Camping World’s Wagner to Succeed Retiring COO Ward

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill.  – Camping World Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CWH), late Monday (Nov. 21) announced that Tamara Ward will retire from her position as chief operating officer effective Dec. 31, 2022. Matthew Wagner, executive vice president, will be promoted into the chief operating officer role on Jan. 1, 2023, as part of a planned leadership succession, […]

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US Supply Chain Under Threat as Unions, Railroads Clash

OMAHA, Neb. — Railroad engineers accepted their deal with the railroads that will deliver 24% raises but conductors rejected theirs, threatening the health of the economy just before the holidays and casting more doubt on whether the industry will be able to resolve the labor dispute before next month’s deadline without the help of Congress, […]

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Horizon Global Names Kennedy Interim President, CEO

PLYMOUTH, Mich. – Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE: HZN), announced late Monday (Nov. 21) that the company’s Board of Directors appointed John C. Kennedy as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer. Kennedy will continue to serve as Chair of the Board. This appointment follows the board’s acceptance of Terrence G. Gohl’s resignation from his executive positions […]

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October RV Shipments Down 43.7% Compared to 2021

FAIRFAX, Va. – Results for the RV Industry Association’s October 2022 survey of manufacturers determined that total RV shipments ended the month with 32,652 units, a decrease of (-43.7%) compared to the 57,971 units shipped in October 2021. Through October, RV shipments are down (-12.2%) compared to the same point last year with 448,246 wholesale […]

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Report: NHTSA Releases its Latest Rundown of RV Recalls

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is the latest list of RV recalls compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Per strict NHTSA protocols, manufacturers will next notify its dealer partners of the recall notice. Each notice will include details of the affected vehicles as well as the appropriate remedy. • REV Recreation Group (REV) […]

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Ultra-Fab Products Adds Raymond Padgett to Sales Team

Due to sales growth at Ultra-Fab Products over the past several years, the company has reached a point that it feels the need to establish an internal sales team, according to a company release. Therefore, company officials have decided to establish their own sales team over the course of 2023. As part of that decision, […]

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Bill and Kristin Fenech Make Donation to RV Learning Center 

FAIRFAX, Va. – Bill and Kristin Fenech have increased their personal donation to the Mike Molino RV Learning Center by $10,000, bringing their total lifetime contribution to $82,500. Bill Fenech is co-owner of RV manufacturer Brinkley RV Company and a longtime industry executive. The Fenechs began their support of the RV Learning Center in 2004. […]

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Land ‘N’ Sea Hosts Aftermarket Trade Show in Connecticut

Ahead of a Q1 2023 warehouse opening, Land ‘N’ Sea Distributing hosted an RV and marine parts and accessories trade show on Nov. 17-18 at the Mohegan Sun Casino and Convention Center in Uncasville, Conn. Once completed sometime around February, the new warehouse will immediately be a local shipping and direct delivery option for RV […]

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Capitol Talk: RVR’s Ferrando on ‘Blue Compass RV’ Rebrand

Following RV Retailers’s announcement it was rebranding to Blue Compass RV, company Founder, President & CEO Jon Ferrando joins Sherm Goldenberg and Rick Kessler of RVBusiness to discuss RV Retailer’s rebranding to Blue Compass RV. The RVBusiness Capitol Talk video series is sponsored by Dicor Products, an Airxcel company. Listen to the podcast version of […]

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Video: ‘Camper Report’ Features EasyCare, OBi Campers

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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Roadpass Digital Offering Price Lock on Pro Membership

Roadpass Digital, the leading technology platform for road travel and outdoor experiences, has launched a price lock policy on its popular Roadpass Pro membership, according to a release. Roadpass Pro boasts premium access on the company’s travel apps` for roadtrippers and RVers: Roadtrippers, Togo RV, Campendium, and RVillage. Users signing up for Roadpass Pro for […]

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FRVTA Introduces New Distance Learning Network Website

RIVERVIEW, Fla. – While attending the recent RV Dealers Convention/Expo, the Florida RV Trade Association (FRVTA) unveiled its new Distance Leaning Network website (RVDLN.org). The new DLN website is designed to provide new and existing employees every facet of the RV Industry in one easy to navigate website, according to a release. The RV business […]

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Lippert Announces Launch of ‘Towable Tubes’ Collection

ELKHART, Ind. – Just in time for the holiday shopping season, Lippert Components Inc. (Lippert) has announced the launch of the Taylor Made Towable Tubes, according to a press release. This boat tube collection is made with durable Denier nylon for a comfortable ride and has soft webbed handles for a secure grip. The quick-connect […]

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Palomino RV Selects Garmin ONE to Outfit Pause Trailers

OLATHE, Kan. – Garmin (NYSE: grmn) today (Nov, 21) announced that Palomino RV has selected the garmin ONE (Operation, Navigation, Entertainment) solution to power its off-road ready Pause line of travel trailers. Garmin ONE provides the 26-foot trailer with a fully integrated RV experience that offers easy control of camper systems such as lighting, temperature […]

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Digital Edition of RVBusiness’ Nov/Dec Issue Now Available

Highlighted by the announcement of the Winnebago HIKE 100 FLX as the RV of the Year, the digital edition of the November/December issue of RVBusiness magazine is now available. Other features in this issue include: • Extensive coverage of the Elkhart RV Open House, which returned to its familiar in-person format following as two year […]

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The Loki Basecamp Falcon Series Turns Any Truck into an Adventure Vehicle

We’ve seen some genuinely great truck bed campers arrive on the scene recently, but few can compare to the Loki Basecamp Falcon Series. These self-contained micro-homes have an impressive array of onboard tech, outstanding build quality, and unprecedented levels of customization. Best of all, they are compatible with nearly any pick-up—including Ford F-Series, Chevy Silverado,…

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Fed Official Suggests Substantial Rate Hikes May Be Needed

The Federal Reserve may have to raise its benchmark interest rate much higher than it has previously projected to get inflation under control, James Bullard, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, said Thursday (Nov. 17) according to an Associated Press report. Bullard’s comments raised the prospect that the Fed’s rate hikes will make […]

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