RVWA Spotlight: Introducing Laura Dobbs of General RV

EDITOR’S NOTE: Several times a month RVBusiness will post an “RVWA Spotlight,” which will highlight a member of the RV Women’s Alliance (RVWA) in each instance. Provided by RVWA, the member spotlight series interviews many of the women who make up the RV industry, highlighting how they got into the industry, what they currently do, and advice for other women. […]

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PRVCA, RV Learning Center Partner on Fixed Ops Training

The Mike Molino RV Learning Center and the Pennsylvania RV & Camping (PRVCA) are teaming up to provide online fixed operations training for RV dealership personnel for PRVCA members, according to a release. Through this partnership, PRVCA members have access to RV Learning Center online training courses for service writers/advisors, parts specialists, and parts managers […]

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Northern Wholesale SuperShow Opens with Enthusiastic Vibe

RED WING, Minn. – With Minnesota temperatures reaching a balmy 21 degrees and light snow covering the grounds of the Treasure Island Casino and Event Center, Northern Wholesale’s 2023 SuperShow opened Wednesday (Dec. 7) with an enthusiastic crowd of dealers and supplier vendors. Dean Krutchen, director of Sales and Marketing for Northern Wholesale, told RVBusiness […]

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On-Demand Content Available from RVDA Convention/Expo

FAIRFAX, Va. – Those who were registered for the 2022 RV Dealers Assocation (RVDA) Convention/Expo now can access on-demand content from the show, the RVDA has announced. RVDA’s on-demand content is available 24/7 through Jan. 31. Members can log in and get access to sessions featuring top speakers from the Convention/Expo as well as popular […]

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RVB Capitol Talk Previews the Meyer Distributing Mega Show

Meyer Distributing is gearing up for its Mega Show, set for Jan. 10-11 in French Lick, Ind, To preview the event, Ben Johnson, Category Sales Manager, RV Towing & Marine, and Johnny Hayes, Purchasing Manager, join Sherm Goldenberg and Rick Kessler of RVBusiness for a Capitol Talk discussion. The Capitol Talk series is sponsored by […]

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SSI: 28,016 Retail Registrations in October; a 23.2% Decline

There were 28,016 retail registrations in October 2022, a 23.2% decrease compared to the 36,3483 units last October, according to Statistical Surveys Inc., the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based company that tracks retail and consumer data for the RV industry. Year-to-date, there have been 406,163 retail registrations, which is off 21.6% compared to the 518,358 units posted […]

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Airxcel’s Elkhart Product Showcase Draws Nice OEM Crowd

Judging by the impressive crowd and general upbeat atmosphere at the opening day of Airxcel Inc.’s annual new product showcase Wednesday (Dec. 8) at the LEX 530 event center in downtown Elkhart, Ind., the Wichita, Kan.-based supplier has clearly been focusing on new RV product development for 2023 and beyond.

And so, evidently, have a bunch of its RV-building clients represented at the two-day showcase.

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Blue Ox Forms Partnership with Dealers Resources Group

PENDER, Neb. – Blue Ox Products, a trusted name in manufacturing quality recreational towing products, is announcing in a press release a new partnership with Dealers Resources Group (DRG) to provide best-in-class industry sales support to our partner dealers. “We are extremely excited to partner with Dealers Resources Group (DRG) to enhance our team. Aligning […]

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Suburban Adds ‘Stow Away Steps’ to RV Accessories Lineup 

SUBURBAN, an AIRXCEL brand, debuted Suburban Steps at the Airxcel December Product Showcase, held Dec. 7-8 in Elkhart, Ind., according to a release. Suburban Steps come in two widths: 26” to 30” (narrow) and 30” to 36” (wide). The treads have a non-slip surface with slots that allow for rain, dirt, and gravel to fall […]

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RVIA e-RV Webinar: ‘More Power, More Storage, More Usage’

The RV Industry Association (RVIA) hosted a webinar earlier this week on “e-RVs and the Impact on the RV Industry” (see video above), with the key takeaway being the RV industry as a whole is developing products and lobbying for the necessary infrastructure for the coming EV revolution. Hosted by RVIA’s Monika Geraci, the webinar […]

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RV Technical Institute Offering Level 1 Classes in January

The RV Technical Institute’s (RVTI) technician training program is a hands-on, competency-based program designed by RVTI staff and subject matter experts from the supplier, manufacturer, dealer, and independent technician realms of the RV industry. It’s the gold standard when it comes to RV technician training, providing the only industry-backed training curriculum and RV technician certification […]

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‘RVing in New England’ to Discuss Gift Ideas with ‘Girl Camper’

“RVing in New England,” the weekly Facebook Live show hosted by the New England RV Dealers Association (NERVDA), this week discusses the upcoming 2023 RV show season. John DiPietro and Bob Zagami discuss Girl Camper Gifts and celebrates Massachusetts becoming the 18th state to establish an Office of Outdoor Recreation. The show airs at 7 p.m. EDT […]

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Massachusetts Establishes State Office of Outdoor Recreation

Massachusetts became the 18th state to establish an Office of Outdoor Recreation – drawing praise from Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) and bolstering the ability of the nation’s $862 billion outdoor recreation economy to grow even more. Massachusetts’ Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito welcomed an enthusiastic audience full of recreation and conservation advocates to celebrate the new […]

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Roadtrippers, Campspot Offer 2023 Road Travel Outlook

Roadtrippers, a leading road trip planning tool that helps roadtrippers turn their trips into adventures, has partnered with camping travel site Campspot to give road travelers, campers, and RVers an inside look into what is expected to trend in 2023. In Campspot’s Outdoor Almanac Issue 02, Roadtrippers shares insights from its popular road trip app […]

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‘Woodall’s Campground Magazine’ Looks at RV Park Trends

The outdoor hospitality industry continues to fire on all cylinders, according to a Campground Owner & Manager Survey conducted by Woodall’s Campground Magazine (WCM) and sponsored by the RV Industry Association (RVIA). “Looking ahead to 2023, about 7-in-10 park owners are planning some type of site, accommodation and/or amenity improvement to their parks,” notes one […]

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Lightspeed Appoints Global SaaS Marketing Veteran as CMO

MONTREAL – Lightspeed Commerce Inc. (NYSE: LSPD) (TSX: LSPD), the one-stop commerce platform for merchants around the world to simplify, scale, and create exceptional customer experiences, announced that the company has appointed Kady Srinivasan, former Klaviyo and Dropbox executive, as its Chief Marketing Officer, reporting to JP Chauvet, CEO of Lightspeed. “We’re thrilled to bring Kady onto the […]

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RVDA Chairman Mike Pearo Takes a Look Back at 2022

Editor’s Note: The following column by Mike Pearo, RVDA chairman of the board, appears in the current edition of RV Executive magazine. it is reprinted by permission. It’s hard to believe that it has been almost a year since Chris Andro passed the gavel onto me and my chairmanship of RVDA began. It’s also amazing […]

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Aqua-Hot Announces New ‘Gen 1’ Heating, Water System

FREDERICK, Colo. – Aqua-Hot, an Airxcel brand, introduces the Aqua-Hot Gen 1 Compact Forced Air Heating and Water System, according to a press release. The new Gen 1 system was unveiled today (Dec. 7) at Airxcel’s December Product Showcase in Elkhart, Ind. The Gen 1 is designed to be a space-saving single appliance that provides […]

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Lippert Intros Cares Foundation for Team Members in Need

ELKHART, Ind. — Lippert Components, Inc. (Lippert) announced the launch of the Lippert Cares Foundation, a nonprofit for Lippert team members experiencing unforeseen financial hardships, according to a release. Rooted in the core values of Lippert’s corporate culture, the Lippert Cares Foundation is a nonprofit organization aimed at providing resources for Lippert team members experiencing unforeseen […]

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Cleer Vision Windows Launches RV Baggage Doors Line

ELKHART, Ind. – Cleer Vision Windows, an Airxcel brand, announced today (Dec. 7) its newest product and innovation at the Airxcel December New Product Showcase, held Dec. 7 and 8 in Elkhart, Ind. Cleer Vision debuted its RV baggage doors designed with a leak-resistant focus in the same manner as the company’s industry-leading windows. Marc […]

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