Day: August 15, 2013

(Aug. 15, 2013) — Out And About Live writes that ROBRADY Design has taken on an ambitious project; to create a comfortable yet ecologically sustainable motorhome.

(Aug. 15, 2013) — The Haven animal shelter will be at Camping World in Robertsdale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Aug. 17, hoping to find forever homes for both adoptable dogs and cats, reports al.com.

(Aug. 15, 2013) — “In order for us to accommodate the more than 2,400 companies exhibiting at the 2013 SEMA Show, we’ve expanded our footprint,” said MacGillivray. “Collectively, the first-time and featured exhibitor areas include hundreds of new and innovative manufacturers that represent all markets in the industry.”

(Aug. 15, 2013) — NBC Montana reports that Tony Baker, who works at Gardner’s RV & Trailer in Kalispell, says it’s important to be cautious out on the road, but it’s just as important to do routine maintenance on the trailer every single time you take it out.

(Aug. 15, 2013) — Steve Blum purchased the Lazy Lions Campground in Barre six years ago to keep busy. But because of rain and extreme heat, this season has been rough, reports WCAX.

(Aug. 15, 2013) — Nearly six months after the City of Modesto demolished a fire-ravaged home that had become a neighborhood eyesore, one of the two brothers who owned it wants the city to pay up, writes the Merced Sun-Star.

(Aug. 15, 2013) — Trent Fink, of Fink’s Custom Vans & RV Center in Zanesville, said lower lodging costs associated with RV travel are appealing to more people in the current economy, writes The Newark Advocate.

(Aug. 15, 2013) — The new multi-million dollar facility will rest upon 15.83 acres in a rustic setting along State Route 356 in Apollo, Pa. The site, which features a mountain backdrop with a creek below, will offer a 12-bay service center — with pull-through service bays — and a modern office area within the 14,800-square-foot building.

(Aug. 15, 2013) — Today, Cummins Inc. is celebrating the production of the 1.5 millionth engine at its Jamestown Engine Plant (JEP) in Jamestown, N.Y. The JEP is one of the top five heavy-duty diesel engine producers worldwide with production in recent years typically exceeding 100,000 engines annually.

(Aug. 15, 2013) — KLCC reports that Paris-based applesauce company Maturne got the initial go-ahead Tuesday for a 15-year property tax break to build a factory at the former site of Monaco Coach in Coburg, Ore.

(Aug. 15, 2013) — The Grand Prairie Corn Maze will open for another year Saturday at Country Roads RV Park, located just west of the 4 Mile corner, reports HQ Grande Prairie.

(Aug. 15, 2013) — “Recent data signaled that U.S. economic growth picked up its pace in July, and we expect that both a lessening effect from government spending cuts and continued job gains will result in the economy growing at an above-potential pace for the remainder of 2013,” said Desjardins. 

(Aug. 15, 2013) — Campers started gathering Wednesday outside metro Denver’s first two Cabela’s locations, hoping to be the first inside when the outdoor-gear stores open at 11 a.m. this morning, reports the Denver Business Journal.

(Aug. 15, 2013) — The groundbreaking kicks off the construction of a 1.5-mile access road, a 22-space parking lot/trailhead, more than six miles of interpretive trails, a 15-site walk-in tent campground, a 32-site RV campground with electrical hookups, a ranger station and maintenance facility, and the extension of the electrical grid along the Parks Highway to Mile 134.

(Aug. 15, 2013) — “While we’re well known for our work on rack cards, site maps and campground directories for private parks and for several state campground associations, not as many people know about our work in the RV industry, but we hope our work with Pantera will help change that,” Schaeffer said.

(Aug. 15, 2013) — Flexsteel Industries, Inc. has reported net sales of $386 million, a 10 percent increase for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013. Net income increased to $13.2 million for the fiscal year, the highest ever reported by the Company.

I have received several complaints from consumers over the past few months about the quality of products in the RV industry. That is nothing new; it has happened for years. 

What is new is that the complaints involve once iconic companies known for exceptional product quality and customer service. 

The response to the complaints has been to ignore them. In the history of public relations, keeping quiet has NEVER helped a story go away. 

Even worse, is it a good idea to assail the messenger rather than refute the evidence?

(Aug. 15, 2013) — On Sunday, Aug. 25, the National Park Service turns 97 years old. To celebrate, admission to all national parks will be free so that everyone can join in the festivities taking place coast-to-coast.

(Aug. 15, 2013) — An expansion to the Burlington Bay Campground in Two Harbors is under construction, and is set to open this fall, reports the Lake County News Chronicle.

(Aug. 15, 2013) — The Town of Black Diamond has authorized the Foothills Lions Club to be in charge of cleanup at the Black Diamond Lions Campground, which was devastated by a flood in June, reports the Western Wheel.

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