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There are 2369 news items available that were published prior to October 2016. Showing 301 through 310:

Tucson RV Park Becomes First In Nation To Use Unique Solar Array [View]
Source: Tucson News Now
Published: Thursday, December 10, 2015.
Summary: An RV park in Tucson is going solar in a big way. It's considered a win all around, especially for Tucson and its economic development. Kampgrounds of America (KOA) officials said it is also a first, a uniquely designed solar array that is the only one of its kind at a recreational facility in the nation.

Visit A Theme Park On Your Next RV Trip [View]
Source: Victorville Daily Press
Published: Monday, December 7, 2015.
Summary: With so many destinations available in California for our RV travels, an interesting question frequently came up in our mail for those who are just passing through or want to visit some of these attractions for the day. Then, some RV travelers move on to their next destination. The most popular of these attractions asked about are Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, and Universal Studios. We have good news for you RV enthusiasts who wish to make that a one day stop. Also, many folks have not visited Disneyland, Knott’s berry Farm, or Universal Studios for decades.

Industry Outlook Sunny At Annual RV Trade Show [View]
Source: Goshen News
Published: Thursday, December 3, 2015.
Summary: Buyers and sellers of recreational vehicles are full of optimism about the status of the industry and the outlook for the coming year. That’s good news for Elkhart and LaGrange county residents, where the vast majority of RVs are manufactured.

RV Industry Completes Turnaround [View]
Source: ABC News (Associated Press, Chicago Tribune, Washington Times, Providence Journal, Tribune-Review, The Register-Guard, The Columbian)
Published: Thursday, December 3, 2015.
Summary: After a long, bumpy ride, production of RVs has just about returned to where it was before the Great Recession put sales in the slow lane. Overall recreational vehicle shipments from manufacturers to dealers — a key measure of consumer demand — are expected to increase 3.5 percent to 369,100 units in 2015, the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association said Tuesday at the start of an industry trade show in Louisville. Shipments are up for all kinds of RVs, from less-expensive towable ones to stand-alone motor homes. And the industry expects to ride the momentum into 2016, when total wholesale shipments are projected to reach 375,100. That would be the highest total since the pre-recessionary boom times a decade ago.

Camp In Style: $5.6M RV Resort Coming To Pala Casino [View]
Source: Indian Country Today Media Network
Published: Thursday, December 3, 2015.
Summary: In northern San Diego County, a new, $5.6 million, 10-acre recreational vehicle (RV) facility is scheduled to open in late May 2016. The Pala Casino Spa & Resort is expanding with the RV camp featuring 100 full-service sites, ranging in three different sizes. All options include a grassy area with picnic table, hookups for water and sewer, electrical and free cable television service and Wi-Fi, reported The Press Enterprise.

Warren Buffett Was Right About the RV Business [View]
Source: Bloomberg Business
Published: Wednesday, December 2, 2015.
Summary: The industry is heading for one of its best years on record. Like most people who buy recreational vehicles, Warren Buffett made his decision quickly. He heard about Forest River in the summer of 20051 and bought the company just seven days later. Today, the purchase seems particularly sage. The Recreational Vehicle Industry Association projects that North American manufacturers will ship 369,100 machines this year at an average price of around $37,000, which would be a 52 percent boost in business from five years ago and make 2015 one of the industry's best years on record. With a dominant market share of close to 40 percent, Forest River is in pole position.

RV Sales, Revenue Rise For Area Maker Of Airstream Trailers [View]
Source: MyDaytonDailyNews.com
Published: Wednesday, December 2, 2015.
Summary: RV sales are growing, the industry says. And Elkhart, Ind.-based Thor Industries — which makes Airstream trailers in Shelby County’s Jackson Center — is enjoying the upswing.

RVIA President Sees Continuing Growth For RV Industry [View]
Source: South Bend Tribune
Published: Wednesday, December 2, 2015.
Summary: In his first remarks to the RV industry as president of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association, Frank Hugelmeyer said he is optimistic about both the short- and long-term prospects of the RV market. Hugelmeyer spoke Tuesday at the National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky., an all-industry show aimed at RV dealers. If the industry trends the way RVIA's president predicts, it will mean good things for Elkhart County, where about 80 percent of the nation's RVs are produced. “We have erased the dip caused by the Great Recession with RV shipments nearing record levels,” Hugelmeyer said in his speech. “Fueled by low interest rates, affordable gas and steady consumer confidence, RV shipments should reach 375,000 units next year."

National RV Trade Show: More Auto Dealers Branch Into RV Sales [View]
Source: Goshen News
Published: Wednesday, December 2, 2015.
Summary: With recreational vehicle production rebounding to near pre-recession levels, a smattering of new RV dealerships are being created and others are expanding. In Elkhart County, where 80 percent of North American RVs are made, a new dealership has appeared for the first time since retail outlets were driven out of business by the 2008 economic downturn. “We saw an opportunity, given that this area is full of RV manufacturers and in Goshen in particular we did not have any RV dealers,” said Dzung Nguyen. “We had the land and the facilities and we had relationships with a lot of RV manufacturers.”

RV Lifestyles: Christmas Decorations [View]
Source: The Aransas Pass Progress
Published: Wednesday, December 2, 2015.
Summary: December is here and festive lights and decorated Christmas trees are beginning to appear throughout communities. The RV community is no different. Inside the RV, a smaller tree may be chosen but some RVers forego that tradition for a display with personal meaning. Perhaps a copy of a favorite Christmas book beside a toy or figurine becomes the holiday focus on a table.

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