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Affinity Group extends payment to bond holders

(Oct. 28, 2009) -- As of Oct. 23, the bond holders who signed institutional consent letters have agreed to extend the interest payment date on their Affinity Group Holding Inc. notes to Oct. 30. This is the second extenstion announced by Affinity Group in two weeks. Read More »

Storage company brings “personal warehouse” concept to California

(Oct. 28, 2009) -- While the real value lies in the ability to own a unit, the company wanted to create a project that provided every desirable amenity. The site includes an RV and boat wash bay, RV dump station and common area restrooms. The project's design includes extra-wide loading doors with a minimum 14 foot wide and 14 foot high clearance. Read More »

New bill seeks limit on formaldehyde in homes

(Oct. 28, 2009) -- Under the proposed legislation, composite wood products sold in the U.S. would have to meet formaldehyde-emission standards of about 0.09 parts per million by January 2012, matching standards recently adopted by California. Read More »

Consumer confidence falls again in October

(Oct. 28, 2009) -- "Consumers' assessment of present-day conditions has grown less favorable, with labor market conditions playing a major role in this grimmer assessment," said Franco. "In fact, the Present Situation Index is now at its lowest reading in 26 years. The short-term outlook has also grown more negative, as a greater proportion of consumers anticipate business and labor market conditions will worsen in the months ahead." Read More »

Carrier to exit RV industry at year’s end

(Oct. 27, 2009) -- The company, which manufactures AirV brand air conditioners for recreation vehicles, has decided to cease production in December following what a corporate spokesman said was an "indepth strategic review" of the market. Read More »

Sales dip for Crane Company in third quarter

(Oct. 27, 2009) -- Despite a 14 percent decline in sales from the third quarter of 2008, our operating profit and earnings per share were flat compared to 2008, primarily reflecting our success in re-aligning our cost base," said Fast. "Our operating margin improved by 160 basis points, to 10.1 percent, as compared to 8.5 percent a year ago." Read More »

Rex Maughan earns 2009 Sheldon Coleman Award

(Oct. 27, 2009) -- “Rex Maughan is a visionary leader for the recreation and concessions industries. His companies lead the way for others, showing how business should be done to enhance recreation experiences for generations to come,” said Crandall. Read More »

An easy way to fly the colors

(Oct. 27, 2009) -- An angled holder allows users to insert the flag pole from the ground and simply lift it into position. The 10- and 24-foot lightweight fiberglass poles can accommodate flags, LED lights and flashing beacons, which make it easy for RVers to find their units at night in campgrounds or at rallies.

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RV Daily Report to launch career section

(Oct. 27, 2009) -- There will be no cost to submit "help wanted" or "work wanted" releases to RV Daily Report through Dec. 31. However, the listings must either be offering jobs or seeking work in the RV industry. RV dealers, manufacturers, suppliers and campgrounds are encouraged to submit announcements which will remain active for 90 days, or until Gerber is directed to remove the listing. Read More »

RVDA Canada sponsors dealership sales, technician training

(Oct. 27, 2009) -- A web-based training program featuring Harvey Cohen provides affordable and instantly-accessable training for RV sales professionals without requiring them to leave the dealership. RVDA of British Columbia and Okanagan College have partnered to present a three-day seminar focusing on refrigerator and generator repair. Read More »