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Old 01-25-2005, 05:33 PM   #1
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For Immediate Release

President and First Lady Join with Dozens of Celebrities in Using RVs for Inauguration Festivities

RESTON, Va., January 25, 2005 – During a wintry inauguration celebration in Washington D.C., where were President Bush and the First Lady?

In "RV-One," naturally"”a Type A motorhome provided for the First Couple along with two dozen more recreation vehicles (RVs) requested by the Presidential Inauguration Committee (PIC) for use during the frigid week of festivities.

Now even the nation's most elite celebrities and politicians are selecting RVs as their "vehicles of choice" when it comes to celebrating in style.

The donated motorhomes served as high-tech, climate-controlled headquarters for President Bush, Vice President Cheney, White House senior staff and celebrities such as Ryan Seacrest, Kenny Chesney, Patti LaBelle, Andrea Bocelli, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Hillary Duff, Angie Harmon, Gary Sinise, Rubben Studdard, and The Temptations.

The RVs came equipped with amenities like side-by-side refrigerators/freezers, gourmet kitchens with Corian countertops, wine cellars, convection ovens, home theater centers complete with DVD players, satellite TVS with multiple plasma screens and surround sound speaker systems.

Some of the important purposes the RVs served during the three-day event included:

"¢ Two RVs were set up at the Washington Convention Center for President Bush, the First Lady, Vice President Cheney and Mrs. Cheney's personal use during the festivities.
"¢ Twelve RVs were used by performers Hillary Duff and Rubben Studdard (from American Idol) at the "America's Future Rocks Today" youth concert held January 18 at The Washington, DC Armory. Over 10,000 young fans attended the concert.
"¢ Eleven RVs were used as VIP holding rooms and as staff offices for PIC and the White House, at the "Celebration of Freedom" ceremony held on the Ellipse, just south of the White House.
"¢ Some of the RVs were also reused as mobile headquarters for the PIC staff and as holding rooms for top officials at other events at locations ranging from RFK Stadium (the staging area for the parade and entertainer transport), to the midpoint of the parade route, which proceeded down Pennsylvania Avenue.

"When the inauguration committee needed to keep all the dignitaries comfortable during a frigid Washington winter, they turned to the RV industry and the industry delivered," explained Derrick Crandall, president of the American Recreation Coalition (ARC). "RVs played a large role in making the inauguration activities a great success."

Consumers purchased RVs at a record pace last year, despite record-high gasoline prices. Factory-to-dealer deliveries of new RVs in 2004 jumped nearly 14 percent over the previous year, according to RVIA market data.

"From being the top search term on eBay to having a key role in the inauguration festivities RVs are truly everywhere," said RVIA President Dave Humphreys. "2004 was a banner year for the industry and 2005 is shaping up to be another great year as RVs solidify their place in the forefront of American culture."

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For Immediate Release

President and First Lady Join with Dozens of Celebrities in Using RVs for Inauguration Festivities

RESTON, Va., January 25, 2005 – During a wintry inauguration celebration in Washington D.C., where were President Bush and the First Lady?

In "RV-One," naturally"”a Type A motorhome provided for the First Couple along with two dozen more recreation vehicles (RVs) requested by the Presidential Inauguration Committee (PIC) for use during the frigid week of festivities.

Now even the nation's most elite celebrities and politicians are selecting RVs as their "vehicles of choice" when it comes to celebrating in style.

The donated motorhomes served as high-tech, climate-controlled headquarters for President Bush, Vice President Cheney, White House senior staff and celebrities such as Ryan Seacrest, Kenny Chesney, Patti LaBelle, Andrea Bocelli, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Hillary Duff, Angie Harmon, Gary Sinise, Rubben Studdard, and The Temptations.

The RVs came equipped with amenities like side-by-side refrigerators/freezers, gourmet kitchens with Corian countertops, wine cellars, convection ovens, home theater centers complete with DVD players, satellite TVS with multiple plasma screens and surround sound speaker systems.

Some of the important purposes the RVs served during the three-day event included:

"¢ Two RVs were set up at the Washington Convention Center for President Bush, the First Lady, Vice President Cheney and Mrs. Cheney's personal use during the festivities.
"¢ Twelve RVs were used by performers Hillary Duff and Rubben Studdard (from American Idol) at the "America's Future Rocks Today" youth concert held January 18 at The Washington, DC Armory. Over 10,000 young fans attended the concert.
"¢ Eleven RVs were used as VIP holding rooms and as staff offices for PIC and the White House, at the "Celebration of Freedom" ceremony held on the Ellipse, just south of the White House.
"¢ Some of the RVs were also reused as mobile headquarters for the PIC staff and as holding rooms for top officials at other events at locations ranging from RFK Stadium (the staging area for the parade and entertainer transport), to the midpoint of the parade route, which proceeded down Pennsylvania Avenue.

"When the inauguration committee needed to keep all the dignitaries comfortable during a frigid Washington winter, they turned to the RV industry and the industry delivered," explained Derrick Crandall, president of the American Recreation Coalition (ARC). "RVs played a large role in making the inauguration activities a great success."

Consumers purchased RVs at a record pace last year, despite record-high gasoline prices. Factory-to-dealer deliveries of new RVs in 2004 jumped nearly 14 percent over the previous year, according to RVIA market data.

"From being the top search term on eBay to having a key role in the inauguration festivities RVs are truly everywhere," said RVIA President Dave Humphreys. "2004 was a banner year for the industry and 2005 is shaping up to be another great year as RVs solidify their place in the forefront of American culture."

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DriVer, who were the chassis and coach suppliers for these executive RVs? And after the mods to Dubwa's coach (like body armor, bullet proof glass and tires, I'd dare say it was upwards of a 50,000 GVW chassis...)
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