Day: December 5, 2011

(Dec. 5, 2011) — Wholesale used motorhome prices have declined an average of $3,698 this month, down to $38,575, which is off nearly 9 percent from last month. Towables, including travel trailers, fifth wheels, and camping trailers, declined a more modest $481, to $9,403, which works out to an almost 5 percent decline.

(Dec. 5, 2011) — “Spontaneity is a great attribute found amongst many RV owners. Recreational vehicles cater to those who long for travel and wish to make it a part of their normal lives rather than a rare deviation from the everyday.”

(Dec. 5, 2011) — “The readings for November’s ISM manufacturing and non-manufacturing reports indicate that the US economy is continuing to expand during the fourth quarter of 2011,” said Jeffries. “Furthermore, the increases in new orders for both measures provide support to the hope that the growth momentum can be sustained in the coming months.

(Dec. 5, 2011) — The RV Industry Association today released its final attendance numbers for the 49th Annual National RV Trade Show. With 8,159 people participating in the show, attendance was down 6.2 percent off the 2010 total of 8,696 people.

(Dec. 5, 2011) — ABC 57 News reports that Brian Doss, now a former Keystone RV employee, is in serious trouble after officers say he allegedly raped and sodomized another Keystone RV employee while in Louisville for the RV trade show.

(Dec. 5, 2011) — America’s State Parks announced that all 50 state park systems will sponsor free, guided First Day Hike Programs on New Year’s Day 2012. First Day Hikes offer a great way to get outside, exercise, enjoy nature and welcome the New Year with friends and family.

(Dec. 5, 2011) – Cummins and Mercury Marine will transition from their Cummins MerCruiser Diesel Marine joint venture to a strategic supply arrangement between the two companies to more effectively and efficiently serve customers in the global diesel marine market.

(Dec. 5, 2011) — Starcraft RV, Inc. is recalling nine model year 2012 Autumn Ridge and Travel Star travel trailers. The power converters may have been built with an undersized input coil, which may cause overheating, smoking and melting of the converter. This could result in a fire, injury or death.

(Dec. 5, 2011) – With a mix of emotions for crews and visitors, parts of Bastrop State Park reopened to the public Friday morning, reports YNN, Your News Now.

(Dec. 6, 2011) — Navistar is recalling 630 model year 2009-2011 Beaver, Holiday Rambler and Monaco Coach brand RVs. The front windshield may separate from the cabin body without warning, possibly impairing the driver’s ability to see the roadway.

(Dec. 5, 2011) — Keystone RV Company is recalling 805 model year 2007-2009 Cougar Fifth Wheel Trailers manufactured from May 12, 2006 through Feb. 12, 2009. The subject vehicles were manufactured with a label that lists the maximum tire pressure of 80PSI instead of the correct maximum of 65PSI.

(Nov. 5, 2011) — Sugarloaf Ridge State Park shut down entirely last week for the winter, a first in the park’s history and troubling sign of the crisis encompassing California’s parks system, reports the Santa Rosa Press Democrat.

(Dec. 6, 2011) — Starting March 1, when the new system from US eDirect is expected to be fully operational, it will be easier to plan overnight outings to Minnesota state parks and recreation areas. The new system will feature interactive maps and show where to find available overnight lodging at a glance.

As the holidays approach, the giant Asian factories are kicking into high gear to provide Americans with monstrous piles of cheaply produced goods — merchandise that has been produced at the expense of American labor. This year will be different. This year Americans will give the gift of genuine
concern for other Americans. There is no longer an excuse that, at gift giving time, nothing can be found that is produced by American hands. Yes there is!

It’s time to think outside the box, people. Who says a gift needs to fit in a shirt box, wrapped in Chinese produced wrapping paper?

You see, Christmas is no longer about draining American pockets so that China can build another glittering city. Christmas is now about caring about the United States, and encouraging American small businesses to keep plugging away to follow their dreams. And, when we care about other Americans, we care about our communities, and the benefits come back to us in ways we couldn’t imagine.

(Dec. 5, 2011) — KSWT-TV reports that a 61-year-old resident of Rivers Edge RV Park in Winterhaven was walking her dog across Levy road when a vehicle hit her head on, and then backed up and took off.

(Dec. 5, 2011) — The Park Rapids Enterprise reports people were and are invited to give their opinions on how La Salle Lake’s State Recreation Area in Minnesota should be managed and who it should serve.

(Dec. 5, 2011) — Best Simple Brochure Design Award went to Jones Pond Campground and RV Park in Angelica, N.Y. Best Website Award was received by Lake George RV Park in Lake George, N.Y. Best Mailer Piece Design Award went to Chautauqua Lake KOA in Dewittville, N.Y.

(Dec. 5, 2011) — Linda Larson, owner of Larson’s Landing RV Park in Yankton, says the 2011 flood that filled the park with nothing but sand is only part of her trouble. FEMA has made most of the property a flood plain, meaning mobile homes will no longer be allowed at the park, reports KCAU.

(Dec. 5, 2011) – A change to a zoning ordinance could keep campgrounds in Dickinson, N.D., from becoming crew camps, officials told the Dickinson Press Friday.

(Dec. 5, 2011) — “We have been losing ground and campsites at Sandbeach Campground to erosion over the last six to eight years. During the most recent storm the campground road accessing sites 63 through 76 washed out and is not suitable for use.”

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