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Leisure Systems Adds Parks in Calif., Penn.

May 26, 2006 by · Leave a Comment 

Leisure Systems Inc., franchiser of 70 Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts in the U.S. and Canada, has added new parks in Milton, Pa., and Cobb, Calif., to its roster. “We are proud to add these particular facilities to our North American Jellystone Park system,” said Rob Schutter, Cincinnati-based Leisure Systems president and COO. “Both Yogi at Shangri La in Milton and Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Cobb Mountain are ideal locations for quality camping resorts, and will reflect the values of Jellystone... Read more

Camping World Opens Site at Guaranty RV

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RV aftermarket parts and accessory retailer Camping World Inc. has opened a new retail store at the headquarters of Guaranty RV Centers, Junction City, Ore. The Camping World store, which opened May 22, is the chain’s 49th. “It’s great to be in an area where people take recreation and the environment very seriously and one where the RV industry is important to the community and the region,” said Mike Hatch, general manager of the new store. The 22,000-square-foot facility features... Read more

Fleetwood Intros Nitrous Hyperlite SURV

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Fleetwood Enterprises Inc., Riverside, Calif., for 2007 has introduced a lightweight towable sport utility travel trailer (SURV) – called the Nitrous Hyperlite – designed for towing behind half-ton pickup trucks. “The majority of tow vehicles out there are half-ton trucks, and obviously that’s a market that we want to pursue with our toy haulers,” explains Bob Rogers, product marketing manager for Fleetwood’s travel trailers. Nitrous Hyperlite comes in four floorplans, none with... Read more

Proposed RV Park Criticized by Veterans

May 26, 2006 by · Leave a Comment 

A proposed 67-site RV park adjacent to the Veterans Memorial at Columbia Park in Kennewick, Wash., has come under criticism from veterans as Memorial Day approached. “You have … something special, not just for the Mid-Columbia (area) but for the Northwest,” John Umbarger, a member of the Veterans Memorial board of directors recently told the Tri City (Wash.) Herald. “We’re very concerned. If you put tents and trailers there, no matter how you mask them, they’ll take away from... Read more

R-Vision to Build Monaco, Dodge Towables

May 25, 2006 by · Leave a Comment 

Soon, owners of Dodge trucks and SUVs will be able to get the latest in matching accessories for their Ram-tough rigs: a Dodge-themed travel trailer, fifth-wheel or sport utility recreational vehicle (SURV), built by Monaco Coach Corp. Coburg, Ore.-based Monaco announced Tuesday (May 23) it had struck a deal to build Dodge-themed towable RVs over the next three years that will feature Dodge logos, paint schemes and styling accents. The Register Guard, Junction City, Ore., reported that the vehicles,... Read more

Dynamax Forms Exclusive Owners Club

May 25, 2006 by · Leave a Comment 

Elkhart, Ind.-based manufacturer Dynamax Corp. has formed an exclusive club for owners of the company’s motorhomes. According to a press release, ClubMax offers members a wide range of benefits, including complimentary first-year membership. “We wanted to offer Dynamax customers a rewarding, progressive membership program that exceeds what has typically been offered in the industry,” said Rick Horn, Dynamax vice president of sales and marketing.  “ClubMax provides our loyal owners an opportunity... Read more

Liegl Launches Aircraft Management Firm

May 25, 2006 by · Leave a Comment 

A new aircraft management and charter flight company owned by Forest River Inc. President Pete Liegl could help boost funding for the municipal airport in Elkhart, Ind. The South Bend Tribune reported that Travel Management Co. was formed in March and has been running flights for about 10 days, said Scott Wise, the company’s general manager. Travel Management will run charter flights out of Elkhart Municipal Airport and manage aircraft for businesses and individuals. The company’s turboprop... Read more

Fleetwood to Host 600 Retailers in Vegas

May 25, 2006 by · Leave a Comment 

Fleetwood Enterprises Inc. expects 600 dealerships to be represented and more than 1,400 people to attend the company’s dealer meeting Aug. 27-29 at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. The nationwide meeting – Fleetwood’s first since 2000 – is among the changes at Fleetwood since President Elden Smith came out of retirement in March 2005 at the behest of Fleetwood’s board to turn the company’s fortunes around. And the Las Vegas meeting may remind many in the industry of the days when Fleetwood... Read more

Cikira RV LLC Finishes 1st Year On Target

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Cikira RV LLC, the Elkhart, Ind.-based maker of the lightweight Classic Cruiser travel trailer, is completing its first year of production on target with its original business plan, the company’s management tells RV Business. With a current staff of 25, Cikira builds a retro-looking trailer in 13- through 18-foot lengths in a 16,000-square-foot, leased facility at a current rate of about three units a day. And the fledgling firm is carrying a six-week backlog of orders, according to Ray Belcher,... Read more

MARVAC Event Spotlights Camping, RVs

May 24, 2006 by · Leave a Comment 

More than 400 people were treated to a “campground-style” lunch while touring through 10 RVs on display as part of the “RVs & Campsites at the Capitol” program hosted May 17 by the Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC) in Lansing, Mich. “Many legislators, including senators and representatives, staff members from the Secretary of State’s office and the Department of Natural Resources, leadership from both parties and other state agencies, took time... Read more

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