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FreedomRoads Acquires Camping Time RV

Chicago area-based FreedomRoads LLC recently acquired Camping Time RV, a Georgia dealership chain with three retail outlets headed by Martin Zonnenberg. With the acquisition, FreedomRoads now owns and operates 57 locations in 21 states with annual revenue approaching...

FEMA: Trailer Demand Outstripped Supply

Residents of New Orleans and nearby areas clobbered by Hurricane Katrina continue to clamor for temporary trailers to ease a housing crunch. But, according to a report in the Times Picayune, industry experts say the official claim that units are coming soon is a pipe...

Featherlite Enjoys Earnings, Sales Growth

Featherlite Inc., a builder of specialty aluminum trailers, transporters and luxury motorcoaches, reported a 31% increase in revenue during the company’s third quarter, ended Sept. 30. Sales during the quarter rose from $45.2 million a year ago to $59.3 million while...

Fleetwood Introduces 2006 Gearbox Line

Fleetwood Enterprises Inc. is offering two different construction formats in the 2006 GearBox sport utility towable (SURV) lineup – the entry-level S-2, with wood and aluminum construction, and the mid-priced S-4 with laminated fiberglass sidewalls. Base retailing...

Bad Weather Slows Pomona Show Traffic

Rainy, windy cold weather that closed down the 53rd California RV Show for a day and a half hampered attendance and ultimately contributed to a 7.7% drop in show traffic. “It got fairly chilly during the week, and being closed and losing that time affected...

Stat Surveys: August Towables Drop 4.2%

August travel trailer retail registrations were up slightly from last year, partially offsetting lagging sales in all other towable categories that resulted in a 4.2% decline for the month, according to Statistical Surveys Inc. Travel trailer sales in August climbed...

Supplier DURA Incurs $6.6 Million 3Q Loss

DURA Automotive Systems Inc., parent of RV industry suppliers Atwood Mobile Products and Creation Group, reported a wider net loss for the company’s third quarter, ended Oct. 2. Revenues for the third quarter declined to $535.9 million from $616.4 million in the prior...