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Oil Spill Displaces BR Wholesale Personnel

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An oil spill, estimated by federal officials to be more than 1 million gallons, occurred Monday (July 26) approximately 500 yards  from the BR Wholesale Inc. corporate office and warehouse facilities in Marshall, Mich. The spill has forced several BR Wholesale  team members to evacuate their homes and reside in area hotels until it is determined that it is safe to return. “It is a tragic event that has happened to the Marshall community and to our team members in the area,”... Read more

Court: Liquidate Fleetwood Enterprises Inc.

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It’s been 16 months since Fleetwood Enterprises Inc., the former Riverside, Calif.-based RV icon that employed thousands, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. On Thursday (July 29), the U.S. Bankruptcy Court approved its plan to dissolve the rest of its assets, giving it permission to hand out whatever is left over in cash to the people it owes, the Riverside Press-Enterprise reported. “This does bring us to a bittersweet point in this company’s history,” said Craig Millet, Fleetwood’s... Read more

Thetford Offers Summer Sales Incentives

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Helping RV owners upgrade their bathrooms, while providing great savings, many retail locations are offering special incentives on Thetford permanent toilets. Consumers who purchase Thetford’s Aqua-Magic V, Bravura, Style II, Style Plus, Aria Classic, or Aria Deluxe II models can benefit from rebates or product add-ons for summer 2010. Details are available through participating dealers and retail stores. From the finest china to the most economical, the company’s line of toilets complements... Read more

WIT Rally Had $1.3M Impact on Forest City

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Steve Bakke misses something about the old days of the Winnebago-Itasca national rallies held each July in Forest City, Iowa . “I miss the days when they wouldn’t let them in the rally grounds early,” Bakke told the Forest City Summit. “These little villages of RVs would pop up all over town.” Bakke completed its 41st year last week. While RVs are now allowed on the grounds in early July, it wasn’t so long ago when “any piece of green space, from Pammel Park to the airport,... Read more

Morse Named Dutchmen Transpo Manager

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John Morse John Morse has been named transportation manager at Goshen, Ind.-based Dutchmen Manufacturing Inc. Morse has 27 years of experience in the transportation industry. He brings a wealth of RV Industry and the RV transportation knowledge through his work with JET Inc., according to a news release. Cam Boyer, vice president of finance, said, “John is a great addition to our team. He has an extensive amount of experience and knowledge in RV transportation operations. He has a high level... Read more

RVT.com Website Releases Free iPhone App

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The free RVT.com Mobile iPhone app is available now at iTunes. RVT.com, a leading Internet classified ad site for new and used RVs for sale, has released RVT.com Mobile, a free iPhone app that provides RV buyers, sellers and dealers with the robust functionality of the RVT.com website in an accessible mobile format, according to a news release. RVT.com Mobile enables RV traders and dealers to connect to the RVT.com database of 40,000 new and used RVs for sale via their iPhone. The free iPhone app... Read more

Storm-Damaged Dusty’s Doors Remain Open

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Severe winds from an afternoon thunderstorm Wednesday (July 28) caused more than $1 million in damage to more than two dozen RV trailers at Dusty’s Camper World near Bartow, Fla., said general manager Jeff Crum. Some of the recreational vehicles, some weighing nearly 14,000 pounds, were catapulted nearly 500 feet across the parking lot, The Ledger reported. Nearly all of those lining the dealership’s lot on State Road 60 were pushed away from the curb. “It’s amazing what... Read more

Park Owner Jailed Over Sewage System Fix

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Moon Meadows Campground Erie County Judge Shad Connelly charged the owner of Moon Meadows Campground near Erie, Pa., with civil contempt Wednesday (July 28) and sent him to the Erie County Prison. Connelly told Thomas Peckham that he will remain in prison until all tenants leave his Greenfield Township campground or he fixes its sewage system, said Doug Range, director of environmental health for the Erie County Department of Health, the Erie Times-News reported. “If they decide to vacate the... Read more

Brunswick’s Profit Tops ‘The Street’s’ View

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Brunswick Corp, the world’s largest maker of pleasure boats, reported stronger-than-expected quarterly results today (July 29), lifted by increased shipments to dealers and cost-cutting, Reuters reported. The news sent the company’s shares up about 7% in premarket trading. But the improved numbers reflected a pickup in showroom stocking by optimistic dealers — not a rise in end demand by boat buyers. While that has been a common theme in recent reports from other makers of hyper... Read more

RV/MH Hall of Fame to Induct 11 on Aug. 2

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A crowd of between 350 and 400 people is expected to attend the induction ceremonies Monday (Aug. 2) for the 11-member 2010 class of the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Ind. The event will be staged at the Hall, located northeast of Elkhart. The social hour begins at approximately 5:30 p.m, followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Lon Larson, RV/MH Foundation chairman, and Carl Ehry, executive director, will jointly emcee the event. B.J. Thompson, representing the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA),... Read more

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