New River Gorge Will Be America’s 63rd National Park, Saguaro Grows

New River Gorge Will Be America’s 63rd National Park, Saguaro Grows

West Virginia’s New River Gorge National River is set to become New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, making it the 63rd national park in the country and 20th preserve. The new federal stimulus relief package that was passed Monday includes COVID-related aid along with other end-of-year business items, including...

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Thor Industries nabs Luxury Motorhome Manufacturer Tiffin

Thor Industries nabs Luxury Motorhome Manufacturer Tiffin

The world’s largest RV manufacturer, THOR Industries, is now a little larger. THOR Industries, Inc. (NYSE: THO) announced this morning the acquisition of Tiffin Motor Homes for $300 million. Tiffin has been a well respected, family-owned brand for nearly 50 year. But as is common with most THOR acquisitions, the company will...

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Camping World & Lordstown Plan EV Service Network, Budget Electric Motorhome

Camping World & Lordstown Plan EV Service Network, Budget Electric Motorhome

A joint press conference yesterday announced an unlikely alliance between electric truck manufacturer Lordstown Motors and the nation’s largest RV dealer—Camping World. The companies plan to partner to build a nationwide electric vehicle service network for Lordstown’s Endurance electric pickup truck at Camping World’s 170 stores, leveraging their nearly 2000...

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Largest RV Maker Sitting on Orders Worth $9 Billion

Largest RV Maker Sitting on Orders Worth $9 Billion

The maker of Airstream, Keystone, Heartland, Jayco and a dozen other brands had $8.92 billion dollars worth of unfilled orders as of October 31st.

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The California RV Show is Gone for Good

The California RV Show is Gone for Good

The RV Industry Association’s board of directors has decided to permanently end the 68-year-old California RV Show, according to a report from RVBusiness.com. The 2019 show drew about 45,000 attendees to the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, and the 2020 show, slated for October, was canceled in late June due...

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MotorHome and TrailerLife Mags to End, Replaced by New Platform

MotorHome and TrailerLife Mags to End, Replaced by New Platform

The Good Sam organization, under the umbrella of Camping World Holdings, is retiring Trailer Life and MotorHome magazines— which have been around for over 75 and 50 years respectively— in favor of a new print publication—simply titled “RV Magazine,” along with the enviable web domain RV.com. RV.com and RV Magazine...

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#VanLife is out, #TrailerLife Is In

#VanLife is out, #TrailerLife Is In

It’s always been a bit of an oddity about the RV industry: motorhomes drive so much of the press and excitement about RV travel, while the vast majority of RVs sold are trailers. For instance, over the last several years, the class B camper van craze has dominated the RV...

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RV Shipments Up 54% in July over 2019

RV Shipments Up 54% in July over 2019

A Record Month for RV Shipments Posting the highest July shipment numbers in four decades, the RV Industry Association’s monthly survey of manufacturers found that total RV shipments ended the month with 43,035 units, an increase of 53.5% from the 28,044 units shipped in July 2019. “RV shipments continue to show impressive...

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The Largest RV Shower, the Smallest Truck Camper, and a Cargo Crazy Fifth Wheel | RV News Round-Up

The Largest RV Shower, the Smallest Truck Camper, and a Cargo Crazy Fifth Wheel | RV News Round-Up

New RVs, from a flagship diesel pusher to a Jeep Gladiator micro-RV concept, new refrigerator technology and a whole lot more. It’s time for the latest RV & Camping news round-up. Canada/US Border closure extended The closure of the Canada/US border to non-essential travel has been extended to September 21st,...

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COVID-19 Exposes the Refund Problem in the Travel Industry

COVID-19 Exposes the Refund Problem in the Travel Industry

Don Wells booked with Fantasy RV Tours for an 8-day San Antonio visit that was set to take place last April and a 5-day vacation to see Albuquerque’s famous Balloon Festival in October. For over 40 years, Fantasy RV Tours have offered guided Caravans and Rallies around the world. And...

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