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Mandeville (La.) planning to look at boat, RV parking

(June 12, 2009) -- The Mandeville, La., Planning and Zoning Board will start its Tuesday (June 23) meeting an hour early to discuss proposed changes to the city’s codes concerning the parking of recreational vehicles and boats on private property, guidelines for open space and regulations concerning traditional neighborhood developments. Read More »

10 essential ways Go RVing is helping the RV industry

(June 18, 2009) -- With the Go RVing 2009 media plan now in full swing, the industry is benefiting from increased visibility and consumer awareness during the crucial spring/summer sales and travel season. Here’s an update on leads, web traffic, national publicity and industry tie-in activity currently being generated by the campaign, boosting RV demand and the positive image of RV travel with messages for these times. Read More »

Memories of late wife too much for RV donor

(June 20, 2009) -- When Bill Mitchell steps into his 1978 motorhome now, all he can think of is his beloved wife, June, who died recently. That’s why he decided to donate the 23-foot Chevrolet RV to the Rotary Club of Peterborough Moving Wheels Program. Read More »

Albert Lea, Minn., has an RV city

(June 18, 2009) -- More than 239 recreational vehicles had arrived by noon Wednesday in Albert Lea, Minn., for the Midwest Rally for the Family Motor Coach Association, and 276 RVs are expected. Read More »

Oregon officials weigh in on recessions impact on RV industry

(June 22, 2009) -- Several economists familiar with the local RV industry predict that demand for the upper-end luxury coaches has waned and probably won’t rally back to pre-recession peaks. A Navistar executive admitted to shareholders earlier this month that the RV industry is “incredibly strained today,” but he predicted that “we could have an extraordinary business going forward.” Read More »

Maine campers on a quest

(June 17, 2009) -- Campers from Maine are on quest to complete a 10-kilometer walk in every state and province, and their RV "Bessie" has a map on the side to show everyone where they've been. Read More »

Canada’s inflation rate remains in positive territory

(June 18, 2009) -- Canada's headline inflation rate rose by 0.7 percent in May, a much steeper increase than the market forecast for a 0.4 percent rise. Even with this hefty monthly gain, the annual inflation rate continued to moderate, coming in at 0.1 percent from 0.4 percent in April. Read More »

UPDATE: Cummins tries to renegotiate deal with Chyrsler

(June 19, 2009) -- Chrysler had canceled the contract to make light-duty diesel engines as part of its bankruptcy proceedings. But Cummins spokesman Mark Land says that frees Columbus, Ind.-based Cummins to negotiate a deal with the new company created by the sale of most of the automaker's assets to a group led by Italy's Fiat Group SpA. Read More »

Canadian retail sales show signs of weakness in April.

(June 19, 2009) -- "Retail activity was disappointing in April, although the pick-up in the volume of manufacturing sales and wholesale trade still points to the first increase in overall economic output in nine months, albeit a modest one," said Desjardins. "The ups and downs in the data are consistent with another weak quarter, with our forecast calling for real GDP to contract at a 3.2 percent annualized pace, slower than the first quarter's sharp 5.4 percent drop but still showing that the economy remained in recession." Read More »