Feb/March ‘RV Today’ Mag Explores RV Gear & Accessories

EDITOR’S NOTE: The February/March issue of RV Today magazine is now available. Here’s the Publisher’s Note from Demian Ross. Greetings from Tampa, as I attempt to navigate the wild scene here at the Florida RV SuperShow. In 2022, we were here in our RV, which makes the experience of trying to see everything a lot easier. There’s […]

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RVTI Continues Recruitment Efforts at Detroit RV Show

The Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC) held its 57th annual Detroit RV & Camping Show earlier this month. The show featured hundreds of RVs, on-site dealers, RV financing, and RV rentals, as well as exhibitors offering parts, accessories, and campground information. Among the exhibitors was the RV Technical Institute (RVTI), who spoke with […]

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GoRVing.com Continues to See Strong Consumer Traffic

While the new year has seen a decline in RV shipments and sales—as sales normalize after several years of record-breaking growth—interest in RVing isn’t seeing the same declines, according to Courtney Bias, director of strategic marketing and communications for Go RVing. She noted that January traffic on the  GoRVing.com website experienced double-digit growth over December […]

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Shift in Boat Buyer Intentions Shows ‘Normalizing’ Underway

MIAMI – The boating market began to normalize last year as buyer interest shifted and the total number of boats sold globally decreased for the first time since the pandemic-driven boom. Boats Group, a global leader in online boating marketplaces, today announced findings from its latest annual market report, analyzing 2022 while comparing the pandemic-induced […]

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Tasha Patterson Joins NRVTA as Executive Assistant

ATHENS, Texas – The National RV Training Academy (NRVTA) today announced Tasha Patterson joined the staff Feb. 6 as the new executive assistant to Todd Henson, the school’s director of education, according to a press release. She is responsible for onboarding NRVTA’s teaching assistants, preparing activity reports and managing daily attendance records for all courses. […]

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IDS: Identifying & Mitigating Dealerships Cybersecurity Risks

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is an edited excerpt of a report by IDS. Read the full report here. According to Cybersecurity Ventures, by 2025, cybercrime is expected to cost the world $10.5 trillion. But financial loss is not the only significant damage that cybercrime and cybersecurity risks can cause individuals and organizations. A cyber-attack on a dealership […]

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Consumer Confidence Slips in February, 2nd Straight Month

WASHINGTON — Consumer confidence dipped for the second straight month as stubborn inflation and anxiety over a potentially slowing economy weighed on Americans, according to an Associated Press report. The Conference Board reported today (Feb. 28) that its consumer confidence index slipped to 102.9 in February, from a reading of 106 in January. The business […]

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Shyft Group Showing Multiple Brands at Work Truck Week

NOVI, Mich., – Within the commercial vehicle industry, few companies are able to match the industry knowledge, engineering and manufacturing expertise, and purposeful innovation of The Shyft Group, parent company of Spartan Chassis, (NASDAQ: SHYF) and its dynamic group of nine go-to-market brands, states a press release from the company. At Work Truck Week (WTW) […]

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RV Women’s Alliance Member Campout Set for May 5-7

The RV Women’s Alliance (RVWA) will host its first-ever Spring Campout from May 5-7 at Twin Mills Campground in Howe, Ind., according to a release. Reservations for the event begin March 1. The weekend is packed with opportunities for networking, community building and just plain good campground fun. Planned events include a taco bar with […]

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Local Officials Offer Challenges to Park Developers in Calif.

California Outdoor Hospitality Association (CalOHA) President Dyana Kelley has alerted California Recreation Vehicle Dealer Association (CalRVDA) members to the challenges private park operators face in expanding the numbers of campsites in California. Speaking to RV dealers attending the 2023 CalRVDA Summit at the Omni San Diego Hotel, Kelley said many cities and counties in California […]

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Campspot Surpasses 3 Million Campsite Reservations in ’22

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Last year solidified Campspot’s designation as North America’s largest reservations platform and software provider for private campgrounds, according to a press release. The company drove record reservations in 2022, surpassing more than three million gross campsite reservations made across the platform. With camping demand continuing to grow in the face of […]

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RV Wholesale Shipments Expected to Hit 334,100 in 2023

RV wholesale shipments are expected to retreat in 2023 in the face of challenging economic conditions, according to the Spring 2023 issue of RV RoadSigns, the quarterly forecast prepared by ITR Economics for the RV Industry Association (RVIA). The new forecast projects 2023 RV shipments to range from 324,300 to 344,00 units next year with […]

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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. Chrysler (FCA US, LLC) is […]

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THOR Industries to Release Q2 Financial Earnings March 7

ELKHART, Ind. – THOR Industries Inc. today (Feb. 22) announced that the date for its fiscal 2023 second quarter earnings release will be March 7 before the market opens. Upon the release of THOR’s fiscal 2023 second quarter earnings, the company will concurrently publish a copy of the earnings release, a comprehensive question and answer […]

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LKQ Corporation Announces Acquisition of Uni-Select

CHICAGO and BOUCHERVILLE, Quebec, – LKQ Corporation (Nasdaq:LKQ), parent company of Keystone Automotive and its NTP-STAG RV Distribution division, and Uni-Select Inc. (TSX:UNS) today (Feb. 26) announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for LKQ to acquire all of Uni-Select’s issued and outstanding shares for C$48.00 per share in cash, representing a total […]

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‘Camper Report Show’ Welcomes RVB’s Kessler, Stropkai

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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Motorhomes Swept Away by Raging River in California

At least three motorhomes were swept into the Santa Clara River early Saturday morning when an embankment collapsed in an RV motorhome park in Castaic, Calif., a town of about 20,000 people located in the northwestern part of Los Angeles County, according to a report by KCAL, the CBS affiliate in LA. The incident took […]

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‘USA Today’ Explores Growing Popularity of Digital Nomads

For the past eight months, Courtney and Justin Orgias have been living out of two (formerly three) checked suitcases, two carry-ons and a diaper bag as they’ve traveled through Mexico. They are now in Medellín, Colombia, according to a report by USA Today. It’s not just the couple traveling, but their 3-year-old son, Xavier, and […]

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Care Camps Partners with RIGERO Bio-Health Pod Systems

BILLINGS, Mont. – Care Camps today (Feb. 27) announced RIGERO as a strategic partner to help more children facing cancer and their families get to camp. RIGERO, based in Southfield, Mich., developed their patent pending Bio-Health Pod Systems to naturally restore and beautify ponds and lakes in an environmentally beneficial way, solving difficult muck, aquatic […]

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