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There are 2369 news items available that were published prior to October 2016. Showing 111 through 120:

The RV Industry Has Rebounded In A Big And Beautiful Way [View]
Source: The Boston Globe
Published: Friday, June 3, 2016.
Summary: “It’s the best-kept $15 billion secret in America,” said Bob Zagami, executive director of the New England RV Dealers Association.

RV Leaders Give Obama Partial Credit For Elkhart's Reversal [View]
Source: South Bend Tribue
Published: Thursday, June 2, 2016.
Summary: The recreational vehicle industry was in a rut when President Barack Obama visited Elkhart in 2009, but it has gradually climbed out and is now on track for a record-breaking year. Obama gave a nod to the industry’s success on Wednesday during his speech at Concord High School in Elkhart. After alluding to how the unemployment rate in Elkhart County dropped from nearly 20 percent in 2009 to about 4 percent today, he credited the RV industry for playing a key role. “The auto industry just had its best year ever, and the RV capital of the world is doing its part. The industry is set to ship nearly 400,000 RVs this year, which will be an all-time record," Obama said.

How Elkhart Became The RV Capital Of The World [View]
Source: Inside INdiana Business
Published: Thursday, June 2, 2016.
Summary: Today we all know Elkhart, Indiana as the RV Capital of the World. More than 80 percent of global RV production is based throughout the region. That means that if you see an RV rolling down the road anywhere in the world, chances are that it was built with the craftsmanship and dedication of Hoosiers.

Couple Call RV-Living A 'Life Change' [View]
Source: Joplin Globe
Published: Thursday, June 2, 2016.
Summary: Industry analyst Richard Curtin projects recreational vehicle shipments will see a year-over-year increase of 2 percent in 2016. The boost would mean the shipment of 381,800 units this year. According to the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association, that number would more than double the industry’s 2009 recession low. For Allen and Mary Anglin, RV living is a lifestyle. The couple, 76 and 73, respectively, have been living in an RV full time for 17 years after reaching retirement age and deciding to sell their home, opting for the open road. Mary Anglin said the reasons are pretty simple.

As President Obama Visits Elkhart, Indiana, "The RV Capital," Recreation Vehicle Industry Impacts Entire U.S. Economy [View]
Source: Yahoo Finance
Published: Wednesday, June 1, 2016.
Summary: The RV market is benefiting from increasing demand from baby-boomers, as well as millennials and GenXers. Innovative designs at all price points and an increased interest in active, outdoor adventures is also capturing an expanding market and continuing to boost sales. Continued modest gains in jobs, incomes and household wealth, and relatively low levels of inflation, unemployment, and interest rates, are additional factors influencing the favorable RV outlook.

Bust To Boom: Elkhart's RV Industry Experiencing Record Growth Since Recession [View]
Source: The Elkhart Truth
Published: Wednesday, June 1, 2016.
Summary: Obama, speaking then at Concord High School on the economic difficulties facing the county, said he was “more than confident” that Elkhart “will get to where we need to be.” Those words ring true today, as Elkhart has turned rough times into an all-out economic boom. Obama will get to see the dramatic transformation firsthand Wednesday, when he again visits Elkhart County for a public address at Concord High School and a private taping of “the PBS NewsHour” in at the Lerner Theatre. “It was the RV industry that was hit the hardest during the Great Recession,” said Kyle Hannon, president of the Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce. “But it was the RV industry that rebounded the best.”

Obama to Find Indiana County Still Dependent On RV Industry [View]
Source: ABC News
Published: Tuesday, May 31, 2016.
Summary: With recreational vehicle purchases fluctuating with the state of the economy, local officials have tried to attract non-RV businesses in recent years, including an electric car company that went bankrupt and an electric truck venture that Obama touted in a later visit. But despite the general lack of success in attracting new businesses, officials say Elkhart County is now better positioned for the next economic downturn because many of its RV suppliers have become more diversified.

RV Vacations Grow In Popularity [View]
Source: 7thSpace Interactive
Published: Monday, May 30, 2016.
Summary: Summer vacations and the family travel season are on the horizon and consumers renting RVs are booking more nights in a row, increasingly looking for more sleeping areas per unit, and fueling plans by rental agents to increase their fleet sizes and offer more services consumers ask for, including delivering towable RVs to where they will be used.

Celebs Take RV Road Trip To Campaign For Bernie Sanders [View]
Source: Breitbart News
Published: Sunday, May 29, 2016.
Summary: With California’s June 7 primary inching closer and the Democrat presidential nomination on the line, several celebrities have taken their support for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on the highway for a get-out-the-vote RV road trip across the Golden State.

Camping Popularity, RV Sales On The Rise (Video) [View]
Source: YourErie.com
Published: Saturday, May 28, 2016.
Summary: Pitching tents, cooking smores and enjoying the outdoors is one way to spend the holiday weekend. Local campgrounds say they're booked to capacity. Even more campers are rolling off the lot with the big sold sign in the window. With gas prices down and record-setting number of travelers on the roads this Memorial Day weekend, it's only fitting some of the traffic include RVs, some just rolling off the sale lot with a big sold stickers.

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