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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 »

Canada’s inflation rate remains in positive territory

(June 18, 2009) -- Canada's headline inflation rate rose by 0.7 percent in May, a much steeper increase than the market forecast for a 0.4 percent rise. Even with this hefty monthly gain, the annual inflation rate continued to moderate, coming in at 0.1 percent from 0.4 percent in April. Read More »

North Dakota community restricts RV parking

(June 23, 2009) -- When parking RVs in Moorhead front and side yards, the limit is 150 days in a calendar year. For rear yards, the limit is 270 days in a given calendar year. An RV could not be used as a permanent living accommodation. However, an RV could be parked for the purpose of housing guests for no more than seven consecutive days at a time, or no more than 14 days total in one calendar year. Read More »

Winnebago CEO remains positive despite gloomy financial report

(June 19, 2009) -- Bob Olson believes there are factors that set Winnebago apart from its competitors and reasons for at least cautious optimism that the economy may be finally turning around. "Things have improved a little bit," he said, "and I'll be the first one to tell you that we're not where we need to be, not even close, but there are at least some hopeful signs out there." Read More »

Canadian retail sales show signs of weakness in April.

(June 19, 2009) -- "Retail activity was disappointing in April, although the pick-up in the volume of manufacturing sales and wholesale trade still points to the first increase in overall economic output in nine months, albeit a modest one," said Desjardins. "The ups and downs in the data are consistent with another weak quarter, with our forecast calling for real GDP to contract at a 3.2 percent annualized pace, slower than the first quarter's sharp 5.4 percent drop but still showing that the economy remained in recession." Read More »

Mandeville (La.) planning to look at boat, RV parking

(June 12, 2009) -- The Mandeville, La., Planning and Zoning Board will start its Tuesday (June 23) meeting an hour early to discuss proposed changes to the city’s codes concerning the parking of recreational vehicles and boats on private property, guidelines for open space and regulations concerning traditional neighborhood developments. Read More »

10 essential ways Go RVing is helping the RV industry

(June 18, 2009) -- With the Go RVing 2009 media plan now in full swing, the industry is benefiting from increased visibility and consumer awareness during the crucial spring/summer sales and travel season. Here’s an update on leads, web traffic, national publicity and industry tie-in activity currently being generated by the campaign, boosting RV demand and the positive image of RV travel with messages for these times. Read More »

Cummins battles insurers over $381 million in flood claims

(June 29, 2009) -- A lawsuit pending in federal court in Indianapolis states that insurers have paid $64.5 million in claims but intend to pay only $26.5 million more. The insurers argue their liability is limited because some of the facilities are in a 100-year flood plain. Cummins has itemized $180.7 million in direct flood expenses, along with business interruption losses of up to $200 million. Read More »