Day: August 2, 2013

(Aug. 2, 2013) — The campaign by four RV dealers to contribute to flood relief in Southern Alberta has wrapped up, with great success, Fraserway RV announced today. By July 27, 2013, the dealers had collected $291,630 by setting aside $1,000 from the sale of every RV for a five-week period.

(Aug. 2, 2013) — On July 26 at the drop off location in Costa Mesa, Calif., McMahon’s RV made a food donation for the 2nd annual FEED SoCAL campaign. The dealership has pledged to donate an additional $300 for each motorhome sold for the next seven days.

(Aug. 2, 2013) — Magellan has announced its new seven-inch RV GPS, the Magellan RoadMate RV9365T-LMB navigator. The model provides Magellan’s leading safety, convenience and trip-planning features as well as additional RV-friendly functions for drivers of RVs and towing vehicles.

(Aug. 2, 2013) — “Division 48 was the very first Prime Time plant we started in 2009,” said Rank. “Building 10,000 units is a great accomplishment, but Plant 48’s positive contributions to the culture of Prime Time will always be appreciated.”

(Aug. 2, 2013) — An RV park planned for Sandstoner Park in Potsdam is drawing fire from people who live nearby, reports WWNY TV 7.

(Aug. 2, 2013) — As part of their Camping 101 stay, visitors will receive a prime camping location, tent, tarp, flashlight, lantern, camp stove and four hot dog/marshmallow cookers. All equipment is provided courtesy of The North Face and must be returned at the end of the camping trip.

(Aug. 2, 2013) — The staff of Eagle’s Nest Family Campground in Milton is doing what it can to connect the world to the small town life of Milton, writes Delmarva Now.

(Aug. 2, 2013) — July 2013 payroll employment moderated to 162,000 from downwardly revised gains both in June to 188,000 (195,000 previously) and in May to 176,000 (195,000 previously), RBC Economics reported today.

(Aug. 2, 2013) — The Greenwich Township Planning Commission is discussing how best to tackle the problem of people living year-round at two of the township’s four campgrounds, reports the Reading Eagle.

(Aug. 2, 2013) — WTOK reports that 520 RVs line the edges of the Neshoba County Fair, and many fair-goers say their temporary homes are even better than the popular cabins.

(Aug. 2, 2013) — “We wanted to do something to help the city of West as they try to rebuild from the devastating fertilizer plant explosion that took place last spring,” said Brian Schaeffer, TACO’s executive director and CEO.

(Aug. 2, 2013) — “After a weather-related slow start of the year our employees delivered an excellent second quarter with sales growth of 8.3 percent and a significant improvement of our margins,” said Jan Jenisch, CEO of Sika.

(Aug. 2, 2013) — reports that a routine family camping trip to Elkhorn Lake in Java this summer turned into a nightmare for five-year-old Gabe Cash of South Boston, after he was bit by what is suspected to be a brown recluse spider.

(Aug. 2, 2013) — The Indiana Heart Gallery, a photo gallery featuring portraits of children in need of adoptive families, will be exhibited for two weeks at the Cummins Office Building in Columbus beginning Aug. 6, reports WCSI.

A report released today notes that American businesses created 953,000 new jobs in 2013. But, 77 percent of them are part-time jobs. It is in that story that the unintended consequences of Obamacare will truly impact the RV industry.

If the new “full-time” positions will soon mean 30 hours per week, and most two-earner families will need a third job to cover the cut in pay from the 40-hour week, where will they find the time to RV? 

If one person has to work 60 hours per week, that will likely include weekend work at a second job. Which families will invest in an RV, if one member must work every weekend?

(Aug. 2, 2013) — General RV Center Operations Manager Keith Lessner, pointing to narrow lots and overgrown maintenance areas, told the Northwest Herald that the Huntley dealership is “out of room.”

(Aug. 2, 2013) — “Because it’s delivered right to your dealership, this is extremely cost effective training and that is important as dealerships will have more employees to train as the economy improves,” said Wilson. “FRVTA also provides mentor support and encouragement throughout the year, once the dealership is signed up for the program.”

(Aug. 2, 2013) — MetroNews Canada reports that two years after flooding damaged Kiche Manitou Campground at Spruce Woods Provincial Park, Manitobans can once again book a site, the province announced Wednesday.

(Aug. 2, 2013) — A little more than a month after the Sheep River flooded its banks, devastating the Okotoks Lions Sheep River Campground and surrounding park areas, the first campers have been welcomed back, reports the Western Wheel.

(Aug. 2, 2013) — Adventurer has introduced its new double slide truck camper with theater seating dual wall hugging recliners, a California King bed master bedroom suite, a rear galley, and dinette slide-outs.


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