Archive for 2009

>The RV Industry has long been an indicator for the economy. Attendance has been on the rise at national RV shows and positive sales numbers reported. To confirm the turn in the economy, New York Stock Exchange Chief Economist Emeritus William Freund stated in his seminar at the National RV Trade Show “The worst of the Great Recession is behind your industry.” Freund predicted a total economic recovery in three to five years with consumer interest gearing towards affordability and innovations with baby boomers contributing to the recovery.

The RV lifestyle has become the affordable means for family travel. While extravagant vacations have declined, families are hitting the road in a motorhome. Purchasing an RV is an investment in family and in the affordability of future get-aways.

“There is no doubt the last few years have been rough on the RV Industry, says Gerard Pedata of Pedata RV Center, “however, with a focus on customer service, cost-effective options for customers, and an ability to listen to what the consumer wants, we are confident a full recovery is right around the corner.”
Wagan 400-Watt Power Dome EX Jumpstarter with Built-In Air Compressor Power Dome EX is a multi-purpose portable & rechargeable emergency power source. It can be used as a power source for 110volt AC or 12volt DC applications such as computers, TVs, fax machines, audio, fans, electrical tools, etc. It can also start your car engine in an emergency situation.

>Billings Gazette
More than 300 campsites at Yellowstone National Park’s Fishing Bridge campground won’t have electricity next summer.

Xanterra Parks and Resorts, the concession operator of the campsite, decided to cut the inadequate service available while negotiating with the National Park Service about upgrading the system.

“It was built in the early ’60s,” said Jim McCaleb, general manager for Xanterra. “Over the years, with the continuing heavy demand by RVs, the system is incapable of handling today’s RVs’ needs.”

McCaleb said the current service at each site is only 20 amps. If upgraded, each site would have a 60-amp service, he said.

“It’s a huge upgrade,” he said. “We’re working with the National Park Service to see what it would take.”

McCaleb said if everything can be worked out the electricity would only be cut for this coming season with the upgrades installed in time for 2011 campers.
2009 model Magna 3000 (2600 Watt) Portable Inverter Generator
Magna generators are state-of-the-art power generators. They are small, efficient and quiet operation, these generators will run longer and cost you less while providing the best power output in the industry. The Magna 3000 Watt digital inverter generator is very similar to the Honda EU2000i but with more power.

It has a built-in 30 AMP (TT-30R) standard RV receptacle. You don’t need any adapter or loss of power for RV connection. Pure sinewave output makes it safe for sensitive electronics like personal computers, TVs and other electronics.

>Albany, OR: An explosion Monday afternoon ripped through a fifth-wheel trailer parked in the Knox Butte RV Park, 125 Expo Parkway.

The park is north of Knox Butte Road and across from the hotels near the Linn County Fair & Expo Center.

Trailer owner Clyde Schell reported only minor injuries, including a singed beard.

He was seen in an ambulance at the scene but declined further treatment.

Residents said the sound and the explosion “rocked the park.”
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