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Atlantic City RV/Camping Show is March 5-7

February 26, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In 1910, the very first car campers and camping trailers rolled out of America’s factories, giving birth to a uniquely American pastime, RVing. These humble campers are a far cry from the sophisticated modern day RVs that will be on display at the 15th Annual Atlantic City RV & Camping Show, sponsored by GEICO. The event will take place March 5-7 at the Atlantic City Convention Center, according to the Asbury Park Press. This year’s show will feature leading RV dealers from across... Read more

Bayh, Donnelly Legislation Backs RV Industry

February 26, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Sen. Evan Bayh and U.S. Rep. Joe Donnelly, both Democrats representing Indiana, have introduced two pieces of legislation supporting the RV industry. Donnelly and Bayh were successful in including a tax deduction for new motorhomes in last year’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, but the benefit expired at the end of 2009. To continue to protect jobs throughout Indiana’s important RV industry, Thursday (Feb. 25) they introduced legislation that would renew for two more years the... Read more

Northwest Michigan RV Show is March 26-28

February 25, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC) is sponsoring the 18th Annual Northwest Michigan Camper & RV Show, March 26-28, 2010, at the Grand Traverse County Civic Center in downtown Traverse City, Mich. Over 50 new recreation vehicles will be on display, including folding campers, motorhomes, travel trailers and fifth-wheel travel trailers. Booths featuring a large selection of parts and accessories, campground information, on site RV financing and RV rentals will... Read more

FRVTA’s Jacksonville SuperShow Opens Today

February 25, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The Jacksonville (Fla.) Equestrian Center becomes home base for hundreds of recreational vehicles and campers this weekend, as the RV SuperShow comes to town, according to the Florida Times-Union. In an economy where some homes on foundations are still foundering in receivership, are vacation homes on wheels still selling? With more than $20 million in rolling stock in and around the equestrian center today (Feb. 25) through Sunday, sales appear to be revving up. It’s no secret the RV industry... Read more

Good Economy in North Dakota Fosters RV Use

February 25, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

With the unofficial start of camping season a few months down the road, getting ready for the upcoming summer may be on the back burner for a lot of people. But for people in the RV or camper business in North Dakota, it’s a busy time of the year. With sports shows scheduled around the state this time of year, dealers are busy — and that can translate into some good deals, according to the Bismarck Tribune. Even with the downturn in the economy, RV dealers say business has been good, as North... Read more

Major Eastern Canada RV Show Runs March 5-7

February 25, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The Moncton RV Show returns to the coliseum in Moncton, New Brunswick, March 5-7. The complex will be jam packed with the latest models and styles from the leading dealers in the provinces of Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, according to The Daily Gleaner, Fredericton, New Brunswick. Over 60 different lines will be represented with over 150 units onsite. Statistics indicate the RV and camping industries in Canada continue to be a fast growing and favorable lifestyle for Canadian... Read more

RV Firms Retrofit Bus into Mobile Science Lab

February 25, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Helping to convert a school bus into a mobile science lab for Elkhart Community Schools in Elkhart County, Ind., are (from left) Glen Holmes and Phil Tom of Turtle Top; and project co-chairmen, Doug Rhude representing A & R Machine, and Tom Delvecchio of Dicor Corp. Several Elkhart County, Ind., RV manufacturers and suppliers are donating their time, materials and funding to help transform a four-year-old, 84-passenger school bus into an innovative mobile science center. The “Science-2-GO... Read more

Oil and Gas Workers Crowd Louisiana RV Park

February 25, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Leslie Lott is one busy man. “I start early and quit late,” he said. He came out of retirement a few years ago to manage New Rockdale RV Park. The Haynesville shale boom in Desoto Parish in the northwest part of Louisiana has created more workers, meaning more residents in his park, according to KTAL-TV, Shreveport. “I’ve got surveyors, I’ve got weldors, pipe-fitters,” he continued. New Rockdale has more than 125 RVs, the highest amount he and his staff have ever... Read more

Go RVing Looks to March 1 Internet Site Launch

February 24, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Beginning on March 1, the 2010 Go RVing online advertising program will launch across major Internet sites and search engines with all-new interactive ads featuring the “Ambassadors of Affordability.” The three new on-line ads each feature one of the campaign ambassadors making the following points: The owl calls RVs a “a wise buy” and adds that travel “is more fun when you aren’t flying over it.” In another ad, a rabbit touts the family virtues of RVing – “Get closer to family.... Read more

Wallace/Team Blue Ox Place 16th at Daytona

February 24, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Kenny Wallace drives car No. 28 at the Daytona Speedway Editor’s Note: The following report comes from Mathew Krzesinski and chronicles a portion of NASCAR driver Kenny Wallace’s recent performance at Daytona. RV supplier Blue Ox of Pender, Neb., is one of the car’s sponsors. For Kenny Wallace and the No. 28 Blue Ox last Saturday’s Nationwide Series event was a true test of our will to compete and a first for Kenny behind the wheel. Due to inclement weather, the Nationwide... Read more

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