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Dr. Curtin will examine RV market outlook at Committee Week
(May 17, 2013) -- Dr. Richard Curtin, director of the Consumer Research Center at the University of Michigan, will provide the initial outlook for RV wholesale shipments in 2014 during remarks at RVIA’s Committee Week at the Joint Committee Luncheon, taking place from 12 noon – 1:30 p.m. on Monday, June 3
Lippert's Solera Awnings gain wide acceptance
(May 17, 2013) -- Solera Awnings from Lippert Components, Inc. (LCI) are now carried on more than 65 recreational vehicle brands, the company announced today. More than 250 awnings are now being produced daily at LCI's facility in Elkhart with capacity for additional volume.
Hickory Springs appoints new VP of innovation
(May 17, 2013) -- HSM, the new name of Hickory Springs, announced today it has appointed Gregg Greulich as corporate vice president of innovation and technology. He will help ensure the execution of strategic goals, including the development of a portfolio of integrated products.
RV America launches new website
(May 17, 2013) -- In order to more effectively showcase all they have to offer, RV America launched a brand new website, the dealer announced today. They partnered with UVS Junction on the development.
VIDEO: Gaeddert bullish on RV industry future
(May 17, 2013) -- "This was an incredible event. This is a testimony to the tightness of the RV industry," said Gaeddert. "It is proof of how close knit this industry really is and the credibility everyone in the industry has with each other."
Manitoba campground may finally reopen this summer
(May 17, 2013) -- More than two years after devastating floods washed through the lower Kiche Manitou Campground at Spruce Woods Provincial Park, the province hopes to have it open by the Canada Day long weekend, writes the Brandon Sun.
Glampers gather at Mich. state park
(May 17, 2013) -- About 30 members of The Loyal Order of the Glamper braved cool, damp weather last weekend in their vintage travel trailers for the third annual Mother's Day Campout at the Warren Dunes State Park campgrounds, reports Harbor County News.
Parks Canada launches "Bear Smart" program
(May 17, 2013) -- Parks Canada has launched its "Bear Smart Community Program" to educate residents and campers about black bears in parks and recreational areas, reports VOCM.
Cummins releases 10th Sustainability Report
(May 17, 2013) -- "Our ongoing commitment to innovate and engage in everything we do will ensure our customers' long term success and ultimately the sustainability of our company for all our stakeholders now and into the future," Linebarger said in his letter that kicks off the report.
S.D.'s Elk Mountain Campground reopens May 24
(May 17, 2013) -- Campers will be be able to stay at Elk Mountain Campground in Wind Cave National Park after all this year. The campground, which has been closed since March 7 due to a reduced operating budget, is scheduled to reopen on Friday, May 24, but with fewer services, reports the Rapid City Journal.
Mich.'s Oak Grove Campground celebrates 25 years
(May 17, 2013) -- The Oak Grove Campground and Resort in Holland has come a long way from when it started as a few rustic cabins built for weekend stays near Holland State Park, writes MLive.com.
RVIA inspector team convenes for bi-annual meeting
(May 17, 2013) -- RVIA’s team of inspectors met with staff from the association’s Standards and Education department from May 7-9 at RVIA headquarters in Reston, Va. The meetings are held regularly to help maintain and improve the consistency in the standards inspection process, according to the RVIA.
RVIA partners with U.S. Commercial Service
(May 17, 2013) -- The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) has partnered with the U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration in a program to allow RVIA members enhanced access to international trade resources offered by the federal government.
Canadian consumer price inflation rate fell in April
(May 17, 2013) -- Canada's headline CPI fell 0.2 percent in April, contrary to forecasts for a steady reading, RBC Economics reported today. On a year-over-year basis, the inflation rate fell to 0.4 percent from 1.0 percent.
May 17-27: Calif.'s OC 405 Spring RV Show
(May 17, 2013) -- Orange County's largest RV show, sponsored by Mike Thompson's RV Super Stores, opens Friday, just in time for the upcoming holiday weekend that launches summertime family fun.
VIDEO: RV industry plays big role in Elkhart recovery
(May 17, 2013) -- John DiPietro, with RV Insights, interviews Dorinda Heiden-Guss, director and CEO of Economic Development Corporation of Elkhart County. She describes the role the RV industry plays in helping Elkhart rocket out of the recession.
Wakarusa businesses react to Navistar announcement
(May 17, 2013) -- Yesterday's news that Navistar is selling its RV business to Allied Specialty Vehicles and moving production from Wakarusa to Decatur comes a year after Utilimaster also announced it was leaving town. People in downtown Wakarusa told Fox 28 this isn't a good thing.
Authorities investigate plane crash in Calif. national forest
(May 17, 2013) -- The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is trying to figure out why a small plane crashed in the Tahoe National Forest northeast of Truckee on Thursday afternoon, reports KTVN.
"Share the Experience" photo contest going on now
(May 17, 2013) -- The Department of the Interior has announced the start of the 2013 "Share the Experience" contest, giving amateur photographers the chance to join those who have found recognition for their photographs of the nation's public lands.
Ohio city may get another campground
(May 17, 2013) -- A request for a zoning change to help create a new campground in Conneaut has been given preliminary approval by the city’s planning commission, reports The Star Beacon.
Outdoor professionals descend on Traverse City, Mich.
(May 17, 2013) -- Starting this weekend, Traverse City will play host to the 2013 National Outdoor Recreation Conference, which brings together the National Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals and the International Union of Forest Research Organizations for five days, reports the Traverse City Ticker.
N.C. campground offers free laundromat for race fans
(May 17, 2013) -- One of the things that is new at Charlotte Motor Speedway this year is a full-size laundromat located in the Tim Flock campground for all campers to use, writes WCNC.
DRV reports strong growth with Elite Suites brand
(May 17, 2013) -- Luxury fifth wheel builder DRV has reported strong growth with its Elite Suites brand. Orders for its Elite Suites are up 33 percent compared to the same period in 2012, the company announced Thursday.
Canadian RV industry giants join forces, create new association
(May 17, 2013) -- The three major players in the Canadian RV and camping industry have joined forces to create a new association: The Canadian Camping and RV Council (CCRVC), the council has announced.
Fleetwood parent acquires Monaco RV
(May 16, 2013) -- Fleetwood RV will announce this morning that it has acquired the assets of Monaco RV from Navistar Corporation, the company confirmed to RV Daily Report today. Details will be announced soon.