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Deficit panel eyes elimination of RV mortgage interest deduction
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A proposal from the members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction  includes the elimination of the second home mortgage interest deduction, which includes most types of RVs. The supercommittee is meeting now, so dealers are urged to contact their lawmakers and register their objections to the elimination of the deduction. More

Thor appoints Cam Boyer president of Dutchmen
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Thor Industries Inc. has named Cam Boyer president of Thor subsidiary Dutchmen Manufacturing Inc., succeeding Don Clark. Boyer has been Dutchmen's finance vice president for the past two and a half years. Thor CEO Peter Orthwein credited Boyer as being "one of the key drivers of Dutchmen's success" and said Boyer "brings a strategic approach to the business, using his finance acumen and relationships both inside and outside the company to propel performance." Boyer joined Dutchmen in 2009, after positions at Starcraft RV and Starcraft Marine. More

The Coast Distribution System Inc. reports third quarter 2011 results
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The Coast Distribution System Inc., one of North America's largest aftermarket suppliers of replacement parts, accessories, and supplies for the RV, boating and outdoor recreation industries, reported slightly lower net income and sales for the third quarter of 2011 compared with third quarter 2010, but CEO Jim Musbach said Coast has made progress increasing market awareness of its branded products. More

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Blue Ridge Parkway management plan includes upgrades for RV travelers
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The first-ever management plan for the Blue Ridge Parkway treads a fine line between two forces that park managers have juggled for the 76-year history of the high road—the economic development aspirations of adjacent communities and the need to ensure the integrity of a national park that's 469 miles long and a half-mile wide. Many campgrounds are in line for improvements, including RV water and electrical hookups and widened access loops, entrances and parking. More

Myrtle Beach, SC radio DJ collects food in RV
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Scott Mann, a DJ from WAVE Radio 104.1, has taken up residence in an RV in front of the Visitor's Center at Myrtle Beach, S.C., and he's not going home until he fills a trailer with non-perishable food for the needy. This is the ninth year Mann has parked himself at the center of the busy spot to get donations for the Myrtle Beach Community Kitchen and Helping Hands Organizations. More

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RV lifestyle entices boomers
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Kevin and Liz Johnson epitomize the baby boomer generation's rediscovery of the RV lifestyle, taking their family out in his inherited 34-foot Coachmen four times a year and exchanging the electrical gadgets with campfires and cards. More

Growing fonder
The Natchez Democrat (Mississippi)    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Sustaining a long-distance marriage is easier when you have a home that's drivable. Randy Merrick works for the Coast Guard in Natchez, while Beth Merrick lives in Biloxi, Miss., in the couple's RV, their fulltime home. The two take turns making the four-hour drive to see each other. More
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