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Cupertino City Council said no to a strict parking proposal that would have banned recreation vehicles from parking on residential streets after residents rallied together in opposition the ordinance May 4.

The new ordinance would have made it unlawful to park an RV on residential streets other than for immediate loading and unloading. Vehicles would have been subject to towing, citations or impound by code enforcement. Currently, cars are limited to 72 hours of consecutive of street parking.

“There were some complaints, and it was fairly difficult to enforce because under the current rules you can simply move under a 72 hour period and satisfy the current codes requirements,” said City Manager David Knapp.

About five RV owners spoke out against the proposed law at the council meeting May 4, saying that the new ordinance was unlike anything else in the region. They said it was unfair to senior-aged RV owners and would have been unrealistic to enforce without street signs letting residents know about the new rules.

Stuart Chessen, who owns a large RV, spread the word about the council meeting by scouring Google Maps, which posts overhead photographs of neighborhoods on the web. Chessen spent about an hour looking for parts of town that had RVs parked on the streets, and found about 11 vehicles. He went searching for some of the RVs and put fliers on their windshields, alerting the owners about the May 4 meeting.
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ELKHART, IN – Damon Motor Coach, a division of Thor Industries, Inc. has announced the release of their “Lightning in a Bottle” National Spring Cleaning Event, a retail rebate promotion. The promotion offers retail rebates up to $10,000 for the purchase of any new, unused, unregistered, Damon Motor Coach Daybreak, Challenger, and Tuscany models purchased through an authorized, participating Damon Motor Coach Dealership. The promotion is set to run from May 1, 2010 through June 30, 2010.

Matt Thompson, Vice President and General Manager, said “We are very excited about this promotion!”  Matt went on to say “We worked with several key dealers to help design this event.

The biggest difference between this and programs of the past is the effort we’ve put into promoting it to the retail customer.  We really want to create a market and drive traffic to participating dealer’s lots”.  Participating dealers were provided point of purchase materials to promote the program within their dealership and a full color mailer has been sent to qualified retail customers.  In addition, the promotion will be advertised on the Damon Motor Coach website at as well as various social medias including Facebook, Twitter, and You Tube.  For a list of authorized, participating dealers in your area contact Damon Motor Coach at 800-860-5658.

Damon Motor Coach designs and manufactures a full line of affordable-priced, yet quality built Class A motorhomes. Models include the Astoria and Tuscany diesel pushers, Avanti high-mileage diesel, and the gas-powered Daybreak, Challenger, and Outlaw models.  Damon is a subsidiary of Thor Industries, Inc., Jackson Center, OH (NYSSA: THO), the world’s largest manufacturer of recreation vehicles.

Tampa Tribune
DOVER Fla- Frank Bates says he will take anything in trade at his RV dealership at McIntosh Road and Interstate 4.

Over the last five years, he’s taken in quite a collection – from slot machines to a stuffed marlin – and now it’s time to unload it all, he said.

On Saturday, auctioneers will offer the merchandise to the highest bidder. The preview starts at 9 a.m. and the bidding at noon at Bates RV, 4656 McIntosh Road.

Bates said with the exception of some guns from his personal collection, all the 300 items were taken in on trade from customers who bought recreation vehicles.

If a customer haggles on price, “we say what else do you have to trade,” he said.

That’s how he ended up with items ranging from the practical, such as cars, to the offbeat, such as a Corona bar clock.

Everything is on site, except for two unused mausoleums and a 41-foot boat.

Bates expects a camera crew that will film the auction for a new reality show.

Bates is perhaps best known for his Airstream Ranch, a collection of travel trailers buried nose-first off I-4 west of his dealership. He created Airstream Ranch two years ago to emulate the more famous Cadillac Ranch in Texas.

The Airstreams that make up the ranch won’t be part of the auction, he said.

For information call (813) 659-0008. A complete list of the auction items is at

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