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RVDA News Brief
April 22, 2009

Be sure to check out the new RVDA Product Showcases exclusively for RVDA dealers:
Automotive Risk Management, Bruce Group Auctions and Solex

Economy Renews Sales Interest in Smaller RVs
from the Daily News-Sun
Mike Sullivan, a salesman at the Yuma, AZ, location of La Mesa RV, an RVDA member, said many customers are looking at smaller units and used RVs instead of bigger and newer vehicles. Sales Manager Larry Irvin said the current economic climate means it is a good time to purchase an RV. More    E-mail article

Good Sam RV Emergency Road Service

Boy Scouts RV Previews 100th Celebration
Boy Scouts celebrate their centennial next year, but a special RV made a stop in North Carolina to preview the party. Eagle Scout David Oakley is one of a group traveling through the Southeast on the Century of Values Road Tour. "We're traveling about 1,200 miles, rolling down through Alabama and ending up in Knoxville, TN." More    E-mail article

The RVDA Lenders Toolbox Includes Updated Lists of National and Regional Lenders
from RVDA
RVDA has updated the RVDA Lenders Toolbox with new lists of national and regional wholesale and retail lenders. This toolbox is designed to be a resource for dealers looking to develop or renew relationships with RV lenders and includes links to useful documents that can aid dealers and their customers in locating financing sources. More    E-mail article

More Than 400 RV Dealers Signed Up to Get 2009 Go RVing Leads
from RVDA
Go RVing dealers signed up for the optional tie-in program can access Go RVing leads 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week. The lead program includes various search options, so dealers can refine their marketing and promotion efforts based on their own needs. More    E-mail article

Thum Insurance

Vintage RV Enthusiasts Party Like It's 1960
from the Ventura County Star
There are plenty of folks who love to restore and admire old cars, motorcycles, and airplanes, so why not travel trailers? If you want an answer to that question, just ask Craig Fraki, 49, of Ojai, CA, a construction manager whose hobby is restoring vintage trailers. More    E-mail article

Video: RVIA President Touts Green RVing on Fox and Friends
from FOX News
In a segment titled “Go RVing and Go Green” on the popular Fox and Friends morning show April 18, RVIA President Richard Coon touted the RV industry’s innovations in creating fuel efficient, environmentally friendly RVs. More    E-mail article

Vegetable Oil Carries RV Down the Road
from CNN
After nearly 50 hours of cutting and reattaching hoses, Josh Winston of Bethesda, MD, managed to get a 1983 Itasca RV running and successfully switched over to a vegetable oil tank. He claims that veggie-oil emissions are about half of those of petroleum-based diesel fuel. More    E-mail article

Register for the 2009 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo and Book Your Room at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino for $95/Night!
from RVDA/RV Learning Center
RVDA -- the National RV Dealers Association and RVDA of Canada will hold the 2009 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo featuring the RV Learning Center in Las Vegas, NV, at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on Oct. 6-9. More    E-mail article

Product Showcases

   Product Showcase:
   Automotive Risk Management & Insurance Services

ARM is dedicated to addressing the unique set of insurance needs of the RV industry, including garage liability, property, inland marine, inventory coverage, crime, earthquake, flood, contingent liability, umbrella, excess liability, employment-related practices liability, pollution liability, dealership surety bonds, workers' compensation, and loss prevention and control. More

   Product Showcase:
   Brasher’s Northwest Specialty Auctions

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

   Product Showcase:

SOLEX now offers the Wolters Kluwer/Bankers System Contracts (the most widely used compliant content in the RV industry today). Our Team continues to provide the RV Industry with solutions that streamlines the SUBMISSION (to any lender) and CONTRACTING process, the RED FLAGS tool kit and our new TEXT MARKETING program. You can count on SOLEX to help streamline and help grow your business. Not Happy with your present options? Visit us at or call 1-877-497-3584.

Workhorse Custom Chassis

Bruce Group Auctions

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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