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RVDA News Brief
Aug. 5, 2009

Industry Panel Set for RVDA Convention: Early Bird Registration Deadline is Friday
from RVDA/RV Learning Center
The RV industry's retail scorekeeper, Tom Walworth of Statistical Surveys, will lead a hard-hitting panel discussion examining the current economic factors affecting the RV industry on Oct. 7th, during the RV Dealers International Convention/Expo at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Register by Friday, Aug. 7th, and save up to $459 off the registration cost. More
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RVs Getting Lighter, More Fuel Efficient
from the Washington Times
RV makers are using new composite materials called Eco Composites (EC), which replaces much of the wood and other materials used in traditional RV construction. Advantages to the use of EC are a lighter RV, translating into fuel savings and greater strength for longer-term durability. More
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Preliminary RVDA Convention Workshop Schedule Now Online
from the Indianapolis Star
President Barack Obama will announce a manufacturing grant when he visits Elkhart County today. The White House said the president, when he visits the Monaco RV plant in Wakarusa, and Vice President Joe Biden during a stop in Detroit, will "be making an announcement on grants for advanced battery and electric vehicle manufacturing." More
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FTC Delays Enforcement of Red Flags Rule Until November 1, 2009
from RVDA
The Federal Trade Commission has delayed – for the third time – new "Red Flags Rules" until November 1 to give affected businesses more time to develop and implement identity theft prevention programs. The Rules were schedule to take effect on August 1. More
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RV Travelers Maintain Enthusiasm
from MSNBC
Bill and Esthermay Brooks are nomads of the Interstate system. They are living a peculiarly American dream. They are fierce adherents of the RV lifestyle, a strange blend of individualism and wanderlust that drives thousands of Americans to spend their summers barreling down the nation’s highways and back roads, stopping at campgrounds, and meeting up at gatherings of other RV enthusiasts. More
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North Dakota RV Sales Up
from KFYR-TV
Nationwide, RV sales are down, but some dealerships in North Dakota, are seeing the opposite story. Scott Craigie is retired. He and his family travel around in their camper a few times a month. This is the second RV they’ve owned and they say, with the amount of traveling they do, owning an RV has been a huge savings More
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Create E-mail Subject Lines That Draw Prospects In
from The Customer Collective
E-mail is now the preferred prospecting tool, far surpassing the phone to the relief of many sellers who hate cold calling. Yet it hasn’t necessarily made prospecting any easier. Response rates are low and many sellers are discouraged by how difficult it is to engage contacts. More
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