RVDA News Brief
July 23, 2008

RV Industry to Rebound, Experts Say
from the South Bend Tribune
Mark Bowersox, recreation vehicle director for the Recreation Vehicle Indiana Council, believes the industry will rebound. "The future long-term is bright," he said, "because the economic climate and conditions that are affecting the business right now appear to be short term." More

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RV Dealers Not Giving Up
from The Roanoke Times
With summer here and gas prices rising with the temperature, RV dealers and buyers are finding ways to adapt. “People are still buying RVs, despite the year's record-high gas prices,” said John Crocker, a sales consultant with Snyder's RV, an RVDA member, in Salem, VA. More

An RV Vacation on $100 a Day
from The Temecula Valley News
In a time when watching budgets is critical, the California-based newspaper turned a discerning eye to a timely topic: could we accomplish a one- or two-week RV vacation for $100 per day? This was just their type of planning challenge! More

Gas Prices Aren't Parking All Devoted RV Lovers
from WCCO
For the RV crowd, it's not the destination but the never-ending journey that is to be savored. The cost of gas hasn't kept the devoted from coming from around the country to the RV convention. More

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Discovering the Joys of Workamping
from The Rockport Pilot
The official definition of a workamper in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is defined as adventurous individuals, couples, and families who have chosen a wonderful lifestyle which combines any kind of part-time or full-time work with RV camping. Although most workampers are in their 50s and 60s, there are many who are younger and many who are older. A little more than half of all workampers work to supplement their retirement income, while the rest work to support a full-time, or near full-time, RV lifestyle. More

CBS Weatherman: RVing a Great Lifestyle
from the Forest City Summit Britt News
Dave Price, the weatherman for CBS News' "The Early Show," and his crew were in Forest City as part of “The Early Show's” "Early on the Road" program that has partnered with Winnebago for the past three years, during which time Price says he has become a big fan of the RV lifestyle. More

Visitors to Flagstaff, AZ, Choose RVs over Hotels
from the Arizona Daily Sun
Business is quite good at three out of four Flagstaff-area RV campgrounds, where $500 for a fill-up is not unknown. But the city's bed and breakfasts are reporting mixed success early this summer as the country's economic woes deepened. More

Book Your Room at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino for the RV Dealers International Convention/Expo
from RVDA
Don’t forget to book your rooms at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino before August 19 to receive the RVDA rate. More

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RVDA NewsBrief is a weekly roundup of articles of interest to RV retailers and is provided as a member service. This email may contain an advertisement of RVDA and/or third party products and services. Opinions expressed in these articles do not necessarily reflect the views of RVDA or its advertising partners. The RVDA NewsBrief is compiled by MultiBriefs, a division of MultiView, Inc. Factual errors are the responsibility of the listed publication.

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