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More buying, less browsing at RV show
WANE-TV (Fort Wayne, IN)    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Thousands of people headed to the Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Ind., to daydream of camping and driving a new RV. Laura Kurtz, a salesperson for Sullivan RV in Decatur, Ind., says sales at the Annual Fort Wayne RV and Camping Show were better than they have been in a long time. More



SBA relaunches dealer floor plan loan program
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The Small Business Administration (SBA) pilot loan program aimed at increasing access to inventory financing for RV and other vehicle dealers has been relaunched, and the maximum size for a loan has been raised from $2 million to $5 million. "We're pleased that SBA is moving forward with the program," says RVDA President Mike Molino. "RVDA worked with the agency on a number of ideas to improve the program. We look forward to reviewing the new rules and providing useful information to members interested in exploring the loans." More

RVDA tells federal regulators that proposed emissions regulations could harm the RV industry
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RVDA filed comments recently with the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, stating that proposed greenhouse gas regulations could harm RV dealers and the RV industry. EPA wants to include motor homes under the same regulations that would apply to the commercial truck industry. RVDA told regulators that motor home usage and commercial trucking operations simply aren't comparable. RVDA also noted that the discretionary nature of RV purchases makes them extremely price sensitive, and that the proposed regulations could injure a still-recovering RV industry. More

The $25 Million Customer

One customer has done more for our industry over the past three years than any other single person. According to a study of customer purchases at the Parts counter since 2007 this single customer was responsible for $25 million in purchases. The chances are he's in your store too...
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RV-driving race fans get settled in
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While some fans are still counting down the days until they get to head out to Daytona International Speedway in Daytona, Fla., several dozen already have rolled their recreation vehicles into their favorite parking spots. They started pulling into Geico Park West, a parking lot outside the track, the first day it opened for business. More

Packers fans travel to Super Bowl in themed RV
Wausau Daily Herald (Wisconsin)    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Tom Benning originally wanted to buy a motorcycle. Instead, he ended up owning half of a 34-foot Bounder motor home that he and pal Chuck Miesfeld proceeded to customize, inside and out, into a shrine-on-wheels to the Green Bay Packers. As the two prepared to head out of town for the Super Bowl, Benning was more convinced than ever that he had made the right purchase. More

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Free registration available for RVDA Virtual Expo
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RVDA is now registering dealers and their employees for the association's first Virtual Expo, scheduled for March 15-17 and on demand through April 15. The Virtual Expo will help dealers form profitable partnerships with some of the leading companies in the RV industry and features access to RV Learning Center information. More

Even with health reform law, small business owners worry about costs
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Health care costs are a major concern for half of the small business owners surveyed recently by CareerBuilder. Only credit issues are more challenging to the 1,356 small business employers who were surveyed. Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives claim the federal health reform law passed did little to correct cost concerns for small businesses and have approved a repeal bill. More
 
 
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