Greg Gerber

A journalist who has covered the recreation vehicle industry since January 2000, Greg Gerber founded RV Daily Report on April Fool's Day in 2009. He also serves as the editor of the publication and website. As an Eagle Scout, he has enjoyed camping for decades and has visited every state except Hawaii. A DODO -- Dad of Daughters Only -- to three young women, he has two grandchildren as well. He currently splits his time between Wisconsin, Texas and Arizona. Greg can be reached at editor@rvdailyreport.com.

(Nov. 5, 2009) – Continued growth in the commercial vehicle product from expanded marketing initiatives and product enhancements was offset by increased competition in the company’s RV product associated with a decline in new quotes as there is less consumer demand for recreational vehicles.

(Nov. 5, 2009) –By 2007, there were roughly 30 companies producing RVs in China. But the total output of RVs was very small, perhaps just a couple of hundred vehicles every year. Chinese RV owners are mostly aged between 40 and 55, but younger people renting these vehicles now, said Xudong.

(Nov. 5, 2009) – Roughly 300 jobs at Navistar in Blythewood have been spared. That company had considered consolidating operations to Virginia. Trucking giant Navistar and Continental Diesel Systems are teaming up to keep operations rolling in Richland.

(Nov. 5, 2009) — “RV dealers have long been our best salesmen, but now instead of sending customers to our website, they can put our products in the customers hands and money in the cash register,” said Chicarielli. 

(Nov. 5, 2009) – Renovations of Broomfield’s RV waste dump station will take longer than planned, and the facility will remain closed through Dec. 20. The dump was scheduled to reopen Nov. 15, however, the contractor working on the project has experienced a delay in the delivery of parts.

(Nov. 5, 2009) – EVI officials announced they will use truck frames and suspensions from Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. to produce a line of medium-duty trucks Fully loaded, they would range in weight from 15,000 to 30,000 pounds with three power options and batteries sufficient to cover 60, 80 or 115 miles on a single charge and with a top speed of up to 60 mph.

(Nov. 5, 2009) – “It has become increasingly clear that 2009 will end better than we had expected,”said Johnson. “And our business plan anticipates a substantial increase in sales next year.”

(Nov. 5, 2009) – The fee waiver of recreation-use fees applies annually on Veterans Day at public recreation lands managed by the U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation.

(Nov. 4, 2009) – Over a period of about four hours, police negotiated the woman out of the trailer at the RV park just east of the Verde River Bridge in Bridgeport. Once outside of the mobile, the woman was taken to the hospital for a medical and psychological evaluation.

(Nov. 5, 2009) — While motorhomes toward the back of the storage area were destroyed, some of the motorhomes and travel trailers in front of the burned sheds also suffered damage. The heat, alone, from the blaze was so hot that the tires on some of the travel trailers were melted.

(Nov. 5, 2009) — Four employees from the Cummins Inc. Jamestown Engine Plant volunteered for a half-day at Meals on Wheels last month as part of the Cummins “Every Employee-Every Community” program. The program allows company employees the opportunity to volunteer for one four-hour period per year for community service.

(Nov. 5, 2009) – Thanks to a unique national contest, the Crisp County Fire Rescue will receive a $10,000 grant. Last year, Leavitt Recreation and Hospitality Insurance and Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company launched a competition among campgrounds around the country. One campground, Cordele KOA, was selected the winner and allowed to direct a $10,000 grant to a local fire department of its choice.

(Nov. 5, 2009) — The franchisor of Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Parks, is temporarily waiving its $20,000 franchise initiation fee to make it easier for family-friendly campgrounds to join its network.To sweeten the deal further, all new franchisees joining the franchise in 2010 will also be eligible to win a Boo Boo costume, valued at $3,100.

(Nov. 5, 2009) — . “Although we have a long history under the Coachmen name, most of our potential customers associate that name with our former recreational vehicle business which was sold to Forest River in December of 2008”, said Martin. “The Coachmen brand does not relate to our housing customers, who often do not even realize that Coachmen and All American have had any connection.”

(Nov. 5, 2009) – Village Creek State Park in southeast Texas will more than double in size as a result of action taken Thursday by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission directing the acquisition of roughly 1,500 acres of undeveloped timber land owned by The Conservation Fund.

(Nov. 5, 2009) – Mike Thompson RV is expanding their operations into Cathedral City, in the Palm Desert area, the company announced today.

(Nov. 5, 2009) – To ensure the water is safe for human consumption, water served from the Lake Eufaula State Park system should be vigorously boiled for at least one minute before drinking, use in food preparation, washing dishes or brushing teeth.

(Nov. 5, 2009) – The restructuring plan is expected to eliminate all of the company’s $137 million of bond debt, reducing its annual cash interest costs by approximately $16.2 million through the elimination of bond interest payments.

(Oct. 30, 2009) – Woman with 17 years experience in finance and top producer monthly  for four years seeks job in Dallas area.

(Nov. 3, 2009) — Our cars get towed. It’s ridiculous these measures are taken considering some students are still in class at 5 p.m. It is beyond my understanding as to why we should be expected to follow these regulations when the people with RVs rarely follow the rules set out for them.

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