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Minnesota Campground Changes Hands

A recently retired fire chief from suburban Minneapolis and his wife have purchased the Pipestone RV Campground in Pipestone, Minn., near the South Dakota border, the Pipestone County Star reports. The buyers are Kevin and Ronda McGinty of St. Louis Park, Minn., and...

Next Roper Survey Likely to be Delayed

The Go RVing Coalition likely will postpone a decision on whether to proceed with its fourth consumer satisfaction survey until the outcome of J.D. Power and Associates’ survey becomes more clear. The coalition had expected to initiate the biennial proprietary survey...

Good Sam Names Welcome Mat Winners

The Good Sam Club RV owners membership organization recently named the third annual Welcome Mat Award winners. The awards go to businesses that know how to accommodate RVs and offer good service to the growing number of RVers. The winners were picked on the basis of...

Spartan Launches Brand Licensing Program

Spartan Motors Inc., a manufacturer of diesel engine motorhome chassis, fire-truck chassis and emergency rescue vehicles, has launched a brand licensing program directed toward RV and emergency rescue industry firms. The purpose of the program is to expand recognition...

Fleetwood’s 4Q RV Sales Up 19%

Fleetwood Enterprises Inc. reports its RV sales increased 19% during its fourth fiscal quarter and rose 20% during its full fiscal year 2004, both of which ended Sunday (April 25). Fleetwood’s total RV sales during the February-through-April period increased 19% to...

Michigan Dealer Dies

You could call him “Burky” or you could call him “The Van Man.” You could even call him stubborn, according to the Bay City Times in Michigan. But you could never call Warren E. Burkhardt unenthusiastic about Bay City, or his little piece of it on Washington Avenue,...

MECOA Partners with Friend Communications

The Maine Campground Owners Association (MECOA) has partnered with Friend Communications Inc. to offer technology services to member parks, including real-time online reservations. The system will be implemented soon. “Technologically, Friend is ahead of anything else...

Samsung Microwave Recall Expanded

Samsung Electronics, in cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), has announced an expansion of its recall of microwave ovens installed in RVs sold in the U.S. during the past three years. Samsung has determined that some of the...