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Registration opens for the 2013 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo
RVDA
Start making your plans to attend the most important educational and networking event of the year for RV dealers. This year's event, themed "Education: Your Competitive Advantage," will offer learning opportunities for dealership employees in every department, business opportunities for allied industries, and special extended vendor training sessions. Don't lose out on special early bird registration rates and payment plans that are currently in effect.
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Free RV Learning Center webinar: Complying with OSHA and EPA paperwork requirements
RVDA
Improperly kept regulatory compliance records can sink your dealership even if you have a clean safety record. This free webinar, sponsored by the RV Learning Center and RVDA associate KPA, will help your staff organize records to comply with the regulations. The session starts tomorrow, April 25, at noon EDT.
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Nominate an outstanding RVDA member for the JB Summers Award
RVDA
If someone you know has contributed hard work and devotion over the years to RVDA and its members, it's time to give that person some recognition. Nominate him or her for the James B. Summers Award, the association's highest honor. The recipient will be announced at this year's convention.

Please send nominations immediately to RVDA Vice President for Administration Ronnie Hepp via email, fax (703-359-0152) or mail at 3930 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030.

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RVDA of Canada seeks education contractor
RVDA of Canada
The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association of Canada is looking for an education contractor to help the association provide educational programs, seminars, and conventions for RV dealers and their employees, with a particular focus on education and training for RV service technicians and service departments. Please apply by April 30 to Eleonore Hamm at info@rvda.ca. Complete details can be found on the RV careers website.
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Grand Design RV plans Middlebury, IN, operations center
Area Development Online
Grand Design RV plans to locate its headquarters and manufacturing operations in Middlebury, IN, creating up to 500 new jobs by 2016. The firm, which currently employs 115 workers in Middlebury, is hiring additional associates across the company, including manufacturing, distribution, administration and sales.
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Roll and go — a primer for taking an RV vacation in New England
The Boston Globe
Many campgrounds throughout New England welcome RVs. Scott Patsfield, owner of Northeast RV Rentals, says that 80 percent of his RV rentals in New England are for three to four days, up to one week. Joe Laing, marketing director of RVDA/RVRA member El Monte RV, headquartered in Santa Fe Springs, CA, says the company's Boston rentals are up 38 percent over last year. Interested? Before you roll, consider these tips.
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An RV revs up her dreams
St. Paul Pioneer Press
Molly Guthrey's dream of owning an RV was born last year when she took her kids tent camping for the first time and found they loved it. In fact, her daughter has been begging her ever since to take them again, but Guthrey is not a natural camper. She figured an RV would help her bridge her children's love of the outdoors with her love of the indoors.
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Friends come to the rescue on their maiden RV adventure
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These inexperienced first-time RV owners were so fearful of damaging their new investment that they actually parked it in a motel lot and stayed in one of the rooms. Luckily, their good friends were experienced RVers who volunteered to go with them on their first real trip. The old hands were able to show them the ropes and soothe their fears.
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Happy glampers, part I: Camp chic in a 'love bubble'
303 Magazine
Glamping is a hot global trend in camping that combines the comforts of home with fabulous locales to produce delightfully economical vacations. And, according to Bill Ward of Living Airstream, a Colorado-based company specializing in vintage Airstream rentals, sales, restoration and mobile advertising, Airstream is the most iconic and au courant choice for your luxury camping adventures this summer.
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Midwest Living magazine picks best state parks
Midwest Living
Midwest Living magazine has compiled a state-by-state guide to 36 of the Midwest's greatest state park destinations.

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RV sales rolling along with better economy
Billings Gazette
Manufacturers of recreational vehicles, a made-in-America symbol of money and luxury, expect to sell 7.5 percent more RVs to dealers this year. Pent-up demand for RVs, a stabilizing economy, low interest rates and stock market indices setting record highs are reasons for the jump.

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Friends and family steer couple's cross-country RV trip
The Dallas Morning News
Twenty-somethings John Ellis and Laura Preston quit their jobs and took to the road in an Airstream named Loretta, but before leaving, they created a website that lets friends, family and fans not only track their nomadic adventures but also vote on where the couple should go next.

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Texas tops list of best small business tax systems, California at bottom
Small Business Trends
The Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council's annual Business Tax Index shows that Texas and North Dakota are the best states for small businesses, tax-wise, and Hawaii and California are the worst. Tax burdens vary widely between the states and can affect their attractiveness to entrepreneurs. SBE Council President Karen Kerrigan says, "State leaders who understand this dynamic are reshaping tax policies to enable capital formation and entrepreneurship."
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7 stunning US spots for wildlife
CNN
Naturalist Beth Pratt has been exploring and celebrating wildlife since she was a child, discovering the great whales of Cape Cod with her parents and creating a special luxury habitat for frogs in her backyard. To mark Earth Day 2013, CNN.com asked Pratt to share some of her favorite spots to find nature. Here are her recommendations and why she thinks each wild place is special.
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