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Senate passes bill limiting formaldehyde levels

(Dec. 11, 2009) -- Under the proposed federal legislation, by Jan. 1, 2012, products sold in the United States would have to meet a formaldehyde emission limit of about 0.09 parts per million, which would be the toughest standard in the world, a press release from Sen. Amy Klobuchar's office said.

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Forest River unveils new ice house at Camping World show in Minnesota

(Dec. 10, 2009) -- Coates RV exhibited at the show for the first time, debuting their Forest River Ice Cabin, a towable RV for ice fishing, in the Minnesota market. Dan Mouch, a sales manager with Coates, reported excellent results. The show, which hosted more than 160 exhibitors, reported a 22 percent increase in attendance over last year’s show.

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U.S. trade deficit narrows as Canada’s trade balance goes into black

(Dec. 10, 2009) -- For the second month running, both U.S. exports and imports rose, supporting the view that trade flows are picking up now that the global recession has come to an end. Canada’s merchandise trade numbers came in stronger than expected with the balance returning to a surplus position of $0.4 billion after three months of deficits.

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Would you rather have traffic or sales?

(Dec. 10, 2009) -- Not all traffic is good traffic. Yes, you may be page one, position one on Google, Yahoo and Bing and you may even get a bazillion visitors to your homepage every day. But is that traffic the right kind of traffic? Is it all from China? Is it more than 250 miles from your store? Will those people visit your store and buy a unit or will they just take up your sales team's precious time?

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Lazydays pre-packaged bankruptcy approved in less than five weeks

(Dec. 10, 2009) -- The bankruptcy judge in Delaware signed a confirmation order on Dec. 8 approving the plan that was accepted by affected creditor classes before the filing on Nov. 5. The reorganization was hashed out with holders of 82 percent of the $138 million in unsecured bonds that are being exchanged under the plan for the new stock.

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NATDA launches retail financing program for dealers

(Dec. 10, 2009) --"Blue Water Finance may be the answer for your dealership. This is the answer you have been looking for," he said. "Dealers have been searching for lenders that will do 10 percent down, and terms up to 180 months. We have them available. Horse trailer dealers are jumping at this program."

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Keystone earns three Quality Circle Awards

(Dec. 9, 2009) -- Presented to Keystone’s Fuzion, Passport, and Springdale group, the Montana and Cougar group, and the Sprinter, Bullet and Outback group, the awards recognize dealer satisfaction in the areas of vehicle design and reliability, competitive advantage, communications, and sales and service support.

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Freak winter storm damages RV rally site at Quartzsite

(Dec. 9, 2009) -- The strong wind took on a new vengeance as a storm cell moved into the area, bringing thunder, lightening, rain, hail, and high winds from the due south. While the rain did close a few low-lying roads, the real damage visited came from the terrific gusts.

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Former California RV dealership becomes “park and sell” lot

(Dec. 9, 2009) -- Two weeks ago, Todd Kulberg opened Lodi Park and Sell along busy Kettleman Lane on the site of the former Geweke RV dealership. For $20 a weekend or $125 a month, private sellers can park their cars, RVs, trucks, boats, motorcycles, snowmobiles and the like for passers-by to peruse.

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