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Say hello to some new RVDA convention exhibitors
RVDA
You’ll see lots of new faces in the exhibit hall during this year’s convention, slated for Nov. 2-6 at Bally’s in Las Vegas. Among the first-time exhibitors are Equalizer Systems, Genius Monkey, RV Inspection Connection, and Infinity Luxury Woven Vinyl. The latter is a leader in woven vinyl surfaces used as floorings and wall coverings in RVs.
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Get the selling season's timeliest leads with Go RVing's dealer tie-in program
RVDA
Visitors to Go RVing’s website are closer to the purchase decision and are more likely to buy than the average vehicle owner. There’s still time to tap into these leads through the Go RVing dealer tie-in program, which provides continuous online access to leads prioritized by purchase time frame. Sign up now to get the most out of the busy summer sales season.
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The end is near ... for the early bird convention rate
RVDA
Don’t end up kicking yourself in November because you didn’t use the early bird registration rate for the 2015 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo. By registering just one attendee now, you can lock in the lowest rate for everyone from your dealership. Sign up by June 30 to save 35 percent.
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America's 10 best summer road trips for 2015
Huffington Post
With gas prices predicted to remain at travel-tempting lows, 2015 is destined to be the summer of the road trip. Around the country, new additions are spicing up the list of classic routes, and important anniversaries are being celebrated along dedicated drives.
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Airstream: More space age than SpaceX
Town & Country
An author and his family recently received the chance to take a 28 foot International Series Airstream travel trailer for an eight-day test run driving up the New England coastline. His conclusion: "Elon Musk wants to make space travel easy for everyone. Until that day arrives, there's Airstream."
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Jayco unveils new Entegra Coach plant on Middlebury campus
The Elkhart Truth
Jayco unveiled a new production facility on its Middlebury campus for the Entegra Coach line of luxury motorhomes. Moving Entegra production into the new building allows the company to increase production of its Class C and A motorhomes in the old building, adding 100 to 150 new jobs, says Tadd Jenkins, president of Jayco Motorhome Group.
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Rhode Island considers change over a pet peeve
Portland Press Herald
RVers are famous for taking their pets along when they hit the road — in fact, the ability to take Rover and Fluffy on the family vacation is frequently one of the reasons people buy RVs. Unfortunately, Tootsie the cockatoo and owner Tom Wharton discovered they were not welcome at Rhode Island campgrounds, where a state law permits only four-legged pets to accompany their owners. Wharton squawked to lawmakers about pet discrimination, and sympathetic legislators have promised to consider changes to the law.
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Toyota 4Runner leads pack of real SUVs
Ammoland.com
This auto editor gives a thumbs-up to Toyota’s "big, brawny, dirt-loving, off-roading SUV" that can also tow travel trailers up to 4,700 lbs., even with a 5-speed automatic transmission.
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All aboard! Organized RV caravans satisfy boomers' need for worry-free adventure
PRWeb
A growing number of RVers are taking to the highways as part of organized tours or caravans, enjoying once-in-a-lifetime experiences without having to worry about details like choosing an RV-friendly route, figuring out where to camp, or making dinner reservations at the best restaurant in town.
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Record RV sales welcome news for local dealers
KSFY.com
If you're headed west on Interstate 90 to see the buffalo at Custer State Park in South Dakota this summer, chances are you'll hit some heavy RV traffic. Sales are booming nationally, and the impact can be felt locally. Smaller, easy-to-tow units that can get into parks where the big rigs can’t go are selling fast, says Lyle Schaap of RVDA member Schaaps RV Traveland.
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3 pivotal questions to help you benefit from lost sales
Inc.
One of the most underused opportunities for growth is the "lost sale," in which you were outsold, outbid, or outmaneuvered. Good salespeople evaluate these situations for insight on what they could have done better. Here are three self-reflective questions to help objectively evaluate your performance.
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25 tricks for effective Instagram marketing
Small Business Trends
With Facebook declining in popularity among younger users, more businesses are turning to Instagram to reach this demographic. Here are practical tips for marketing your brand on this site, such as how to take better photos with your smartphone, use image filters, tell your brand’s story without selling, and measure the number of likes each of your images receives.
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