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Shipments up 13 percent over September 2008

(Oct. 26, 2009) -- In what is probably the best news to hit the RV industry this year, figures released today by the RV Industry Association show that total shipments rose 13 percent in September, compared to 2008 figures. Read More »

A seismic shift in attitude detected at California RV show

(Oct. 26, 2009) -- According to figures released today by the RV Industry Association, which sponsored the show, a total of 19,194 people attended this year’s event – a 9.1 percent decline from the 21,123 people who attended in 2008 and off 43 percent from 2007’s 33,656 attendees. However, many people noted that buyer attitudes were markedly improved over last year as consumers appeared to be gaining confidence that the worst of the economic situation was behind them. Read More »

RV sales reported up in Florida

(Oct. 26, 2009) -- Higher sale volumes show the economy is recovering, and people are more confident, he said. “All indications are that traffic has been good and that people are finally starting to open their wallets,” Kelly said. The difference is dealerships are starting to order inventory. RV Connections is ordering new inventory for the first time in a year and a half. Read More »

Cummins powers community involvement in China

(Oct. 23, 2009) -- Cummins China employees have organized 27 community involvement teams in provinces and administrative areas across China. In 2008, some 3,380 Cummins workers participated in more than 50 local projects throughout China, including painting classrooms, supporting a children's shelter, building libraries and developing junior achievement programs. Read More »

CrossRoads expands production to keep up with demand

(Oct. 23, 2009) -- Re-opening Plant No. 2 will enable the company to shorten lead times and provide faster delivery of its products. Plant No. 2 will be used to manufacture CrossRoads' re-designed SlingShot travel trailers, Sunset Trail Ultra Light travel trailers and the newly introduced expandable floor plans. The company also plans to hire an additional 125 workers. Read More »

Chrysler looks for continued success with its heavy duty truck line

(Oct. 23, 2009) -- Last year, more than 1.6 million pickup trucks were sold in the U.S. and one-third of them were heavy-duty models. The overall sales numbers have dropped this year, but the percentages have remained the same and Dodge share of the pickup truck sales have increased this years, despite the troubles that have reduced Chrysler’s overall sales by more than 40 percent. Read More »

Weak dollar helps Washington RV manufacturer double business

(Oct. 23, 2009) -- Adventurer RV's sales have more than doubled and because business is booming they need more people on their production line to put together campers. The Canadian company moved its production line into Yakima one year ago and in that time the staff has doubled. Adventurer has also gone from producing one camper a day to four. Read More »

RVIA launches new RV centennial website

(Oct. 23, 2009) -- Showcasing photographs of antique RVs submitted by RV/MH Hall of Fame and Museum historian Al Hesselbart, the website offers a variety of RV Centennial marketing collateral that can be used in 100th Anniversary promotions. It will serve as a clearinghouse of information and a treasure trove of free resources to help the RV industry celebrate its 100th Anniversary in 2010. Read More »

Hosts of American Pickers to speak at Outlook breakfast

(Oct. 23, 2009) -- From the Appalachians to the Ozarks, from the South to the Midwest, Wolfe and Fritz have made their careers traveling off the beaten path on a hunt for American treasures stashed in attics and garages. Antiquing is a very popular activity among the nation's RVers, and tales of the duo's cross-country adventures are sure to entertain Outlook attendees. Read More »

Michigan adopts RV specific franchise legislation

(Oct. 23, 2009) -- Issues included in the law include the requirement for a written manufacturer/dealer agreement and a designated territory; terms for the termination, cancellation, and nonrenewal of the manufacturer/dealer agreement; terms for the repurchase of inventory; terms for the transfer or family succession of a dealership; and, requirements for warranty obligations. Read More »

Agency receives federal grant to aid laid off Monaco workers

(Oct. 22, 2009) -- Of the total $3,850,268 announced today for both locations, $2,190,473 will be released initially. Of that figure, $1,659,293 is for Coburg workers, with additional funding up to the full amount approved to be made available as the state demonstrated a continued need for assistance. The entire amount approved for Hines workers is being made available immediately. Read More »