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  • SSI: Canadian Motorized Up 38.4% For 10 Months

    Canadian motorhome registrations continued to climb as overall sales showed a 38.4% gain for the first 10 months of 2017. According to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI), Thor Industries Inc. was the motorized sales leader through October, capturing a 41.2% market share, ahead of Forest River Inc. with a 35.8% share and Winnebago Industries Inc. (11%). Class A registrations […]

  • As NPS Visitors Increase, Private Parks Filling Up

    EDITOR’S NOTE: This column is written by Jeff Crider, a freelance writer for Woodall’s Campground Management (WCM) and an independent public relations agent specializing in the RV park and campground arena. WCM is sister publication to RVBusiness. RV shipments have been increasing every year for the past eight years, which is great news for RV dealers and manufacturers. It’s also […]

  • RVIA National RV Trade Show Celebrates Industry

    The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) wrapped their annual National RV Trade Show on a high note of inspiration, forecasted growth and innovative product launches. Hosted in Louisville, Ky., Nov. 27-30, the RV industry came out in force, as the show welcomed over 7,500 RV sellers and attendees, with a 2% gain over the prior show year, according to […]

  • Indiana Offers Ideal Environment for Building RVs

    How did 80% of the global RV production end up in Northeast Indiana? Industry Week reported that as is the case in most manufacturing clusters, it all starts with a few people, an idea and a drive to be successful. In this case, it was three Hoosiers — Milo Miller, Wilbur Schult and Harold Platt […]

  • Lippert Planning To Add 100 Robots to Workforce

    Component supplier LCI Industries plans to add at least 100 additional robots to its factory floors over the next five years. “More and more people are using automated machinery as well as robotics to be able to get their work done,” Lippert President Scott Mereness told NewsCenter 16. “Just like everyone else we’re struggling with […]

  • Thor Names Klein to Board; Siegel Stepping Down

    Thor Industries Inc. today (Dec. 11) announced the appointment of Christopher J. Klein, CEO of Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc., to serve on its board of directors. Additionally, the company announced that Alan Siegel retired as a member of its board after nearly 35 years of service. Both the appointment and retirement are effective Dec. 12 and maintains the […]

  • Report: NHTSA Releases Latest List of RV Recalls

    Editor’s Note: The following is the latest RV recall list compiled by the National Highway Safety Association (NHTSA). • Chrysler is recalling 3,514 2018 Ram ProMaster vehicles. An incorrect rivet may have been used to attach the front door impact sensor which can cause the sensor housing to fracture. For additional information click here. • Daimler Vans USA, […]

  • Patrick Acquiring Elkhart-Based ‘Nickell Moulding’

    Patrick Industries Inc. announced today (Dec. 11) that it has completed the acquisition of the business and certain assets of Elkhart, Ind.-based Nickell Moulding Co. Inc., a custom manufacturer of hardwood and wrapped mouldings and trim, custom wood frames, and door components for the recreational vehicle, retail and hospitality, manufactured housing, and other markets.  According to […]

  • SSI: Motorhome Sales See 10% Rise for 10 Months

    The Class C market continued to drive motorhome registrations for the first 10 months, as overall sales rose 10% through October compared to the same period a year ago. According to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI), Thor Industries Inc. was the motorized sales leader through October with a 41.7% market share, ahead of Forest River Inc. […]

  • Camping World To Offer RV Home Delivery in Jan.

    In a sponsored posting on Facebook today (Dec. 11), Camping World Holdings Inc. announced a new “Home RV Delivery Service” that “lets you shop at home for an RV and have it delivered right to your driveway.” (To view a video click here or scroll to the right of the home page). According to […]