Well-Attended ‘WACO’ Convention is Underway

March 15, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

WACO Convention featured “Best Idea” cracker barrel Highlighted by a full day of educational seminars and an evening of exchanging “best ideas,” the Wisconsin Association of Campground Owner’s (WACO) 2018 Convention got underway yesterday (March 14) at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center in Stevens Point, Wis. Set to run through Sunday, the event includes another day-and-a-half of seminars, a two-day trade show, and a variety of fundraisers. Deemed the largest campground convention... Read more

Mich. ARVC Readying For Conference & Expo

February 23, 2018 by · 1 Comment 

For most Michiganders, the first signs of spring are grass poking through melting snow, robins looking for nesting material and fishing shanties breaking through thin ice. For Michigan campground owners, the first sign that spring is just around the corner is the annual Conference & Expo, hosted by the Michigan Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds (ARVC Michigan). Set for March 18-20 at the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in Mt. Pleasant, the Conference & Expo is the association’s... Read more

Friends & Colleagues Salute Fore’s Retirement

February 21, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Gregg Fore addresses attendees at his retirement party. A crowd of friends, family and colleagues gathered last night (Feb. 20) at the Elcona Country Club in Bristol, Ind., to celebrate the official retirement of industry executive Gregg Fore, who stepped down as president of Elkhart supplier Dicor Corp. at the end of 2017, a little more than a year after he and his partners sold their interest in the firm to Wichita, Kan.-based Airxcel Inc. Fore spent almost 20 years with Coachmen Industries Inc.... Read more

Despite Snow, Detroit RV Show Officials Pleased

February 12, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Apparently only a major snowstorm could prevent another record-setting crowd at a consumer RV show this year. Significant snowfall on four of the five-day Detroit Camper & RV Show kept people at home as officials reported a 25% drop compared to the previous year’s show. Hosted by the Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC), a little more than 20,000 people attended the 52nd Annual Detroit RV Show, which was Feb. 7-11 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi,... Read more

Concept For Revamped RV Trade Show Is Unveiled

February 7, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

RVIA President Frank Hugelmeyer lays out the concept for new trade show at the HOF (Photos by Shawn Spence). While a number of details were still to be determined, a crowd approaching 100 RV industry executives and managers witnessed the concept for the new RV trade show, set to debut in the spring of 2019, during a presentation Tuesday (Feb. 6) at the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Ind. While acknowledging most details will emerge over the next several months as officials continue developing... Read more

Detroit Camper & RV Show is Expecting Big Crowd

January 29, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Based on a host of favorable factors – including a rare override of the governor’s sales tax veto – officials at the Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC) are expecting a huge turnout for the 52nd Annual Detroit Camper & RV Show, slated to run Feb. 7-11 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Mich. MARVAC Director Darren Ing told  that the Jan. 17 vote by the Republican-led Michigan Legislature to override Gov. Rick Snyder’s... Read more

Industry Reflects On Louisville Decision At FRVTA

January 18, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Tampa Show attendees were shoulder-to-shoulder Wednesday While yesterday (Jan. 17) was noteworthy in that the opening day of the Florida RV SuperShow, the annual industry event in Tampa, Fla., was marked by shoulder-to-shoulder crowds throughout most of the day, the buzz among the manufacturers, suppliers and dealers working the show was the news that morning that the National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky., was to be replaced with a “completely new” event set to take place in early 2019.  Commenting... Read more

Production Wraps on RVB’s ‘RV Of The Year’ Show

January 9, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

With representatives of the finalists and overall winner on hand, filming of the “2018 RVBusiness RV Of The Year Awards” show by “Rollin’ on TV” took place today (Jan. 9) at the RV/MH Hall of Fame and Northern Indiana Event Center in Elkhart, Ind. This is the third year that RVBusiness, sister publication to Woodall’s Campground Management, and “Rollin’ On TV” have partnered in producing this special event showcasing the top five finalists as determined by the staff or RVBusiness magazine... Read more

RVing YouTube Celebs Unite for Documentary Film

January 4, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

The dramatic rise in the popularity of RVing is about to get the Hollywood treatment. “RV Nomads – The Motion Picture,” a feature-length cinematic documentary film that explores the full time RV movement as a cultural shift happening across America, is currently in production by Square House Creative and Nomadic Life Films. (To view a video click here ) The movie, set for an October 2018 release, is being created as a story built on a hybrid style foundation that combines the elements... Read more

FMCA’s Chris Smith Talks About Historic Vote

December 6, 2017 by · 1 Comment 

FMCA Executive Director Chris Smith In a historic decision, Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) will soon begin allowing towable RV owners to become members of a group that had been the exclusive domain of motorhome owners since its inception 54 years ago. In a membership referendum that wrapped up at the end of November, 6,820 FMCA members voted to open membership to owners of towable RVs, with 2,981 opposed. Approximately 13% of the membership voted, a total of 9,801 votes. The referendum first... Read more

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