Out of This World

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By Morey Edelman
December 19, 2014

  The Future is Here … and it’s in Southern New Mexico   America’s first commercial spaceport, Spaceport America, is open for business. Both SpaceX, which is testing orbital payload rockets, and Virgin Galactic, which will be flying paying passengers into space, are utilizing this new... Read more »

A Glimpse Into 2015

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By Bruce Hampson
December 18, 2014

  Creative floorplans and continuing advances in technology lead the charge for new motorhomes introduced to dealers; Class B’s are the fastest-growing segment There’s a good reason why toy haulers number among the most popular RVs going into 2015 — and it doesn’t necessarily have anything... Read more »

Miracle Plane Lands at the Carolinas Aviation Museum

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Christine Goodier
December 18, 2014

  Charlotte, North Carolina  Few of us will ever forget the “Miracle on the Hudson” or the images of passengers standing on the wings of a sinking Airbus A320. Thanks to the skill of Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger III and his crew, all 155 people on board survived an emergency river... Read more »

Wireless Control System

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November 22, 2014

  Thor Motor Coach has introduced Rapid Camp — a wireless motorhome control system that allows owners to set up camp quickly at a distance of up to 50 feet away from the coach. With the Rapid Camp remote in hand, users can operate the leveling jacks, slideouts, generator, patio awning and patio... Read more »

2015 Camping World Expansion

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November 22, 2014

  Camping World Inc. has announced additional markets for its 2015 super center expansion and future development, raising the number of Camping World supercenters to just shy of 120 nationwide. The company is also under contract with landowners and existing dealerships actively pursuing new markets... Read more »

Ford Increases Chassis Output to Meet Demand

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October 23, 2014

  Ford Motor Co. has boosted production of its Class A motorhome chassis in response to growing consumer confidence and demand for motorhomes. According to data from Statistical Surveys Inc., a market analysis company specializing in the RV industry, total motorhome sales are up 13 percent year... Read more »

The Amazing Sandhill Crane Migration

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October 23, 2014

  Platte River Valley, Nebraska   One of nature’s most amazing migrations happens each fall and spring when sandhill cranes fly along the Central Flyway in Nebraska and gather in the fertile Platte River Valley. About 90 percent of the world’s sandhill crane population, approximately 500,000,... Read more »

Government shutdown forces closures of 401 national parks

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October 1, 2013

WASHINGTON – Because of the shutdown of the federal government caused by the lapse in appropriations, the National Park Service has closed all 401 national parks and suspended operation of dozens of community assistance programs. All park grounds, visitor centers, hotels, campgrounds, and park roads... Read more »

RV Shipments Grow 5 Percent to Start Year

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February 28, 2012

According to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s January survey of manufacturers, RV wholesale shipments to retailers were reported at 18,700 units, a 5.1 percent increase over the total shipped during the same month last year. Truck campers and Class B motorhomes were ahead on smaller volumes,... Read more »

Winnebago Announces Touchdown Diesel Promotion Winner

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February 23, 2012

Winning Winnebago’s Touchdown Diesel Sales Promotion meant a trip to the Super Bowl for Joe Hale, a sales associate for McClain’s RV in Ft. Worth, Texas. Hale and his wife, Judith enjoyed a Super Bowl weekend in Indianapolis, attending pre-game festivities and of course, the big game on Sunday. Hale’s... Read more »

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