Monday, March 09, 2009

RV makers' implosion leaves Coburg quiet

Monaco, Marathon and Country Coach produced some of the nation's nicest homes on wheels, and they lured young couples, baby boomers and

Tiny towns such as Coburg, Junction City and Harrisburg blossomed by becoming the recreational vehicle capital of the West. Their factories fed families, their donations kept children in school, and their tax dollars promised modern comforts, such as Coburg's first sewer line.

But today, the RVs parked along Lane County's dealer lots and country roads are a reminder of the economic storm howling through the Willamette Valley. Americans too scared to spend and banks too frightened to lend could doom Oregon's RV industry -- and the slice of Americana that it supports in this thumbprint of Oregon farmland.
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During nine years of shunpiking, (driving the back roads) Marianne Edwards and her husband have found hundreds of free campsites. In response to questions from friends and relatives, who wonder how they can afford to travel as often, as far, and for as long as they do, The Edwards' have written a series of RV travel guidebooks they call The Frugal Shunpiker's Guides
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