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RV Power Products Now Blue Sky Energy

RV Power Products Inc., Vista, Calif., a supplier of AC-powered charging systems for the RV marketplace, will change its name to Blue Sky Energy Inc. effective Saturday (Nov. 1), according to Richard Cullen, president. “We believe our new name will be more reflective...

DURA Borrows to Pay for Creation

DURA Automotive Systems Inc. revealed it intends to borrow $50 million to help pay for its purchase of RV and conversion vehicle industry supplier firm Creation Group, which DURA acquired in July for $57 million. The $50 million in debt will be sold as notes to...

La Mesa RV Helping Fire Victims

La Mesa RV, the multilocation dealership company with stores in San Diego and San Bernardino, Calif., is helping Southern California fire victims by donating motorhomes or travel trailers they can for one week. La Mesa has partnered with several San Diego-area...

Fleetwood RV Sales Up 14%

Fleetwood Enterprises Inc. reported today (Oct. 30) that its RV sales revenue increased 14% in the second quarter of its fiscal year 2004, which ended Sunday (Oct. 26). The Riverside, Calif., company’s motorhome sales increased 13% in the August-through-October period...

First Kruse RV Auction Successful

Kruse International is best-known for auctioning antique, classic and exotic cars such as Duesenbergs and Ferraris. So the Auburn, Ind.-based company’s first RV auction Oct. 3-4 was a departure, according to Stephanny Smith, vice president. However, the first RV...

Fires Threaten S. Calif. RV Parks

The KOA campground in San Bernardino, Calif. was evacuated three times this week, but firefighters managed to save the main buildings and the interior of the park as wildfires raged across numerous mountain and foothill communities of Southern California, according to...

Dealer Larry Mellott Passes Away

Larry D. Mellott, co-owner of Mellott Brothers Trailers Sales Inc., Willow Street, Pa., and chairman for 16 years of the annual Pennsylvania Recreation Vehicle and Campground Association (PRVCA) Show in Harrisburg, died Monday (Oct. 27) after a stroke at his home. “It...

RVers Hassled in San Antonio

A caravan of more than 30 motorhomes and towable RVs was not exactly given the red carpet treatment in San Antonio, Tex., earlier this month, according to KSAT.com, a service of TV station KSAT. RV enthusiasts from around the country began arriving in San Antonio on...