RVDA News Brief
Dec. 3, 2008

Green Highways in an RV
from Oregon Environment News
Ty Adams of southeast Portland, OR, bought a 1994 Safari Trek motorhome and turned it into a sustainable tool to teach about renewable resources. It runs on biodiesel, has solar panels for its electricity and hot water, a composting toilet, and channels to catch rainwater. More

RVDA and Allies Urge Feds to Free Up Money for RV Loans
from RVDA
RVDA is working with other businesses in the outdoor recreation business community to reach out to government leaders in both parties to help them understand the vital role the RV industry plays in the economic well-being of our country. We will be working with the American Recreation Coalition and with other recreation trade groups to present a unified message on the critical need to make financing available for RV purchases. More

Get Certified in 2009!
from RVDA
Free online RV Learning Center web seminars can help RV service professionals start the new year right! The RV Learning Center is inviting RV technicians, RV service professionals, and their managers to attend a free 30 minute web seminar to introduce online technician training and certification preparation on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at 3 p.m. Eastern. More

RVing Retains Appeal Despite Challenging Economic Times
from RVIA
The RV industry, RVs, and RV travel continue to be perceived positively by the media and the public, according to reports today at the kickoff event to the 46th Annual National RV Trade Show. More

Texas Motor Speedway Removing Seats to Make Room for RVs
from The Associated Press via USA Today
Texas Motor Speedway will remove about 21,000 seats from its backstretch and replace them with 74 lots for RVs. Each site will sell for $15,000 annually, good for all races within the calendar year. That price will include tickets and pit/infield passes for each race. Each site will have full service hookups for water, electric and live race feeds, plus concierge services that will include grocery shopping. More

New Study Reveals RV Travel Will Increase This Holiday Season
from Business Wire
Despite the current state of the economy, 71 percent of RVers claim that the current financial crisis will not impact their RV travel plans this holiday season. An overwhelming 81 percent said they will travel the same, if not more than last year, with more than two out of three RVers reported planning to travel more than 250 miles this holiday season. More

Doubling Your Strengths
from BusinessWeek
Do you believe--as most of us have been led to--that you have strengths and weaknesses? Psychologist Tommy Thomas believes something quite different: that people have only strengths. He believes that once you get hold of the idea that your weaknesses are actually strengths, you'll have twice as many personal strengths—ones not often recognized—to draw on. More