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2000 A Disappointment for Motorhomes

After strong retail sales during the first quarter of 2000, last year turned out to be a big disappointment for the motorhome segment of the RV industry, according to data gathered by Statistical Surveys Inc., an independent market research firm. Retail sales of new...

SMC Returns to Profitability

High-line Class A motorhome manufacturer SMC Corp. returned to profitability during the final three months of 2000, the company reported. SMC earned $134,000 during the October-through-December period after posting losses the previous three quarters. However, for the...

Towable RV Retail Sales Climb in 2000

Although generally everyone agrees the RV industry is in a downturn, retail sales of travel trailers and fifth-wheels increased during 2000, according to Statistical Surveys Inc., an independent market research firm. However, retail sales of folding campers declined...

Towable RV Retail Sales Climb in 2000

Although generally everyone agrees the RV industry is in a downturn, retail sales of travel trailers and fifth-wheels increased during 2000, according to Statistical Surveys Inc., an independent market research firm. However, retail sales of folding campers declined...

Nasdaq Climbs, RV Stocks Mixed

It’s premature to call it a rally, but the Nasdaq composite climbed sharply for the second consecutive day Tuesday. The Nasdaq gained 62 points, or 2.9%, as investors bought tech stocks assuming all bad news has already been factored into their prices. Meanwhile, the...

Nasdaq Climbs, RV Stocks Mixed

It’s premature to call it a rally, but the Nasdaq composite climbed sharply for the second consecutive day Tuesday. The Nasdaq gained 62 points, or 2.9%, as investors bought tech stocks assuming all bad news has already been factored into their prices. Meanwhile, the...

SMC Returns to Profitability

High-line Class A motorhome manufacturer SMC Corp. returned to profitability during the final three months of 2000, the company reported. SMC earned $134,000 during the October-through-December period after posting losses the previous three quarters. However, for the...

Actuant Buys Dewald

Actuant Corp., supplier of Power Gear brand leveling and slideout systems, has acquired Dewald Manufacturing of Mishawaka, Ind., an RV industry supplier with about $20 million in annual sales. Terms of the transaction were not revealed. It was structured as an asset...

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