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Coachmen Offers RV Purchase Rebate

MAY 2008 - Coachmen RV Group wants to help the federal tax rebate program stimulate the economy by offering its own rebate packages to stimulate sales of new RVs and help more Americans enjoy the many pleasures of RVing ... and see America!

May 14, 2008, Wall Street Journal: "The government's economic stimulus package was credited as being effective in stimulating the market ... say economists at Global Insight, a Waltham, Mass.,-based forecasting firm... They forecast continued growth in consumer spending, partly because of tax rebates and stimulus checks."

"In line with this government program, we are making the stimulus package even sweeter with our very own Coachmenomic Stimulus Package. We want to multiply the buying power of the government stimulus package by making it even more affordable to purchase a Coachmen RV," said Michael R. Terlep, president of Coachmen RV Group. "The government rebate combined with the rebates we are offering make it much easier for consumers to move forward with getting the RV of their dreams."

Coachmen is marketing the program as the "Coachmenomic Stimulus Program," a part of the "Vote for Pete Campaign." Pete is the name of Coachmen's iconic mascot, a spotted Dalmatian.

The rebates Coachmen is offering range from $250 on the very economically priced 2009 Spirit of America® travel trailer up to $2,000 on a 2009 Sportscoach® Class A diesel coach. And, the Coachmenomic rebates are multiplied on new 2007 and 2008 model year of select models in dealers' inventory. So for instance, the rebate would be $5,000 for a 2008 Sportscoach motorhome and $1,500 for a 2008 fifth wheel.

The rebate program applies to select new products marketed by Coachmen RV Group under the brand names Coachmen®, Sportscoach®, Georgie Boy™, Adrenaline™ and Viking®. Coachmen RV Group produces a full line of recreational vehicles.

Everyone qualifies for this program, regardless of the size of the government stimulus check received and regardless of whether they have already spent the money. The rebates are good only at participating dealers, and the offer is valid through July 31, 2008.

Here's how the program works. Participants must go to, register on line and print out a rebate coupon. The coupon makes the consumer eligible to receive a Coachmen rebate with the amount determined by the type of RV purchased. They then go to a participating Coachmen RV Group dealer and make the best deal they can on their desired RV. Once the deal is set, present the dealer with the coupon and get the rebate, or apply it directly to the down payment.

"Of course, we hope people will want to combine our rebate with the federal rebate," said Terlep. "For instance, if you and your spouse received a $1,200 federal rebate and you purchased a 2008 Sportscoach diesel motorhome, you have a quick $6,200 to put toward that RV. In anyone's book that has to be a great deal."

Coachmen Industries, Inc. is one of America's leading manufacturers of recreational vehicles, systems-built homes and commercial buildings, with prominent subsidiaries in each industry. The Company's well-known RV brand names include COACHMEN®, GEORGIE BOY™, SPORTSCOACH®, ADRENALINE™ and VIKING®.

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