RVDA News Brief
July 9, 2008

RV Owners Justify Staying on the Road
from the Kansas City Star
Soaring fuel prices don’t have to keep you at home this summer when you can take your home with you. That sums up the attitude of RV owners such as Virg and Vickie Paulson of Overland Park, KS. More

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New Study Shows RV Vacations Least Expensive
from RVIA
Despite record-breaking fuel prices, typical RV trips remain the least expensive type of vacation, according to a new study comparing vacation costs. PKF Consulting, an international consulting firm with expertise in travel and tourism, found that "typical RV family vacations are on average, 27 to 61 percent less expensive than other types of vacations studied.” Even factoring in RV ownership and fuel costs, the 2008 study reveals that RV family vacations tend to be significantly less expensive than other types of vacations. More

California RVDA Member Expanding with Super Center
from RecordNet
After 10 years in business, RVDA members Naiel Ammari of Best RV Center in Manteca, CA, quickly admits today’s economy is the most challenging environment he’s ever experienced. However, by adapting to the industry changes, he’s now planning a major expansion of his dealership with the addition of a 10-acre super center in Turlock, CA, by the end of the summer. More

East Texas RV Sales Continue to Rise
from KETK-TV
Due to high gas prices, nationwide RV sales are down, but that's not the case in East Texas. RVDA member Hayes RV Center of Longview, TX, says since some RV's are selling more than others, sales are still up for the year. More

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More Than Half of RV Enthusiasts Camped During Independence Day Weekend
from Pegasus News
Fifty-five percent of Texas RV enthusiasts planned to camp with family and friends as usual this Fourth of July weekend, despite rising fuel costs. However, 52 percent of RV enthusiasts do plan to camp closer to home and less often this summer because of rising fuel costs, according to a survey by the Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO). More

Don’t Forget to Book Your Rooms at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino
from RVDA
Dealers and exhibitors attending the 2008 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo need to book their rooms at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino by August 19 to receive the RVDA rate. New this year, for attendees staying at the Rio is a chance to win great prizes including: show tickets; a golf package; and a trip to Las Vegas. More

High Life in the Infield
The sun baked Daytona International Speedway last weekend as thousands crammed the track's infield to get a vantage point for the Coke Zero 400 NASCAR race. Campers toward turn one found shade or even air conditioning in their own rigs. Many had converted their 40-foot RVs into palaces shining like an oasis amidst a crowd of exhausted race fans. More

Small RV Trailers of 1950s, 1960s Make Comeback
from the Washington Times
Many of us had parents or grandparents who enjoyed RVing in Serro Scotty trailers. The iconic brand started in 1956 and went out of business in 1997 after a devastating factory fire. Today's re-emergence of the brand is good news for those with nostalgic connections or a desire for a small trailer. More

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