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June 3, 2009  
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Traveling Jewish RV 'an Unbelievable Miracle'
from Chabad Info
Something resembling a new city bus, bathed in bright blues, purple and orange, with slick slogans has been seen about town. Telltale sayings − such as "We Want Moshiach (the messiah) Now!" − reveal this 34-foot-long Coachmen Mirada 310ds Class A motor home affectionately known as “The RV is a Mitzvah Tank.” This is the way Rabbi Pinchas Ezagui rolls. The 43-year-old head of Esfmores Chabad Lubavitch Jewish Center of Greater Daytona Beach, an orthodox Ormond Beach synagogue in Florida, said the Mitzvah Tank is a way to reconnect with the flock. More    E-mail article

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Campground Profile: October Bend RV Park, Lake City, Fla.

Whether you are visiting Florida to see the Magical Attractions of Disney, Universal Studios, or treating yourself to countless local day trips - October Bend RV Park is a true hub for all your family activities. Within a half-a-mile of the amusement parks, campers have available to them shopping for antiques and collectables, many beautiful springs for diving, swimming, canoeing, fishing, and other natural environmental activities. More    E-mail article

Go Camping to Cut Vacation Costs
from The Wall Street Journal
In times like these, sleeping under the stars, breathing fresh air and toasting marshmallows becomes a popular family vacation. "We are seeing a great interest in camping this year, which is true in any year when the economy is not quite so great," says Linda L. Profaizer, president and CEO of the National Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds. There has been an increased interest in tent camping in particular; its affordability appeals to beginners, she says.) More    E-mail article

U.S. Gasoline Above $2.50 First Time Since October
from Reuters
U.S. retail gasoline prices increased for the fourth week in a row, rising another 9 cents to $2.52 a gallon, the Energy Department said. It is the first time gasoline surpassed $2.50 a gallon since last October. The national price for regular unleaded gasoline jumped about 45 cents during May, but it was still down $1.45 from a year ago, the department's Energy Information Administration said in its weekly survey of service stations. More    E-mail article

Lightweight RVs Help Dealer Survive Recession
from The Houston Chronicle
Being in the right place at the right time never has been his forte, small business owner Larry Troutt points out. The Houston native bought into his father’s travel trailer business in the ’80s, just before the country plunged headfirst into a recession. More    E-mail article

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New Travel Trend: Affordable, Green RVs
from Peter Greenberg Worldwide
As more and more Americans struggle to find affordable ways to travel, attention has turned to the RV market. But is it possible for eco-minded travelers to reduce their carbon footprint? Welcome to the world of green RVs. More    E-mail article

Bill to Prohibit RV Parking in Commercial Lots Pulled
from WMTW-TV
Recreational vehicle owners rejoice, Maine will not become the first state to prohibit free overnight parking in commercial lots. Maine would have become the first state to fine an RV driver for parking in commercial lots, such as at Wal-Mart stores, but a lawmaker who sponsored the bill pulled it at the urging of the Maine Campground Owners Association, News 8's Steve Minich reported. More    E-mail article

Economic Crisis Hits RV Business Hard
from KGO-TV
After 19 years, the owner of JC's RVs in Livermore, Calif., never thought it would end like this, with his main sales lot empty and his files headed for storage. JC Foreman is just waiting for Bank of America to repossess what's left of his inventory, just like they did last month at his Rancho Cordova location, when it took 30 drivers accompanied by two sheriffs deputies all day to drive away 150 coaches and trailers. More    E-mail article

Digital TV transition: More are Ready Now
from MSNBC
Here's the number to remember June 12 if your television doesn't get your regular channels, if you waited until the last minute to make the transition to digital TV, or if you have any questions about it: 1-888-225-5322 (1-888-CALL FCC). More    E-mail article

 

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