KZ-RV President Ryan Juday greets KZ and Venture RV owners at the 2023 rally in Shipshewana, IN.
KZ-RV President Ryan Juday greets KZ and Venture RV owners at the 2023 rally in Shipshewana, IN.

Lead photo: KZ RV President Ryan Juday addresses attendees of the Owner’s Club rally during a luncheon on KZ’s manufacturing campus.

KZ and Venture RV Owners Celebrate Annual Rally in Shipshewana

A Special Report from our friends at KZ-RV

SHIPSHEWANA, INDIANA, August 14, 2023 – KZ RV, a leading manufacturer in the recreational vehicle industry, in collaboration with its subsidiary Venture RV, hosted a memorable week-long owner’s rally last week.

The event saw the enthusiastic participation of over 70 proud owners of KZ and
Venture RVs, gathering for a blend of learning, camaraderie, and fun.

Ryan Juday
Ryan Juday

“This company is just a phenomenal organization with a great culture,” KZ RV President Ryan Juday told the owners during their visit to the manufacturing campus. “We are very fortunate and blessed to have the team members that we do.”

The rally began on Sunday, August 6, with attendees checking in at Shipshewana South Campground. The event included a series of informative seminars on topics ranging from tank cleaning to the utility of solar power in RVs.

Attendees were also able to interact with key players in the RV industry like Lippert Components and MORryde for essential repair and maintenance insights.

A lineup of KZ RVs at the KZ/Venture International Owner's Club rally.
A lineup of KZ RVs at the KZ/Venture International Owner’s Club rally.

One of the rally’s highlights was the dinner where KZ executives met and interacted with the owners. These sessions exemplified the company’s commitment to its owner community and the importance it places on direct feedback.

KZ/Venture International Owner's Club rally attendees eating dinner with KZ and Venture executives.
KZ/Venture International Owner’s Club rally attendees eating lunch with KZ and Venture

On Thursday the company invited the owners to the KZ campus for a luncheon, followed by a tour of the manufacturing plants. Attendees got a first-hand look at the company’s commitment to quality and innovation.

The rally culminated with a day for owners to explore scenic Shipshewana and its surroundings.

The successful week highlighted the vibrant community of KZ and Venture RV owners and
underscored the brands’ dedication to not just creating top-tier RVs but also fostering a tight-knit community of enthusiasts.

Marlene Snyder
Marlene Snyder

“We’re always thrilled to see our family of RV owners come together,” said Marlene Snyder, KZ’s VP of sales and marketing. “This rally is about celebrating the community that has trusted and chosen KZ and Venture RVs for their adventures.”

KZ RV thanks all attendees for making the 2023 rally a resounding success and looks forward
to more gatherings in the future.

About KZ Recreational Vehicles

KZ Recreational Vehicles, an operating company of THOR Industries, Inc., is headquartered in
Shipshewana, Indiana, and was founded in 1972 on the principles of quality, fairness, courtesy, and integrity. KZ produces several widely recognized brands of recreational vehicles, including Classic, Connect, Durango, Escape, Sportsmen, Sportster, Venom, and Venture RV, including Sonic, Stratus and SportTrek. For more information concerning KZ and its products, please visit, or call (888) 829-6320.