Day: January 11, 2010

(Jan. 11, 2010) – At least 2,600 people in 1,300 motorhomes arrived by Wednesday to attend the 22nd annual Western Motor Home Association rally at the county fairgrounds, The Desert Sun reported.

(Jan. 11, 2010) – During the game, the GoRVing.com logo appeared on the rotating courtside sign system and was televised several times, including several closeup views. Both the courtside audience and the TV viewers received significant exposure to the Go RVing logo.

(Jan. 11, 2010) — Tying in with the upcoming launch of Go RVing’s new “Ambassadors of Affordability” television ads, a variety of new advertising and promotion materials will be available in the “industry-only” section of the GoRVing.com website to aid dealers, campgrounds and show promoters in their own marketing efforts.

(Jan. 11, 2010) — The same day Accubuilt announced it would shut its truck and van manufacturing facility, putting 73 people out of work, Elkhart officials announced plans to build an indoor vacation resort in Elkhart, WNDU-TV reported.

(Jan. 11, 2010) — “After determining the new directions were not bringing any benefit to the company, management decided to go back to the original plan of building electric drive-train systems and full-sized hybrid electric trucks. In addition, the managers removed Cashen in mid-December and handed the operations to King, naming him interim chief executive officer,” the Elkhart Truth reported.

(Jan. 11, 2010) — Larry Allen, a salesman for Rich & Sons of Grand Island, told The Grand Island Independent that the RV industry is recovering well, especially in the Midwest, which tends to be a more stable market.

(Jan. 11, 2010) — The Whitefish City Council will hold another public hearing Feb. 1 concerning a plan to allow motorhome parking at The Lodge at Whitefish Lake for up to seven months. Current laws allow RVs to stay on residential lots for a maximum of 30 days, the Flathead Beacon reported.

(Jan. 11, 2010) – Randy Giancola, owner of Clem’s Trailer Sales in Ellwood City, told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that he’s bullish on recreational vehicles. In fact, he’s so convinced the encomy has turned around, he’s doubled the amount of space he’s renting at this year’s show to give him extra space to display 60 units.

(Jan. 11, 2010) – Outdoor recreation groups will begin lobbying representatives when the legislators convene today in hopes of restoring the $276,000 necessary to keep the recreation areas open, the Olympian reported.

(Jan. 11, 2010) — Workamper News University and the Mobile RV Academy launched a program last Thursday to all consumers who want the ability to accomplish 80 percent of their own RV maintenance, installs and repairs.

(Jan. 11, 2010) — This year’s RV show will feature dealers from throughout Florida displaying a wide selection of new recreation vehicles of all styles, brands and price ranges, including folding campers, gas and diesel motorhomes, travel trailers, toy haulers, fifth wheels, park models, and van campers.

(Jan. 11, 2010) — According to Ford, the purpose of this program is to assure vehicle modifiers have the capability and processes in place to complete the vehicle in a repeatable manner that maintains the integrity of the Ford chassis system, meets Federal and other standards in place at the time of the build and provides end users with a quality-built vehicle that meets their expectations.

(Jan. 11, 2010) — The State of Indiana agreed to buy the first 500 car batteries at a cost of $5 million just to bring down production expenses for Think North America. That was the first incentive being offered to the company. The Indianapolis Star said the state is attempting to lure Think North America’s technical center to one of the state’s universities.

(Jan. 11, 2010) — “Despite the disappointing job report last Friday, the relatively strong economic recovery in the second half of 2009 suggests that the employment trend should reach a turning point in the very near future,” said Levanon.

(Jan. 11, 2010) – For all of 2009, an analysis shows 8,154 jobs were cut and 3,352 jobs were added to the local economy — a net loss of 4,802 jobs. However, in the fourth quarter, the net loss was only 182 jobs.

(Jan. 11, 2010) – Silvio DiSalvatore, winner of the Great American Road Trip reality show last year on NBC, and Don Barone, award-winning outdoor writer for ESPN.COM and Bass, will appear at the Boston RV Show this Saturday and Sunday.”

(Jan. 11, 2010) – “Our goal is to give our audience a real feel for what it is like to be there and to get a first look at all the latest products,” said Mark Summers, producer and host of the show.

(Jan. 11, 2010) – “Part and parcel of a great state park system is the quality-of-life principle that all Michiganders should be able to enjoy scenic spots and wonderful recreational activities without having to cough up big bucks,” the editorial read. 

(Jan. 11, 2010) – The money will be used to develop and demonstrate systems-level fuel efficiency technologies by 2015, including improved aerodynamics, reducing engine idling technologies, recovering waste heat to increase engine efficiency, advanced combustion techniques and powertrain hybridization, the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette reports.

(Jan. 11, 2010) – Yosemite National Park saw nearly 4 million visitors last year, making it the busiest year at the park since the mid 1990s, the Merced Star is reporting. But, Yosemite wasn’t alone in seeing record or near-record levels of tourists.

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