Archive for 2005

>North American motor home and caravan makers are feeling the pain of high fuel prices in much the same way as car and truck makers.

Winnebago Industries, the biggest motor home manufacturer, reported a 25 per cent drop in quarterly earnings on Wednesday. Besides an 11.7 per cent fall in deliveries, the Iowa-based company said buyers were opting for lower-priced motor homes and diesel-powered vehicles. Full Story…
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>A state parks official is expected to begin discussing with East Grand Forks, ND city leaders today the possibility of the city taking over maintenance of the Red River State Recreation Area.

The state budget for parks continues to be tight, so the Department of Natural Resources is looking to save some money by contracting with East Grand Forks, said city administrator Craig Mattson. Full Story…

>Baseball Hall of Famer Bob Gibson recently offered a valuable piece of marriage advice: Take your spouse on frequent RV vacations.

“One of the nicest things about RVing is my wife actually smiles at me when we get inside… she’s always in a good mood in our motorhome,” Gibson said, sharing his firsthand experiences with an audience of RV industry executives.

The former St. Louis Cardinal pitcher received his first RV as a retirement gift from the team in 1975. Gibson and his wife, Wendy, have been on the road ever since. Full Story…

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