RV Shipments Slip 20% Through First Half of 2019

RV Shipments Slip 20% Through First Half of 2019

The RVIA has released wholesale shipment numbers through the end of June, and the slide that began last year continues to grow.

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Some RV tank deodorizers cause septic system failure—CA Campgrounds seek ban

Some RV tank deodorizers cause septic system failure—CA Campgrounds seek ban

While effective at reducing holding tank odors, formaldehyde also kills the beneficial bacteria used to digest human waste in septic systems. When too much formaldehyde-laden waste is dumped into septic systems, it can cause the septic systems to fail and potentially contaminate groundwater supplies.

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Thor Teaches Kids About RV Careers

Thor Teaches Kids About RV Careers

Photo: Students from Concord Junior High School in Elkhart participate in the LEAP program | Courtesy of Concord Junior High School by Jason Epperson One of the biggest problems facing the RV industry today is a lack of workers available to meet the ever-growing manufacturing and service demands. Short-term solutions...

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Is Camping World Going Bankrupt?

Is Camping World Going Bankrupt?

YouTube videos and Facebook posts are beginning to spread a massive rumor about a favorite target. The message: “Camping World will declare bankruptcy within the next few weeks.”

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All-Time High 62% of U.S. Households Are Campers

All-Time High 62% of U.S. Households Are Campers

Photo: South Bend / Elkhart North KOA | Jeff Dow, Courtesy of KOA More North Americans are clearly camping each year, but how many more? According to a study from the largest campground chain Kampgrounds of America (KOA), more than 7.2 million new households in the U.S. have started camping...

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Roadtrek Buyer Surfaces, Quick Revival Expected

Roadtrek Buyer Surfaces, Quick Revival Expected

by Jason Epperson France-based Rapido Group announced today that it was selected as the winning bidder for most of the assets of Roadtrek motorhomes, and has signed a binding letter of intent to enter a purchase agreement as a part of the Canadian receivership process. Roadtrek owner Erwin Hymer Group...

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Jellystone Parks Look to Head West

Jellystone Parks Look to Head West

Nearly all of the 80+ Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts in the US lie east of I-35 (Duluth MN to Laredo TX) and that’s something the company would like to change. Now celebrating their 50th year, Jellystones are the epitome of family camping. “The family camping market is exploding across...

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The Top Quality RVs of 2019, According to Dealers

The Top Quality RVs of 2019, According to Dealers

According to an anonymous survey of dealers, these are the RVs with the best reliability/quality, parts support, and warranty support.

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Winnebago Announces National Park Foundation Partnership, National Park Edition Travato

Winnebago Announces National Park Foundation Partnership, National Park Edition Travato

Winnebago Industries, Inc. announced today a multi-year partnership with the National Park Foundation, the official nonprofit partner of the National Park Service, in support of the Find Your Park/Encuentra Tu Parque movement. “Our purpose, throughout our Winnebago, Grand Design and Chris-Craft families, is to help our customers explore the outdoor...

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Chicago-Area Jellystone Reverses No-Pop-Up Decision—Sort Of

Chicago-Area Jellystone Reverses No-Pop-Up Decision—Sort Of

A Chicago-area Jellystone campground franchisee reversed its decision to disallow pop-up campers and tents after pressure from the big bear. The Millbrook Jellystone affiliate cited a “vision of a resort that is exclusive to Travel Trailers, 5th Wheels, Motor Homes, Cabins and Park Models” on February 13, and promptly faced...

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