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RVIA: April Wholesale Shipments Soar 85% vs. ‘09

RV wholesale deliveries to retailers were reported at 24,600 units in the April 2010 survey of manufacturers, up 2.5% over March 2010 and up 85% from this same month one year ago, the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) reported today (May 26). Total shipments in April were at their highest level in two years. Seasonally [Read More...]

Yellowstone Campground Reservations Up 14%

Despite the lingering effects of a weak global economy, National Park Service managers are expecting plenty of visitors this summer, coming off a record year in 2009 for Yellowstone National Park, according to the Billings (Mont.) Gazette. “By all indications, we are expecting to see another healthy visitation year,” said Colin Campbell, deputy superintendent of Yellowstone. Campbell [Read More...]

Navistar Introduces eStar All-Electric Truck

At one of the plants where workers learned about two years ago that they would be laid off at Monaco Coach Corp. in Warsaw, Ind., Navistar Inc. unveiled its new electric truck Thursday (May 13). And that truck could soon be delivering a FedEx package to your door, according to the South Bend Tribune. The Navistar eStar runs [Read More...]

A Well Kept Secret. The Best RV Shows in The Country

A Lug_Nut tip. RV shows throughout the country each year create excitement and attract tens of thousands of eager enthusiasts. For the price of the admission you can view all the latest products from million dollar rigs to the latest five dollar camping gadget. This is the one stop spot where you can view [Read More...]

Liberty Coach Reports Increase in ‘10 Production

Liberty Coach, a family-owned and operated luxury motor coach manufacturer, has reported increased sales in both new and used motor coaches ordered for 2010. Having sold a new triple-slide coach just this past Saturday (May 8) for a total of seven new coaches sold so far this year, the company projects a total of 16 [Read More...]

Winnebago, Thor Shares Climb with Upgrade

Shares of Winnebago Industries Inc. and Thor Industries Inc. rose on Monday after an analyst upgraded shares of the recreational vehicle manufacturers, citing signs of improvement in the RV market, according to the Associated Press. Shares of Winnebago soared $1.40, or 10.3%, to $15 in midday trading. Shares of Thor jumped $2.33, or 7.4 %, to [Read More...]

The Rally Headliners: Bob Newhart, Tanya Tucker & Super Diamond

Laugh, sing, dance, and clap along with amazing Rally headliners, July 22-25, 2010, in Louisville, KY. Our iconic performers and spectacular tribute band are the perfect way to end each fun-filled day. Bob Newhart will perform his unique comedy stand-up routine; Tanya Tucker will charm you with her unique voice and dynamic stage presence; and [Read More...]

Texas RV Parks Report Strong Bookings

Campgrounds, RV parks and resorts are reporting strong bookings heading into the summer camping season, with most parks expecting to exceed last year’s business levels, according to the Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO). “We are fully booked for June and July and almost through the second week of August,” said Doug Shearer, who owns the [Read More...]

Flying J implements RV dump fee

Flying J is now charging $10 to use its RV dump station services, but holders of Flying J's RV Real Value membership club card receive a $5 discount. All FMCA members receive this card when they join FMCA. [Read More]

Solar panels: Difference between winter and summer

By Bob Difley The last remaining snowbirds, except for the hardy “desert rats” that won’t head north until successive days of 100-degree plus temps have turned them into brown lizards, have finally started their migration north to the cooler forests of the northern states and Canada. But Boondocking in the national and state forests presents new [Read More...]

Geocaching by Droid

by Chris Guld, We started Geocaching several years ago, but we had a very old hand held GPS. It was not very accurate and that made it too difficult to find the caches. We soon tired of the effort. Now with our Droid ‘app phone’ it appears we’re back in business. In case you don’t know [Read More...]