Tiffin recalls two for air brake system

(June 4, 2012) -- Tiffin Motorhomes, Inc. is recalling two model year 2012 Phaeton RVs built on a Spartan chassis and equipped with 3030 brake chambers. The park brake may not be sufficient to hold the vehicle in place. Accordingly, the vehicle could roll away and strike and injure a bystander or cause a crash without warning.

Obama declares June to be Great Outdoors Month

(June 4, 2012) -- It is officially Great Outdoors Month from sea to shining sea after President Obama signed a proclamation and 48 governors took steps to mirror this proclamation, said Derrick Crandall, president of the American Recreation Coalition. He noted the proclamation covers numerous “hot button" issues, such as America’s Great Outdoors initiative, the Let’s Move Outside campaign, and the National Travel and Tourism Strategy.

Yamaha raises $11,000 for veterans, children

(June 4, 2012) -- Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., raised more than $11,000 through its recent “Assembled in U.S.A.” Grizzly Giveaway, the company announced today. The funds will be split evenly and donated to the Honored American Veterans Afield and Feed the Children charities. The company collected $5 donations for a chance to win a 2012 Grizzly 700 ATV.

Virginia commission rejects camping restrictions

(June 4, 2012) -- Clarke County residents have been complaining that small lots along the Shenandoah River were being improperly occupied and that generators being used at the campsites were disturbing nearby homeowners, the Clarke Daily News reported. One resident complained that his grandchildren found a file of feces in the yard during an Easter egg hunt. Commissioners felt the restriction would hurt local business and penalize land owners unfairly.

Hall of Fame raises 56 percent of funding goal in May

(June 1, 2012) -- "We hope other industry members who have become financially able in the RV and manufactured housing industries will feel challenged by the contributions of Lemonis and Wallace and step up and do their part in helping us preserve our industries' heritage," said Searer. "And while we need and appreciate these larger contributions, I am inspired by the willingness of individuals, dealers and groups who have reached into their pockets to do their part. We need everyone's help if we are going to meet this challenge."

Winnebago recognizes top motorized dealers

(June 1, 2012) -- Lazydays, VR Emond, Motor Sportsland, and Colonial Itasca all share top honors are the largest volume Winnebago, Itasca and Era dealers in North America. Great Alaskan Holidays took the top rental dealer award while La Mesa RV and Camping World were honored as the new Winnebago and Itasca dealers of the year, respectively.