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Consumer Spending Declines in August

Battered consumers, faced with weak income growth and rising inflation, trimmed their spending in August by the largest amount in nearly a year. The Associated Press reported that the Commerce Department said Friday (Sept. 29) that consumer spending, after adjusting...

Canadian RVers Enjoy Camping in Winter

Brian Callahoo says he is often a little bewildered when media reports talk about full RV parks in winter as if it were a social problem, according to the Daily Herald Tribune, Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada. As he plans to spend his fifth winter in his travel...

Keystone Adds Fuzion Fiver to SURV Line

Keystone RV Co. has raised its profile in the sport utility RV (SURV) market with the introduction of the Fuzion fifth-wheel toy hauler for 2007. The northern Indiana company also has revised its light-weight offerings with the ultra-lightweight Passport travel...

Survey Shows Sound RV Lenders' Portfolios

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) newly released “2005 RVIA Survey of Lenders’ Experiences” reveals that the dollar volume for both wholesale and retail indirect loans remains strong. Large lenders reported outstanding retail portfolios at year-end...

Curomax Aligns with Two Utah Lenders

Curomax Limited today (Sept. 28) announced that two separate Utah-based lenders have selected the Canadian company’s Internet-based loan origination platform for its recreational vehicle and marine dealer clients. According to a press release, Medallion Bank and...

Good Sam Offering Gas Savings at Petro

The Good Sam Club has aligned with Petro Stopping Centers, a nationwide travel plaza chain, allowing members to save 2 cents per gallon on gasoline and diesel purchases. According to a press release, Petro operates 65 facilities nationwide. “As much as we wish we...

Louisville Ranks Among Top Show Venues

Events held at the two major venues run by the Kentucky State Fair Board are paying large economic dividends, a new study has found, according to a report in the Louisville Courier Journal. Combined activity in 2005 at Louisville’s Kentucky Exposition Center – the...

Wholesale Shipments Level Out in August

After 12 straight months of year-over-year gains, the towable sector showed a slight decline in August wholesale shipments while the Class A market registered another double-digit drop. The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) reported that overall shipments...