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Canada and the United States post trade deficits in December

(Jan. 12, 2010) -- Canada’s November merchandise trade numbers indicated a return to a deficit of $0.3 billion from an upwardly revised surplus in October of $0.5 billion. The U.S. trade deficit increased to -$36.4 billion in November, outpacing market expectations for a smaller decline to -$34.6 billion.

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FMCA plans fiesta in Albuquerque

(Jan. 12, 2010) -- More than 3,000 motorhomes and approximately 8,000 people are expected to gather for this fun-filled event, which has been dubbed “Albuquerque Fiesta.”

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Lazydays back in the Monaco RV family

(Jan. 12, 2010) -- "Over the past decade, Lazydays and Monaco have cultivated a strong relationship built on trust and the mutual devotion to helping RVers fulfill their dreams," said Horton. "We look forward to building on this relationship. As a longtime top Monaco dealer, we are confident that Monaco RV will be a market leader for many years to come."

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Cummins becomes charter member of federal energy program

(Jan. 12, 2010) -- “Our systematic approach to energy efficiency, along with our internal energy champions program, are industry best practices instrumental to meeting our commitment to the EPA and now to the Save Energy Now program,” said Molnar. Cummins has now completed more than 200 energy efficiency projects, saving nearly $11 million annually.

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North Carolina RV Show sees increased attendance, strong sales

(Jan. 12, 2010) -- “Not only did we see our sales rise 30 percent from last year, we also saw people who were excited to explore all the RVs and discover how much fun RVing can be," said Stroud. "It was an amazing event and even with the freezing temperatures, it was amazing to see just how many people came to the show.”

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Olson replaces Riegel as Go RVing co-chairman

(Jan. 12, 2010) -- Bob Olson, president, CEO and chairman of Winnebago Industries, joins RV dealer Tom Stinnett, of Tom Stinnett's RV Freedom Center, as co-chair of the industry-wide coalition, replacing Dicky Riegel, who was recently named Thor Industries senior group president with responsibility for Thor's bus group, investor relations and strategic acquisitions.

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Go RVing going courtside with ads on NCAA games

(Jan. 11, 2010) -- During the game, the GoRVing.com logo appeared on the rotating courtside sign system and was televised several times, including several closeup views. Both the courtside audience and the TV viewers received significant exposure to the Go RVing logo.

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Go RVing tie in program enhanced for 2010

(Jan. 11, 2010) -- Tying in with the upcoming launch of Go RVing’s new “Ambassadors of Affordability” television ads, a variety of new advertising and promotion materials will be available in the "industry-only" section of the GoRVing.com website to aid dealers, campgrounds and show promoters in their own marketing efforts.

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Electric Motors fires its founder

(Jan. 11, 2010) -- "After determining the new directions were not bringing any benefit to the company, management decided to go back to the original plan of building electric drive-train systems and full-sized hybrid electric trucks. In addition, the managers removed Cashen in mid-December and handed the operations to King, naming him interim chief executive officer," the Elkhart Truth reported.

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RV dealers seek rebound at Pittsburgh RV Show

(Jan. 11, 2010) -- Randy Giancola, owner of Clem's Trailer Sales in Ellwood City, told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that he's bullish on recreational vehicles. In fact, he's so convinced the encomy has turned around, he's doubled the amount of space he's renting at this year's show to give him extra space to display 60 units.

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Winnebago Industries earns “fully meets” rating for Ford quality

(Jan. 11, 2010) -- According to Ford, the purpose of this program is to assure vehicle modifiers have the capability and processes in place to complete the vehicle in a repeatable manner that maintains the integrity of the Ford chassis system, meets Federal and other standards in place at the time of the build and provides end users with a quality-built vehicle that meets their expectations.

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Elkhart rebrands itself from RV capital to electric car capital

(Jan. 11, 2010) -- The State of Indiana agreed to buy the first 500 car batteries at a cost of $5 million just to bring down production expenses for Think North America. That was the first incentive being offered to the company. The Indianapolis Star said the state is attempting to lure Think North America's technical center to one of the state's universities.

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