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Arizona contemplates options to keep state parks open

(Oct. 23, 2009) -- A study done for the Arizona Parks Foundation by the Morrison Institute at Arizona State University, concludes that the revenues collected from users is insufficient to properly maintain and operate the parks, much less acquire new properties. And the supplement the system used to receive in state tax dollars from the legislature has all but dried up Read More »

CrossRoads expands production to keep up with demand

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(Oct. 23, 2009) -- Re-opening Plant No. 2 will enable the company to shorten lead times and provide faster delivery of its products. Plant No. 2 will be used to manufacture CrossRoads' re-designed SlingShot travel trailers, Sunset Trail Ultra Light travel trailers and the newly introduced expandable floor plans. The company also plans to hire an additional 125 workers. Read More »

Nebraska city approves RV park upgrades

(Oct. 23, 2009) -- Tuesday, the Alma City Council approved the low bid from Jeff's Electric of Holdrege for an estimated cost of $19,500 to install 18-two sided pedestal power outlets. The company will trench, wire throughout the park, re-supply the office electrical service, and put new wiring in the shower house. Read More »

Chrysler looks for continued success with its heavy duty truck line

(Oct. 23, 2009) -- Last year, more than 1.6 million pickup trucks were sold in the U.S. and one-third of them were heavy-duty models. The overall sales numbers have dropped this year, but the percentages have remained the same and Dodge share of the pickup truck sales have increased this years, despite the troubles that have reduced Chrysler’s overall sales by more than 40 percent. Read More »

Weak dollar helps Washington RV manufacturer double business

(Oct. 23, 2009) -- Adventurer RV's sales have more than doubled and because business is booming they need more people on their production line to put together campers. The Canadian company moved its production line into Yakima one year ago and in that time the staff has doubled. Adventurer has also gone from producing one camper a day to four. Read More »

New boot camp provides basic training in RV park ownership

(Oct. 23, 2009) -- The event focuses of part classroom instruction and park field work at different types of RV parks. What makes the event unusual is that it tries to show the full range of RV park investment options, from small “monthly” RV parks to larger RV parks with cabins and other amenities. Read More »

American Coach delivers first unit under new management

(Oct. 23, 2009) -- American Coach announced it retailed its first VIP factory delivery, an optional service available to all American Coach customers, since American Industrial Partners, Inc. acquired the company in July. VIP factory delivery is unique in that customers take delivery of their new American Coach model where it was built, and to learn how to operate it with a factory representative.

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RVIA launches new RV centennial website

(Oct. 23, 2009) -- Showcasing photographs of antique RVs submitted by RV/MH Hall of Fame and Museum historian Al Hesselbart, the website offers a variety of RV Centennial marketing collateral that can be used in 100th Anniversary promotions. It will serve as a clearinghouse of information and a treasure trove of free resources to help the RV industry celebrate its 100th Anniversary in 2010. Read More »

Hosts of American Pickers to speak at Outlook breakfast

(Oct. 23, 2009) -- From the Appalachians to the Ozarks, from the South to the Midwest, Wolfe and Fritz have made their careers traveling off the beaten path on a hunt for American treasures stashed in attics and garages. Antiquing is a very popular activity among the nation's RVers, and tales of the duo's cross-country adventures are sure to entertain Outlook attendees. Read More »

Michigan adopts RV specific franchise legislation

(Oct. 23, 2009) -- Issues included in the law include the requirement for a written manufacturer/dealer agreement and a designated territory; terms for the termination, cancellation, and nonrenewal of the manufacturer/dealer agreement; terms for the repurchase of inventory; terms for the transfer or family succession of a dealership; and, requirements for warranty obligations. Read More »

Agency receives federal grant to aid laid off Monaco workers

(Oct. 22, 2009) -- Of the total $3,850,268 announced today for both locations, $2,190,473 will be released initially. Of that figure, $1,659,293 is for Coburg workers, with additional funding up to the full amount approved to be made available as the state demonstrated a continued need for assistance. The entire amount approved for Hines workers is being made available immediately. Read More »

Do You Sell on Purpose or On Accident? Part 2

In part 2 of this multi-part series we will discuss the differences between those who sell on purpose (having an understanding of what they are doing), and those who sell on accident (merely show up for work and let things happen).
Let's continue looking at a few of the differences between doing things on purpose and on accident.

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