Study: US travelers prefer open road
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Despite rising gas prices, most Americans still prefer the flexibility of a driving vacation, according to Mandala Research and Solutionz. The study shows that determining one's own schedule and stopping whenever and wherever desired are the primary reasons that Americans—particularly baby boomers—opt to drive. More
Thor Industries posts strong results
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Thor Industries posted fiscal third-quarter sales that topped analyst estimates. "The RV market is well balanced, with dealer inventories better aligned with current demand, a healthy backlog, an improving promotional environment and better conditions in both wholesale and retail credit," said chief executive Peter B. Orthwein. More
Registration opens for RV Dealers International Convention/Expo
It's time to seize the opportunities all around us and make plans to attend the RV Dealers International Convention/Expo in Las Vegas. The convention will be packed with all-new educational super sessions designed to help you take charge of your dealership's destiny. Registration is the same price as last year; sign up by May 31 and save up to 49 percent. Click here for more info.
Oregon RV Alliance promotes RV travel
The Oregon RV Alliance is a non-profit marketing group with the mission to expose RV owners to the benefits of spending leisure time in Oregon. So far, 40 RV dealerships, service centers, community festival groups and local wineries have joined the alliance. More
Did you miss the RV Learning Center's compliance checklist Town Hall?
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Are you aware of the latest compliance requirements for your dealership? Don't risk getting hit with heavy fines because you didn't know about changes to federal laws concerning credit, identity theft and more. Click here for information that was presented during the recent Town Hall conference call.
National Get Outdoors Day set for June 11th
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Participants from federal agencies, nonprofit organizations and the recreation industry are teaming up again to host the fourth annual National Get Outdoors Day (GO Day) to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun at sites across the nation. On June 11, these diverse partners will offer opportunities for families to experience traditional and non-traditional types of outdoor activities. More
RV Learning Center scholarships available
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The RV Learning Center scholarship program provides two $2,500 awards annually to deserving sophomore, junior or senior undergraduates majoring in business, finance, economics, accounting or other RV-related subjects. Dealers are able to offer this opportunity to their team specifically because of their employment in the RV industry. The RV Learning Center has also developed a poster that can be downloaded and displayed on employee bulletin boards. More