Winnebago Acquires Grand Design RV


Several months ago, Elkhart, Indiana-based Thor Industries, the world’s largest RV manufacturer, purchased Middlebury, Indiana-based Jayco, Corp. for approximately $576 million in cash. That announcement sent shockwaves throughout the recreational vehicle industry. That move put nearly 50 percent (47.1, to be precise) of the North American RV market in the hands of one company, according to Statistical […]

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Starcraft Introduces Solstice Upgrades

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Topeka, Indiana-based Starcraft RV has announced product upgrades to its flagship Solstice fifth wheel line. Solstice was designed from the ground up to deliver stellar performance. Top luxury appointments abound in this mid-priced, but top luxury fifth wheel. Innovation and quality are both attributed to Starcraft’s reputation, and Solstice is our premium flagship, according to […]

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Heartland RV Introduces New Big Country 6-Slide Model

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Elkhart, Indiana-based Heartland Recreational Vehicles LLC continues to introduce new models in the growing luxury fifth-wheel market. The new Big Country 3965DSS features the industry’s first six-slide model in the rear-den floor plan, according to a company news release. The 3965DDS utilizes Heartland’s slide-in-a-slide technology in the upper bedroom while creating a homelike environment with […]

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Is RV Industry Consolidation Healthy For The Consumer?

And we arrived safely again. Pictured above 7 Feathers Casino RV Resort at Canyonville, Oregon. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Thor Industries, the world’s largest RV maker, recently purchased Jayco for $576 million. This announcement sent shockwaves throughout the recreational vehicle industry. The move puts nearly 50 percent (47.1, to be precise) of the North American RV market in the hands of one company, according to Statistical Surveys, Inc., the leading provider of market data […]

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Thor Acquires Jayco

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Two of Elkhart County’s largest employers are merging in a deal that will shake up the entire recreational vehicle industry. Elkhart, Indiana-based Thor Industries, Inc. announced the acquisition of Middlebury, Indiana-based Jayco, Corp. for approximately $576 million in cash. This transaction represents a unique and significant opportunity to enhance the growth of Thor and advance the Company’s strategic focus on growing […]

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Heartland RV Report Strong Bighorn Sales


Offering consumers an expanded model lineup enhanced by a host of luxury features, Elkhart, Indiana-based Heartland Recreational Vehicles LLC’s full-profile Bighorn fifth-wheel line is enjoying strong sales and incremental market share gains coming out of the early show season, a release from the company stated. According to Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Statistical Surveys Inc., Bighorn market […]

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Keystone Cougar No. 1 Selling Fifth Wheel in 2015


Goshen, Indiana-based Keystone RV company’s Cougar line has once again earned the title of No. 1 selling fifth wheel of 2015, according to Statistical Surveys, Inc, of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Cougar has been the No. 1 retailing fifth wheel across all price categories four years in a row, and the No. 1 selling mid-profile fifth wheel for 15 consecutive years. […]

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2016 Pendleton National Park Foundation Airstream Travel Trailer Introduced

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Airstream recently introduced its next great adventure: its first partnership with iconic lifestyle brand, Pendleton Woolen Mills to create the Limited Edition 2016 Pendleton National Park Foundation Airstream Travel Trailer. Inspired by a mutual love for the great outdoors and made in the USA craftsmanship, these two  American brands have joined together to pay tribute to the nation’s parks, according to a […]

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Thor Motor Coach Introduces Two New RUV Brands

Elkhart, Indiana-based Thor Motor Coach recently introduced the newest RUVs (Recreational Utility Vehicles) with the unveiling of the Gemini and Compass brands of motorhomes. These new additions provide even more horsepower to the RUV segment, which currently includes the Axis and Vegas brands. RUVs are a new line of motorhomes, which take the size of […]

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