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Lowest summer gas prices in 6 years – time to see the USA?
Associated Press via The Star Tribune
Drivers will see the lowest summer gasoline prices in about six years, according to the Energy Department. The national average price is forecast to fall 32 percent from a year ago – to $2.45 a gallon – between April and September, the period when Americans do most of their driving. That would mark the lowest seasonal average since 2009.
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Hire smarter – learn how in this free webinar
RVDA
Learn how to analyze job applicants and make better hiring decisions during a free webinar from talent management company Caliper, an RVDA endorsed provider. The event takes place today, April 8, at 12 p.m. Eastern. Caliper experts will discuss how to identify and compare ideal job candidates, using scientific and reliable personality data.
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Lippert's slide out training this month comes with CEU credit
PRWeb
Lippert Components is conducting one-day technical training sessions at three locations later this month in Arkansas, Alabama, and Tennessee. Participants will learn about Lippert system and component operations and troubleshooting techniques and will receive RVDA-RVIA RV Technician continuing education units.
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Go RVing dealers have the sales advantage this spring
RVDA
More than 250 Go RVing dealers are already benefiting from the program’s $15 million 2015 publicity drive by having continuous access to some of the timeliest leads of the spring sales season. They're also receiving colorful, all-new display pennants and the use of Go RVing's professionally created image and video library. Sign up now so that you, too, can have the Go RVing advantage.
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MBA Insurance is a bronze level partner of RVDA's 2015 convention
RVDA
MBA Insurance has committed to a bronze partnership for the 2015 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo, Nov. 2 - 6, at Bally’s on the Las Vegas Strip. "MBA is always out in front, supporting our efforts to educate, inform, and professionalize our staffs," says convention committee chairman Ron Shepherd. "Our dealers are grateful for the company’s consistent and unwavering support"
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  Real-Time Integration Across All Departments

Sys2K’s Infinity is an integrated Windows-based software solution to manage all aspects of your business. Customize your Infinity DMS to include: a CRM with e-blast capabilities, inventory management, parts & service, accounting & payroll, and a fully interactive manager’s dashboard. Sys2K also offers cloud-based hosting and mobile apps. More Info
 


RVDA members can now save even more on shipping
RVDA
Members who participate in the shipping program offered by PartnerShip, an RVDA endorsed provider, can now use FedEx One Rate. This flat-rate pricing option includes free packaging deals, time-definite one-, two-, or three-day delivery, and other advantages, such as not having to weigh or measure shipments less than 50 pounds.
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USA Today readers name top 10 US state parks
USA Today via AOL.com
From more than 7,800 state parks, USA Today readers recently chose Letchworth State Park in western New York — known as the Grand Canyon of the East — as their number one choice. The park's three major waterfalls and 66 miles of hiking trails attract some 650,000 annual visitors. Find out which other parks made the list.
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Nominate an outstanding RV dealer for RVDA's highest award
RVDA
Help RVDA find the 2015 recipient of the James B. Summers Award, given to honor individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the association and its members. Send your nomination to RVDA Vice President for Administration Ronnie Hepp for consideration by RVDA’s board of directors. The recipient will be announced during the annual convention, slated for Nov. 2-6 in Las Vegas.
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The Masters 2015: Jason Day counts on his RV to escape the stress
The Courier Mail
Everyone's telling golfer Jason Day that "this is your year" to win the Masters. When the pressure gets too intense, he needs to chill. His big release from golf is the motorhome parked outside Augusta National, where wife Ellie and hectic toddler son Dash bring some normal family life to his favorite week at the majors. "What I want is healthy distractions this week to take my head away from golf, and for me that's just walking home beyond the caddy's hut to our RV on the most perfect patch of Augusta grass," Day says.
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Camping according to your taste
The New York Times
For many people, camping still evokes visions of tents and mosquitoes in places without outside communication. Kampgrounds of America CEO Jim Rogers explains to a New York Times reporter that "We’ve redefined camping – we now have zip lines, horseback rides, and pools at many properties."
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Inside Miranda Lambert's new (old) Airflyte trailer
CMT News
Apparently, Wanda the Wanderer wasn’t enough to satisfy country singer Miranda Lambert. Wanda, a rehabbed Flying Cloud Airstream trailer that Lambert toured with last year, has recently been joined by Dixie, Lambert's new "canned ham" trailer. Dixie has jalousie windows, countertops trimmed with aluminum edging, bench seating, cabinet doors with chevron handles, and other retro touches.
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Proper and improper ways to handle negative reviews and comments
Business 2 Community
Sooner or later, every business receives some negative feedback. That doesn’t mean you should shy away from putting your company out there for everyone to see. It’s a risk worth taking because, if you manage negative feedback properly, you can turn it into a positive. Here are some proper and improper ways to handle criticism.
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Performance evaluations that employees and managers love
By Hank Boyer
Annual performance evaluations can be made less painful for everyone by following a few simple rules consistently. Evaluate all employees at the same time every year, carve out a time frame to get them finished, and make managers stick with the schedule, for starters.
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