RVDA News Brief
April 30, 2008

RV Owners Won't Let Costly Gas Keep Them Off the Road
from The Beaumont Enterprise
The Wittwers, a retired Naples, FL, couple, have been RVing since 1982, and Betty Wittwer keeps with her a log of gas prices from most of those years. The least expensive price in her book: 63.9 cents per gallon Dec. 14, 1986, at a gas station in Nevada. Although gas prices are souring, the Wittwers are like most RV owners – they will continue to use their RV more this year than last year. The reason: vacations in RVs cost less. More

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RV Dealers Battle Gas Price Woes
from KXTV
With the economy in tatters and gas prices in the stratosphere, you might expect a lot of RV dealerships to be ghost towns. However, a drop in RV prices has prompted many buyers to open up their wallets. More

RVers Find Easy Escape to Texas Parks
from the Dallas Morning News
In the six months since the author purchased a 17-foot travel trailer, she and her husband have put 8,000 miles on it. They've discovered that RVing is fun, easy, and cheap, and that Texas is a great place for getaways with your own home-away-from-home. More

California Community May Soften Parking Laws Because of RVers’ Voices
from the Sun Post
Restrictions on RV parking in Mateca, CA, could soon ease up after a proposed law got a two-hour public airing last week. RV owners crowded council chambers for the second time in three months to discuss the draft law, written by councilmen Steve DeBrum and John Harris with help from city planning and public safety directors. More

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Hoffman Estates Open to RV Show at Sears Centre in Chicago
from the Chicago Daily Herald
The three-day event, dubbed as the Contemporary Marketing RV Show, is the first outdoor RV show in the Chicago area, according to Sears Centre Executive Director Jeff Bowen. The event is August 1-3. More

Coachmen Industries, Inc. Posts Profit and Market Share Gains Despite Lower Revenues
from Yahoo! Finance
Coachmen Industries, Inc. recently announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2008. The company posted a modest bottom-line profit, but company-wide, the gross profits increased over 750 percent while operating expenses declined by over 23 percent. More

Twelve Trends for the Next Three Years for Internet Marketing
from Web Digest for Marketers
Take a look at the 12 trends that experts agree every business should keep an eye on in the foreseeable future. RV dealers nationwide shouldn’t shy away from these trends to help build new business and retain existing customers. More

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