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RVDA News Brief
March 4, 2009

Consumer Interest in RVs Remains High Despite Economy
from the American Chronicle
Attendance at RV shows around the country is providing evidence that interest in RVs remains high, despite the economy. More than 44,000 people attended the Florida RV Super Show; 35,000 came out for the Utah RV Show; and 30,000 showed up for the Maryland RV Show. The large crowds at these shows and others have pleasantly surprised organizers and dealers, who say that people are not just looking at RVs, but buying them, too. More

Good Sam RV Emergency Road Service

Get Certified! National Certification Week is March 9-13
from the RV Learning Center
Free online RV Learning Center web seminars can help RV service and parts professionals get certified in 2009! The RV Learning Center invites you to view free 30-minute web seminars to introduce the RV Learning Center’s certification programs. More

Washington Update from Mike Molino
from RVDA
Mike Molino, president of RVDA, provides an update on the latest efforts to improve financing and business conditions for the RV industry. More

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New Video about RV Financing Available
from RVIA & RVDA
One of the most critical issues facing the RV industry today is the availability of retail and wholesale credit. To address this challenge, RVIA has produced “RV Financing: A Vehicle for Growth,” a DVD designed to introduce banks, credit unions, and financial institutions to the RV market. The video is now part of RVDA’s Lender Toolbox for dealers. More

Go RVing 2009: Sign Up Now for Leads!
from RVDA
RV dealers throughout Michigan are signing up right now for the Go RVing dealer program, which includes consumer leads, an RV image library, and access to an updated ad builder! More

U.S. Economy Seen Starting Recovery in Second Half of '09
from Reuters
The U.S. economy is set to contract sharply in the first quarter, with the current cyclical downturn on track to rival the 1973-75 slump as soaring unemployment depresses demand, a survey showed. However, a survey of 47 professional forecasters released by the National Association of Business Economists predicted the recession-hit economy would begin to recover in the second half of this year, returning to a potential growth trend in 2010. More

Thum Insurance

Why Is the Recession a Great Time to Kindle Grassroots Innovation?
from ManageSmarter
If you think that innovation projects should be shelved to cut costs in these challenging economic times, you'd be very wrong. Quite the opposite is true. Now is the best time to grow innovation in your employees—and you might be surprised at the outcomes. 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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Greatest RV Rally in the World!
It will be a kick on Route 66.
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