RV Industry Back from the Brink

COBURG, Ore. — We’re all looking for signs that the economy is getting better. The RV industry might just offer us a little insight into the future. Some will tell you there’s no better way to cruise the country than in an RV. Whether you’re hitting the highway with your family or friends, the open … Continue reading »

Fire Damages RV & Boat Storage Facility

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — The Lane Fire Authority is investigating a fire at an RV and boat storage facility that damaged more than a dozen boats and RVs. Investigators say the fire caused more than a million dollars of damage. The fire marshal says a refrigerator malfunction in one of the RVs stored in the … Continue reading »

Harrisburg RV Plant Bought & Reopened

HARRISBURG, Ore. — Nearly five months after a major employer shut its doors in Harrisburg, there is word that a new business is stepping in to reopen the facility. Forest River Incorporated confirmed with KEZI 9 News, that it has purchased the former Monaco plant in Harrisburg, and has plans to rehire as much of … Continue reading »

Fire Destroys Motor Home

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene fire crews responded to a motor home fire early Tuesday morning on Baxter St. and Royal Ave. The call came in just before 4 a.m. The motor home was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived on the scene and it took firefighters about 10 minutes to knock it down. The fire … Continue reading »

OPRD Proposes Higher Camp Space Prices

EUGENE, Ore. — People taking their RVs out to camp in Oregon might have to spend a little more money next summer. Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is proposing to raise rates at the most popular State Park campgrounds. If the proposal is approved by the Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission, the rate for … Continue reading »

RV Dealer Recovery Nearly Complete

EUGENE, Ore. — A local RV dealer is holding its grand re-opening this weekend, after a fire caused major damage to the business last December. Sutton RV in Eugene lost one of its main office buildings, lots of paperwork and personal items when a fire engulfed the office last year. Police said the fire was … Continue reading »

RV Show Claims Industry Boost

EUGENE, Ore. — The recession hit the RV industry hard, but in the past year reports show things are looking up. Those feelings are being echoed at the annual RV show. Not only is attendance up about 30 percent this year, showing a boost in buyers, but show representatives say customer morale is up, too. … Continue reading »

Suspicious Fire at Eugene RV Dealership

EUGENE, Ore. — A fire broke out at the George Sutton RV dealership on 7th Avenue Tuesday morning. The Eugene Fire Department received the call around 6:00 a.m. The fire destroyed an office building but did not spread to any of the RV’s. The office is a total loss, with damage estimated at over $100,000. … Continue reading »