Sunday, July 12, 2020

That was the RV week that was, August 24–30, 2019

Here are your RV news highlights for the week of August 24-30, 2019. We reported earlier about the $500,000 judgment issued against Winnebago in a...

Runaway trucks get new option – Catch ’em in nets

By Russ and Tiña De Maris A set of freakish coincidences have sped up the thinking of Utah's Department of Transportation regarding runaway truck ramps....

RV shipments fall again, 2019 sales expected to drop dramatically

The RV Industry Association's July survey of manufacturers found that total RV shipments ended the month with 28,044 wholesale shipments, a decrease of 23.2%...

That was the RV week that was, August 17–23, 2019

Here are your RV news highlights for the week of August 17–23, 2019. RV club FMCA just signed its membership number 500,000 to Nebraskans Stacey...

Is RVing an economic recession indicator?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Is there an economic recession looming? Many point to Elkhart County, Indiana, as the economic forecast hot spot. Since...

Darth Vader’s motorhome?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris When we first spotted this thing, we weren't sure if it was some sort of "Redneck chop shop" joke....

Own your own KOA. Only $2.8 million

If you've always yearned to own an RV park, but don't want to start from scratch, here's your golden opportunity. And all 84 units...

Wages in “RV capital” drop dramatically, worst in USA

Elkhart County, Indiana, suffered the largest decrease in weekly average wages in the nation from March 2018 to March 2019, according to a report...

Moody’s downgrades Camping World ratings

August 21, 2019 -- Moody's Investors Service downgraded ratings today of CWGS Enterprises, LLC ("Camping World"), including the Corporate Family rating, which was downgraded...
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FMCA RV club draws 1,800 to North Dakota gathering

FMCA, once known as the Family Motor Coach Association, but nowadays simply FMCA, drew just shy of 1,800 coaches to its 100th annual International...

That was the RV week that was, August 10–16, 2019

Here are your RV news highlights for the week of August 10–16, 2019. Excitement over the purchase of a used fifth wheel quickly gave way...

Once popular travel trailers now being made at Hutterite colony

FROM RV PRO A unique experiment mixing capitalism within a religious and socialistic culture is unfolding on the plains of southeast South Dakota, where a...

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