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Free RV Learning Center webinar on storage tank regulations
The RV Learning Center
If you've got aboveground or underground storage tanks at your dealership, you need to know about federal inspection, testing, and insurance requirements. Join the RV Learning Center and RVDA associate KPA tomorrow, May 9, for a free webinar, "Tank Topics," conducted by an authorized OSHA outreach trainer. The event begins at noon EDT.
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RV shipments rise 11 percent in first quarter
PRNewswire via StreetInsider.com
America's wholesale recreation vehicle shipments shot up 11 percent in the first quarter of 2013, fueled by strong consumer response to the versatility, affordability and innovative designs of new models, according to market data collected by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association. Shipments for all of 2013 are projected to total 307,300, an increase of 7.5 percent from 2012. This growth projects to an 85 percent increase from the RV industry's recession low in 2009, and would mark the first time shipments surpassed 300,000 units since 2007. Shipments rose 13.3 percent in 2012.
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RV/MH Hall of Fame reaches fundraising goal at last minute
The Elkhart Truth
The leadership at the RV/MH Hall of Fame is ready to reach for the lighter. In the final day of the "burn the bank note" push to raise $150,000 by April 30, the hall was still $20,000 shy of what it needed to get a $50,000 matching grant from the Ingram family. With 12 hours left to go, one unidentified donor stepped forward with $5,000, and another came up with $15,000, according to Darryl Searer, president of the hall.
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Thor tops $1 billion in third quarter sales
PRNewswire and RV News Service
Thor Industries announced record preliminary sales as well as an improved backlog for the third quarter and nine months ended April 30. The third quarter was the first time in the company's history in which quarterly sales exceeded $1 billion. Towable RV sales were up 9 percent compared to the third quarter of 2012, and motorized sales were up almost 48 percent.
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Winnebago debuts Ducato-based 'Travato' Class B motorhome
Examiner.com
Winnebago debuted its new Ducato-based "Travato" Class B motorhome at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Badged in North America as the Ram ProMaster, this is the first Class B RV in the United States to be offered on Fiat's market-leading Ducato chassis.
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Camping, a different way to experience the Jersey Shore
NorthJersey.com
New Jersey has more campgrounds than you might think — 101 — at least, that's how many are members of the New Jersey Campground Owners Association. That's a total of 27,000 camping sites, from undeveloped spots for putting up a tent and really roughing it to those that accommodate the biggest RV and provide water, electricity, cable TV and even Wi-Fi.
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Best national parks for camping
Mount Shasta Herald
There is nothing more awe-inspiring than camping out beneath a glittering nighttime sky. By visiting one of America's beautiful national parks, you can escape from the incessant noise of city life and enjoy some much-needed R&R in the great outdoors.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
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    Congressman says CFPB plan on vehicle loans is a lemon (Rep. John Campbell via The Wall Street Journal)
A love of vintage: happy owners gather to share love of old trailers (Chico Enterprise-Record)
Survey: 15 percent of Americans to camp in RV, trailer or tent this summer (Travel Daily News)
Michigan governor signs MARVAC-backed bill on doc fees (MARVAC/WinCountry)
Free RV Learning Center webinar will prepare dealers for regulatory inspections (The RV Learning Center)

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Nostalgia blends with sun and sand in Santa Barbara, CA
Postmedia News via The Star Phoenix
Glamp in the land of the rich and famous at the Santa Barbara Auto Camp, a retro-mod camp that's operated continuously since 1922. The marriage of glamour and camping hits a new high here in the heart of this wealthy beach town: gorgeous, remade Airstream trailers for rent, in a quiet residential area less than five kilometers from the beach.
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The Veuve Clicquot Airstream stops by Caesars Palace
Eater
Meet the Veuve Clicquot Airstream, a mobile champagne lounge that's making its Vegas debut. The swanky motorhome is touring the country this spring to bring a taste of Veuve Clicquot to cities across the nation.

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Registration opens for the 2013 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo
RVDA
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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Congressman: CFPB plan on vehicle loans is a lemon
Rep. John Campbell via The Wall Street Journal
Rep. John Campbell, R-CA, calls new guidance issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau "a noxious attempt to solve a problem that doesn't exist and is likely to make a mess of one part of the consumer-loan industry that works."

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4 tips for keeping your small business organized
Blogtrepreneur
Owning a small business isn't easy. At some point, the constant demands, paperwork and deadlines start to wear you down. With a little bit of creativity and lots of organization, you can keep your business in order — and save yourself time. Here are four tips.
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Stop telling your employees what to do
Harvard Business Review
The knee-jerk reaction of many managers to a performance challenge is to "tighten the screws" and get more involved in how and when a task is done. But practical experience — and now, scientific evidence — tell us that a better approach is to give workers their autonomy and provide high-level direction.
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