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Data suggest consumers are consuming again
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Two days into the annual Portland Metro Dealers RV Show, RVDA member Curtis Trailers typically would have sold around 18 trailers. This year, the company doubled that figure, sending 20 out the door on the first day alone. National sales figures released Friday show U.S. consumers are consuming. The Commerce Department said sales increased 0.3 percent in February, far better than the 0.2 percent decline expected by Wall Street analysts. More



$11,000 pledge from Diversified Insurance Management, Inc. kicks off RV Learning Center's 2010 fundraising challenge campaign
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Diversified Insurance Management, Inc., headquartered in Plano, TX, has kicked off the RV Learning Center’s 2010 Fundraising Challenge campaign with a major pledge of $11,000, which will bring the company's total contribution to $21,000. More

Actor Jeff Daniels still on the road in his RV
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Actor and musician Jeff Daniels recently captured his RV adventures in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan on video. Daniels shares his experience traveling around the region in the midst of a snowstorm during a recent music tour. The actor paints an amusing picture of what driving in snowy Michigan is like. Daniels made a special appearance at the RVDA Convention in 2006. More

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Philadelphia morning show devotes time to the RV industry
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Prior to the Greater Philadelphia RV Show, Media Camping Center, an RVDA member in Fairless Hills, PA, played host to NBC Philadelphia’s 10! Show, providing a walk-through tour of a luxury Fleetwood motorhome. More

Senators ask for SBA dealer floor plan program extension and improvements
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The Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship are asking the Small Business Administration (SBA) to extend the Dealer Floorplan Pilot Program (DFP) from one year to three years. The committee has oversight of the SBA. More

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Yesteryear's RV crowd flocked to Sarasota, FL
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The 37th annual arrival of the Airstreamers in Sarasota, FL, recalls another group of highway roamers who journeyed to the city en masse from all parts of the country more than 80 years ago, albeit in conveyances that were far from shiny and certainly not aerodynamic. They were the Tin Can Tourists of the World, formed in Tampa after World War I in the days when road travel was still an arduous and iffy adventure, with paved streets the exception and service stations and motor courts few and far between. More

Couple is taking wheels and wags on the road
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Amy and Rod Burkert hopped in their tricked-out Winnebago this weekend and set out with their two best friends in search of the country’s best vacation spots – for people with pets. More

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