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NY Retailer Proposes Destination Dealership

January 31, 2005 by · Leave a Comment 

Wilkins RV Inc. is planning to relocate its operations from its home base in Hornell, N.Y., to nearby Bath, establishing a destination dealership that could attract RV owners from around the country. According to the Bath-Courier-Advocate, the announcement was made during a recent meeting of the Steuben County Industrial Development Agency (SCIDA). Wilkins RV is hoping to negotiate a tax agreement with the county to develop a $5 million, 51,400-square-foot sales and service center located near Interstate... Read more

Ohio Developers Offer RV ‘Storage Suites’

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A business park in a Dayton, Ohio, suburb will be offering “upscale storage suites” this summer, catering to owners of large recreational vehicles, classic cars and boats. According to the Dayton Business Journal, developers Greg Thompson and David Nianouris are spending more than $3 million on the Forrer Pointe Business Park. The 7-acre development will feature a 20,000-square-foot office building, 26,000 square feet of large, heated luxury storage suites and 6,000 square feet of smaller... Read more

NRV Revives Top-Line Islander Motorhome

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The 2006 Islander Class A diesel pusher returns to the top of National RV’s motorhome lineup, featuring standard full body paint. In hiatus after limited production for the 2003 model year, the Islander is available in two 40-foot floorplans on a 32,000-pound GVWR Spartan Mountain Master flat-floor chassis, powered by a 400-hp., 8.9 liter Cummins ISL turbocharged diesel engine. “We expect this to be a niche product,” said Tony Cohen, marketing director for the Perris, Calif., manufacturer.... Read more

NRV Revives Top-Line Islander Motorhome

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The 2006 Islander Class A diesel pusher returns to the top of National RV’s motorhome lineup, featuring standard full body paint. In hiatus after limited production for the 2003 model year, the Islander is available in two 40-foot floorplans on a 32,000-pound GVWR Spartan Mountain Master flat-floor chassis, powered by a 400-hp., 8.9 liter Cummins ISL turbocharged diesel engine. “We expect this to be a niche product,” said Tony Cohen, marketing director for the Perris, Calif., manufacturer.... Read more

Texas RVers Fight City’s Parking Ordinance

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A lawsuit filed by Richardson, Texas, residents places a hold on an ordinance restricting long-term parking of motorhomes, boats and trailers in neighborhoods, according to the Dallas Morning News. The ordinance will go into effect Tuesday (Feb. 1) as scheduled. But the city will not issue citations until the suit is resolved, Assistant City Manager David Morgan said. “We’re very confident that we’ll be successful in defending the ordinance,” he said. Richardson’s ordinance,... Read more

Texas RVers Fight City’s Parking Ordinance

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A lawsuit filed by Richardson, Texas, residents places a hold on an ordinance restricting long-term parking of motorhomes, boats and trailers in neighborhoods, according to the Dallas Morning News. The ordinance will go into effect Tuesday (Feb. 1) as scheduled. But the city will not issue citations until the suit is resolved, Assistant City Manager David Morgan said. “We’re very confident that we’ll be successful in defending the ordinance,” he said. Richardson’s ordinance,... Read more

Fleetwood Reports 5% Decline in 3Q Sales

January 28, 2005 by · Leave a Comment 

Fleetwood Enterprises Inc. reported a 5% decline in revenues for its fiscal third quarter, ended Jan. 23, citing delayed orders from dealers and failure to adjust production prior to industry softening. “We believe a portion of our dealer network delayed orders in the belief that we would discount products near the end of the quarter,” said Ed Caudill, Fleetwood’s president and CEO. “Our decision to discontinue the practice of widespread quarter-end motorhome discounting was... Read more

Port of New Orleans Plans $7 Million RV Park

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Louisiana’s the Port of New Orleans approved a plan Thursday (Jan. 27) that will transform a stretch of derelict land along the major cargo port’s Industrial Canal into a posh recreational vehicle park. According to the Times-Picayune, plans call for the park to feature tennis courts, cabins, a swimming pool and gym. The project also includes an adjoining upscale marina that can accommodate yachts. The Dock Board, the port’s governing body, signed off on a resolution authorizing... Read more

Port of New Orleans Plans $7 Million RV Park

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Louisiana’s the Port of New Orleans approved a plan Thursday (Jan. 27) that will transform a stretch of derelict land along the major cargo port’s Industrial Canal into a posh recreational vehicle park. According to the Times-Picayune, plans call for the park to feature tennis courts, cabins, a swimming pool and gym. The project also includes an adjoining upscale marina that can accommodate yachts. The Dock Board, the port’s governing body, signed off on a resolution authorizing... Read more

Pontiac RV Expands 42-Acre Retail Center

January 28, 2005 by · 1 Comment 

A growing Illinois dealership will be unveiling a new 108,000-square-foot showroom during grand opening festivities this weekend. According to Bloomington’s The Pantagraph, the spacious showroom marks the fifth expansion for Pontiac RV since the family-owned business moved to its new site along Interstate 55. The project took more than a year to complete. “It’s like an RV show every day,” said general manager Kent Kafer, who operates the Pontiac-based business with his two siblings.... Read more

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