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By: On: Thursday August 13 2015

National Parks Fee-Free Days

RV shipments in the first half of 2015 climbed by 5.5% to 202,653 units through June, compared to 192,065 units shipped during the same time frame in 2014. The data comes from the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association‘s June 2015 survey of manufacturers.

Towable RV shipments, representing nearly 88% of all RVs manufactured, led the way in volume total with shipments reaching 177,939 units through June, a 5.5% gain over the 168,737 units shipped during the same six-month time frame in 2014. Conventional travel trailers remained the largest volume category, reaching 128,991 units on 7.6% growth. Fifth wheels rose slightly by 1.2% to 41,756 units. Truck campers were also up (1.3%) to 1,603 units. Folding camping trailers dropped to 5,589 units, off 7%. Read Full Story →

By: On: Wednesday August 12 2015

Winnebago Winnie Minnie Pink

Winnebago Towables plans to host an Open House showcasing its lineup of 2016 products on Sept. 22-24 at its facility in Middlebury, Ind.

Visitors will be able to check out everything in the Winnebago Towables lineup, including fifth wheels (Destination, Latitude and Voyage), travel trailers (Ultralight, Minnie and Micro Minnie), and toy haulers (Spyder and Scorpion). Read Full Story →

By: On: Tuesday August 4 2015

2015 RV-MH Hall of Fame Class

The Class of 2015 was inducted into the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Ind., in a gala ceremony before nearly 350 family members, friends, and colleagues from across the country.

The Class of 2015 includes: Bert V. Alanko, MBA Insurance; Patrica A. Fiederer, Latham Oneota Homes; Sherman Goldenberg, RV Business Magazine; Paul E. Hanser, HWH Corporation; Jerry W. James, Franklin Homes, Inc.; Joe Kelly, Iowa Mfg Housing Association; Richard A. Mendlen, Manufactured Housing: Marlene A. Sine, Marlene Sine & Associates, Inc.; Bill Thomas, and Bill Thomas Camper Sales; Robert West, Affordable Community Living. Read Full Story →

By: On: Wednesday July 29 2015

Gulf Stream Vintage Cruiser

Gulf Stream Coach has released a new travel trailer designed to appeal to those who like classic RV style – the Vintage Cruiser.

Gulf Stream Coach dreamed up the idea of the Vintage Cruiser after looking at photos and other records of camping in the 1950s. Read Full Story →

By: On: Wednesday July 29 2015

Roadtrek Logo

Roadtrek Motorhomes Inc. is joining forces with Count’s Kustoms at the upcoming 75th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

Count’s Kustoms, owned by Danny Koker, is a classic car and motorcycle shop located in Las Vegas, which was the focus of the television show “Counting Cars” on HISTORY. Read Full Story →

By: On: Friday July 24 2015

Thor ACE Birds Eye Window

Thor Motor Coach is offering customers a list of new features available in 2016 A.C.E., Hurricane and Windsport Class A motorhomes.

The A.C.E. evolves in 2016 with a new automotive-style front cap and integrated LED driving lights. This motorhome still features the Bird’s Eye window, located near the passenger’s feet so you can see if someone is on your left side while driving. You can also use your turn signals and utilize the side view camera system. Read Full Story →

By: On: Thursday July 16 2015

2016 KZ Sportsmen Classic 18RBT Exterior

K-Z has taken the covers off of its new 2016 Sportsman Classic 18RBT ultra-lightweight travel trailer.

“Its light weight and good looks are a natural for young families and seasoned veterans alike,” says Marlene Snyder, K-Z vice president of sales and marketing. Read Full Story →

By: On: Monday July 13 2015

Roadtrek EcoTrek

Roadtrek Motorhomes Inc. has introduced its new EcoTrek power module, which utilizes lithium ion technology to lift the electrical system limits for Roadtrek owners.

Roadtrek’s newest technology enables the user to become completely energy independent and gives you the ability to use 90% of available power before any voltage loss will occur. This cell protection system is optimized for all weather and electrical demand situations. Roadtrek says the module “will charge and discharge at very high rates and be optimized thanks to Roadtrek’s proprietary climate system.” It charges from any available source due to Roadtrek’s existing proprietary E-Trek charge control, which harmonizes the vehicle alternator, Onan, engine generator, solar and shore power as required. Read Full Story →

By: On: Monday July 6 2015

RV-MH Hall of Fame

The 2015 RV/MH Hall of Fame Induction Dinner is on base for record-breaking attendance. According to Darryl Searer, president of RV/MH Hall of Fame, registrations are running 13% ahead of last year’s record-breaking attendance of 447.

The RV/MH Hall of Fame’s annual Induction Dinner will be held on August 3, 2015, at the Hall of Fame’s Event Center in Elkhart, Ind. Read Full Story →

By: On: Thursday June 25 2015

Heartland Torque Extreme Lite

Heartland RV has introduced its new Torque Extreme Lite travel trailer series, which targets the half-ton pickup market.

“Heartland has experienced tremendous growth over the last few years in the fifth-wheel toy hauler segment,” says General Manager A.J. Jones “However, because of production limitations in the past, we weren’t able to expand into other areas of the market, which continues to branch into new categories.” Read Full Story →

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