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Fairmont Debuts Brookwood Park Trailers

Fairmont Park Trailers, a division of Fairmont Homes Inc., debuted the Brookwood line of park trailers in June during a month-long dealer open house. The event coincided with open houses at Fairmont Homes and sister company Gulf Stream Coach Inc. at the company’s...

Travel Trailers Pump up June Shipments

A robust towable segment again offset declines in motorhome wholesale shipments in June, as the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) reported that overall deliveries were up 11.3% to 37,400 units from 33,600 a year ago. The towable market, driven by a 23.3%...

Fleetwood Offers Expansion Plan in Ky.

Fleetwood Enterprises Inc. has proposed to local officials buying 20 acres and expanding its travel trailer plant in Campbellsville, Ky., according to a report in the Louisville Courier Journal. The travel trailer factory was designed to produce 450 trailers per...

Ameri-Camp Hopes to Grow Operations

Syracuse, Ind., officials hope industrial growth and new jobs will result by extending utility lines to recreational vehicle builder Ameri-Camp LLC, according to a report in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. During a special town council meeting Tuesday (Aug. 1), the...

Coachmen Reports 2Q, 6-Month Profits

While “challenging market conditions” pulled down second quarter and six-month revenues for Coachmen Industries Inc., the recreational vehicle and manufactured housing builder showed a profit during both periods compared to net losses a year ago. “In the face of...

RV Learning Center Receives Donations

The RV Learning Center recently received several donations, according to the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA). Contributions include: • The Ron and Lisa Fenech Foundation Inc. donated $25,000 to the RVDA Foundation’s RV Learning Center. “At Keystone RV,...

Michigan Campers Migrating to RVing

At Michigan’s Algonac State Park on the St. Clair River, the leviathans of the land meet the leviathans of the lakes. According to a report in the Detroit Free Press, thousand-foot freighters rumble by on the river, while a few yards away, a parade of massive...

Featherlite Merger Boosts Stock Price

The merger of Featherlite Inc. with a subsidiary of Universal Trailer Holdings Corp. will form “the nation’s premier trailer company” which will be “more than twice as big as the nearest competitor,” according to executives. Conrad Clement, CEO of Featherlite, and Tom...

Tiffin Showcases FRED in Allegro Line

Freightliner’s front-engine diesel chassis (FRED) will be available for 2007 on most models of Tiffin Motorhomes Inc.’s previously all-gas Allegro Class A motorhome line. Tiffin debuted the new FRED-powered Allegro, retailing from $102,000, and other 2007...

Stocks Rally on Hopes of Rate Pause

Evidence of a moderating economy helped stocks rally Friday as a sharp slowdown in second-quarter gross domestic product growth fed hopes for an end to rising interest rates. The Associated Press reported that investors bid shares higher after the Commerce Department...