COVID-19 News in the RV Industry

Ever since the COVID-19 outbreak began, our staff has been receiving dozens of press releases from various other companies within the RV industry. Everyone is doing what they can to not only stay afloat during these times, but also to do their part within their communities. Many companies are stepping up and lending resources or taking other positive actions that we want to share with you.

In order to share all of this valuable information and ensure that you have access to anything that you might find helpful or informative, we will be updating this list weekly with more COVID-19 press releases from within the RV industry.

For those of you who are in need of a place to stay in your RV during these difficult times, check out our growing list of campgrounds who have confirmed with FMCA that they have available sites.

Week 3 (April 11 – April 17

Duo Form

Duo Form announces they have launched their new DUO Intubation Boxes used to help protect medical workers on the front lines in the battle against the novel coronavirus.

Read the full press release here.

 

 

 

Florida Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds

Sixty-two RV parks and resorts across Florida have agreed to provide a month’s worth of free housing to doctors and nurses who cannot safely stay in their own homes because of their exposure to patients with COVID-19.

Read the full press release here.

 

 

 

Week 2 (April 4 – April 10)

Lance Campers

Lance Camper donates personal protection equipment to local hospital.

Read the full press release here.

 

 

 

RV’s for M.D.’s

A Facebook group has been created to assist medical workers who are in need of a place to quarantine themselves between shifts. Many are sleeping in sheds, on porches, or in garages to avoid spreading the virus to their children and loved ones. RV owners who are not using their RV’s are asked to donate their RV to M.D.’s in need.

Click here to check out the group.

 

 

Duo Form

Duo Form announces that amidst the COVID-19 health crisis they have been able to retool many of their production lines to create face shields to help meet the ever increasing need for personal protective gear by medical professionals.

To read the full press release, click here.

 

 

Cummins

Cummins CEO reduces his salary by 50% in response to lower demand and customer shutdowns in several countries.

To read the full story, click here.

 

 

 

 

RV Country

RV Country supports Fresno area frontline health care workers at Kaweah Delta Medical Center COVID-19 testing sit. 

To read the full press release, click here.

 

 

 

 

Week 1 (March 28 – April 3)

Blue Ox

Blue Ox suspends some production functions. Explores options to utilize facility, on-site campground, and welcome center to help combat pandemic.

Read the full press release here.

 

 

Winnebago

Winnebago Industries manufactures medical masks for MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center.

Read the full press release here.

 

 

 

Grand Design RV

Grand Design RV Pledges Assistance to Help Fight COVID-19 – Donates 1,000 Protective Masks to Beacon Health System

Read the full press release here.

 

 

 

Airstream

Members of Airstream’s Sewing Team Use Expertise to Make Personal Protective Equipment (PPE); Loan Airstreams to Healthcare

Read the full press release here.

 

 

 

 

 

National Park Service

The National Park Service has consistently been updating and maintaining a list of all NPS location closures and alerts. The National Park Service is modifying its operations on a park-by-park basis in accordance with the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local public health authorities.

To view the full list of active alerts at NPS locations click here.

 

 

 

Jayco

Jayco of South Bend, Ind., donated two toy haulers mobile to COVID-19 clinics in Mishawaka.

Read the full article here.

 

 

 

Thor

Thor Motor Coach donated personal protective equipment to Elkhart General Hospital.

Read the full article here.

 

 

 

Heartland RV

Heartland RV of Elkhart, Ind., has donated critical supplies to Beacon Health System. The company delivered two pallets supplies to Beacon’s incident command center in Elkhart.

Read the full article here.

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