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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

RVIA: National Media Honing In On The RV Arena

December 5, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

After working at last week’s National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky., Kevin Broom, director of media relations for the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), found himself in northern Indiana today (Dec. 4) shepherding a crew from CBS Evening News. The television crew was to visit Jayco Inc. in Middlebury, Ind., for a “feel-good” segment to close out the network’s evening newscast either Tuesday or Wednesday this week. RVIA Director of Media Relations Kevin Broom “Basically,... Read more

RV Industry Gathers to Honor RVB Top 50 Dealers

November 9, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

A standing room only crowd approaching 600 people gathered Wednesday night (Nov. 8) to honor 50 of the industry’s best and brightest dealerships as part of the RVBusiness Top 50 Dealer Awards gala reception, held in conjunction with the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association’s (RVDA) International Convention/Expo at Bally’s in Las Vegas.  The program is designed to honor the top 50 dealerships in the U.S. and Canada. Manufacturers submitted nominees and those dealers were invited to complete... Read more

Helder Presents ‘Energetic’ Keynote At Con/Expo

November 8, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Chris Helder delivers keynote at RVDA Con/Expo In an energetic and humorous keynote address Tuesday (Nov. 7) at the RV Dealers International Convention/Expo at Bally’s in Las Vegas, noted author and speaker Chris Helder began his presentation by challenging the wisdom of the old adage that “a bird in hand is worth two in the bush.” (To view a slideshow of the convention’s opening day scroll to the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page. Photos by Shawn Spence). “What is that? What... Read more

RVDA Con/Expo Opens with Certified Pros Event

November 7, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

RVDA honors certified Rv professionals at Con/Expo While the first full day of activities isn’t until today, the 2017 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo got underway Monday (Nov. 6) with a handful of events including the Society of Certified RV Professionals reception. Sponsored by Protective Asset Protection, the reception honored those dealership personnel who have attained certifications in their fields of expertise. “We’re honoring these people tonight because they’ve taken... Read more

Hershey Show Closes Out With Record Attendance

September 18, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

With a total gate attendance of 64,242 — easily surpassing last year’s record of 57,692 — the 49th Annual America’s Largest RV Show in Hershey, Pa., hosted by the Pennsylvania RV & Campground Association (PRVCA), was yet another sign the industry is humming along on all cylinders. (To view a slideshow scroll to the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page. Photos by Kirk Zutell). “The Hershey Show is usually an indicator for what’s in store for next year,” PRVCA Executive Vice... Read more

Over 10,000 Attend Hershey Show On Opening Day

September 15, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Hershey Show attendees filled the gates on opening day With a first day attendance of 10,083 — easily surpassing last year’s record of 9,025 —America’s Largest RV Show in Hershey, Pa., was yet another sign the industry is humming along on all cylinders.  Not even the day’s weather conditions, which started off with off-and-on showers, kept consumers from coming to the Giant Center intent on seeing the newest RVs at the show, which features 45 manufacturers and 158 supplier/vendor booths... Read more

Hurricane Irma Threatens Fla. Dealers, Park Owners

September 6, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

With southeast Texas still recovering from Hurricane Harvey, most of Florida is bracing for the impact of Hurricane Irma, now a Category 5 storm laying devastation to the Leeward Islands and Puerto Rico. As of this morning (Sept. 6), officials at the National Hurricane Center are predicting Irma will reach the southern tip of Florida sometime Sunday night as either a Category 3 or 4 hurricane and travel north through the center of the state. Either category can cause major damage, as sustained winds... Read more

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