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Louisville’s KFEC Expansion Delayed

August 30, 2002 by · Leave a Comment 

The expansion of the South Wing of Louisville’s Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center (KFEC) has been delayed because a state budget impasse is dragging on, leading to the possibility that the RV industry’s National Trade Show will be moved from Louisville. The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), sponsors of the national trade show, could take steps as soon as Sept. 14 to move the show from Louisville, when it reviews proposals from other cities. When it met during June, the RVIA... Read more

Louisville’s KFEC Expansion Delayed

August 30, 2002 by · Leave a Comment 

The expansion of the South Wing of Louisville’s Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center (KFEC) has been delayed because a state budget impasse is dragging on, leading to the possibility that the RV industry’s National Trade Show will be moved from Louisville. The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), sponsors of the national trade show, could take steps as soon as Sept. 14 to move the show from Louisville, when it reviews proposals from other cities. When it met during June, the RVIA... Read more

NY Times Explains RV Sales Surge

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The New York Times “On the Road” column, this week illustrated one of the reasons why RV sales are up this year: People aren’t inclined to submit to the rigors of airport security since last September. The Aug. 27 column focues on Robert Moore, 41, a software company executive from Illinois who “has eliminated flying altogether,” after having bought a 40-foot motorhome equipped with a satellite system that provides TV, an Internet link and telephone and fax capabilities. “The airports... Read more

NY Times Explains RV Sales Surge

August 30, 2002 by · Leave a Comment 

The New York Times “On the Road” column, this week illustrated one of the reasons why RV sales are up this year: People aren’t inclined to submit to the rigors of airport security since last September. The Aug. 27 column focues on Robert Moore, 41, a software company executive from Illinois who “has eliminated flying altogether,” after having bought a 40-foot motorhome equipped with a satellite system that provides TV, an Internet link and telephone and fax capabilities. “The airports... Read more

Robust RV Demand Helps Euramax

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Sharply higher order volumes from RV manufacturers in the U.S. helped Euramax International Inc., parent of Amerimax Building Products Inc., achieve record second quarter sales and earnings. Amerimax supplies aluminum and fiberglass products to RV manufacturers in the U.S. Euramax, a closely held company that voluntarily discloses its income statements to the public, reported net earnings of $8.6 million during the three months ended June 28, more than three times the $2.5 million it earned a year... Read more

Go RVing Ad Shooting to Begin in Days

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The shooting of the first photos for the print ads for Phase III of the Go RVing national advertising campaign will begin next week and TV ad production will begin in about three weeks, according to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA). All of the work completed in the coming weeks will be reviewed by the Go RVing Creative Subcommittee during October, added RVIA executives Gary LaBella and Chris Morrison. The Go RVing Coalition’s new ad agency, The Richards Group of Dallas, has been... Read more

Workhorse Owners Plan Organizational Rally

August 29, 2002 by · Leave a Comment 

Owners of Class A motor homes built on Workhorse chassis are forming a club and they have scheduled an organizational rally for Nov. 4-7 at the Guadalupe River RV Resort in Kerrville, Texas. The first rally will include full hookups with cable TV, happy hours and three catered breakfasts and dinners. The agenda includes evening entertainment, organizational meetings and the election of club officers. Workhorse Custom Chassis officials will conduct seminars about the chassis. There will also be a... Read more

Motorhome USA: A New Online Retail Outlet

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It took Robert Vander Boegh six months and $375 to sell his 37-foot Winnebago Itasca through a website called MotorhomeUSA.com. But if you ask him about the experience, he’ll tell you it was time and money well spent. “It went real smooth,” said Vander Boegh, 76, of Pocatello, Idaho. Unlike standard online classified listings, which require the seller to field countless telephone or e-mail queries, MotorHomeUSA acts as the seller’s agent, fielding incoming phone calls and prequalifying prospective... Read more

Humphreys to Appear Twice on Cable TV

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Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) President Dave Humphreys will appear on two cable TV news programs in the next few days. On Friday (Aug. 30), Humphreys will appear on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” program beginning at 9:15 a.m. (Eastern Time). Stuart Varney will interview Humphreys remotely from CNBC’s New Jersey studio, while Humphreys will be seated inside an RV in front of RVIA’s headquarters building in Reston, Va. On Sunday (Sept. 1), Humphreys will appear on CNN’s “CNN... Read more

Humphreys to Appear Twice on Cable TV

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Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) President Dave Humphreys will appear on two cable TV news programs in the next few days. On Friday (Aug. 30), Humphreys will appear on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” program beginning at 9:15 a.m. (Eastern Time). Stuart Varney will interview Humphreys remotely from CNBC’s New Jersey studio, while Humphreys will be seated inside an RV in front of RVIA’s headquarters building in Reston, Va. On Sunday (Sept. 1), Humphreys will appear on CNN’s “CNN... Read more

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