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Canadian dealers, consumers can now tap into RVT.com

(Aug. 5, 2009) -- "We're sensitive to the current economic environment and the RV dealers' need for both traffic and convenience. Our online marketplace allows us to provide Canadian dealers and private sellers with the best and most economical option for placing their RV classified ads," said said Rod Friesen, RVT.com managing director. Read More »

Tengo Internet to provide wireless Internet to five more resorts

(Aug. 3, 2009) -- In addition to professional network design and installation, TengoInternet provides Diversified Investments with a custom guest authentication and online network management system, bandwidth management, complete staff training, marketing support, liability management, and 24/7 guest support including a VIP line for resort staff. Read More »

Pennsylvania RV dealer sells 35 units at summer open house

(July 29, 2009) -- “Our store was packed with people. We sold 35 units over the two-weekend event,” reports Ed Lerch, owner of Lerch RV. “ We gave away 250 to300 mountain pie makers as part of our promotion. Our customers loved them and parts sales were up as a result.” Read More »

Buddy Greg Motor Homes to carry Newmar products

(Aug. 4, 2009) -- Buddy Gregg Motor Homes will have Newmar products at their locations in Lewisville, Texas and Knoxville, Tenn. In Knoxville, all Newmar motorhome product lines will be represented from the Bay Star Gas Motorhome to the King Aire Diesel Bus. The Newmar luxury motorhome line will be at the Lewisville dealership, including Mountain Aire, Essex, and King Aire. Read More »

Mandalay Travel Club rally set for Oct. 4

(July 28, 2009) -- During the week of Oct. 4, the Mandalay Travel Club will be host its 6th Annual International Rally at the Elkhart County Fairgrounds in Goshen, Ind. The rally is open to all members of the travel club who own Mandalay, Presidio and Valencia motorhomes. Read More »

Australian RV and camping group announces 2009 award winners

(Aug. 4, 2009) -- More than 200 guests attended the annual Caravan and Camping Industry Association of NSW (CCIA) Awards of Excellence Gala Dinner at Cypress Lakes Resort in Cessnock on last week to recognise caravan, RV and camping businesses for industry excellence across 23 categories. Read More »

Two Alberta seniors injured when their RV explodes

(July 30, 2009) -- The man and his wife had gone into the motorhome Wednesday evening and started up the propane-powered fridge to get ready for a trip the next day. The propane exploded with a loud boom and those outside saw smoke at about 8:30 p.m. When fire crews arrived, the motorhome was fully engulfed in flames. Read More »

Obama lauds Navistar for advancing clean vehicle technologies

(Aug. 5, 2009) -- Through this U.S. Department of Energy grant, Navistar intends to build 400 all-electric vehicles in 2010 and expects that within a couple of years to be producing several thousand vehicles annually. Navistar anticipates hiring additional workers immediately as it ramps up production of the all-electric delivery vehicle. As volumes increase and the market grows, the company estimates opportunities for several hundred more people in the Elkhart area. The grant application calls for the creation of up to 700 jobs, which includes Navistar employees and suppliers. Read More »

New RV manufacturing firm launches in Wakarusa, could hire 200

(Aug. 3, 2009) -- Set up as a separate division of Forest River, Lifetime RV will specialize in towable RVs offering a full line of products from entry level to high end. Offices have been set up at a large complex that was formerly occupied by RV manufacturer Travel Supreme. Management positions are currently being filled and plans are underway to modernize the production facilities for high volume towable production. Read More »

U.S. Travel Association says Obama demonstrates value of face-to-face meetings

(July 29, 2009) -- "Over the past several months, similar corporate and government meetings have come under attack in the media and among some members of Congress seeking to portray meetings as excessive and unnecessary. The net effect has been the cancellation of thousands of meetings, the termination of tens of thousands of jobs and the loss of billions of dollars of spending for the American economy." Read More »

RVIA releases two new publications

(July 31, 2009) -- The RV Industry Association released two publications today -- the 2008 Industry Profile and the 2008 Survey of Lenders Experiences -- both of which can be purchased online. Read More »

Nickelodeon to feature animated RV show this fall

(July 28, 2009) -- After learning that his favorite childhood park is about to be destroyed, Glenn takes his family -- wife Jackie, hormone-addled 13-year-old Conor, power suit-wearing 11-year-old Courtney, Courtney’s overachieving assistant Wendy, and Canine, the family dog -- on a cross-country road trip to protest the demolition. Read More »