RVDA News Brief
April 22, 2009

Economy Renews Sales Interest in Smaller RVs
from the Daily News-Sun
Mike Sullivan, a salesman at the Yuma, AZ, location of La Mesa RV, an RVDA member, said many customers are looking at smaller units and used RVs instead of bigger and newer vehicles. Sales Manager Larry Irvin said the current economic climate means it is a good time to purchase an RV. More

Boy Scouts RV Previews 100th Celebration
from DigTriad.com
Boy Scouts celebrate their centennial next year, but a special RV made a stop in North Carolina to preview the party. Eagle Scout David Oakley is one of a group traveling through the Southeast on the Century of Values Road Tour. "We're traveling about 1,200 miles, rolling down through Alabama and ending up in Knoxville, TN." More

The RVDA Lenders Toolbox Includes Updated Lists of National and Regional Lenders
from RVDA
RVDA has updated the RVDA Lenders Toolbox with new lists of national and regional wholesale and retail lenders. This toolbox is designed to be a resource for dealers looking to develop or renew relationships with RV lenders and includes links to useful documents that can aid dealers and their customers in locating financing sources. More

More Than 400 RV Dealers Signed Up to Get 2009 Go RVing Leads
from RVDA
Go RVing dealers signed up for the optional tie-in program can access Go RVing leads 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week. The lead program includes various search options, so dealers can refine their marketing and promotion efforts based on their own needs. More

Vintage RV Enthusiasts Party Like It's 1960
from the Ventura County Star
There are plenty of folks who love to restore and admire old cars, motorcycles, and airplanes, so why not travel trailers? If you want an answer to that question, just ask Craig Fraki, 49, of Ojai, CA, a construction manager whose hobby is restoring vintage trailers. More

Video: RVIA President Touts Green RVing on Fox and Friends
from FOX News
In a segment titled “Go RVing and Go Green” on the popular Fox and Friends morning show April 18, RVIA President Richard Coon touted the RV industry’s innovations in creating fuel efficient, environmentally friendly RVs. More

Vegetable Oil Carries RV Down the Road
from CNN
After nearly 50 hours of cutting and reattaching hoses, Josh Winston of Bethesda, MD, managed to get a 1983 Itasca RV running and successfully switched over to a vegetable oil tank. He claims that veggie-oil emissions are about half of those of petroleum-based diesel fuel. More

Register for the 2009 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo and Book Your Room at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino for $95/Night!
from RVDA/RV Learning Center
RVDA -- the National RV Dealers Association and RVDA of Canada will hold the 2009 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo featuring the RV Learning Center in Las Vegas, NV, at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on Oct. 6-9. More