RVDA News Brief
June 25, 2008

RVs Help Stretch Travel Budgets
from News 8 Austin
Rob Hoffman of RVDA member dealership Crestview RV Center in Buda, TX, says gas prices aren’t slowing down their customers. Crestview staff said many of their customers find their vacation dollars go further in an RV. More

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RV Parks Seeing More Business this Summer
from Capital News 9
Bert and Robyn Haber of Florida are spending their summer months in Lake George, NY. They've settled into their spot at the Lake George RV Park and say the cost of gas wouldn't keep them from being here. The RV park manager says because of the convenience of being able to park and stay for a week or two at a time, they already have several sold-out days. More

The Early Road to Vacationland
from Petersen Automotive Museum
Los Angeles' Petersen Automotive Museum's exhibit "From Autocamps to Airstreams: The Early Road to Vacationland" is opening Saturday and will run through February 8, 2009. The exhibit offers a look at the early days of auto touring. It will display the development of camping trailers, and other specialized recreational equipment, and how they evolved to meet the demands of early travelers and tourists. More

America's Coolest Campgrounds
from Forbes Traveler via WLOX-TV
This might be the summer people camp closer to home. With families reining in expenses, exploring close to home, and using the gear they have (sleeping bags and a camper) could make for the most fun they’ve had in a long time. More

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Some Signs of Relief on Gasoline Prices
from the Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News
Some of the long-term factors that have pushed oil prices to record levels are starting to change. In large part because gasoline prices are over $4 a gallon, demand for fuel in the U.S. is falling for the first time in 17 years. China is raising prices for gasoline and diesel – a move that might ultimately lower demand. And, on Sunday, there were signs supply might increase as Saudi Arabia's oil minister indicated that the country would increase production through the end of the year if needed. More

Riegel to Speak at Special General Session at RVDA Convention
from RVDA
Richard Riegel, III of Thor Industries, Inc. will provide attendees with his unique insights into the RV market at a special general session, Thursday, September 25th during the RV Dealers International Convention/Expo. This year's Convention/Expo runs Sept. 23-26 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. More

How Setting Sales Goals Can Leverage Success
from CRM Daily
One of the single-most important skills that a salesperson can possess is to set goals that are so well defined and so compelling that they become embedded deep into the unconscious mind, consequently acting as a powerful force that drives motivation and behavior. If your sales team lacks clarity about why they are doing the job that they do, their sense of purpose will become diluted, and as their sales manager, you are missing a massive piece of their potential. More

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