Booth previously held the role of regional sales representative for Solitude and Momentum brands, according to a release. “Chase is a natural fit for the […]

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National ARVC Announces Appointments to Business Forum

DENVER — The National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (National ARVC) recently announced a new appointment to its Business Forum and the election of a new Business Forum chair, a position which holds a representative seat on the organization’s Board of Directors. At its fall meeting, which took place at the Outdoor Hospitality Conference […]

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Most US Steel Companies Seeing Some Relief on Costs

A market shift can be quite messy. There’s lots of noise and conflicting data points but much less in the way of clear signals, according to an article by .Geert De Lombaerde at IndustryWeek.com However, the steel sector seems to be marking an unusually unambiguous bottom as we wrap up 2022. Executives at Nucor Corp., […]

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NRVTA Invested Heavily in Audio & Video Technology in ’22

ATHENS, Texas – The National RV Training Academy (NRVTA) made a sizable investment in new audio and video technology in 2022, the school announced today (Dec. 20). After opening a dedicated audio-video studio in a 20-by-60-foot building in October 2021, NRVTA has invested several hundred thousand dollars in new equipment to produce professional-grade video content, […]

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