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Brown & Brown is bronze partner for RVDA's convention/expo
RVDA
Brown & Brown Recreational Insurance is a bonze level partner for the 2014 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo, Nov. 10-14, at Bally's in Las Vegas. "Generous partners like Brown & Brown Recreational Insurance strengthen the entire industry by supporting affordable education for dealers," said RVDA Convention/Expo Committee Chairman John McCluskey of Florida Outdoors RV in Stuart, FL. The convention is sponsored by RVDA-The National RV Dealers Association, RVDA of Canada, and the Mike Molino RV Learning Center.
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Go RVing, RVDA dealers team up with country singer Neal McCoy to produce promo videos for Jamboree in the Hills
RVDA
RVDA members Cullum & Maxey Camping Center of Nashville and Southern RV Supercenter of Tyler, TX, recently provided units used as backdrops for video shoots of country singer Neal McCoy that will be shown later this month at Jamboree in the Hills. The RV-themed videos promote Go RVing's sponsorship of the festival, which is one of the longest running and most popular country music events. Go RVing will have RV displays at the festival grounds and campground for attendees to tour and will sponsor an on-site "pop-up concert" with McCoy at the campground on Sunday morning, July 20.
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RVDA dealers — vote for your state delegates
RVDA
RVDA dealer members in the following states will be receiving ballots this month to vote on their state delegates: Arizona, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Wyoming. Please fill out your ballot and return it promptly — your vote counts! The nominating committee is also seeking candidates to represent Alaska, Arkansas, and Maine; if you’re interested in serving, please contact Ronnie Hepp at RVDA headquarters.
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Navigating the national parks with digital guides
The New York Times
It wasn't long ago that a trip to a national park meant packing books, paper maps, a guide to help identify plants and wildlife, and tools like a compass. Now apps can help with all these things. Perhaps the best national parks app for the United States is the free National Parks by National Geographic guide, which has the high production values we have come to expect from National Geographic. It has lush photography, well-written text and is easy to use, thanks to well-designed menus.
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Have you returned your DSI survey?
RVDA
RVDA's Dealer Satisfaction Index survey is the one time per year that retailers can fully express their opinions about manufacturer performance in a strictly confidential setting. Many manufacturers use the results to adjust policies and procedures, so please complete and return the survey immediately. Results will be available in time for Partners In Progress meetings held during the convention, slated for Nov. 10-14 at Bally's on the Las Vegas Strip.
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RVs offering more camping conveniences
St. Albert Gazette
Camping in an RV is the summer vacation of choice for many families, and parents are always looking for ways to make the experience as fuss-free as possible. RV manufacturers are answering the call with amenities such as counter extensions that increase countertop area, more storage space under beds and couches, and exterior kitchens so campers don’t have to cook indoors.
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RV numbers stay strong
South Bend Tribune
It could be the best year for the RV industry since 2007. That was one expert's opinion after RVIA announced that May's shipment totals were the best for that month in eight years and the best overall monthly total since March 2007. The May shipments also marked the 29th consecutive month that totals were up compared with the same month the previous year.
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Touring Texas in an RV lets you soak up the sun and southern flavor
Toronto Star Life
To promote its city, the Austin Visitors Bureau has been touring Canada in a found-in-a-field-and-restored 1970s Airstream trailer with a customized paint job and a huge pair of bull horns on the front. The eye-catching trailer has an on-board recording studio and an area for cozy private concerts (Austin bills itself as the "live music capital of the world").
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Pulling in the business
Union-Bulletin
Amanda Ewoniuk, with her vintage Nomad camper, is one of a growing number of mobile retailers who are popping up across the country. The businesses are dedicated to selling everything from flowers and clothing to cigars and records. The model offers a chance to introduce a product or build a market without the same upfront investment as a traditional store, operators say.
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Strong motorhome demand boosts Winnebago profit
Reuters
Winnebago Industries Inc., the largest U.S. motorhome maker, reported a 49 percent jump in quarterly profit as motorhome deliveries jumped 18 percent. The company's net income rose to $11.4 million, or 42 cents per share, in the third quarter ended May 31, from $7.7 million, or 27 cents per share, a year earlier.
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Newly clarified tax update may be advantageous for dealers
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Dealerships that made mandatory image upgrades in recent years (or plan to in the future) may be eligible for tax savings, thanks to recently released IRS regulations. The new ruling allows certain expenditures to be deducted as an expense rather than capitalized as an asset.

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CFPB says it will issue white paper on vehicle finance methodology
CFPB Monitor
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray's semi-annual report to Congress last week yielded this information: The bureau will issue a white paper later this summer regarding its use of the proxy methodology for identifying discrimination in indirect vehicle financing.

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Why email is still the best way to reach customers
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Email newsletters are as old as the Internet, yet they still trump new media when it comes to communicating with customers. One reason: The Web is infinite and overwhelming, while emails are finite, manageable, and cut to the chase. Studies show most people check their email each morning before browsing the Web.
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