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Jayco ramps up production

(Nov. 5, 2009) -- "It has become increasingly clear that 2009 will end better than we had expected,"said Johnson. "And our business plan anticipates a substantial increase in sales next year."

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Cummins employees clean Meals on Wheels vans

(Nov. 5, 2009) -- Four employees from the Cummins Inc. Jamestown Engine Plant volunteered for a half-day at Meals on Wheels last month as part of the Cummins "Every Employee-Every Community" program. The program allows company employees the opportunity to volunteer for one four-hour period per year for community service.

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Coachmen Industries changes name to All American Group

(Nov. 5, 2009) -- . “Although we have a long history under the Coachmen name, most of our potential customers associate that name with our former recreational vehicle business which was sold to Forest River in December of 2008”, said Martin. “The Coachmen brand does not relate to our housing customers, who often do not even realize that Coachmen and All American have had any connection."

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CrossRoads RV hires new sales rep

(Nov. 3, 2009) -- Matt Popovic is responsible for overseeing the sales volume of the Kingston and Seville fifth wheel product lines for the RV market on the East Coast, South and Midwest United States, as well as the following provinces in Canada: Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Quebec.

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Drew Industries reports gains in RV segment sales

(Nov. 3, 2009) -- The marked increase in 2009 third quarter net income was achieved despite a 2 percent decline in net sales, to $122 million. Market share gains enabled the company to increase net sales in its RV segment by 10 percent in the third quarter, better than the 5 percent increase in industry-wide wholesale shipments of travel trailers and fifth wheel RVs, as compared to the third quarter of 2008.

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Washington State RV dealer joins Jayco network

(Nov. 3, 2009) -- The new affiliation for Valley Auburn RV Center brings three new travel trailer model lines, the same number of camping trailers, and toy haulers, along with Greyhawk, Precept, Melbourne, Seneca and Embark Class C motorhomes.
 

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RV Buddies reviews Four Winds Serrano 31V

(Nov. 3, 2009) -- "The Serrano 31V features a lot of big things in a smaller, more convenient package. At just under 33 feet in length and only 8' wide this well-designed coach has access to many places bigger coaches just can't go" says Mark Summers, host and producer of RV Buddies.

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Navistar acquires engine components business from Continental

(Nov. 3, 2009) -- "The acquisition of Continental`s diesel systems business by Navistar is a win-win situation for all parties," said Wiggins. "Navistar will acquire key fuel injection technologies used in their diesel engine manufacturing business and many of the employees in the Blythewood and Columbia locations will have an opportunity to gain positions in this new entity."

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Camping World to be exclusive dealer of new Coleman trailer line

(Nov. 3, 2009) -- The Coleman RVs are being produced by Thor Industries. They are expected to be available in stores by December. The product offering will include several models of ultra lite travel trailers, full size travel trailers and mid profile fifth wheels. The new towables will be offered exclusively to RV dealers with Camping World wholesale and retail affiliations within defined territories across the United States and Canada.

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New Hummers target outdoor enthusiasts

(Nov. 3, 2009) -- "Hummer is refocusing on what made the brand successful, which is building rugged, all-terrain vehicles with capabilities that meet the needs of our customers," said James Taylor, Hummer CEO. "These concepts not only highlight the off-road performance technology built into our models from the factory, they are inspiration for enthusiasts who want to express themselves via their H3 or H3T."

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Affinity Group extends payment to bond holders again

(Nov. 3, 2009) -- As of Oct. 30, the bond holders who signed institutional consent letters have agreed to extend the interest payment date on their Affinity Group Holding Inc. notes to Nov. 6, according to a statement filed with the Securities Exchange Commission. This is the third extenstion announced by Affinity Group in three weeks. On Oct. 23, the bond holders agreed to extend their interest payment to Oct. 30.
 

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