RVDA News Brief
July 8, 2009

Families Bond in an RV in NBC's Lighthearted 'Great American Road Trip'
from the Boston Herald
Seven families are four piling into NBC-provided RVs to head west on Route 66 from Chicago to Los Angeles in this reality series hosted by comic Reno Collier. More

SBA's New Pilot Loan Program for RV Dealer Floor Plan Financing Begins This Month
from RVDA
Beginning in this month, eligible RV dealerships can apply for SBA-guaranteed dealer floor plan (DFP) financing under SBA’s new DFP Pilot Program. More

Video: RV Rentals Up
from Ozarks First
Research shows holiday travel will be down this year, but those who do drive are staying closer to home. It means automobiles, like RVs are getting some extra mileage. RV rentals are up 11 percent. More

Not All RV Dealers Feeling Economic Crunch
from KWWL-TV
Across the country, RV sales have been lagging. But, that's not the case everywhere. At Ketelsen RV, an RVDA member in Hiawatha, IA, they've found a way to keep the wheels turning. At the beginning of the Fourth of July weekend, Gary Ketelsen thought he'd be in for a slow Friday. Turns out, he was in for a surprise. More

RVers Spend Months Serving Others
from the Daily Herald
Art and Sylvia Rogers are living the good life. Retired and healthy, they have a little money in the bank and plenty of time on their hands. But don't look for them at the bingo hall or on the shuffleboard court. As members of Roving Volunteers in Christ's Service, (RVICS), the pair recently traversed the states in their 40-foot RV performing maintenance and construction projects for needy nonprofit Christian children's homes and schools. More

Thanks to All 2009 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo Sponsors and Exhibitors
from RVDA
The RV industry’s leading companies will be exhibiting at the 2009 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo, Oct. 6-9, at the Rio in Las Vegas. RVDA urges you to support the companies that support your national association. More

Massachusetts Encourages Camping Trips
from South Coast Today
Residents across Massachusetts are being encouraged to take advantage of the innumerable camping opportunities in state parks from the Berkshires to Boston and Cape Cod. More

Check Out a Preliminary Schedule of Workshops at the 2009 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo
from the RV Learning Center
The 2009 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo is your opportunity to take advantage of the networking and educational sessions that delve beyond the basics to help your dealership Rise to the Challenge. View details about the currently scheduled workshops. More