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Fold-Down Sales Drop 27% in September

A 27.3% decline in camping-trailer sales in September offset modest gains in the fifth-wheel and travel-trailer markets, resulting in a 1.6% drop in towable sales of 345 units for the month compared to the same period in 2003. According to Statistical Surveys Inc.,...

RVBusiness.com on Hiatus until 12/2

Happy Thanksgiving from the staff of RV Business magazine and its affiliated RV.Business.com website. As the industry at large prepares for a short holiday and then, for many of us, a mad dash to the 42nd Annual National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky., we plan to...

RV Rentals Up for Thanksgiving Holiday

The record number of travelers predicted for the Thanksgiving holiday will include a strong contingent of RV renters, according to a report in the Baltimore Sun. Some of the largest renters of recreational vehicles say business this holiday season is up 10% to 20% as...

Patrick Relocating to Downtown Elkhart

Recreational vehicle and manufactured housing supplier Patrick Industries will move its Elkhart, Ind., headquarters to the city’s downtown area, according to a report in the South Bend Tribune. The company announced it had purchased a building in downtown...

RVAA Details Strategic Plan for Members

The Recreational Vehicle Aftermarket Association (RVAA) outlined a broad-reaching strategic plan for around 270 members at the 35th Anniversary Executive Conference, Oct. 15-18, at the Pointe South Mountain Resort in Phoenix. According to RVAA Executive Director Karl...

Humphreys Leads List of RVB Newsmakers

This year’s annual roster of RV Business Newsmakers of the Year, to be released in the December issue of RV Business (RVB) magazine, features an intriguing cross-section of the industry’s most visible players over the past 12 months. And, for the first time, the RVB...

Kingsley Coach Reports 32% Sales Growth

Kingsley Coach Inc. reported revenues of $893,921 for its fiscal first quarter ended Sept. 30, representing a 32% increase over the first quarter of 2003. The Zimmerman, Minn., coach builder also reported a net loss of $377,490 for the period versus a net loss of...