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Consumer Confidence Retreats in October

U.S. consumer confidence dipped unexpectedly in October on growing pessimism about the job market and the economy, the Conference Board said Tuesday (Oct. 31). CBS Marketewatch reported that the private research group said its consumer confidence index fell to 105.4...

Keystone RV Offering First Rebate Program

Keystone RV Co. is offering rebates of between $500 and $1,500 to all retail customers who purchase a 2005 or 2006 Keystone travel trailer of fifth-wheel between Nov. 1 and the end of this year. The nation’s largest towable manufacturer announced the “10th Anniversary...

Coachmen 3Q Sales Fall, Losses Narrowed

Pressured by ongoing weakness in its core recreational vehicle and manufactured housing markets, Coachmen Industries Inc. reported a 27% decline in third-quarter revenues while significantly narrowing its losses from a year ago. “As a result of spreading soft...

NATM Plans Consumer Marketing Campaign

The National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM) plans a marketing campaign to educate consumers about the NATM safety sticker that indicates that a trailer meets federal safety requirements. “This is the first year that we will be doing it,” confirms Pam...

KOA & Valterra Release RV Essentials

Billings, Mont.-based Kampgrounds of America Inc., (KOA) has teamed with Mission Hills, Calif.-based Valterra Products Inc. to introduce a full line of RV accessories and cleaners — KOA RV Essentials – for sale through KOA’s 438-park network as well...