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RV sales rise as vacationers stay closer to home
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As Minnesota's tourism industry celebrated its best summer since the recession started, RV dealers also have seen a spike in business. Members of the Twin Cities Metro RV Dealers Association are seeing double-digit growth this year, with some almost 50 percent ahead of 2010 sales. More

RV show expected to bring thousands to Elkhart
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Elkhart, IN, could have close to 8,000 visitors at the RV manufacturers' open house week. "Elkhart is the RV industry, the RV industry is Elkhart," says Elkhart Mayor Dick Moore. Thor Industries Inc. is showing close to 400 units at the RV Hall of Fame, and down the road, Forest River has an even bigger display. "The industry is picking up," says Thor President Bob Martin. "Over the last several years it's been slow and steady growth and for us, we see great momentum with our towables." More


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USS Cole Commander Kirk Lippold visits RVDA HQ prior to convention appearance
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Author and retired Navy Cmdr. Kirk Lippold visited RVDA headquarters in Fairfax, VA, during a recent publicity tour for his new book, "Front Burner." The book is his first-person account of the April 2001 terrorist attack on the USS Cole while it was docked in the port of Aden. Lippold will sign copies during the upcoming RV Dealers International Convention/Expo; the book will be available for purchase at the Diversified Insurance booth during the Oct. 2 evening reception. More

Couple logs decades of RV tailgates
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Jerry Leglue, 82, has been tailgating at LSU football games in his collection of RVs since 1966 and recalls an era when game attendees wore coats and ties, hats, dresses and high heels. The first time he drove his RV, he was able to park for free a few yards from the stadium. Now, many years and six RVs later, Leglue pays $5,000 a year for his spot. Friends and family by the dozens visit and eat with the Leglues before games. "The children's friends come. The grandchildren's friends come. They all know they're welcome," says Connie Leglue. More

'Tin Can Tourists' roll into town
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More than 150 rare and vintage travel trailers are expected at the annual Tin Can Tourists Vintage Trailer and Motor Coach Club's annual fall gathering in Milford, CA. This year's open house will showcase a 1949 American full of polished wood and Art Deco curves, a 1936 Bowlus Road Chief, a rare 1937 Curtiss Aerocar towed by a custom-built 1938 International truck, shiny 1960s Airstreams, and Scotties and Shastas of every description, says club member Forrest Bone. Tin Can Tourists began in Tampa in 1919 as a travel group, ended in the 1980s and was reborn in 1998. More

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Fall means camping, tailgating
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Cooler weather and shorter days are on their way, but that doesn't have to mean the end of your camping and RVing fun. Fall is a great time to plan a camping trip to destination hot spots that may have been too busy during the summer. Campgrounds and parks are less congested, and rates usually are reduced. Or consider the pleasures and advantages of tailgating in an RV: a roof over your head in case of bad weather; a bathroom that lets you skip the porta potty lines; a refrigerator to keep food and beverages cold; and a comfortable place to wait out the postgame traffic. More

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Camper sites popping up in Ohio, West Virginia
The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Residents of Belmont County, OH, are used to an annual influx of campers owned by fans flocking to the country music festival Jamboree in the Hills. But these campers always leave the area in a matter of days. Now, more permanent campsites are springing up throughout the county because hundreds of natural gas pipeliners are bringing their RVs into the area. More

New York launches 'Oh Ranger! NY State Parks' iPhone app
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New York state parks have partnered with American Park Network to launch a free iPhone app — Oh, Ranger! NY State Parks — that gives visitors on-the-go the ability to access park information. The app includes more than 200 state parks, historic sites, golf courses, campgrounds and nature centers with amenities, directions and links to important numbers and services. With much of the information embedded in the app, users don't need the Internet to access park information, an important feature, since some parks have limited connectivity. More

Patrick Industries buys Creative Wood for $5.7 million
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Patrick Industries Inc., which makes parts for the RV industry, has bought Creative Wood Designs Inc., a maker of hardwood furniture for RVs, for $5.7 million. Patrick Industries said Creative Wood should have about $18 million in revenue in 2012 and immediately will add to its net income. This is Patrick's third acquisition this year. More

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Not your grandma's retirement via Yahoo Finance    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Assisted living facilities have come a long way from the clinical institutions of old, offering residents an ever-expanding menu of amenities that reflect the diversity of baby boomers themselves. Take, for instance, the Livingston, TX, community called Escapees Care Center, dedicated to retirees who live in recreational vehicles and aren't inclined to give up that lifestyle. "The parking spots are wheelchair accessible, and nurse aids visit the RVs throughout the day to serve meals and help residents get dressed or take medication," says Andrew Carle, director of the Senior Housing Administration program at George Mason University. More

Campers, keep your eyes on the supplies
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There was a time when campers could leave their cook stoves, coolers, fishing gear, and other camping items on their picnic table, go off for hours, and expect to find everything just as they left it. That changed years ago; now, most campers store gear out of sight or secured in their vehicles. As state parks report more thefts and break-ins, The Sentinel in Mechanicsburg, PA, reminds all to store valuables or leave them at home. More

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Develop me or I'm history
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Even during challenging economic times, your best and brightest have options. Failing to help these employees grow may spur them to take their talents elsewhere. They become "history." Career development can increase productivity, reduce expense and improve quality, so why don't all businesses use it? Probably because over the years, managers continue to believe these five myths. More

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Boost your 4th quarter with these sales tips
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The most effective way to drive sales and grow your business is through customer engagement. Here are five ways to engage your customers — including identifying and focusing on the top 20 percent — and end the year with a bang. More

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