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Gov. Will Tout RV Recovery

April 25th, 2012

RVBusiness says TheElkhartTruth reports Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels will visit the RV/MH Hall of Fame and Museum in Elkhart, Indiana this Friday to meet with RV execs and publicize the industry’s recovery. Mark Bowersox, executive director of the Recreation Vehicle Indiana Council (RVIC), says Daniels will meet with company presidents and then hold a news conference. “I think it’s fair to say the industry continues to rebound,” Bowersox says, suggesting the market has a lot of pent-up demand. “I think there’s more interest than the numbers are showing but interest doesn’t make the factories turn out RVs.” notes Gov. Daniels could have been a solid contender for the Republican presidential nomination but declined the opportunity for family reasons.

(Photo credit: RV/MH Hall of Fame and Museum)


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