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UPDATE: Indiana community excited to host new Fleetwood HQ

(June 22, 2009) -- Larry Macklin, the county's economic development director, couldn't confirm if the company planned to relocate Fleetwood's RV headquarters to Decatur. "It would be one of the greatest boosts we could see," Macklin said. "We'll be looking forward to Wednesday, that's for sure," he said of the bankruptcy hearing. Read More »

New Horizons reports surge in sales, calls back laid off workers

(June 19, 2009) -- Between layoffs in November and December, New Horizons' staffing dwindled to as few as 19 people. Since then, the payroll has increased to 38 full-time employees. Sluggish sales since August of 2007 appear to be rebounding, but the year-to-date number of units delivered remains down 60 percent. Read More »

Good Sam Samboree attracts 500 RVers

(June 22, 2009) -- With 242 RVs registered for the event, the campers transformed Central Park overnight as they settled in for the five day event, which started with the opening of the gates on Wednesday morning, June 10. In addition to the many activities that took place at the Centennial Arena, participants also had time to explore the services and recreational activities provided in and around Nipawin. Read More »

Arizona dealer suggests ideal Father’s Day gifts for RVing dads

(June 18, 2009) -- There's tons of specialty gifts for golfers, fishermen and hunters, but what about RVers - the full-time travelers in motorhomes? RVing reflects an American sense of exploration, but being on the road can have its challenges. "Making sure dad is comfortable and well equipped for each adventure is a great way to show how much he's loved," says Clint Ethington, general manager of Pedata RV in Tucson, Ariz. Read More »

RV park may lose running water

(June 18, 2009) -- The Heritage Oaks mobile home park had been without water for more than a week because the owner has unpaid bills. The water is being turned back on for 30 days. Read More »

Thieves target RV dealerships in New York

(June 18, 2009) -- When the thieves hit the dealership on Island Road in Van Buren, they made off with seven flat-screen TVs, varying in sizes, from 20 inch to 40 inch models. Some of the TVs were valued at more than $4,000. Read More »

Keystone receives patent for hitch technology

(June 15, 2009) -- Keystone’s Cougar division was awarded a U.S. Patent (#7,500,690B2) for the invention of Hitch Vision , the proprietary system that enables the tow vehicle driver to use the rearview mirror to see where his fifth wheel hitch is relative to the pin box without having to turn around in the seat. Read More »

Thieves break into Canadian RV parts store, steal guard dogs

(June 19, 2009) -- When the owners of a trailer and RV parts shop in Langley locked up for the night Wednesday, they left guard dogs Abner and Gypsy in charge. But when they returned to work Thursday, the chainlink fence surrounding E&H Hitch was cut and the dogs were gone, Langley RCMP said in a press release. Read More »

Talvor wows participants at the Queensland RV Show

(June 17, 2009) -- Two new vehicle models from Australian RV manufacturer Talvor Motorhomes have impressed industry pundits and the general public alike at the Queensland Caravan and Camping Show. Held from June 3 to 9 at Brisbane’s RNA showgrounds, the show was described as the “perfect platform” to debut the new vehicle models by Talvor Business manager Paul Truman. Read More »

Monaco converts bankruptcy from Chapter 11 to Chapter 7

(June 22, 2009) -- "As of June 4, Monaco Coach Corporation closed the sales of their luxury motorhome resort and core manufacturing assets. That same day, the debtor's authorization to use cash collateral expired. The Debtors have no source of free cash to satisfy the administrative expenses that will continue to acrue if these cases are maintained in Chapter 11," the peition read. Read More »

Planners readdress RV campground issues

(June 17, 2009) -- Carter County Planning Director Chris Schuettler said he had spoken to the owner, who said a lot of the complaints by residents of Point Eight Pines Subdivision about the RV campground at Cove Creek Marina on Watauga Lake in Tennessee were unfounded. Read More »

RV Industry Association honors its chairman

(June 18, 2009) -- Incoming Chairman Jim Sheldon praised Carl Pfalzgraf’s leadership during what he called “one of the most tumultuous and critical times in the history of our association.” Sheldon said, “You were the right man, in the right job, at the right time. A time that called for bold and decisive leadership." Read More »