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RVIA honors Indiana congressman

(June 15, 2009) -- “I am honored to have received this award,” Donnelly said. “The RV industry plays an integral role in our local economy. I have worked my hardest to make sure that, during these tough economic times, I am advocating to the best of my ability for RV-related businesses and the Hoosiers they employ. I thank RVIA for this tremendous honor.” Read More »

Elkhart poised to stage a comeback

(June 11, 2009) -- Yet, today, Keystone CEO Ron Fenech is encouraged. True, Keystone's sales have plunged roughly 30 percent in the last year. And the company cut its workforce by roughly one-third -- to 2,100 -- and closed 3 of its 11 plants here in the last year or so. But Keystone's order backlog is 50 percent larger than a year ago. And Fenech expects to build about 30,000 new RVs this year. "Any uptick in the market is going to force us to expand," he says. Read More »

New Cummins plant in China is operational

(June 10, 2009) -- Beijing Foton Cummins Engine Co., a joint venture between China's Beiqi Foton Motor and U.S.-based Cummins Inc., has put its 400,000-engine plant in Beijing into operation. The company's goal is to become the world's largest engine production base with annual production of one million units. Read More »

Public lands lure RVers

(June 19, 2009) -- With more than 400 million acres of public lands offering free or reduced cost camping, RV travelers can save even more on vacation costs. Read More »

Oregon officials weigh in on recessions impact on RV industry

(June 22, 2009) -- Several economists familiar with the local RV industry predict that demand for the upper-end luxury coaches has waned and probably won’t rally back to pre-recession peaks. A Navistar executive admitted to shareholders earlier this month that the RV industry is “incredibly strained today,” but he predicted that “we could have an extraordinary business going forward.” Read More »

Maine campers on a quest

(June 17, 2009) -- Campers from Maine are on quest to complete a 10-kilometer walk in every state and province, and their RV "Bessie" has a map on the side to show everyone where they've been. Read More »

Dealer generated video appears on RVTraderOnline

(June 18, 2009) -- Dealers have two video advertising options on RVTraderOnline.com. They can link or upload a video for each RV in their online inventory. The second video option is to link or upload a dealership branding video. Played on all of their inventory’s ad detail pages and on their inventory listings page, this video gives dealers the opportunity to tell their story or to show a dealership commercial. Read More »

UPDATE: Cummins tries to renegotiate deal with Chyrsler

(June 19, 2009) -- Chrysler had canceled the contract to make light-duty diesel engines as part of its bankruptcy proceedings. But Cummins spokesman Mark Land says that frees Columbus, Ind.-based Cummins to negotiate a deal with the new company created by the sale of most of the automaker's assets to a group led by Italy's Fiat Group SpA. Read More »