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Wakarusa welcomes Obama with open arms

(Aug. 4, 2009) -- The upcoming visit by President Barack Obama to the town of Wakarusa has people talking. “It’s certainly an honor to have the President of the United States come to a little town like ours, and we’re very excited about it,” Town Manager Tom Roeder said. “What he’s going to do, or say or how long he’s going to be here, I just don’t know.” Read More »

Calgary RV owners share the cost of their motorhome experience

(July 31, 2009) -- With the Calgary Motorhome Club, a group of Calgarians has found an alternative--a member-owned club that provides access to a private fleet of motorhomes without the expense of full ownership. What began as a group of family and friends getting together to share the cost of purchasing and maintaining motorhomes has now grown into a not-for-profit organization with a waiting list of prospective members. Read More »

Police recover stolen RV in California

(July 28, 2009) -- Escambia County sheriff’s investigators have uncovered a cache of stolen property, including an RV stolen from a Baldwin County lot in 2007, and are looking for a suspect from Riverview in the case. Officials estimated the value of the stolen property — which includes four-wheelers, motorcycles, trailers and the RV — at more than $300,000. Read More »

New RV door/window plant may employ 80 in Oregon

(Aug. 3, 2009) -- The plant will be in the building formerly occupied by Lippert Components Inc. and will operate as Kinro Manufacturing Inc. Tracy Bosen, Pendleton economic development director, said today the company would hire up to 80 employees. Read More »

Jobless rate rises in 90 percent of metro areas, but falls in Elkhart

(July 30, 2009) -- Unemployment rates rose from May to June in 348 of more than 370 metro areas, according to an Associated Press analysis of Labor Department data released Wednesday. But, Indiana's Elkhart-Goshen region, which has been pounded by layoffs in the RV industry, saw it jobless rate drop to 16.8 percent in June, from 17.5 percent in May. Read More »

Pedata RV lists its top five RV accessories

(Aug. 5, 2009) -- “There are a wide variety of RV accessories that can make a trip easier, more comfortable, and even more enjoyable," said Clint Ethington, general manager of Pedata RV Center. "The preferred accessory depends entirely upon the user and the destination. But there are some that are almost always a good choice that aren’t the first to come to mind. That’s how our Top 5 list came about.” Read More »

Three Bank of America directors resign

(Aug. 3, 2009) -- The company said John Collins, William Barnet and Gary Countryman resigned as members of the board of directors of Bank of America Corporation. The resignation of Collins was effective July 29. The resignations of Barnet and Countryman were effective July 31. Each director's decision to resign was not as a result of any disagreement with the corporation or its management, the company noted.
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Winnebago Industries 2010 Via draws a crowd at recent rally

(July 29, 2009) -- Despite its compact 25-foot length, the new Via 25T offers impressive roominess and unique form and function. The driver’s side, front slideout room includes a sofa and a dining table with a removable pedestal base that may easily be moved to serve the driver and passenger seats as well. The 25T features raised twin beds in the rear of the motorhome. With the exclusive Flex Bed Kit option, the twin beds join to form a comfortable, large 59 x 87-inch bed. Read More »

An RV looks better every vacation, Iowa reporter claims

(Aug. 7, 2009) -- "I used to make fun of RVers. I thought it was a little hokey and a home-on-wheels for fogies. Something my parents would do. Hello. I am one of THEM now. I've crossed over from a "hop-in-the-car-and-go" gal to "pack-the-RV-and-map-out-a-route" kind of traveler. It all comes with maturity." Read More »

Constellation Software acquires Integrated Dealer Systems

(Aug. 5, 2009) -- “Brunswick’s IDS software division is the proven market leader of software to the RV and marine dealership verticals in North America. IDS will join Constellation Automotive Systems, in CHS’s newly formed dealership management segment “ said Dexter Salna, president of Constellation Homebuilders Systems. “We welcome the employees, customers and products into the CHS family.” Read More »