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Free webinar tomorrow: Attorneys will answer dealers' HR questions
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Don't wait to ask questions until you're faced with a potentially costly lawsuit — get answers to your HR issues during a free webinar hosted by RVDA associate member KPA. Two employment attorneys will answer your inquiries tomorrow, Jan. 10, at noon EST. More



RV shipments are up for 3rd straight year
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Many industries wish they could have the performance the RV industry chalked up in 2012. With December numbers not yet fully tabulated, RV shipments to dealers were up each month through November compared with the corresponding month in 2011. RV wholesale shipments to retailers increased to 20,561 units in November, a 25 percent increase from November of 2011. More

Dealer donations fuel RV Learning Center campaign
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Several longtime supporters of the RV Learning Center recently announced major new contributions to the 2013 campaign. The center depends on the generosity of farsighted dealers who understand the importance of professional training and education in the RV industry. There are five categories of gift-giving, and all donors are publicly recognized. More

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KOA's Jim Rogers on CBS-TV's 'Undercover Boss' on Jan. 11
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VideoBrief Jim Rogers, chief executive officer of Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA), will transform into mild-mannered Tim Bickford, an out-of-work accountant from San Francisco on CBS's hit series "Undercover Boss" on the Jan. 11 episode. More

An RV vacation Miami style
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VideoBriefAlabama may have stomped Notre Dame in the BCS national championship game, but for some of the Fighting Irish fans who made the long trip to Miami, the journey was the thing. A group of law students drove for 20 hours in a rented RV and said getting sleep was not their goal. "Just making it to the national championship is huge for Notre Dame," said student Jane Kwak. "If not this year, next year." More



Ohio RV Supershow features more than 600 motor homes, travel trailers and tent campers
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The I-X Center in Cleveland looks like a campground on steroids with more than 600 tent campers, travel trailers and motorhomes displaying ways to hit the road and take along the comforts of home. After reaching its peak in 2006 with 390,500 RVs shipped, the RV market bottomed out in 2009, falling to 165,700 units. But that's changing. In 2012, 277,000 RVs were shipped to dealers around the country. RVDA member Barry Chiron, whose All Seasons RV in Streetsboro, OH, is celebrating its 40th anniversary, says his showroom traffic has taken a noticeable jump in recent months. More


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RV's solar-paneled roof powers appliances
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RoadTrek Motorhomes Inc. is introducing a Class B motorhome with a solar-paneled roof and combination generator-alternator designed to run the refrigerator, hot and cold water, shower and stove with no propane tanks to fill or noisy external generator. The motorhome can burn biodiesel fuel and uses recycled materials in its tables and countertops. It can be seen at the Grand Rapids Camper Travel Show in Michigan. More

The 'fun' market enjoying a comeback on the First Coast
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The RV market, recovering slowly nationwide, is going gangbusters in some markets — including Florida, says Steve Fogle, general sales manager at RVDA member General RV Center in Orange Park. "Overall, the market seems stable. Here in Jacksonville, however, the RV market is incredibly strong. This has been a phenomenal year locally." He says the popularity of RVs is due in part to the fact that people are looking for cost-effective vacations that allow them to leave daily concerns behind while spending time with the family. "RVs are the perfect solution." More



Firefighters live in RVs during station work
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Someone's always finding another use for the ever-versatile recreational vehicle. Santa Fe, N.M., firefighters whose fire station is being renovated will live in onsite RVs during the construction period, expected to last until April. The fire engine and ambulance, however, will remain in the station's garage when they're not in use. More

Attention Everglades visitors: RV-eating vultures ahead
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Employees at Everglades National Park think they finally have a solution to curb the flocks of aviary vandals that have recently been attacking rubber and vinyl parts on vehicles. Now they loan visitors "anti-vulture kits" consisting of plastic tarps and bungee cords. Vultures had been going to town on cars and trucks, shredding one RV's roof like it was carrion. More


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Can a travel trailer be art?
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A 1970s travel trailer half submerged in 25 tons of Arizona sand is part of an art exhibit at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. A local art critic is including it on a list of five "must-see arts and culture events" in metro Phoenix. More

Winter camping attracting fans to Maryland
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There's not always a lot to do in the middle of winter, but Jane's Island State Park in Crisfield, MD, offers a winter getaway program for both RVers and those who prefer to stay in a cabin. Outdoor lovers will find hiking, fishing, hunting and waterfowl hunting on the premises. More

Riverside County Fairgrounds offers Coachella, Stagecoach RV camping
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RV camping reservations are now being accepted for the 2013 programs at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival and Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, two extremely popular venues for music-loving RVers. More
 

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