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UK's IAM offers road safety tips for older drivers
(May 24, 2013) -- In recognition of Dementia Awareness Week, the IAM, an independent road safety charity in the UK, has offered tips aimed at older drivers, says Out And About Live.
Two killed when motorhome crashes into Utah home
(May 24, 2013) -- The holiday weekend has already gotten off to a tragic start on Utah's freeways, says KSL. Two people were killed early this morning when the 40-foot-long motorhome they were driving crashed into a home in St. George.
NZ man reduces road-user charges by removing wheels
(May 24, 2013) -- A New Zealand motorhome owner believes he has bucked the country's new road-user charges system, says Stuff.co.nz.
N.Y.'s Treasure Isle to host special day for Gigi's Playhouse
(May 24, 2013) -- On June 9, Treasure Isle RV Park in Blossvale, N.Y., is hosting a special afternoon of food and fun exclusively for clients of the Syracuse-area Gigi’s Playhouse, one of 12 Down syndrome awareness and educational centers across the country.
RV Learning Center $5,000 away from goal
(May 24, 2013) -- "For less than $5,000, YOU can be the one to push it over the top," said Phil Ingrassia, president of RVDA. "There are multiple ways to structure your gift, whether it's a one-time donation or a contribution over time. Your gift supports education for the entire RV industry."
RVDA schedules first five Partners in Progress meetings
(May 24, 2013) -- The first five Partners in Progress brand committee meetings have been scheduled for this year's RV Dealers International Convention/Expo, which runs Sept. 30 to Oct. 4 in Las Vegas. These annual confabs allow dealers and their manufacturers to discuss important brand-specific issues in a confidential and candid environment.
OIA voices concern over Congress budget plan
(May 24, 2013) -- House appropriators submitted a funding proposal to Congress that would cut funding to the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Subcommittee to 14 percent below current levels, 18 percent below what Congress allocated before sequestration, and 20 percent below President Obama’s budget request.
Animal Planet to feature Johnnie Walker RV fish tank
(May 24, 2013) -- According to an article appearing in Nevada Business, the episode will feature a custom fish tank built into an Econ trailer, furnished by Pacific Coachworks. Tanked follows brothers-in-law, business partners, best friends and rivals, Wayde King and Brett Raymer as they travel the country building show-stopping custom aquariums.
VIDEO: Mom hopes tragic loss prevents towing accidents
(May 24, 2013) -- Three years ago, a Houston, Minn., father took his two young children to the library over Memorial Day weekend. A trailer being pulled by a pickup truck approached in the other lane, then broke free, a video on USA TODAY says.
NBC: RV comeback drives hiring boom in Ind. town
(May 24, 2013) -- When you see an RV on the highway or in a campground, there's a good chance it came from Elkhart County. As the economy recovers, RV sales are roaring back, and one place you can see the difference is at Keystone RV, where production lines are humming, writes NBCNews.com.
U.S. new orders for durable goods jump in April
(May 24, 2013) -- New orders for durable goods jumped 3.3 percent in April 2013 partially to retrace an upwardly revised 5.9 percent decline (was -6.9 percent) in March that in turn, followed an outsized 6.4 percent jump in February, RBC Economics announced today.
Unleashing the power of hashtags
(May 24, 2013) -- Some people call them “number signs” or a “pound” sign, but more commonly these days, they are known as “hashtags” and they seem to be taking over the internet. What are those little # things for anyway, and how does a hashtag help marketing campaigns for businesses?
MCCS hosts grand opening of new N.C. RV park
(May 24, 2013) -- On May 17, Marine Corps Community Services hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening of the Pelican Point RV Park in Cherry Point, reports DVIDS.
Two RV execs featured in Las Vegas Women magazine
(May 24, 2013) -- Shelly Johnson and Darcy Walker-Fitch were both featured in an article titled Fearless Females, which appears in the summer edition of Las Vegas Magazine. Johnson is the office manager at Johnnie Walker RV, while Walker-Fitch is the vice president.
Severe storm rips through La. RV park
(May 24, 2013) -- Severe storms ripped through several parishes Wednesday afternoon. The worst damage was at the Lake End RV Park in Morgan City. A tow away RV was completely thrown on its side and a fifth wheel RV was also tossed on its side, leaving a woman trapped inside, reports KLFY.
Forest Service seeks information on Calif. campground thefts
(May 24, 2013) -- Thieves caused over $35,000 worth of damage to Plumas National Forest campgrounds at Lakes Davis and Frenchman by damaging facilities and removing copper pipes and brass fixtures.
Special programs await campers at many Pa. state parks
(May 24, 2013) -- The DCNR is partnering with Gander Mountain to provide first-time campers with needed gear and a reservation for two nights at participating state parks for just $20. Meanwhile, a new cooperative effort with The North Face will be offering staff-guided Family Camping Programs at parks, discounted park stays, and camper-oriented activity guides.
Mich. campground is 68 percent flooded
(May 24, 2013) -- Bay City State Recreation Area Park Manager George Lauinger said that as of Thursday, Wednesday rains had flooded 68 percent of the campground, reports the Bay City Times. The flooding is going down, however.
Mo.'s Old Highway 86 Campground reopens after 2011 flood
(May 24, 2013) -- The Old Highway 86 Campground on Table Rock Lake is open again after flooding closed the campground two years ago, reports KY3.
Ally ranks first on list of top auto finance companies
(May 24, 2013) -- Ally Financial came in first place on the 2013 Big Wheels Report list of top auto finance companies, the company announced Thursday. The annual report, issued by Auto Finance News, ranks auto finance companies by the amount of finance contracts and leases outstanding each year.
Conger family takes over Va.'s Natural Bridge/Lexington KOA
(May 24, 2013) -- Ken and Carrie Conger, and Robert and Betty Conger took their time when deciding to buy a campground. If all goes well, it may not be their last, says Kampgrounds of America.
New owners take over Mont.'s Hardin KOA
(May 24, 2013) -- The new owners of the Hardin, Mont., KOA, Dave and Gina Trzebiatowski, are eager to begin the next chapter in their lives as KOA owners, says Kampgrounds of America. They are so eager, they opened the Hardin KOA earlier than it has been opened in the past, in spite of a colder-than-normal spring in Montana.
Sweigarts take over Fla.'s Perry KOA
(May 24, 2013) -- Rick and Debra Sweigart, new owners of the Perry, Fla., KOA Campground, are new to the campground business, but their first steps have shown what they're made of, says Kampgrounds of America.
Thor to present at Citi Global Consumer Conference
(May 24, 2013) -- Thor Industries, Inc. today announced Bob Martin, Thor's president and chief operating officer, will present at the Citi 2013 Global Consumer Conference to be held at the Hilton New York Hotel in New York City on Thursday, May 30, 2013.
TriMas to present at KeyBanc conference
(May 24, 2013) -- TriMas Corporation today announced that TriMas management is scheduled to present at the KeyBanc Capital Market's Industrial Automotive & Transportation Conference on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 12:05 p.m. in Boston.