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Jayco Inc. Manufactures RV No. 500,000

Jayco Inc. recently marked the production of the 500,000th RV since the company’s founding in 1968 with ceremonies at Jayco factories in Middlebury Ind., and Twin Falls, Idaho. Pictured are Derald Bontrager, president and COO; Bertha Bontrager Rhodes, chairperson...

Custom Painting Firm Fined for Emissions

An Indiana company that paints recreational vehicles in two northern Iowa cities was ordered to pay $141,200 in civil penalties for violating state air pollution regulations. The Associated Press reported that CDI LLC, of Elkhart, Ind., a custom painter for Winnebago...

Curtin Upgrades '06 Shipment Projections

The sustained strength of the travel trailer market through the first quarter raised 2006 shipment projections by University of Michigan economist Richard Curtin. In the summer issue of Roadsigns, Curtin said he expects total deliveries to reach 376,900 units, a 2%...

Fleetwood Intros Nitrous Hyperlite SURV

Fleetwood Enterprises Inc., Riverside, Calif., for 2007 has introduced a lightweight towable sport utility travel trailer (SURV) – called the Nitrous Hyperlite – designed for towing behind half-ton pickup trucks. “The majority of tow vehicles out there are half-ton...

Fan-Tastic Vent Founder Struck Retires

David C. Struck, co-founder and corporate vice president of Michigan supplier Fan-Tastic Vent Corp., has announced his retirement, effective June 1. Struck, a 45-year industry veteran, founded the Imlay City-based firm in 1984 along with his business partner, Stephen...

Proposed RV Park Criticized by Veterans

A proposed 67-site RV park adjacent to the Veterans Memorial at Columbia Park in Kennewick, Wash., has come under criticism from veterans as Memorial Day approached. “You have … something special, not just for the Mid-Columbia (area) but for the Northwest,” John...