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There are 2305 news items available that were published prior to July 2016. Showing 171 through 180:

RV Lifestyle Catches Hold, Propels Local Economies [View]
Source: Goshen News
Published: Saturday, January 30, 2016.
Summary: Wow! What a year the recreational vehicle industry had in 2015. The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association Friday reported shipments of RVs from manufacturers to dealers rose 4.9 percent in 2015. That means 374,246 RVs, most of them constructed in Elkhart and LaGrange counties, were sold or will be sold throughout North America. Such staggering production numbers for items considered to be luxuries by consumers show that the RV lifestyle has become ingrained in the American way of life.

Georgia's Largest All-Indoor RV Show 'Camps Out' This Weekend (Video) [View]
Source: WAGA-TV, Atlanta, GA
Published: Friday, January 29, 2016.
Summary: If your idea of an RV is something giant, expensive, and way too complicated for you to maneuver -- a trip to this weekend's Atlanta Camping & RV Show might just change your mind.

Orlando RV Show Hopes Falling Gas Prices Spur Sales [View]
Source: Orlando Sentinel
Published: Thursday, January 28, 2016.
Summary: Since she moved to Florida last fall, Betty McFarland has been missing her children and grandchildren in Virginia, Texas and Colorado. On Thursday, the Mascotte woman was browsing on the first day of the Orlando RV Show. No planes, trains, automobiles, motels or relatives' couches for McFarland. A recreational vehicle is her way to go.

Fort Wayne RV And Camping Show Opens Thursday [View]
Source: News Sentinel
Published: Wednesday, January 27, 2016.
Summary: Temperatures may still be falling below freezing but that will not stop dealers from showing off the latest that the RV industry has to offer this week for the annual Fort Wayne RV & Camping Show at Memorial Coliseum. Nine different RV dealers Thursday-Sunday will show off hundreds of RVs that range from travel trailers and fifth wheels that are towed to large motor coaches and toy haulers.

St. Cloud Sportsmen's Show Preview: What's New In RVs [View]
Source: St. Cloud Times
Published: Tuesday, January 26, 2016.
Summary: Baby boomers remain the largest use group. But families with young children represent a growth area in the RV market, according to Kevin Broom of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association. They’re a different type of user — possibly taking shorter trips with more people — and they’re helping to influence recreational vehicle redesign trends. Those trends will be on display Feb. 5-7 during the St. Cloud Sportsmen’s Show.

42nd Annual RV And Camping Show Hosted In South Bend (Video) [View]
Source: WSBT-TV, South Bend, IN.
Published: Tuesday, January 26, 2016.
Summary: The shows promoter says about 375,000 units were shipped from manufacturers to dealers last year-- nearly double of what was shipped six years ago. He says that means more jobs and even more job security for people making recreational vehicles.

Mark Your Calendars For The WBAY-TV RV And Camping Expo [View]
Source: WBAY-TV, Green Bay, WI
Published: Monday, January 25, 2016.
Summary: Mark your calendars, the WBAY-TV RV & Camping Expo will take place Thursday, Jan. 28 through Sunday, Jan. 30 at Shopko Hall & Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena in Green Bay.

Set-up Underway For Boat And RV Show [View]
Source: WHAS-TV, Louisville,KY
Published: Monday, January 25, 2016.
Summary: Setting up began on Monday for the 59th annual Louisville Boat, RV & Sportshow event which features everything from house boats down to small canoes. Organizers said that this year's event features more options for different lifestyles than ever before.

Cheap Gas Fueling RV Buying Boom (Video) [View]
Source: WKBW-TV, Hamburg, NY
Published: Monday, January 25, 2016.
Summary: Falling gas prices are just what local RV dealerships have been hoping for because it is fueling a big demand for RVs of all shapes and sizes. Now with gas being sold for $2/gallon, Camping World is back and thriving. "We are going to have to start hiring more mechanics now, more guys for prep, more guys to work the lot, and I need more sales people," explained Michael Hobson, general sales manager.

RV, Boat And Sports Show Pulls In People, Sales [View]
Source: Kearney Hub
Published: Monday, January 25, 2016.
Summary: John Gerber of Super Sport Marine in Kearney, organizer of the show, noted that the dealers sold many RV units during the event. “I’ve checked with the different exhibitors, and they all seemed very pleased with the show,” he said. “That’s important to me. We’ve had kayak sales, and everyone has done very well.” Gerber continues to find the new technology impressive. “I’m always impressed with the leaps in technology in the RVs,” he said. “I look at these RVs and I think, boy, they’ve taken that about as far as they can, but they continue to add more slide-outs, sound systems and creature comforts. It’s just absolutely remarkable.”

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