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Free concert planned to aid people of Elkhart County

(June 18, 2009) -- Ron and Kay Rivoli of The Rivoli Revue are giving back to the community by offering a free concert to the RV Capital of the World and its community members, hardest hit by the recession. The couple wanted to lift morale in the area while helping the Elkhart County food banks fill their shelves. Read More »

Thieves break into Canadian RV parts store, steal guard dogs

(June 19, 2009) -- When the owners of a trailer and RV parts shop in Langley locked up for the night Wednesday, they left guard dogs Abner and Gypsy in charge. But when they returned to work Thursday, the chainlink fence surrounding E&H Hitch was cut and the dogs were gone, Langley RCMP said in a press release. Read More »

Talvor wows participants at the Queensland RV Show

(June 17, 2009) -- Two new vehicle models from Australian RV manufacturer Talvor Motorhomes have impressed industry pundits and the general public alike at the Queensland Caravan and Camping Show. Held from June 3 to 9 at Brisbane’s RNA showgrounds, the show was described as the “perfect platform” to debut the new vehicle models by Talvor Business manager Paul Truman. Read More »

Organizers hope Summer Fest show in Pomona attracts RV buyers

(June 20, 2009) -- Glen Page, with Affinity Group Inc., organizer of the RV portion, had used 400,000 square feet for 20 dealers in the past. Before it was postponed from April to this weekend, his RV-only show had 10 dealers sign up. For Summer Fest, he has seven. One dealer went out of business in the few months between. Page is confident, though, that there will be buyers at the show. Read More »

Planners readdress RV campground issues

(June 17, 2009) -- Carter County Planning Director Chris Schuettler said he had spoken to the owner, who said a lot of the complaints by residents of Point Eight Pines Subdivision about the RV campground at Cove Creek Marina on Watauga Lake in Tennessee were unfounded. Read More »

RV Industry Association honors its chairman

(June 18, 2009) -- Incoming Chairman Jim Sheldon praised Carl Pfalzgraf’s leadership during what he called “one of the most tumultuous and critical times in the history of our association.” Sheldon said, “You were the right man, in the right job, at the right time. A time that called for bold and decisive leadership." Read More »

Analysts predict loss for Winnebago Industries

(June 16, 2009) -- Wall Street analysts expect the Forest Hills, Iowa-based company to post a third-quarter loss of 27 cents per share, on average, according to Thomson Reuters. Winnebago and the broader industry are banking on pent-up demand to spur a sales rebound once the economy recovers — and shares over the last quarter may be reflecting that hope. Read More »

Memories of late wife too much for RV donor

(June 20, 2009) -- When Bill Mitchell steps into his 1978 motorhome now, all he can think of is his beloved wife, June, who died recently. That’s why he decided to donate the 23-foot Chevrolet RV to the Rotary Club of Peterborough Moving Wheels Program. Read More »

Albert Lea, Minn., has an RV city

(June 18, 2009) -- More than 239 recreational vehicles had arrived by noon Wednesday in Albert Lea, Minn., for the Midwest Rally for the Family Motor Coach Association, and 276 RVs are expected. Read More »

Winnebago Industries reports second quarter loss

(June 18, 2009) -- Revenues for the quarter were $50.8 million versus revenues of $139.7 million for the third quarter last fiscal year. The company reported an operating loss of $14.8 million for the quarter versus an operating loss of $6.9 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2008. Net loss for the third quarter was $8.6 million versus net income of $3.0 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2008. Read More »