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Indiana Governor’s Prison Chief Lives in RV

Recreational vehicles are emerging as a signature of sorts for Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels' administration, according to a report in the Indianapolis Star. Daniels gained notoriety for his high profile RV treks on the campaign travel. And after taking office, he accepted a Monoco Coach motorhome for official use when traveling the state. Recently he found out that his prison chief, J. David Donahue, has been living in a 34-foot 1999 motorhome manufactured by Gulf Stream Coach Inc. Since taking... Read more

Xplorer Motor Homes Selling Off Business

Michigan-based Xplorer Motor Homes division of Frank Industries Inc. – a manufacturer of high-end van campers and minimotorhomes with roots going back to the early days of RV manufacturing – has ceased production and is attempting to sell its plant in Brown City. “They are in the process of looking to sell the business," said Clint Holmes, city manager of Brown City, Mich., an east-central Michigan community of about 1,300 residents that bills itself as the “Birth Place of the Motor... Read more

Canada'sWest Coast Leisure Homes Grows

Chris Epp, president of West Coast Leisure Homes Ltd., Penticton, B.C., manufacturer of Okanagan truck campers and towables, traces the origin of the brand to a pile of potential mill scrap that remained after a local company went bankrupt. “A local mill’s woodworking shop was producing parts for a customer, but they didn’t know what they were building,” Epp said. “They were just building parts that someone had ordered. The company ordering the parts went broke and the millwork shop was... Read more

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