The Family Motor Coach Association has selected the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis as the site of its 87th Family Reunion and Motorhome Showcase on July 2-5, 2012. But before then, it will hold two reunions this year, at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter in Perry, Georgia, on March 14-17, and at the Alliant […]
Archives for January 2011
Winnebago Industries, a leader in the motorhome business, has reentered the travel trailer market by completing the purchase of SunnyBrook RV for $5.7 million through a new subsidiary called Winnebago of Indiana.
Elvie Frey, who was majority owner of SunnyBrook RV, will serve as president of Winnebago of Indiana. The company will build trailers and fifth wheels under the SunnyBrook brand and will also produce Winnebago trailers and fifth wheels.
MVP RV, which builds motorhomes and travel trailers in Riverside, California, has announced plans to partner with Winston Global Energy to build and export thousands of motorhomes to China.
Under the plan, Winston would inject $310 million into MVP RV. In addition Winston Battery Limited would provide capital for the development of all-electric recreation vehicles and charging systems.
Randy Potts, 52, who has worked for Winnebago Industries for 27 years, has been named president of the company, assuming one of the titles that had been held by Bob Olson, who will remain as chairman and chief executive officer. Potts joined the company in 1983 as a senior tool designer, and rose to serve […]
The world’s largest auto museum is scheduled to open this fall in Tacoma, Washington. Based on the massive vehicle collection of founders Harold and Nancy LeMay, the $60 million project, called LeMay—America’s Car Museum, will include a 165,000-square-foot building and 3.5-acre show field next to the Tacoma Dome. The museum will showcase cars, motorcycles and […]
The most photographed slot canyon in the Southwest is known by various names—The Corkscrew, The Crack, and the Spiral Rock Arches. The Navajo, however, named it first and best— Tse’ bighanilini—which means “the place where water runs through rocks.” No matter what you call it, all of these descriptions actually refer to different areas […]
We watched Big Bend disappear in our rear view mirror, and journeyed to Fort Davis, Texas, for a scheduled stop at McDonald Observatory. Ahead of our visit, we had booked a daytime tour of the observatory on Thursday, a “Star Party,” on Friday evening, and a Lunar Viewing on Saturday night. Fort Davis is […]
In the BatteryMINDer Blog that I just wrote, Assure Automotive Power, I was missing 2 optional accessories which we just recently made available to me. At this point I can finish up my installation. The 2 pieces that I received were the ABS-248 Temperature Sensor (TS) and the 12103 Battery Condition Indicator. (BCI) Final location […]
Wellness. The term was coined little more than 15 years ago and is quickly gaining widespread popularity in America today. Prior to that, Western modern medicine spent all of its timing treating disease and illness by developing drugs as the weapon of choice. I recently learned that from 1999 to 2009, the number of prescriptions […]
January has kind of blown by almost without my being mentally aware of it. Friend Marie (and Boomer, the Pomeranian) that I have visited twice over the last couple of years at her home in Twisp, WA, got very tired of shoveling that white stuff, had somebody plow her out and without disturbing her […]
The Flexsteel RV Theatre Seating group has become on of our most popular items. With power and manual versions available and a choice of three center console variations, it offers the comforts of home while on the road. As with all Flexsteel RV Furniture it is available in a wide selection of fabrics and ultra […]