Now that Thor Industries has completed the purchase of Erwin Hymer, what will it mean for the industry? Thor Industries, the largest American RV maker, now owns the largest European RV maker and has amassed a large amount of debt ($2.1 billion). There are also fewer independent manufacturers, suppliers and RV dealers. RV Daily Report Editor Greg Gerber has some thoughts. Read more
A park model RV (also known as a recreational park trailer) is a trailer-type RV that is designed to provide temporary accommodation for recreation, camping or seasonal use. PMRVs are built on a single chassis, mounted on wheels and have a gross trailer area not exceeding 400 square feet in the set -up mode. PMRVs are most often used in recreational vehicle campgrounds. They may be owned by the campground and rented to guests, or they may be brought in and used exclusively by their owners on a site rented or leased from the campground. They can also be placed by their owners on private property. These RVs are used for recreational purposes only. They are not meant to be permanently affixed to the property, they do not improve property values in any way, and they are neither designed nor intended by their manufacturers to be used as permanent residences. Models range from $20,000 – $80,000.