RVDA News Brief
May 28, 2008

RV Sales Strong Despite High Gas Prices
from WLNS-TV
A recent study shows that even at an average 8 miles per gallon, drivers with RVs are not letting gas prices slow them down. In fact, some local RV dealerships say they've seen an increase in sales, and several dealerships say they've been busy with customers looking to take a vacation in what many call a home away from home. More

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Goodbye Gas Pumps. Hello Outdoors
from Wyoming Tribune-Eagle
Despite a daunting economy, people in Wyoming don’t seem willing to give up their beloved sunshine and fresh air. Airlines might be suffering, stocks might be falling, and folks might be more frugal at the pump, but camping, biking, and hunting are just not satisfactory sacrifices. More

RV Camping? Cooking While Hanging with Ma Nature Can Be Easy — and Delicious
from The San Diego Union-Tribune
For a self-proclaimed city slicker, RV camping is a fun way to while away the weekend, leaving the stress of city life behind. For those who don't relish the thought of snoozing in a sleeping bag or traipsing into the woods every time Mother Nature calls, RVing is the way to go. More

Cost, Variety Make RVs a Good Deal for Families
from USA Today
while gas prices have made it more expensive to take road trips in any kind of vehicle, RVs do come in many different models and sizes — from truck campers and towable trailers to motor homes and even sport utility RVs. There's one for every budget and family type. More

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Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne Named as 20th Sheldon Coleman Great Outdoors Award Recipient
from RVDA
The Honorable Dirk Kempthorne, U.S. Secretary of the Interior, has been selected by a distinguished panel of more than 100 recreation and conservation community leaders across the nation to be honored as the recipient of the 20th Sheldon Coleman Great Outdoors Award. Since 1989, the American Recreation Coalition (ARC) has presented this prestigious award to an individual whose "personal efforts have contributed substantially to enhancing outdoor experiences in America." More

Chronicles of a Sales Leader: Tough Times Call for Solid Leadership
from ManageSmarter
Downward revenue and earnings reports dominate business headlines. The "R" word echoes on the tongues of our nation's most trusted financial experts. It seems impossible to avoid a conversation about the economy with friends and coworkers. Yet despite the uncertain economy, sales leaders are likely to see no adjustment in their quota. More

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