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July 15, 2009  
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Dozens of RV's Rally for Fleetwood
from WANE-TV
A rally in Decatur, Ind., is raising support to keep Fleetwood's operations there. It comes just weeks after a New York company bought the bankrupt RV maker. Now, the future of Decatur's plant is up in the air. This week, nearly one hundred RV's in town for a special rally could help turn things around. The motor homes come from all over, in different sizes and colors but with one very important thing in common: they were all made by Fleetwood. More    E-mail article

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Campground Profile: Condit's Ranch, Putnam, Illinois

Condit's Ranch was established in 1960 by Ken and Julann Condit, along with Don and Amanda Condit who purchased the beautiful bluff property from their elderly Aunt and Uncle. Camping at Condit's Ranch is open April 15 to Oct. 15. Reservations are accepted and pets are allowed. The campground has large, clean, open and shaded grass lots with full hook-ups and dump station. Their facilities can accommodate RV's up to 60 feet. Seasonal lots are available. There are four 1-acre, stocked lakes with shoreline fishing. There is one comfort station which is modem friendly. More    E-mail article

RV Rentals Up as Economy Slumps
from KCBS-TV
For many families, money is tight, but they still want to take a vacation. So instead of jetting off to Paris or going to the Hawaii, more people are opting for RVs, and rentals are up ten percent this summer. Glen Takahara, who was checking out the RVs at Family RV in San Jose, Calif., says he wants to hit the road and see the United States. More    E-mail article

Camp Green
from The Miami Herald
Although I haven't done it for a few years, I love camping. (As in tent camping. Not bringing along a whole trailer-full of energy-sucking amenities.) And seeing as how it's so green, I just might get back to it. Just think: No hotel room to cool or heat. Evenings by lantern-light. Low-impact activities like hiking, watching the stars and telling outrageous stories. And, for many, NO TV!!! I love the feel of the air, the sound of the wind in the trees, the glow of the moon. More    E-mail article

 

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Families Bond in an RV in NBC's Lighthearted 'Great American Road Trip'
from the Boston Herald
Seven families are four piling into NBC-provided RVs to head west on Route 66 from Chicago to Los Angeles in this reality series hosted by comic Reno Collier. Sure, everyone should see this exquisite land, but doing it while spending a month together in an RV with no personal electronics would seem daunting to even the closest of families. More    E-mail article

Six Pack: Gulf Stream's 37FRE Yellowstone Fiver
from Trailer Life Magazine
The recent trend in the RV industry is to focus more on lighter-weight trailers that can be towed by the family commuter. Gulf Stream has taken a different approach and is making certain the "bigger-is-better" crowd gets its fair shake as well. Available under the Yellowstone and Prairie Schooner marques, the 37FRE fifth-wheel features top-notch construction, residential luxury and plenty of living space ... thanks to six slideouts. Yes, you read that correctly. More    E-mail article

Spending Summer Vacation in an RV
from WWAY-TV3
It is a vacation with a twist. Instead of spending top dollar for a four-star hotel, many are turning to four wheels. Hundreds of people in Carolina Beach, N.C., have been spending their summer vacation in an RV. Winter RV Park in Carolina Beach is bumper to bumper. Many say it is the cheapest way to enjoy vacation while staying on a budget. You can take all the luxuries of home with you, and pack up and go. More     E-mail article

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RV Rentals Up as Stay-cation Trend Continues
from Ozarks First
Research shows holiday travel will be down this year, but those who do drive are staying closer to home. It means automobiles, like RVs are getting some extra mileage. RV rentals are up 11 percent. More    E-mail article

Not All RV Dealers Feeling Economic Crunch
from KWWL-TV
Across the country, RV sales have been lagging. But, that's not the case everywhere. At Ketelsen RV, an RVDA member in Hiawatha, IA, they've found a way to keep the wheels turning. At the beginning of the Fourth of July weekend, Gary Ketelsen thought he'd be in for a slow Friday. Turns out, he was in for a surprise. More    E-mail article

 

RV America Magazine - Now Online
RV America is the official Publication of the Passport America original 50% Discount Camping Club and it's now online and interactive. Go ahead and flip the pages at http://www.rvamericamagazine.com/online.



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