Monthly Archives: March 2012

Elkhart’s EV Dream Dies as RVs Surge Anew

Elkhart, Indiana, is known as the RV capital of the world. The city suffered badly when the recession hit, and demand for recreational vehicles all but screeched to a halt. That’s when local and state leaders started looking for ways … Continue reading

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Thor Motor Coach Ranks No. 1 in Motorhome Sales

Elkhart, Indiana-based Thor Motor Coach’s Class C and Class A Gas motorhomes captured the number one position in retails sales, according to Statistical Surveys Inc. The company’s Class C motorhomes captured the number one market position in 2011 and accounted … Continue reading

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Newmar Announces 2011 Customer Service Award Winners

Newmar Corporation, the Nappanee, Indiana-based manufacturer of high-quality Class A Motorhomes and Fifth Wheels, announced the names of its dealers who are being recognized for providing excellent customer service over the past year. The Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Award is … Continue reading

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Progressive Industries Offers Lifetime Warranty

All Energy Management Systems (EMS) and surge protectors manufactured by Progressive Industries are now covered by a lifetime warranty. “This warranty demonstrates Progressive Industries’ commitment to its valued customers, as well as the RV industry, to build and stand behind … Continue reading

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MCD Expands to Double Roller Shade Production

In July 2010, MCD Innovations moved its corporate and manufacturing headquarters to a new 9.6-acre campus in McKinney, Texas. Now, just one and a half years later, due to high demand for its unique products, the shade supplier is expanding … Continue reading

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Arizona Snowbirds Staying Longer Due to Gas Prices

Snowbirds appear to be staying longer in Casa Grande, Arizona, this winter, partially because high gas prices have kept them from moving around. According to three RV park managers in Casa Grande, located midway between Phoenix and Tucson, a number … Continue reading

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Reduce the Risk of Fire in Your RV/Mobile Home

The BC Coroners Service and Office of the Fire Commissioner are urging owners of mobile homes and recreational vehicles and operators of mobile home and RV parks to take special care to prevent fires in the wake of a calamitous … Continue reading

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Enjoy Spring at a Texas State Park

With the redbuds and bluebonnets blooming, it’s time to get outside and enjoy spring in Texas. “Much of Texas is still way behind its average annual rainfall, but it looks like winter rains in many areas of the state will … Continue reading

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Pilot Flying J Launches New MyRewards Loyalty Program

Knoxville, Tennessee-based Pilot Flying J announced yesterday (March 16) it will launch its new MyRewards loyalty program this spring. The MyRewards program has a card for every customer: RV customers, professional drivers, and now for preferred fuel customers as well. MyRewards … Continue reading

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March RV Manufacturer Recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recently announced recall notices involving three recreational vehicle manufacturers—Tiffin Motorhomes, Entegra Coach, Dutchmen Manufacturing, and NuWa Industries. Tiffin Motorhomes, Inc Red Bay, Alabama-based Tiffin Motorhomes, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2009-2010 bus, … Continue reading

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