RVDA News Brief
May 14, 2008

Comfort of RV Travel Retains Luster Despite Fuel Prices
from The Wenatchee World
Stretched out in a sunny camping chair, his travel trailer looming behind him, Roy Campbell of Bremerton, WA., could have been a poster boy for the recreational-vehicle industry last week at Wenatchee Confluence State Park. The warming sun. The cool expanses of green lawn. The lazy Columbia River. The osprey soaring. Worries about fuel prices didn't seem to fit the idyllic picture. More

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RVDA Member Promotes the Upside for Buyers Amid Rising Fuel Prices
from Oregon Live
Despite a national downturn in RV sales, business is up for Brandon Johnson, owner of Johnson RV Sales in Portland, OR -- perhaps because of his fuel-conscious sales pitch. More

RVing Not Really Roughing It
from the Star News
John Howard Jr., president and operations manager of RVDA member Howard RV Center in Wilmington, NC, said you'd have a hard time finding a friendlier bunch than RVers. And for those who have dreamed of the RV lifestyle but think it's out of their reach, dealers say think again. More

RV 101: You Can Do It
from The Associated Press via the Mercury News
AP writer Tom Zoccolo wrote a great consumer piece talking about the advantages of traveling in an RV. As he explains, "There's one for every budget and family type." More

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High Fuel Prices Curtail RV Trips – Just a Little
from the Christian Science Monitor
With fuel prices at record levels, they allow that the trips may cover shorter distances – especially when they get 10 miles to the gallon. There will be some sacrifices for the retirees: perhaps fewer meals out, maybe working a part-time job. But they can't imagine giving up the RV lifestyle: a sense of freedom and adventure mixed with close friendships developed over years of traveling around the country. They don't plan to turn in their wheeled home for a condo. More

Michigan RVers Get Gas-saving Perk
from the Detroit News
Gas price sticker shock has prompted the state to offer a new deal for campers: Store your RV, camper trailer or boat and trailer at certain state parks and recreation areas -- free -- for up to 15 days. More

Keynoter to Speak on Five Trends that Will Help RV Dealers Survive and Thrive
from RVDA
Dr. Lowell Catlett will show dealers and their top managers how they can use five trends shaping the business environment to survive and thrive in his keynote address during the opening general session of the 2008 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo on Sept. 23. This year's Convention/Expo runs Sept. 23-26 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. More

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