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Old 02-27-2005, 09:39 AM   #1
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Of Human Vagabondage. . .

Here is an article about RV'ing and CCD Airstreams in today's Star Tribune.
Sorry about the headline, our headline writers are sickos.
http://startribune.com/stories/462/5261866.html

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At any rate, the article states that the CCD makes up 40% of total airstream sales, which reached $1.4 B last year. That's an increase of 83% in two years.
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Old 02-27-2005, 10:08 AM   #2
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That article actually made the front page of the newspaper. Must have been a slow newsday. It even buried the Wichita BTK killer capture that captivated Fox News and wiped out the Forbes Business show Saturday morning.

I was more intrigued this morning about the article on the guy who retires at age 62 to live at the end of the road on Snowbank Lake near Ely, MN during the winter and takes his 5th wheeler south in the spring.

http://www.startribune.com/stories/533/5260945.html
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Old 02-27-2005, 10:12 AM   #3
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Our cookies are allowing us to read this stuff without sign-in. It is a free sign-up for anyone wanting to read the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. That seems to be a pain to go through to read newspapers online anymore.
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Like the KCStar you can access the news once and once onlyl without subscribing. Good read, thanks for sharing.
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Old 02-27-2005, 10:42 AM   #5
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I really don't believe the $1.4 B Airstream sales reported in the Star Tribune article. I looked at the 2004 Annual report; Thor's total sales of 'towables' in 2004 was $1.4 B, so that number includes all the other brands (Keystone, Breckenridge, Dutchmen), but doesn't include motorized Airstreams.
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