RVDA News Brief
July 16, 2008

RV 'Full-timers' Find Paved Paradise Convenient, Cost-efficient
from The Casper Star Tribune
William and Montez Beard are full-timers in the RV world, joining about 3 million people who live in their RV year-round. They rent a permanent space in Arizona and stay for a few months each winter. The rest of the time, they travel. It's a good life, they say. More

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Entry Level RVs Gaining Popularity in New York
from Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Families looking to get away this summer are continuing to hit the road in their RVs, but they are traveling shorter distances and renting them, area RV dealers say. The most popular RV models nowadays at RVDA member Ballantyne RV and Marine are some of the more inexpensive ones such as pop-ups and used vehicles. More

Gas Prices Don't Force RVers to Break Camp
from Janesville Gazette
Curtis and Ashley Woodard of Janesville, WI, are second-generation RVers, and they're raising their kids to enjoy the freedom of RVs and joys of camping. Although it sounds counterintuitive in the era of $4-a-gallon gasoline, taking vacations in vehicles or trailers towed by vehicles appears more popular than ever, with many RV parks booked through Labor Day. More

Oklahoma RV Sales Remain Strong
from The Oklahoman
Gas prices appear to be having an insignificant effect on sales of RVs and boats, according to people at the Original Free RV and Boat Show. The three-day show was held in four buildings at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City. Some came out to the show just to browse while others came to walk away with a purchase. More

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RV Rentals Riding High, Countering Soaring Airplane Tickets
from Frederick News Post
Sky-high airfares have made Americans think twice about summer vacations. Many are moving from cramped seats in coach class into the driver's seats of RVs. More

RVDA Chairman Jeff Pastore Provides a RVDA Convention “Top Ten” List
from RVDA
With apologies to David Letterman, RVDA Chairman of the Board Jeff Pastore provides a convention “top ten” list for RV dealers. More

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