In Case You Missed It: September RV News

It’s time to hit you with the RV news you need to know this month. September has been a busy time for the industry and we’re excited to catch you up on all things RV. Check out the top headlines below.

Thor Set to Become Largest RV Maker in The World - Elkhart-based Thor Industries Inc. has just announced an agreement to acquire a German recreational vehicle manufacturer for approximately $2.4 billion. Once the deal is complete, Thor has stated that the deal with Erwin Hymer Group SE will create the world's largest RV maker. This deal will give Thor an entrance into Europe. Erwin Hymer Group SE currently employs more than 7,300 globally and their RVs are sold through a network of over 1,200 retailers. Both companies have noted that there should be no change in employee headcount as a result of the acquisition. We’re interested to see how this all plays out for Thor! Read More.

4G LTE and Wi-Fi Now Come Standard in Keystone Line - Keystone wants to make sure RVers have the ability to stay connected, so that’s why they are equipping their entire towable lineup with 4G LTE and Wi-Fi ready capability. The new Furrion technology is set to roll out at the Sept. 24-27 Elkhart RV Open House. The new technology offers an antenna that integrates 4G LTE and Wi-Fi with standard VHF/UHF/AM/FM reception, and the Wi-Fi and cellular signals are routed to a wall-mounted base inside the trailer. We love to see manufacturers step up their technology game! Read More.

“America’s Largest RV Show” Comes to a Close -
The Hershey RV show held from Sept. 12-16 at the Giant Center in Hershey PA, tallied a final gate attendance of almost 60,000 people - just 5,000 attendees shy of last year’s show. The lower numbers were reportedly due to Hurricane Florence, but many vendors and manufacturers saw growth in sales. The show had 156 booth vendors and about 1,400 RVs from 42 manufacturers - we’ll highlight some big releases at the show below. All in all, America’s Largest RV Show was a great success and we want to give a huge shoutout to all of the attendees that stopped by the RV Trader booth - we’ll see you next year! Read More.

New Releases at Hershey - As we mentioned above, Hershey was full of new models. Check out a few new releases you won’t want to miss below. 
Like we said, September was packed with RV news and we’re excited to see more exciting headlines as we head into fall. Which new model are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments below!
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  1. Hi, I just got connected here, and I started looking into RVs a few months ago with plans to buy one in the next couple of years. Is there an appropriate place to ask for recommendations (I have some criteria under which I'd like to know what the best models are)?

  2. Check Craig's list too...in your own area


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