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Stat Surveys: Towable Sales Still Strong

Led by continued strong performance in the travel trailer sector, March towable retail sales outpaced last year by 4.5%, according to Statistical Surveys Inc. For the first three months of 2005, overall towable sales increased 6.1% compared with 2004 while motorized...

Teton Homes Bought by Investment Firm

A Boston-based investment firm has purchased majority interest in Teton Homes Inc., a Wyoming manufacturer of luxury fifth-wheel trailers that intends to be producing high-end diesel pusher motorhomes within a year, according to the Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune. The...

Campgrounds Filling up For Memorial Day

With most of the country’s commercial RV parks and campgrounds now open, the Memorial Day weekend – the traditional beginning of the summer vacation season – is seeing upward trends in reservations. According to estimates from the Woodall’s/ARVC RV Park...

Thor Purchases Goshen Coach at Auction

Thor Industries Inc. purchased an Elkhart, Ind., bus and specilaty vehicle builder Tuesday (May 24), outbidding Forest River Inc. at auction, according to a report in the Elkhart Truth. Thor purchased Goshen Coach, now operating as GC Bus, and plans to move operations...

California Campground Breeds Controversy

Controversy is brewing over the future of a 900-acre chunk of dunes and wetlands at the mouth of Tomales Bay in Northern California’s West Marin that is a haven for RVers. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Lawson’s Landing was acquired by a Woodland dairy...

Jayco's Idaho Plant Boosts Local Economy

High fuel costs and increased product demand are encouraging more companies to seek out western manufacturing sites to be closer to growing markets, according to a press release from the Idaho Commerce and Labor office. Over the last year, three companies, including...

Workhorse Adding Chassis to W-Series

Workhorse Custom Chassis LLC is replacing its low-GVWR, GM-designed gas-powered P-Series chassis with 16,000-pound and 18,000-pound additions to the Workhorse-designed W-Series. “The significance is that our entire portfolio will have been designed by our...

Guaranty Earns Country Coach Award

Country Coach Inc. named Guaranty RV Centers as the company’s 2004 Dealer of the Year, marking the fifth consecutive year the retailer has won the award. According to the Junction City, Ore., motorhome manufacturer, Guaranty set a new record in 2004, delivering more...

Gulf Stream Project Receives Abatement

An expansion project at Gulf Stream Coach Inc.’s Nappanee, Ind., complex will receive a $500,000 tax abatement from the city, according to a report in the Elkhart Truth. Goshen Common Council members passed a resolution outlining the tax abatement during a special...