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FRVTA's Inaugural Fall Show Sees 2,000-Plus

Northeast Florida RV dealers reported a steady stream of visitors during the inaugural fall RV show at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds in Elkton, Fla., last week. According to a press release, the host Florida RV Trade Association (FRVTA) said the event was a...

Leighty Joins RVBusiness & Woodall’s Team

Justin Leighty, a veteran newspaper man who has extensively covered the RV industry as a reporter for The Elkhart Truth, has joined Elkhart-based publisher G&G Media Group LLC as midwest editor of RVBusiness (RVB), the RV industry’s authoritative trade journal,...

Liquid Propane Tech Course Will Start in Nov.

Liquid Propane Systems, the second course in the Fall RV Technician Distance Learning semester, begins Nov. 11. According to a press release, the program, overseen by Northampton Community College and the Pennsylvania RV and Camping Association (PRVCA), allows...

SSI: Class B Sales Retreat 8% During August

Year-over-year Class B motorhome sales retreated 7.9% in August while gaining 16.5% for the first eight months, according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc. Through July, Roadtrek Motorhomes Inc. was No. 1 in Class B sales, owning a 37.6% market share,...

Wis. AG Issues Ruling on Morgan RV Resorts

Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced a temporary judgment on Monday against the owners of a recreational vehicle resort and campground in Lodi. Legal Newsline reported that Crystal Lake RV Resort LLC, Morgan RV Resorts LLC and Morgan Management LLC...

Virginia KOA Transitioning to Holiday Status

Erich Schumacher is proud of the improvements he and wife, Sulamith, have made to their Luray, Va., Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) campground since they first purchased the idyllic mountain location in 1997. “I do believe that KOA should move forward and become a...

Grand Canyon Closure Aids Ariz. Businesses

Arizona’s tourism industry has spent nearly two weeks fretting over the economic effects of Grand Canyon National Park’s closure, which ended Saturday. But, according to a report by KTAR Radio, less than 50 miles to the east, where the Little Colorado...

SSI: Motorhome Sales Gain 22.7% in August

Year-over-year motorhome registrations jumped 22.7% in August while sales for the eight months increased 31.4%, according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI). Thor Industries Inc. held the No. 1 spot in year-to-date motorhome registrations with a...

RV Parks Ready for Arrival of 'Winter Texans'

RV parks in the Rio Grande Valley expect to be full this Winter Texan season, based on a positive outlook from last year. The Valley Morning Star, Harlingen, reported that a survey of Winter Texans last season, conducted by the University of Texas-Pan American, found...

Washington Parks Seek Young Ambassadors

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is urging eligible young people to apply to the America’s State Parks Ambassador Program, a nonprofit organization promoting the value and beauty of state park systems across the country. According to a press...