Hoosier MH Builder Snags Second FEMA Order

September 12, 2011

Bristol, Ind.-based Hi-Tech Housing Inc., a manufacturer of custom factory-built housing and commercial structures founded in 1990, announced today that it has been awarded a second order for temporary housing units by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Inside Indiana Business reported that in... Read more »

Take a Weekend Camping Trip this Autumn

September 12, 2011

If you didn’t have time to take your kids to a “Death by Chocolate” weekend camping trip this summer, don’t worry.   Privately owned campgrounds, RV parks and resorts are still planning fun family activities throughout September and October.   Consider Winding River Campground in Mays Landing,... Read more »

Hershey Crews Unimpeded by Tropical Storm

September 10, 2011

Anyone watching the national news over the past 24 hours had to see the reports of an epic 10-inch rainfall around Harrisburg, Pa. And anyone in this industry had to realize that this torrential downpour was occurring on the doorstep of the nation’s largest annual recreational vehicle retail show –... Read more »

Cruiser RV’s Expanding into Second Factory

September 9, 2011

Cruiser RV LLC, a lightweight travel trailer manufacturer based in Howe, Ind., has announced that it will expand its operations, creating up to 200 new jobs by 2014. The company will invest more than $850,000 to lease a 140,000-square-foot LaGrange manufacturing facility, add machinery for a new production... Read more »

Demco Buys Victoria’s Hijacker Hitches, Jacks

September 9, 2011

Boyden, Iowa-based Dethmers Mfg. (Demco) announced Sept. 7 it had acquired the complete Hijacker product line from Victoria Industries. The line consists of fifth-wheel hitches, hydraulic jacks and camper steps. Dethmers has been a national leader in the RV towing industry since 1982. According to a... Read more »

Many Campgrounds Offer Halloween-Themed Activities Right After Labor Day

September 8, 2011

Labor Day weekend may mark the end of the traditional summer camping season, but for the growing numbers of campgrounds that offer Halloween-themed activities, their busiest season just beginning.   “We’re just now getting into our busiest time of the year,” said Dana Gabriel, co-owner of the... Read more »

Adventurer LP Introduces Double-Slide Camper

September 7, 2011

Yakima, Wash.-based Adventurer LP announced Sept. 6 it had begun shipping its new Eagle Cap 1160 double-slide truck camper to dealers. The first two dealers to receive the 1160 were George Sutton in Eugene, Ore., and Lacombe RV in Lacombe, AB Canada. The Eagle Cap 1160 is a redesigned above-the-rails... Read more »

ELS Assesses Irene Damage at Less than $1.5M

September 6, 2011

Equity LifeStyle Properties Inc. (ELS) said Thursday (Sept. 1) the impact on income from property operations as a result of Hurricane Irene will be less than $1.5 million.   The Chicago-based real estate investment trust (REIT) based its estimate after undertaking a preliminary assessment of the impact... Read more »

Arizona Builder Finds Niche Customizing RVs

September 1, 2011

Tuscon, Ariz., manufacturer Kick’in Kampers Inc. is now converting travel trailers, fifth-wheels, vans and motorhomes to make them accessible to the disabled, according to a report in the Arizona Daily Star.   Roll-in tile showers, chair-lift systems, widened entry doors and altered counter heights... Read more »

Despite Irene, Most Vermont Parks to Stay Open

September 1, 2011

While some Vermont campgrounds have suffered damage as a result of Tropical Storm Irene, more than 70 privately owned and operated campgrounds will be open for Labor Day weekend, according to the Vermont Campground Association (VCA). “Some are cleaning up downed trees, but most are ready for visitors,”... Read more »

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