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RVDA News Brief
Aug. 12, 2009

Lower Gas Prices Helping Fuel an RV Comeback
from KTVN-TV
Last year's $4 a gallon gas prices put the brakes on a lot of RV rentals in Reno, NV. This year's lower prices are fueling a return to RVing that's helping boost the local economy. More
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Podcast: Justice Clarence Thomas -- RV Enthusiast
from Public Radio International
Ginny Thomas, in an interview with "The Takeaway" from somewhere in the Adirondacks, said she and Justice Thomas have been hitting the road for a while now. "Since we got our used motorhome back in '99, we've been to 27 states and we have found it's a wonderful life." More
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RVDA Member Experiences Record Growth in RV Rentals
from Earth Times
Economic times have not slowed down vacationers and businesses that are turning to RV Rental Outlet, an RVDA member in Tempe, AZ, for luxury RV rentals to extend their travel budgets. In the past six month, RV Rental has experienced 60 percent growth in the number of RV rentals and a 50 percent increase in the number of days rentals are on the road. More
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Home Sweet Home on Wheels
from the Las Vegas Review-Journal
El Monte RV, an RVDA member in Las Vegas, estimates that 85 of its 200 motorhomes still leave the lot every week, a number holding steady since the economic downturn. And Las Vegans who own RVs still seem to be using them, too. They cite a love of travel, the camaraderie at RV parks, and the convenience of never being more than a few steps from their own bed and bathroom. More
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Register for the RV Dealers Convention, Stay at the Rio, & Win!
from RVDA/RV Learning Center
Bill and Esthermay Brooks are nomads of the Interstate system. They are living a peculiarly American dream. If you register for the RV Dealers International Convention/Expo by the September 4 deadline, and book your room at the Rio All-Suite Hotel, you could win a weekend Vegas Getaway! More
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RVDA Requests Changes to SBA Dealer Floor Plan Loan Program to Help Dealers Get Financing
from RVDA
RVDA requested several changes to the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Dealer Floor Plan (DFP) loan program designed to get SBA inventory financing loans to eligible dealers. In comments filed with the agency last week, RVDA said that while the association “appreciates SBA’s recognition that RV dealers are struggling with wholesale dealer floor plan credit...RVDA requests that SBA consider revising its DFP rules and regulations to encourage more lenders to enter dealer floor plan financing.” More
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How to Stop Sales and Marketing Leaks
from Manage Smarter
Every company has a few sales and marketing "leaks"—misalignments or improper practices that can lead to a waste of marketing dollars and lower-than-expected sales numbers. The problem is, in today's tough business climate, companies can no longer afford to squander resources, or let even a few good sales opportunities slip through their hands. More
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