RVDA News Brief
Aug. 6, 2008

RVDA Member Triples Land, Increases Services
from The Business Journal
A Rural Hall, NC, RVDA member has more than tripled his acreage and plans to use the added land to expand his service center, hire more technicians, and increase space for events. Steve Plemmons, CEO of Bill Plemmons RV World, recently purchased about 34 acres under 4-S Properties LLC for $375,000. More

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RVDA Chairman's Success Story Can’t Be Stopped
from Suburbanite
According to Jeff Pastore his dad, John, is the family’s idea guy. John, in his early 70s, is the surviving founder of both businesses whose history and longevity is an interesting mix of tenacity and good business sense. Jeff, eldest of John’s sons, operates Hartville RV Center, and has a deep appreciation for his dad’s ideas that created the unique pairing of RV dealership and dry cleaner and enjoys sharing their story. More

Couple Drives RV 8,341 Miles Across Country for Vacation
from the Charleston Daily Mail
In their 8,341-mile trip across the country and down to the tip of Mexico, Dick Harris and Betty Comer Hill logged a lot of numbers. The Charleston, WV, couple has logged five trips together in Harris' 40-foot RV. The longest was last year's 11,400-mile trip to Alaska. More

Sacrifices for Recreation’s Sake
from The Bulletin
While they are taking shorter trips, dedicated RVers determined to see the country and visit family are still traveling, despite staggering fuel bills. People who already own RVs are finding ways around high costs. Wes and Glennis Edgar are among the RV owners who have chosen to make sacrifices, rather than simply park their rig. More

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RVers Focus on Smiles per Gallon
from the Toledo Blade
Jody and Kathy McCollum heard all the talk about rising gas prices and travelers staying close to home this summer. They looked at their 37-foot-long motorhome. Then they got in and drove away. “People always say, ‘Oh my god, how can you afford it?’” said McCollum, a Springfield Township father of four whose RV logged 2,200 miles on a vacation to the east coast in June. The real question, he said, ought to be, “How can we afford to fly and get a hotel?” More

RV Parks Staying Busy
from Post-Bulletin
Even with gasoline prices lingering around $4 a gallon, local RV parks say it's had minimal impact on the number of visitors staying with them. More

RVDA Convention Registration Easy Payment Plan Available: July Deadline Extended to August 8
from RVIA
RVDA is making it even easier for RV dealers to Survive and Thrive! RV dealers who would like to attend the 2008 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo can sign up now and spread their registration fees over four easy credit card payments. Starting at just $131 per month, dealers can get access to all the workshops and events at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. Payments can start as late as January 2009. More

Soothe Workplace Madness: 36 Ways to Calm the Chaos at Your Dealership
from Readers Digest
Most days of the week, you get up, get dressed, eat breakfast, and head into one of the unhealthiest places in the world. Problems at work are more strongly associated with health complaints than any other life stressor -- even more than financial problems or family problems. Here is a wide spectrum of tips to help you better cope with workplace stress. More

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