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Third generation set to take over Oregon RV dealership

(July 15, 2009) -- The Stone twins -- Parts Manager Steven Stone and Service Manager Michael Stone -- the family’s third generation in the business, will take over full management of Fred's RV World, with oversight and assistance as needed from the other two generations, their grandmother, Dolores McNally, and their father, Cory Stone. Read More »

Obama appoints new director for National Park Service

(July 12, 2009) -- Jon Jarvis, who has worked for the National Park Service for more than 30 years, most recently served as the regional director for the Pacific West Region. There, he was responsible for all National Park System units and programs in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California, Nevada, Hawaii and the Pacific Islands of Guam, Saipan and American Samoa. He oversaw 3,000 employees and a $350 million annual budget. Read More »

Dozens of RVers rally in support of Fleetwood

(July 14, 2009) -- Every year dozens of RV owners take part in event just like the rally for a little fun and fellowship, but this year, the rally in Decatur also has a special purpose. "We want Fleetwood to stay and we want to show Decatur how much they mean to us," Marcia Bratsburg, Eastern Director of the American Coach Chapter. Read More »

Lippert Components begins production of Tow-N-Stow

(July 16, 2009) -- Lippert Components, Inc., reported today that it has started volume production of its latest product line, the Tow-N-Stow. Pre-production units were unveiled at the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas, where Tow-N-Stow was awarded a Retailers' Choice Award based on innovation, design and sales potential for retailers. Read More »

Petrovics part of PGA RV crew

(July 13, 2009) -- Life on the road is sheer bliss for Tim, Julie, Bayleigh and MacKenzie Petrovic, who are among a handful of PGA Tour pros who travel the circuit in an RV motor home. Read More »

Major TV networks give RVing positive exposure

(July 17, 2009) -- RVIA’s PR team worked throughout the spring months to highlight the affordability of RV family vacations, and the results of those efforts are now in evidence. The July 8 edition of ABC’s Good Morning America was the second positive segment on RVing featured by the popular morning news show since Memorial Day. Read More »

Shade Pro to unveil new “green” awnings at FMCA rally

(July 15, 2009) -- “What many RV owners don’t realize is that there are plenty of inexpensive ways to go green,” said ShadePro President Steve Smoot. “One simple item all RVers can do to improve their energy efficiency and reduce their carbon footprint is to install shade products on their RV. This not only helps limit air conditioning use during the hot summer months, but also reduces the fuel consumption by running the generator.” Read More »

GM rolls out from bankruptcy, pledges to be in black by 2015

(July 10, 2009) -- At a news conference, CEO Fritz Henderson said the revamped automaker will be faster and more responsive to customers than the old one. It will generate cash and repay billions in government loans ahead of a 2015 deadline. The new company will build more cars and trucks that consumers want and launch them faster than in the past, the CEO said. GM also announced a partnership with online retailer eBay to test auctioning vehicles online. Read More »

Fleetwood executives to receive bonuses, severance payments

(July 17, 2009) -- The U.S. Bankruptcy Court will allow Fleetwood Enterprises to pay key executives a total of $873,669 in incentives and bonuses and $571,508 worth of severance payments, after lawyers with the company, the U.S. trustee and the attorney representing unsecured creditors in the case supported the plan's approval. Read More »

Kentucky promotes visits to state parks with passport program

(July 14, 2009) -- The passports are small booklets with a page devoted to each of Kentucky’s 52 state parks, along with other information about the Kentucky Department of Parks and the prizes and rewards that can be earned by visiting each park. Guests who have their passport stamped at state parks are also eligible for rewards. For example, nine camping stays at different parks yields a free night of camping. Read More »

Obama pick to head National Park Service involved in oyster flap

(July 13, 2009) -- Jon Jarvis is a biologist who told The Associated Press recently that his priorities as a parks official include climate change, the role of the parks with education and youth, and reaching out to populations who haven't used the parks. He recently locked horns with a powerful Senate Democrat in a controversy over environmental effects of a Northern California oyster farm and potential relicensing of the facility. Read More »