RVDA News Brief
May 21, 2008

Lure of Open Road Beats Costs
from the Times Union
Most local dealerships in the Capital Region of New York say they're having a great season. RVDA member Alpin Haus, with showrooms in Amsterdam, Clifton Park, and Wilton, report sales up 15 percent over last year. More

Bedford Capital Consulting

Camping Expected To Be Strong in 2008
from KOA
Millions of campers across North America are once again getting ready to enjoy their favorite summer activity in the great outdoors. According to Kampgrounds of America (KOA), advanced bookings are up 2 percent for May, and there is a good chance that 2008 could match the results of 2007’s record year. More

RVers Don’t Plan to Retire Their Toys this Summer
from MSNBC
A recent survey of current RV owners conducted by RVIA revealed that 93 percent of RV owners intend to use their RVs at least as much this spring and summer as in 2007. In fact, of the 16 summer weekends this year, nearly 50 percent of all RVers will spend half of these weekends traveling in their RVs. More

Five Reasons Why Gas Prices Shouldn't Cancel Your Summer Fun
from Travel Video Television News
According to a recent study, RVing is still less expensive than piling a family of four into an airplane and hotels for vacation. More

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RV Travel for Retirees
from the Bradenton Herald
Syndicated columnist “Savvy Senior” writes about the affordability, comfort, convenience, and personal freedom of an RV. According to the author, these elements make RV travel irresistible to retirees, including a growing number of baby boomers. More

Performing CEOs Stay Involved with Operations
from The Economic Times
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