Thor stock drops after earnings miss, future weakness ahead

Thor Industries (THO) took a big hit on the stock market a day after announcing its purchase of the Hymer RV Group when the company reported a bigger-than-expected fiscal fourth-quarter earnings decline, even though sales weren’t as bad as expected. Thor stock tumbled as the company also warned of weakness in the next two quarters, reports Investor’s Business Daily. Estimates:…

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Jayco recalls some motorhomes for power window issue

Jayco is recalling certain 2015-2017 Jayco Redhawk motorhomes built on a Chevrolet van chassis. Liquid may leak into the driver’s power window switch and cause corrosion, resulting in high electrical resistance. High electrical resistance can increase the risk of a fire. GM will notify owners, and GM dealers will replace the driver side door window switch, free of charge. The…

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Ventura County now requiring reservations for Rincon oceanside campsites

Ventura County Board of Supervisors eliminated first-come, first-served camping along the oceanfront Rincon Parkway in an effort to eliminate monopolizing campsites by friends holding sites for each other or by selling sites on the internet. Instead, campers in 200 spots on the Rincon Parkway and the Faria and Hobson beach parks on either side of it must generally make reservations…

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Park rangers euthanize bear suspected of man’s death in Smokies

The body of William Lee Hill Jr. was discovered by authorities last Tuesday off Rich Mountain Road, about two miles north of Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, reported Knox News. The body showed signs of being scavenged by wildlife over a period of several days, park officials said. As rangers worked to recover the body that…

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Visit the National Parks on fee-free day, Sat., Sept. 22nd

The day is September 22nd, this Saturday, when the U.S. National Park Service opens its doors to the National Parks on the 25th anniversary of National Public Lands with a fee-free day. Visitors to any federally managed lands will be allowed to enter the park free of charge, says KGUN 9. The fee-free designation does not include fees for camping, reservations,…

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San Francisco supervisors struggle with what to do with homeless RVers

NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) is alive in San Francisco as supervisors squabble about what to do with homeless RV dwellers, providing few options except for eliminating them from their individual districts. One San Francisco supervisor is pressing the city to remove trailers and camper vans from a quiet side street in his district – a move that spurred…

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KOA president to appear today on Facebook Live RV program

The Facebook Live program RVing in New England will welcome Toby O’Rourke, president of Kampgrounds of America, to its online talk show today (Wednesday, Sept. 19). The show airs every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. EDT on the New England RV Dealers Association (NERVDA) Facebook page: facebook.com/rvinginnewengland. Ms. O’Rourke will be the first outdoor hospitality executive to appear on the…

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Some Fleetwood, Holiday Rambler motorhomes recalled

REV Recreation Group (REV) is recalling certain 2018 Fleetwood Pulse, and 2018-2019 Holiday Rambler Prodigy motorhomes equipped with diesel-fuel generators. (Vehicles equipped with propane-fueled generators are not affected by this recall.) The generator’s exhaust pipe may be routed close to the polypropylene gray-water waste tank. If the exhaust pipe contacts the gray-water waste tank, the tank may melt, increasing the…

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Bear leads police, CHP and sheriff deputies on slow-speed chase

Redding police followed a lost black bear on a slow-speed chase through the streets of Redding, California, early Monday morning, reported The Sacramento Bee. The bear, likely displaced by the recent wildfires, was originally spotted near Hilltop Drive and Commerce Street then traveled south through town until it reached the Rother Elementary School campus. The bear made its way on…

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Going-to-the-Sun Road reopens in Glacier NP

Good news for visitors to Glacier National Park. Officials have reopened the full length of the Going-to-the-Sun Road to private vehicles as crews work to contain the fire that closed it, reported the Montana Standard. The National Park Service closed the west side of the scenic highway on Aug. 12 due to a lightning-caused fire on the northwest side of Lake McDonald.…

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