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Maryland community restricts RV parking, steps up enforcement

(June 24, 2009) -- Recreational vehicles such as campers, motor homes and boats will be allowed to park on county roads for 18 hours for loading and unloading, said Capt. Thomas Didone, commander of the 5th District police station. Commercial vehicles — a vehicle weighing more than 10,000 pounds and more than 21 feet long and eight feet high — will be restricted to industrially zoned streets. Read More »

Pace of economic decline eases in Canada

(June 30, 2009) -- "An easing in the pace of decline in April GDP relative to March is encouraging, although the improving trend is not likely to be sustained next month," said Ferley. "Preliminary motor vehicle production numbers are flagging deepening declines in May GDP activity as a result of widespread production shutdowns in Canada following the declaration of bankruptcy by Chrysler’s U.S. operation. However, the improvement in the April numbers appears to be sufficient that the pace of decline in second-quarter GDP will likely be more than halved relative to the 5.4 percent drop recorded in the first quarter." Read More »

High-end RVs on display at weekend RV show in New York

(June 26, 2009) -- “People from all across the social spectrum come together because of our common interest in Blue Bird buses,” says Warner. The group’s weekend events will include discussions on improving and restoring classic mobile homes. The show is also a chance for RV owners from across the country to socialize and trade new mobile home updates. Read More »

Keystone Outback now the No. 1 selling laminated travel trailer

(June 25, 2009) -- With a more aerodynamic profile and progressive graphics the new Outback appears completely different from previous models. The interiors have been redesigned to create a richer and warmer look. Additional enhancements include 36-inch deep flush floor slides replacing 18-inch slides and resulting in more interior room. And a new U-shaped king dinette creates 30 percent more seating area. Read More »

California police warn of RV gel coat sales scam

(June 23, 2009) -- The scammers will typically look for a vehicle where the gel coat is aged and faded, police said. They will offer unsuspecting owners a new gel coat, saying the vehicle will look “like new” again. The cost ranges from $50 for a front grill to $1,000 for an entire motorhome, police said. Unsuspecting owners have discovered later that they paid up to $1,000 for someone to wipe grease all over their camper. Read More »

Montgomery County tightens parking rules for RVs

(June 28, 2009) -- Montgomery County residents won’t be able to park their motor homes or campers on the street in front of their houses after new parking regulations go into effect Wednesday. Instead, recreational vehicle owners will have 18 hours to park on the street to load and unload their rigs, and will then have to park in a private space. Read More »

Navistar honors Grote with its third consecutive Diamond Supplier Award

(June 29, 2009) -- Navistar's Diamond Supplier Award is an ongoing program that acknowledges exceptional performance by a supplier in the areas of quality, delivery and cost control, Grote said in a press release. The award is given to providers who strategically align with Navistar’s business goals, while also demonstrating a commitment to continuous improvement. Diamond Suppliers collaborate technically and commercially with Navistar and play an integral role in growing Navistar's business. Read More »

RVDA Expo to feature sessions on retail, wholesale financing options

(June 30, 2009) -- Responding to the critical need to improve financing options for RV dealers and their customers, the RV Learning Center is assembling a series of workshops focusing on retail and wholesale/floor plan financing issues for the 2009 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo, scheduled for Oct. 6 to 9 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Read More »

U.S. personal spending rises

(June 26, 2009) -- Spending was supported by the 1.4 percent jump in personal income with a one-time increase in social security payments, an element of the Obama fiscal stimulus package, which provided a much greater-than-expected boost. Going into the report, personal income was expected to rise by only 0.3 percent. Excluding this fiscal stimulus, growth in personal disposable income would have increased only 0.2 percent. However, with the one-time hit to income, the savings rate in May jumped to 6.9 percent from 5.6 percent in April. Read More »

Monaco Coach Corporation on its last breath

(June 24, 2009) -- The Oregon real estate is all that’s left after Monaco Coach sold its major assets — factories, inventory, brands and intellectual property — to Navistar International Corp. earlier this month for $47 million, and RV resort properties in California, Nevada, Florida and Michigan to assorted buyers for about $16 million. If the trustee determines he doesn’t have the cash to properly sell off the properties, they may be abandoned, and the creditors will have to foreclose to get their money. Read More »

RVIA seal now accepted for shipments to Alberta

(June 26, 2009) -- Alberta Province is the first to change its Traffic Safety Act and motor vehicle regulations to recognize both CSA Z240 and NFPA 1192. "It is our understanding that the Provinces of British Columbia and Prince Edward Island are also close to adopting the above policy of honoring either the CSA Z240 seal or the RVIA seal," said Kent Perkins, RVIA's director of RV standards. Read More »

Jayco honors its top dealers

(June 23, 2009) -- Crestview RV Center in Buda, Texas, was recognized by Jayco Monday night as being the No. 1 overall RV dealership. Jayco's 2009 Founders Award was presented to Terrell Camping Center, in Terrell, N.C. Read More »