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RV dealer rolls along in Oklahoma

(April 26, 2010) -- Rex Floyd started the business in 1969 with nothing more than two cabovers and three truck toppers in his hometown of Pauls Valley. The combined value of his inventory was just $2,200. Floyd and his wife, Helen, were the only employees, the Norman Transcript reported

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Value takes the center stage for dealer advertising

(April 26, 2010) -- “Amid the economic rubble, RV dealers and have adopted a back-to-basics mentality, seeking quality marketing and advertising campaigns at the right price,”said Perrett. "Dealers want inexpensive programs that deliver a high return on investment and build brand loyalty."

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Mobile RV Academy to offer online electrical course

(April 26, 2010) -- Terry Cooper, owner of and instructor at the Mobile RV Academy, announced a plan to offer RV technician training for all RV dealerships and campgrounds throughout the United States and Canada. The first course to be offered will focus on RV electrical systems for RV technicians.

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Spartan Motors partners with Isuzu to make gasoline trucks

(April 23, 2010) -- Under the terms of the agreement, Spartan will assemble the newly reintroduced Isuzu N-Series chassis, a low-cab-forward chassis powered by a General Motors 6.0-liter V-8 gasoline engine. Spartan subsidiary Utilimaster Corporation, and Isuzu have entered into an exclusive agreement under which Utilimaster will use Isuzu's diesel chassis to power a next-generation commercial van currently under development by the two companies.

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Cummins recalls 140 laid off workers in New York

(April 23, 2010) -- Cummins Inc. announced it has recalled 140 of the 440 employees who took voluntary leave from the Jamestown production plant earlier this year. Mark Land, a Cummins spokesman, told the Buffalo News an additional 30 workers will come back by May 1.

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Centennial Charlie embarks upon goodwill tour of Washington DC

(April 23, 2010) --  “Centennial Charlie is just what Washington, D.C. needs right now. A big, sweet bear to remind them that what’s really important is the quality time we spend with our family and friends," said Farrell. "And that there is no better way to spend that time than RVing in America’s Great Outdoors.”

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Jayco, Starcraft, Entegra all certified as 100 percent green

(April 23, 2010) -- This makes Jayco the first major RV manufacturer to be 100 percent green certified and fully-recognized for building products with green manufacturing processes and materials. The products achieved Emerald ratings in water efficiency, indoor environmental quality and operation and maintenance as well as Gold ratings in resource efficiency and energy efficiency.

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Navistar withdraws suit against California Air Resources Board

(April 23, 2010) -- Navistar had sought a ruling in a San Francisco Superior Court declaring that CARB was improperly certifying 2010 diesel engines equipped with an aftertreatment system called SCR that is used to control emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NOx). The lawsuit charged that CARB was applying certification requirements which permitted SCR equipped diesel powered trucks to operate for extended periods without any control of NOx emissions.

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Pedata RV sees more cash buyers

(April 23, 2010) -- Approximately 50 percent of all buyers in 2010 are buying recreational vehicles with cash. These numbers are drastic change compared to 5 years ago when cash buyers accounted for approximately 10 percent of total buyers, said owner Gerard Pedata.

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