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Go RVing ads get early spring start

(April 10, 2009) -- Instead of June, Go RVing direct response cable advertising will now begin in mid-April, providing a boost to kick off the spring RV selling season just as consumers slightly relax their grip on their wallets in response to deep discounting and lower energy prices.

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Lippert Components to introduce a storable trailer, the Tow-N-Stow

(April 9, 2009) -- The Tow-N-Stow's most innovative feature is its ability to convert from a cargo trailer into an upright, outdoor storage unit in less than one minute. This conversion feature, from trailer to storage unit, not only creates additional secure storage capacity for the consumer, but it also provides an easy and aesthetically-pleasing means of storing the trailer.

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FEMA awards contracts for low-emission travel trailers

(April 8, 2009) -- Contracts were awarded to TL Industries, Harbor Homes, D&D Disaster Services and Frontier RV. Contracts were awarded following a competitive process, through which the offers from these four vendors were determined to represent the best value to the government.

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MBA Insurance announces affiliation with Ultimate RV Rentals

(April 6, 2009) -- UltimateRVrentals.com is a web portal offering a listing of MBA’s customer’s rental vehicles. It’s an easy to use referral service for renters looking to rent the following vehicles online: motorhomes, trailers, motorcycles, scooters, ATVs, utility trailers and snowmobiles.

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Indiana dealership celebrates 45th anniversary

(April 13, 2009) -- The company that is today known as Tom Raper RVs began on a small $40 per month rented lot and sold only used cars—and there were usually less than 10 on the lot at any given time. Through a phenomenal work ethic that is still upheld throughout all divisions, Tom Raper RVs continues to have its home-base on a 60-acre complex in Richmond, with a satellite dealership on the highly-trafficked Route 4 in Fairfield, Ohio.

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Lazydays celebrates grand opening of children’s shelter

(April 10, 2009) -- At this event, the Lazydays House, one of the facility’s first shelter homes to open its doors, was also commemorated. After learning about the project, the Lazydays Partners Foundation pledged $400,000 to become a house sponsor. Over the last several years, Lazydays employees raised the pledge money primarily through payroll deductions.

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CCI Controls shuts its doors

(April 9, 2009) -- The telephone and toll-free numbers to the business has been disconnected. And the company's website at www.ccicontrols.com has been taken over by a firm offering to sell supplies to wiccans and witches.

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Canadian housing starts post solid gains in March

(April 8, 2009) -- After six consecutive monthly declines, housing starts increased in March albeit at a level that is well below the pace of recent years. The increase was mainly due to a rebound in multiple-unit starts, which increased by 28.3 percent after plunging 14.5 percent in February. Single-unit starts rose by a more modest 1.3 percent.

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Court approves Fleetwood plan to continue operations, pay warranties

(April 6, 2009) -- Fleetwood also announced that its requests to pay pre-petition dealer and retailer sales incentives and warranty service claims for Fleetwood motor homes and manufactured homes were approved. Under Chapter 11, the company is permitted to continue to pay for approved post-petition warranty service that is performed on Fleetwood motor homes and manufactured homes and to pay for sales incentives earned on or after March 10, in the ordinary course of business.

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RV Buddies heads to Albuquerque to film The Rally

(April 13, 2009) -- "RV Buddies is thrilled to be at 'The Rally' this year" exclaims Mark Summers, executive producer and host of the show adding, "This is more than an RV exhibit, this one brings together all aspects of the RV community in one place."

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Arizona dealer creates do-it-yourself LP gas maintenance video

(April 9, 2009) -- “Some people get a little nervous about their LP gas system because it is propane, it is under pressure, and it’s flammable. However, we want to emphasize that if handled properly, LP gas is one of the safest petroleum products available. It’s portable and efficient and if maintained correctly, should perform for a long time,” says Clint Ethington of Pedata RV Center.

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Los Angeles Times asks, “Is the RV going the way of the dinosaur?”

(April 8, 2009) -- "Even the most pessimistic economy watchers will acknowledge that someday people will begin buying cars again, only because they have to. That assumption, though, does not apply to RVs, which are not essential purchases, can easily cost a quarter of a million dollars and are relentless binge drinkers of fuel."

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Elkhart travel “guru” slams RV lifestyle in favor of condominium rental

(April 13, 2009) -- Transportation costs aside, the travel trailer and RV are both generally a bit confining in the space considerations. Certainly, the RV beats the travel trailer hands down in this department, most of the time, but when you consider the stress of stuffing a family of five with three young children into a RV, there is never enough space available for the sanity of the parents.

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