Check out these highlights of RV-related news, events and video from this past week.
1. Fleetwood Enterprises Signs Purchase Agreement for Motor Home Assets: Leading RV manufacturer Fleetwood announced it has signed an asset purchase agreement to sell its motor home business to American Industrial Partners Capital Fund IV, L.P. of New York. Read more about the deal in the company news release.
2. Fleetwood’s Military Housing Business Sold to Clayton Homes: Following approval by Bankruptcy Court on May 28, Fleetwood Enterprises sold its Trendsetter military housing assets to CMH Manufacturing, Inc. for $4.5 million. See the Fleetwood news release for details.
3. Happy Trailers RV Slideshow: MSN Autos has 12 slides’ worth of RV photos and commentary about notable RVs from yesteryear’s Airstream to today’s super-plush German motorcoach. It’s fun and I even learned a thing or two!
4. Stale RV Water Solutions: You can prevent those notorious musty odors in your RV’s potable water system by taking a few simple steps. Draining your water tanks before storing your rig for extended periods can save you the headache of sanitizing the whole system later on. Watch the video demo to learn how!
5. National Park Service Will Waive Fees on 3 Summer Weekends: The 147 National Park Service sites across the country that charge fees for entry will waive these entrance fees during the weekends of June 20-21, July 18-19, and August 15-16, 2009, said Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar. Meanwhile, many park partners including tour operators, hotels, restaurants, gift shops, and other vendors will offer additional discounts and special promotions on those dates. Find out more and start planning your FREE National Park trip!
6. Airstream Recalls Trailers Due to Exterior Lighting: Airstream is recalling 2,052 year 2002-2009 Bambi, International, Safari, 75th Anniversary, DWR, and Ocean Breeze travel trailers, because they were built without rear reflex reflectors, which could cause a crash due to reduced visibility of the vehicle. See the release for details, or call one of the listed phone #s. Do NOT visit the NHTSA website, it’s entirely useless as far as I can tell.