Over the past 25 years, some of the biggest names in the RV industry – Fleetwood RV, Heartland RV, Monaco RV, Dometic, Lazydays RV Center and Stag-Parkway, to name a few – have become the holdings of lesser-known private equity (PE) firms such as American Industrial Partners (AIP), Catterton Partners, Linsalata Capital Partners and Siegler and Collery & Co.
Dealers and manufacturers are discovering that what some customers have been saying for years not only is true, but it is becoming possible – “It sure would be safer and easier if I just had one key to get in my RV and all its compartments.”
In its short existence as a supplier of audiovisual electronics, kitchen appliances, solar energy, observation cameras and electrical systems to the RV industry, Furrion has been anything but a “me-too” company just trying to keep up.
Sure, Stromberg Carlson Products has a catalog full of offerings. Of course, the company produces a number of quality RVing and camping products that dealers know they can order at any time. However, as they say on late night TV, “But wait, there’s more.”
ELKHART, Ind. — From humble beginnings as a family-owned business to its current role as one of the dominant OE suppliers and a growing aftermarket supplier, Lippert Components has changed many times through the years to keep up with the times.
ELKHART, Ind. – After a busy Monday that caught some exhibitors off-guard with how many dealers showed up early and ready to do business, the eighth annual Elkhart Open House Week got even busier on the first official day Tuesday.
An all-time single-day attendance high and favorable weather helped propel the Pennsylvania RV and Camping Association's Hershey RV show to a new high in four-day attendance totals, according to PRVCA Marketing Director Heather Leach.
Veteran RV technician Rodney Simmons, of Blue Moon Mobile RV, debuted the pilot episode of “Your RV Life”, a show which follows Simmons’ Carrolton, Texas-based mobile RV technician crew as they travel to park across Texas to assist RV owners and explore the landscape.
As part of the Elkhart Open House, eight RV supplier brands from six companies joined forces to present their own gathering, billed as the “Supplier Showcase” at 3050 County Road 6 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sept. 22-24.