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RVDA News Brief
Jan. 14, 2009

More Credit Sought for RV Buyers
from The Register-Guard
Oregon’s congressional delegation is working to make credit more readily available to people interested in buying RVs. At the request of RVIA and RVDA, the lawmakers asked that a loan fund established to make credit more readily available to auto buyers and auto dealers, be opened up to include consumers trying to buy RVs and to RV dealers. More

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Economical-to-operate RVs Gain Momentum
from the San Francisco Chronicle
Small RV travel trailers that you can tow by smaller, economical vehicles continue to rise in popularity, and manufacturers are adding them quickly to their product lines. More

RV Learning Center Teams Up with Jan Kelly for a Series of Web Seminars
from RV Learning Center
Free online RV Learning Center web seminars can help RV service professionals start the new year right! The Using technology to provide affordable and effective education, RV Learning Center Faculty Member Jan Kelly is offering a wide range of web seminars in January and February. From your home or office, all you need is a computer and telephone to participate. More

Recession Can’t Stop This RV Salesman
from the Delaware County Daily Times
Frank V. Bailor III washed motorhomes when he started at RVDA member Stoltzfus RVs and Marine as a high school sophomore back in 1978. Much has changed since then. The salesman racked up more than $10 million in RV and boat sales last year at a time when the industry was pressured by consumers cutting back on discretionary spending. More

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Free RV Learning Center Certification Readiness Tests for Service Writers/Advisors and Warranty Administrators
from RVDA
RV Learning Center pre-assessments or “readiness tests” help dealership employees assess their preparedness for RV Learning Center certification. Each free automated test takes just 10-15 minutes to complete and are accessible at More

RV Takes Pet Care to Rural Texas Areas
from the El Paso Times
Veterinarian Dr. Amy Starr, the owner of an RV with all the trappings of a small animal clinic, has taken her office on the road. In August, Starr began Paws N' Hooves Mobile Vet Services, a small business providing affordable veterinarian services to rural areas, where pet owners might not have easy access to medical care for their animals. More

Outside the Box: Don't Give in to the Gloom
from Manage Smarter
It's a challenging time to manage salespeople, a time that many managers and salespeople have never seen. The natural instinct for many in our profession right now is to crawl into the fetal position, hunker down, and let the whole thing pass on by. Sales and marketing managers need to think about the following three actions as first steps in dealing with a sales slowdown. More


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Brasher’s Northwest is a full service Specialty Auction offering over 550 RV, Marine & PowerSport units monthly. All units cross live auction blocks. Every unit is offered online via AuctionPipeline. Photos & condition reports are available online. Complete reconditioning facilities are available. More

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RVDA NewsBrief is a weekly roundup of articles of interest to RV retailers and is provided as a member service. This email may contain an advertisement of RVDA and/or third party products and services. Opinions expressed in these articles do not necessarily reflect the views of RVDA or its advertising partners. The RVDA NewsBrief is compiled by MultiBriefs, a division of MultiView, Inc. Factual errors are the responsibility of the listed publication.

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