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RVDA News Brief
June 11, 2008

Bills and Buffalo RV Announce New Partnership
from the Buffalo Bills
The Buffalo Bills announced that they reached a new partnership agreement with RVDA member, Buffalo RV. As part of the new agreement, Buffalo RV’s dealership will offer discounts and specials to all Bills fans that stop in on their way to a home game at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Fans attending a Bills game in an RV can stop at Buffalo RV for special discounts on propane, free refreshments, and use of their RV dumping station. More

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Can't Slow RV Enthusiasts Down
from the Journal Star
Shorter trips seem to be the biggest change in the RV industry in view of the fuel crisis, said a couple Peoria-area RV dealerships. "Sales are down a little industry-wide, but that's more because of the economy in general rather than fuel prices," said Peter Koyak, manager of the Fourwinds RV dealership in East Peoria. "When people are looking into buying an RV, they know already know high fuel costs are part of it. That's not the factor between whether to buy or not, but factors in when people are deciding the length of a trip." More

RV Business Doing Well Despite Rising Fuel Costs
from The Quad City Times
Record gas prices could have put the brakes on the RV business. Instead, Quad-City, IA, RV dealers say business is healthy and customers may be looking at their hobby as an escape from the stresses of the tough economy. More

RV Sales Down but Not Out
from the Canton Repository
Gas prices are at record highs and RV sales are predicted to slow this year. However, it hasn't stopped RVDA member, Sirpilla RV, from investing in its store and inventory. More

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RVs Still Sell, but Journeys are Shorter
from the Omaha World-Herald
RV campgrounds around the Midlands in Nebraska report a burst of attendance, crediting people sticking closer to home because of high gas prices. Debra Hornung, assistant superintendent of Branched Oak State Recreation Area near Raymond, NE, said that the site has 340 spots for RVs and that, on most weekends, more than three quarters of them are full. More

Getting Ready for Great Outdoors Day on June 14
from RVDA
RVDA and RVIA worked with the American Recreation Coalition (ARC) to promote National Get Outdoors Day on June 14 during a special preview event on May 31 in Haymarket, VA. The preview event treated children and their families from the Washington, D.C. metro area to a day of free, healthy outdoor fun. More

How to Hire a Great Closer
from Forbes
While looking to hire successful salespeople, experience can fall down the list. Experience only gets you so far for two reasons. First, if the person was such a selling machine, you have to wonder why his prior employer(s) let him go. Secondly, certain kinds of experience don't translate. More

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