Photo: A rendering of the new Silver Streak Thor Industries, owners of the Airstream brand of recreational vehicles, have entered a scuffle with the small Silver Streak Trailer Company, a new entity which purchased the rights to the name and design of Silver Streak trailers, a company which launched in...
Wholesale shipments of RVs spiked 25.3% year-over-year in the first month of 2018, according to the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association. Towable RVs rose 26.6%, but the sub-category of folding camping trailers (pop-ups) saw a 5.9% drop. Motorhomes saw an 18.1% increase overall, with class B (van-style) dropping 7.4%. That number is...
The new company will create a single platform for trip planning and booking, remote systems monitoring, roadside assistance, and peer-to-peer RV and campsite rental. The system will also streamline an owner’s record keeping and enable dealers and manufacturers to provide such support as triggered service notifications, online vehicle manuals and more.
“The RV industry hasn’t peaked, and we fully expect that shipments above half-a-million units shipped will become the new normal in years to come.”
Ford claims a segment-leading towing capacity, which would exceed the other in-class models at 7,700 pounds, making Ranger ideal for towing small RV trailers — especially off-road pop-ups.
The parent company of some of the largest diesel pusher motorhomes (Monaco, Fleetwood, and Holiday Rambler) will now oversee some of the smallest towables.
Days before the Detroit auto show, where Chevy and RAM are expected to make a big splash with new truck models, Ford has dropped a bombshell. A 30 mpg F-150.