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RV Learning Center to present free marketing webinar
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The RV Learning Center will present a special webinar, "Spending More Dollars than Sense? Guerrilla Marketing Tools," for RVDA member dealers, at 2 p.m. Eastern time July 18. This free session will demonstrate how low or no-cost guerrilla marketing tools can make RV dealerships more visible to prospects and customers. It will be led by Evanne Schmarder, principal of Roadabode Productions and co-author of "Unconventional Wisdom Works, 25 Marketing Strategies to Build Your Outdoor Recreation Business Today." Schmarder also will present "Seven Low Cost/No Cost Marketing Tools" from 4:15-5:30 p.m. Oct. 4 during the RV Dealers International Convention Expo at the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. More



Studies: RVs cheaper than airfare, hotels
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With gas prices dropping, you might want to ditch those plane tickets for the open road. "By the time you pay for a hotel and airfare, RVing is a lot cheaper, and a lot better," says Mary Cline, a customer at RVDA member Collier RV Supercenter of Rockford, IL. Cline was one of many dealership visitors over the holiday week. Manager John Slick says RV travel brings a closeness that you just can't put a price on. "It really tightens the family bond — everyone is in the RV together, the young children are there, the parents are involved, and they can bring a friend along." More

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More dealer input needed on DSI survey
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RVDA needs more dealers to participate in the 19th annual Dealer Satisfaction Index survey. This confidential poll asks retailers to express their level of satisfaction with their manufacturers and/or specific brands. The DSI can be filled out online or faxed to the association. Results will be made available at Partners in Progress Brand Committee meetings held during the RV Dealers International Convention/Expo, Oct. 1-5. More

RVDA member Pikes Peak Traveland hosts TV news crew
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It was "RV Palooza" on KXRM-TV Fox21 News Colorado this week as RVDA member Randy Biles of Pikes Peak Traveland in Colorado Springs hosted several segments on RV travel. Biles covered the benefits of family RV travel, while showing off the latest RV features to reporter Craig Coffey. More



Families beat the heat in their RVs
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It was the hottest day of the year so far in Southern Nevada, but Ulla Graham and her family beat the heat by climbing into their RV and heading to higher elevations. They spent an entire week camping on Mount Charleston. It's a short drive from their home in Las Vegas to the campsite, but the drop in temperatures makes it seem as though they're a world away. "I can't believe we're only 30 minutes from our house — it feels like 300 miles," says Ulla Graham. "The climate outside is great," adds son Luke. More


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Learning the language of the road
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Do the expressions "second home," "vacation home," and "home away from home" bring to mind a recreational vehicle? For nearly 8 million Americans, they do. Statistics show that 10 percent of people ages 55 and up own an RV. And by 2015, all the baby boomers will be over age 50. Another 7.2 million families are renting RVs at more than 500 rental locations across the country. Renting one seems to give people the bug. Once they get a taste of what it's like to take their home on the road, it's a stepping stone to making the purchase. More

Families drive up quality time on RV vacations
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For Kirk Wong of southwest Washington, there's only one way to travel: He loads up his 37-foot motorhome with two children, four bikes, two dogs and a tortoise, and he and his wife, Andrea, take off for some much-needed, uninterrupted family time. "In our house, we're always scattered, and our schedules have us running," Wong says. "But in the RV, this time is invaluable. The boys take turns sitting next to me when I drive, and we talk. For me, it's never about the destination; it really is about the journey." More



Family's cross-country RV trip: 'Like a big-screen movie of America playing in front of you'
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Brad Herzog and his wife, Amy, have traversed the country in their RV for 13 consecutive years, and he's written three memoirs from these travels. "It's like a big-screen movie of America is playing in front of you, and any time you want, you can stop the film and enter the picture," he says. "With an RV trip, you're not going from point A to point Z, you're hitting all the points in between, and it helps immerse you in a sense of place. It makes the destination that much more satisfying." More

Report: Gas prices may have hit summer low
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The summer driving season has kicked into high gear, and motorists are taking advantage of lower prices at the pump. The national average price for regular grade gasoline was $3.36, down 21 cents from month-ago and year-ago prices. Prices remain about 75 cents lower than the record high of $4.11 set four years ago. But will this trend continue? Prices began to creep slightly higher, ending a streak of 78 days which saw prices drift from $3.91 per gallon on April 16 to $3.33 per gallon on July 3. More

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Yosemite National Park seeks volunteers for Habitat Protector Program
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RVers heading to Yosemite National Park this summer might want to put in a few hours working as a Habitat Protector of Yosemite Volunteer. Park officials are seeking volunteers to help preserve and restore the natural resources in Yosemite Valley. Projects will include clearing litter from trails, paths and recreational areas, and removing invasive plants. More


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7 tools for measuring your marketing ROI
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A successful business is a well-marketed business — it's a truism that was probably written somewhere on Moses' tablets. Measuring small-business marketing success doesn't need to be difficult or expensive. There are all sorts of smart, low-cost tools available for measuring your marketing ROI. Here are seven tools you can use right away. More
 

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