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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RVs Finally Get a Standard Model-Year Changeover

RVs Finally Get a Standard Model-Year Changeover

Unlike automobile manufacturers, who release new vehicle model year entries during the late summer, the RV industry has long held no such standard. RV model year changes currently take place throughout the calendar year, varying from manufacturer to manufacturer and even from model to model, making it difficult for consumers...

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Thor Motor Coach Revamps Class A Diesel Styling

Thor Motor Coach Revamps Class A Diesel Styling

Thor Motor Coach’s Palazzo, Aria, Venetian and Tuscany lines have been restyled and modernized for model year 2021.

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Airstream Refreshes Flying Cloud Décor for 2021

Airstream Refreshes Flying Cloud Décor for 2021

Airstream has unveiled a completely redesigned interior décor for the 2021 Flying Cloud.

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When Will RV Shows Return?

When Will RV Shows Return?

RVs are more popular than ever as Americans reel from airline travel and hotels, concerned about their health and safety due to the coronavirus. RVs are the ultimate socially distanced travel. Yet the biggest tool RV dealers and manufacturers have in the box to hawk their wears — the RV show — is a crowded, germ-friendly affair. Are RV shows likely to return anytime soon?

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