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RV catches fire inside dealership paint booth

(Aug. 14, 2009) -- An RV inside a paint booth at Dellenbach Motors caught fire Thursday night, but the sprinkler system kept the blaze contained. The fire was contained by an installed suppression system. While the RV sustained significant damage, the body shop was limited to minor smoke damage and the business is expected to open this morning while repairs are made on the paint booth. Read More »

Camping World launches “Cash for Clunkers”

(August 11, 2009) -- Camping World, the nation's largest RV and outdoor retailer, today announced their unique effort to mirror the government program "Cash for Clunkers" currently supported by the Automotive Industry and Department of Transportation. Read More »

U.S. retail sales weaker than expected in July

(Aug. 13, 2009) -- Retail spending disappointed on the downside in July, falling 0.1 percent compared to expectations of a 0.8 percent rise. Expectations of a much larger increase were based on earlier-released reports of strong unit auto sales, boosted by the “cash-for-clunkers” rebate program, that were expected to send the motor vehicle component of retail sales up 7.5 percent in the month. Read More »

Venice residents sue California commission over homeless RV parking rules

(Aug. 11, 2009) -- "The coastal commission has a legal mandate to protect coastal waters," said Mark Ryavec, a longtime coastal activist and an officer of the Venice Stakesholders Assn., which filed the suit. "However, despite hearing of repeated instances of the owners of recreational vehicles leaking and/or dumping their sewage directly into yards, streets and storm drains, which drain directly to the ocean, the commission failed to act to protect the coastal water." Read More »

Florida RV park owner opening trails to the public

(August 17, 2009) -- For years, Sanlan RV Park residents have enjoyed wandering along miles of trails ideal for wildlife viewing. The 7.5-mile trail network that winds around the edge of Bramble Ridge Golf Course, through a nature sanctuary and along the edge of Banana Lake, opened to the public this month. Read More »

California state parks to raise entrance fees

(August 12, 2009) -- Beginning Monday, parking fees will increase between $2 and $5 and camping fees will increase between $10 and $21 at California State Parks. A list of the specific fees for each park is still being drafted, but local officials said daily admission to most coastal parks in Santa Cruz County would rise from $8 to $10. Read More »

Evergreen utilizes WeatherMax fabric to build ATV RV

(Aug. 10, 2009) -- "We chose WeatherMax due to its strength, weight, abrasion resistance and breathability," said Nick Spence, executive manager of Evergreen Off Road Campers, LLC. "The fabric has been tested in extreme rain, snow and sun with very admirable results." Read More »

RV Education 101 offers dealers tools to help with walk-through orientations

(Aug. 14, 2009) -- “After collecting a great deal of feedback from RVers all over the country I determined that a one-time demonstration cannot get the point across for long term retention. That was the thought behind our walk-through videos. Education in video format allows me to present valuable information, using graphics, charts and hands on type training," said Mark Polk. Read More »

Keystone hopes to hire 100 at Oregon plant

(Aug. 11, 2009) -- Keystone RV Company's manufacturing site in Pendleton was buzzing Saturday with job seekers and employees. The company, which builds recreational vehicles, advertised that it was looking to hire 100 full-time employees and threw a "job fair" in conjunction with an open house for current employees. The event went from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Read More »

Unemployment falls slightly in the U.S., rises in Canada

(Aug. 7, 2009) -- "The re-emergence of a slowing trend in the pace of job losses is encouraging and reinforces the view that the worst of the recession has likely passed. Earlier this week, various economic releases pointed to strengthening auto sales, boosted by the “cash-for-clunker” rebates, and reviving auto production in July," he added. Read More »

Allied Capital extends losses in second quarter

(Aug. 11, 2009) -- For the quarter ended June 30, net investment income was $18.2 million or $0.10 per share compared to net investment income of $63.9 million or $0.37 per share for the quarter ended June 30, 2008. For the quarter ended June 30, 2009, the company had net realized losses of $126.1 million or $0.71 per share, compared to net realized losses of $17.9 million or $0.10 per share for the quarter ended June 30, 2008. Read More »