‘Campground Views’ Achieves 1,000th Virtual Tour Milestone

Campground Views has released the 1,000th Campground Virtual Tour, a product of the proprietary software built by the company, according to a press release. The Campground Virtual Tours allow potential travelers to virtually visit, tour, click and book campsites across the United States. Bonelli Bluffs RV Resort and Campground in California was the 1,000th tour […]

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Lightspeed RV Founder, Ex-Tesla Exec Bullish on Electric RVs

In an interview with Forbes, Benjamin Parker, former Tesla exec and Cofounder & CEO of Lightship, explains why he believes electric RVs are the way of the future. Lightship is the first all-electric RV company in the U.S., dedicated to “reimagine the recreational vehicle experience for the electric age, starting with our first Lightship — […]

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Winnebago Raises Over $1.2M in Community Giving Campaign

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Winnebago Industries Inc. (NYSE: WGO), a leading outdoor lifestyle product manufacturer, celebrated a record-setting CommunityGO giving campaign by raising over $1.2 million dollars from employees, board members and partners with the support of the Winnebago Industries Foundation, according to a press release from the company. The annual CommunityGO campaign is part […]

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THOR Industries Encourages Gift of Nature on ‘GivingTuesday’

ELKHART, Ind. – THOR Industries, Inc. (NYSE: THO) is leveraging social media and its online presence to encourage contributions to its nonprofit partners this GivingTuesday. Observed on the first Tuesday following Thanksgiving, GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement that encourages donations to charitable organizations in communities around the world, according to a release. THOR’s multi-year partnership […]

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Consider RVTI’s Kevin Phillips Scholarship for ‘GivingTuesday’

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a News & Insights report by the RV Industry Association (RVIA). One of the biggest challenges our industry is facing is the lack of qualified techs to service our products. This has been identified through numerous customer surveys as well as discussions with RV Dealers, OEMs, and suppliers. In 2018, […]

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KOA: Inflation, Gas Prices Have Significantly Impacted Camping

BILLINGS, Mont. – Marked by fluctuating external factors, The KOA Monthly Research Report – November Edition uncovers that campers and leisure travelers’ plans changed significantly throughout 2022. At least 74% of campers made one or more adjustments to their travel plans, including 3-in-10 campers who camped more as they decreased other types of travel. Building […]

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The Dyrt: Campground Owners Expanding and Raising Rates

A survey by The Dyrt, an app designed to help campers find camping information and book campsites, has found private campgrounds are expanding, according to a press release. Demand for campsites has soared since 2020, far outpacing supply. The survey indicates that in 2022 a significant portion of private campgrounds added campsites and other amenities, extended […]

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Campground Owners Expo Opens Wednesday in Missouri

EDITOR’S NOTE: Woodall’s Campground Magazine, a sister publication of RVBusiness, will be attending the COE conference and is rerunning a previous story on the conference as the conference prepares to welcome attendees this Wednesday (Nov. 30).  After an inaugural conference that was filled with plenty of energy, the Campground Owners Expo (COE) is returning to Branson, Mo., from […]

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This Week: Consumer Confidence, Consumer Spending, Jobs

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week, according to the Associated Press: CONFIDENCE CHECK The Conference Board delivers its latest index of U.S. consumer confidence Tuesday (Nov. 29). Economists expect the reading fell in November to 98. That would follow a reading of 102.5 in October. A […]

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National ARVC Promotes Krystine Harris to VP Finance, IT

DENVER — The National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (National ARVC) recently announced the promotion of Krystine Harris to vice president of finance and information technology. Harris, who is based in Sacramento, California and has been with National ARVC since 2018 most recently as senior director of finance and information technology, will lead the […]

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Camp Margaritaville RV Resort Crystal Beach in Texas Opens

CRYSTAL BEACH, Texas – Camp Margaritaville RV Resort Crystal Beach is now open, following an ongoing renovation to bring the full Camp Margaritaville state of mind to life, according to a press release. Previously Bolivar Beach Club & RV Resort, the 150-acre beachfront location on Texas’ Gulf Coast delivers a resort-style, camping experience with unique […]

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REV Group’s Mindy Cox Joins ‘Beyond the Wheel’ Podcast

EDITOR’S NOTE: Co-hosted by Kenny Phillips of “Moving Forward Adventures” and Sean Chickery of “Chickery’s Travels,” the “Beyond the Wheel” podcast is about the people and ideas that drive the RV industry forward. Phillips and Chickery are passionate about the RV industry, and that passion shines through each episode. Below is an excerpt of their show notes for this podcast episode. […]

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Outdoor Recreation Grows into $10B Industry in Michigan

LANSING, MI – Skiing, boating, biking. Michigan is home to a roster of outdoor sports. But it’s more than just fun and games. Outdoor recreation last year in Michigan grew into a booming $10.8 billion industry that employs nearly 10,000 people, according to a report by MLIVE.com. “The outdoor recreation economy is a powerful, unifying […]

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Jayco Achieves 100% Pre Delivery Inspection for All Brands

MIDDLEBURY, Ind. – The Jayco Family of Companies today (Nov. 28) announced the opening of its newest Pre Delivery Inspection (PDI) facility on the Jayco campus. The building on Southridge Boulevard in Middlebury, Ind., is approximately 70,000 square feet and will accommodate four lines running simultaneously, according to a release. This is the fifth of […]

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Camping World Acquires RV Solutions Group in San Diego

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. – Camping World Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CWH), today (Nov. 28) announced an agreement to acquire RV Solutions Inc., a family-owned RV dealership group in San Diego, Calif. This transaction includes two RV dealership locations, RV Solutions and Airstream of San Diego, along with one standalone parts and service center in El Cajon, Calif. […]

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Patrick Industries Inc. Completes Transhield Acquisition

ELKHART, Ind. – Patrick Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: PATK), a leading national component solutions provider for the leisure lifestyle and housing markets, announced today (N9v. 28) that it has completed the acquisition of Elkhart, Ind.-based Transhield, a premier designer and manufacturer of customized and proprietary protection solutions for the marine, military and industrial markets. Transhield’s protective […]

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Cedarline Outdoor Acquires Jonestown / Hershey KOA in Pa.

Cedarline Outdoor, a Halmos Capital Partners portfolio company, announced the acquisition of the Jonestown / Hershey NE KOA Campground located in Jonestown, Pa. This KOA park features 86 RV sites, three cabins and 12 tent sites. This marks Cedarline’s third acquisition in the Northeast along with its Twin Mountain and Littleton KOA parks in New Hampshire. Open year-round, this […]

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German Registrations Third-Best Amid Difficult Conditions

FRANKFURT, Germany – In the period from January to September, a total of 78,011 new leisure vehicles were registered in Germany, according to a press release from the Caravaning Industrie Verband (CIVD). This is the third-best result in the history of the industry for this period. Although this means that new registrations are around 13.6 […]

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