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FMCA Convention Draws 7,400 Motorhomes

Mild weather, receptive hosts and a picturesque New England setting helped draw 7,422 motorhomes to the Family Motor Coach Association’s (FMCA) 37th Annual Summer Grand International Convention in Brunswick, Maine. The FMCA’s “Back to Maine” convention...

Winnebago Unveils 2001 Journey DL

The model year 2001 version of the Journey DL mid-priced diesel pusher was among the highlights at recent Winnebago’s national dealer meeting. The new Journey DL is has a 330-hp Caterpillar engine with a 6-speed Allison transmission on a 26,350-pound gvwr Spartan...

Park Model Maker to Quadruple Capacity

Stewart Lodges plans to quadruple its manufacturing capacity by the summer of 2001 in order to accommodate the rising demand for its park model cabins and a newly introduced line of portable bathhouses. Stewart Lodges currently operates a 13,000-square-foot factory in...

Park Model Maker to Quadruple Capacity

Stewart Lodges plans to quadruple its manufacturing capacity by the summer of 2001 in order to accommodate the rising demand for its park model cabins and a newly introduced line of portable bathhouses. Stewart Lodges currently operates a 13,000-square-foot factory in...

Winnebago Unveils 2001 Journey DL

The model year 2001 version of the Journey DL mid-priced diesel pusher was among the highlights at recent Winnebago’s national dealer meeting. The new Journey DL is has a 330-hp Caterpillar engine with a 6-speed Allison transmission on a 26,350-pound gvwr Spartan...

Stock Market Soars, RV Stocks Mixed

Both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Nasdaq composite posted sharp increases Thursday, but RV company stocks were mixed. The Dow climbed 112 points, or 1.0%, and the Nasdaq gained 103 points, or 2.5%. Here is a round up of RV company stock activity on...

Heavier Ford Chassis Might Be Delayed

Ford Motor Co. announced today (Aug. 30) that shipments of the 22,000-pound gross vehicle weight (gvw) rated version of its F53 gas engine motorhome chassis might be slightly delayed. “We are running on a very tight development schedule and hope to maintain our...

Most RV Stocks Close Lower or Unchanged

Many RV company stocks declined Wednesday, including industry leader Fleetwood, which reported a $31 million loss before the market opened. Fleetwood, which reported the loss for the three months ended July 30, saw its stock decline 3/8 to close at 13 9/16. Meanwhile,...

Fleetwood’s Challenges to Continue

Fleetwood’s financial performance during the quarter that will end around Oct. 31 will not compare favorably with the results the company reported for the August-through-October portion of 1999, according to Nelson Potter, president. Potter issued his forecast today...

Fleetwood Reports $31 Million Loss

Fleetwood Enterprises Inc. reported a $31.1 million loss for the three months ended July 30. The loss during the first quarter of Fleetwood’s fiscal year 2001 compared with a profit of $26.4 million earned a year earlier. The loss occurred because of...

Carriage Triples Meeting Order Volume

Workers and executives at Carriage Inc., Millersburg, Ind., have been unusually busy the last few weeks because of strong order volume during the company’s dealer meeting in Indianapolis in late July, according to Peter Recchio, director of sales and marketing. Order...