Cars vs. trucks: Are buyers really downsizing?
Chevrolet's car sales have outnumbered its truck, crossover, and SUV sales. But trucks won't become the dinosaurs of the industry. There will always be people who need the towing capacity of a truck, whether they're in construction or towing a camper on a road trip. And truck sales will actually rise in the near-term, the company says in its quarterly earnings report. More
Forecast: Big gas price drop on the way
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With oil prices falling to the lowest level in almost a year, a drop in gasoline prices is sure to follow. Oil prices have fallen by a third since May. The government said that the average price of a gallon of regular was $3.674 nationally the week ending Aug. 12, down almost a nickel from the week before. One forecast predicts a national average of about $3.25 a gallon is possible by September, which would be about a 40-cent drop from today's level. More
RV dealer thrives during downturn
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RVDA member Mike Thompson's RV is on a roll. The Santa Fe Springs, CA, company is now among the top-selling dealers for Tiffin Motorhomes. GM Frank De Gelas says consumers have become more family oriented and interested in activities they can do together. "There's been a return to basics, and a lot of people are willing to cut back in other areas to have things that are family oriented. We look for the industry to grow like heck again. The economy is against us, but the demographics are with us." More
Register for the convention, stay at the Rio, and you could win a Vegas getaway
Dealers who register for the RV Dealers International Convention/Expo by Sept. 2 and stay at the Rio could win a two-night/three-day stay at any Las Vegas Caesars Entertainment hotel, with complimentary limo to and from McCarran Airport. More
Everyone in the RV, it's road trip time!
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Ever since the Manhattan author's childhood family camping trip, she's been nostalgic for the wholesome experience. So she and her husband and three kids — one a 5-month-old baby — rented a 30-foot RV and headed west in search of lost Americana and simpler times. More
Living outside for the summer
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In tents and RVs, more families, retirees and pet dogs are living outdoors this summer. Whether to save money, travel or experience nature, a growing number of people are ditching their winter digs to spend the warmer months camping. Many of these campers have housing, but they rent it out or lock it up during the summer to travel and spend time outdoors. More