RV auction values adopt seasonal patterns

(Dec. 3, 2012) -- Motorhomes fell from $40,364, to $40,150, a mere $214 decline, which is less than 1 percent. Contrast that to last year, when motor homes dropped nearly $4,000 for this same time period. Towables, including travel trailers, big fifth wheels, and camping trailers came in at an average sales price of $10,022, about $650 less than last month’s $10,673, a decline of 6.5 percent.

RV industry recovery gaining speed

(Dec. 3, 2012) -- Recreational vehicle makers are churning out higher numbers of travel trailers bound for dealers' lots and, ultimately, campgrounds, which had dealers, manufacturers and suppliers feeling more optimistic as they gathered in Louisville last week, writes the Associated Press.

Canada’s manufacturing index falls

(Dec. 3, 2012) -- "The November PMI implied that manufacturing activity in Canada continued to grow in the month although at a pace that was the weakest since the series first compiled in October 2010. The negligible gain is possibly an indication that manufacturing weakness in other major economies is starting to have a materially downward effect on the Canadian sector," said Ferley. 

RV Hall of Fame formally opens event center

(Dec. 3, 2012) -- The RV/MH Hall of Fame will officially dedicate the opening of the Northern Indiana Event Center (NIEC) with a ribbon cutting ceremony Dec. 13 at 5 p.m. Following the ribbon cutting, guests are invited to a light reception, including hors d'oeuvres, cash bar and a champagne toast, sponsored by The Matterhorn Catering.

CEOs say public lands give the West a key advantage

(Dec. 3, 2012) -- A new economic study shows that the western United States is outperforming the rest of the country in job creation, personal income, and population growth, and that protected federal lands -- such as national parks, monuments, and wilderness -- are providing western states with a competitive economic advantage that has helped create more jobs and increase per capita income.