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By: On: Friday July 22 2016

2017 Outlaw Cover

Thor Motor Coach’s 2017 Outlaw motorized toy haulers feature valuable camper conveniences aimed to fit today’s life on the road.

Class A Outlaw motorhomes receive upgrades from top to bottom this year. Interior decors, faucets, matching stainless steel kitchen appliances, and flooring have been refreshed to keep up with today’s design trends. The most obvious addition is the Amish handcrafted solid hardwood cabinetry with its intricate detailing and high-gloss glaze application. Read Full Story →

By: On: Friday July 8 2016

AquaView Showerm$ser

Aqua View Inc. has introduced the SHOWERMI$ER, a new and revolutionary water saving system that attaches to the showerhead in RVs, boats and anything with a shower. It redirects cold water that normally goes down the drain back into the fresh water tank.

At the same time, Aqua View president Gus Searcy announced that the product will be distributed nationwide by NTP-STAG, a division of Keystone Automotive Operations, the largest distributor of RV parts in the U.S. Searcy also stated that Forest River, America’s largest RV manufacturer, will be installing the SHOWERMI$ER in new selected models during the coming year. Additionally Searcy stated that Camping World, the largest RV dealer in the U.S., will be providing both sales and installation support nationwide. Read Full Story →

By: On: Friday July 8 2016

Jayco Logo

Thor Industries, Inc. (NYSE: THO) today announced the acquisition of Jayco, Corp. (Jayco) for approximately $576 million in cash.  This transaction represents a unique and significant opportunity to enhance the growth of Thor and advance the Company’s strategic focus on growing its recreational vehicle (RV) business.  In particular, Jayco brings complementary products in travel trailers, folding camping trailers, higher-end diesel Class A motorhomes and larger Class C motorhomes.  Jayco will be a wholly owned subsidiary of Thor, and the existing senior management team will continue to lead the business.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jayco to the Thor portfolio of companies,” said Bob Martin, Thor President and CEO.  “Jayco is a company that I have admired for more than 20 years while working in the industry and living in the community very close to their operations.  We value the longstanding success of Jayco and are committed to providing the Bontrager family, and their team of dedicated employees, the resources they need to continue the success they have built at Jayco over the past half century.  This investment also illustrates our confidence in the future of the RV industry as younger consumers enter and expand the market over the coming decades.  Both existing and new RVers will see the benefits of our subsidiaries’ efforts as they lead in innovation with new technology and features in our products that make RVs easier to use and better connected.” Read Full Story →

By: On: Wednesday June 29 2016

Class C Motorhome Feature

The Recreational Vehicle Industry Association reports that RV shipments were up an impressive 13.4% in May to 37,955 units, compared to 33,467 units in May of 2015. This marks the ninth consecutive monthly improvement and is the best May total in 10 years.

Total RV shipments in 2016 have reached 186,214 units through May 31, which is 10.3% more than the same period last year (168,884). The biggest annual gains have come from Class C motorhomes (23.6% improvement) and travel trailers (12.7% improvement). The only segment that is down year over year is truck campers (3.2% decrease). Read Full Story →

By: On: Wednesday June 8 2016

Adventurer Group

(Press Release) The Adventurer Group has banded together to aid the communities of Northern Alberta by raising funds for Canadian Red Cross, Samaritan’s Purse Canada and registered local community groups helping to rebuild the region. Toward the goal of $500,000, these RV companies – Country RV (B.C.), Four Seasons RV Rentals (Alta.), Fraserway RV (Alta., B.C, N.S., Ont. and Y.T.), Roadmaster RV (Alta.) and Travelhome RV (B.C.) – have raised $178,903 since May 26. Read Full Story →

By: On: Monday May 30 2016

Fifth Wheel Scenic

According to a release from the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association, RV shipments to retailers were up 4.5% in April, compared to the same month last year. A total of 40,064 RVs made their way to retailers in April – more than 1,700 more than in April of 2015.

Towable RVs provided the largest unit gains, while all motorhomes improved by the largest percentage gains, representing 12.5% of all RV shipments this month. Read Full Story →

By: On: Thursday May 26 2016

Lance 2155 Interior

(Press Release) Lance Camper Mfg. Corp. has starting shipping and dealers have started delivering their first double slide travel trailer, the all-new 2155.

Entertain or be entertained! The all-new 2155 features a dual-slide, island floor plan that provides room for doing what you love to do most, from entertaining to just chillin! Food prep is a breeze with abundant counter space. The available 32″ LED TV and standard blue-tooth audio system with app control combine to make your favorite program come alive! The available fireplace… yes, we said FIREPLACE, creates a warm and cozy retreat you may never want to leave! Up front you will enjoy the owners suite and exclusive Lance “Sky View” window, providing amazing views- natural light when you want it and a black out shade when you don’t. Add to all this a full size bathroom with “neo-angle” shower, full-length wardrobe and storage closet. The result is one amazing 21′ ultra-light travel trailer! Read Full Story →

By: On: Thursday May 26 2016

2017 Quantum Exterior

(Press Release) Experience upscale living in Thor Motor Coach’s new 2017 Quantum and Synergy motorhomes at dealerships across the United States and Canada.

The Quantum, the most luxurious Class C on the market, features leatherette furniture, solid surface kitchen counters and hardwood cabinetry. Thor Motor Coach went big this year, both in terms of storage and increased window sizes. Additional storage both inside and out provides plenty of room for personal belongings, plus larger windows in the living area accentuate the Quantum’s spacious floorplan layouts. Read Full Story →

By: On: Thursday May 26 2016

RV Camping

(Press Release) Today, Go RVing Canada and the Canadian Camping and RV Council (CCRVC) announce the launch of Canadian RVing and Camping Week. From May 24-29, the unofficial kick-off to camping season, participating campgrounds across Canada will celebrate everything that makes camping and RVing great with activities, discounted camping rates, and a special fundraising initiative for Make-A-Wish Canada.

As part of the week’s celebrations, Go RVing Canada and CCRVC are raising funds for Make-A-Wish Canada to help grant wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions. On Saturday, May 28, campgrounds across Canada will come together to sell Wish lanterns with 100 per cent of the proceeds going to Make-A-Wish Canada. At 10 p.m. (local time) campers will gather, make a Wish and shine their light for Make-A-Wish Canada. Read Full Story →

By: On: Thursday May 26 2016

Grand Design RV Groundbreaking

(Press Release) Grand Design Recreational Vehicle Company along with Indiana Governor Mike Pence and Lt Governor Eric Holcomb, broke ground May 12th on the company’s expansion project adjacent to their current 67 acre complex.

Co-Owners Ron and Bill Fenech were on hand to address the crowd of nearly 250 people in attendance for the Ground Breaking Ceremony.  CEO and Co-Owner, Don Clark, was unable to attend due to an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Ceremony at which he was announced as a finalist. Read Full Story →




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