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From Georgia Public Broadcasting:
The National Park Service will begin asking Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area visitors to carry their own trash out of the park.
Beginning in April, officials say visitors to boat ramps, picnic areas and trails will be asked to bring their own trash bags and take their garbage with them out of the park.
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area Superintendent Patty Wissinger said the move is a response to automatic federal spending cuts. Officials said trash cans will be removed from most park locations.
Wissinger said the park has hundreds of trash cans scattered across 48 miles and emptying them accounts for a large part of the park’s maintenance costs. Wissinger said the cost savings will help the park get closer to meeting a federally mandated budget cut.
Year-over-year Canadian motorhome sales declined 40% in January, pulled down by a drop in Class A registrations, according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc.
Winnebago Industries Inc. was the Canadian motorhome sales leader for the month, capturing a 19.4% market share, followed by Forest River Inc.’s Coachmen RV division and Fleetwood RV Inc., each with a 16.7% share. Forest River and Thor Industries Inc. rounded out the Top 5 as both manufacturers earned a 13.9% share.
January Class A registrations fell 55.3% from the year prior. Fleetwood was No. 1 in the category for the month with a 28.6% market share, ahead of Coachmen and Tiffin Motorhomes Inc., each with a 14.3% share. Newmar Corp., Winnebago and Thor all garnered a 9.5% share.
In the Class C segment, sales gained 15.4% for January. Winnebago held the top spot for the month with a 33.3% market share followed by Forest River (26.7%), Coachmen (20%) and Thor (20%).
Meanwhile, towable RV sales in Canada were down 19.7% in January. Travel trailer sales were off 20.6%, fifth-wheel sales were down 15.6%, folding camping trailer sales fell 28.6% and park model sales were down 37.5%. SSI noted that January data was incomplete.