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Fleetwood Motorhome Sales Increase 22%

Fleetwood Enterprises Inc.’s motorhome sales revenue increased 22% to $313 million in the first quarter of its fiscal year 2005, although the company’s travel-trailer, fifth-wheel and folding-camper sales all declined, Fleetwood reported Thursday (July 29)....

RV Supplier Hopkins Manufacturing Sold

Hopkins Manufacturing Corp., a supplier of specialized towing RV aftermarket products, has been acquired by private equity firm Friend Skoler & Co. L.L.C., Saddle Brook, N.J. The announcement was accompanied by news that American Capital Strategies Ltd. has...

RVBUSINESS.com: RV Industry Supports Bush

It’s probably no surprise to veteran RV industry observers that support for President George W. Bush within the ranks of the RV industry is very strong. According to the latest RVBUSINESS.com Poll, in fact, preference for Bush in November exceeds 85% of our website’s...

Spartan Motorhome Chassis Sales Up 55%

Spartan Motors Inc.’s second-quarter earnings tripled largely because of a 55% increase in sales of its diesel-pusher motorhome chassis to RV firms. The Charlotte, Mich. company reported today (July 29) that it earned $2.3 million during the three months ended June...

Park Trailer Shipments on Record Pace

National shipments of recreational park trailers were up 27.5% during the first six months of 2004 compared to a year earlier, setting an all-time industry record, according to the Recreational Park Trailer Industry Association (RPTIA). “We’ve never seen demand...