In the News


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by Ergo Martini

RV Industry Slumps – RV shipments for 2008 may be at a 12-year low this year and may slip further in 2009. “Credit restrictions are causing RV buyers to delay purchases and RV dealers to keep inventories low ” – Bloomburg.com

Poor economy adds to recreational vehicle industry woes – Innovations are being displayed at the national trade show this week while sales are dropping.  The faltering economy, this summer’s record high gas prices, and the credit crisis have resulted in a 27% drop in shipments to dealers compared to last year.  CNNMoney.com

RV in a chase by police ends in a crash – An Arizona man fled in his RV after pulling a gun on paramedics, then crashed his motor home after a police chase. TucsonCitizen.com

Coachmen expects profit after selling RV business – The company plans to focus on manufactured housing and specialty vehicles.  It expects to sell 400 to 500 handicapped-accessible vehicles that sit low to the ground and have retractable ramps. Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly

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  • Stopped by to tske a look. I had a plan once to retire and see the U.S. from an RV with my dogs. The first problem was that one of my dogs had terrible motion sickness. Next, I lost so much of my vision that I can’t drive any more. Lastly, both of my dogs died, and I’m still working. Time to go to Plan B.

  • Hi Dot,

    I hope that’ll you’ll find a plan B that will work for you.

    There are certainly a lot of neat places in the US and we’ve only been able to scratch the surface.

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