RVDA News Brief
Aug. 13, 2008

North Carolina Dealers Say RV Sales Strong
from The Charlotte Observer via iStock Analyst
As a big RV show began last weekend in Charlotte, NC, local dealers say sales remain strong. More

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Video: ‘Green RV' on Display at Outdoor Retailer Show
from KSL-TV
A lot of folks spent last weekend at a campground somewhere in UT, or in another state in the west, staying in tents, or campers, or some sort of RV. But at the Outdoor Retailer Trade Show held at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, a new "Green RV" was on display. At first glance, it looks like a normal RV -- a Ford F-350 pickup with a camper shell mounted on the top. But you've never gone camping like this. More

Rollin' Down the Road
When Joe and Iree Borges sold their house and brought a 40-foot RV in 2001, it made perfect sense. The Santa Maria, CA, couple had retired, after all, and they wanted to see the country. While rising gas prices and a shaky economy have caused a panic in the RV industry, Americans are still driving RVs. More

RVs Taking To Roads
from The Tampa Tribune
Although many RV owners are modifying their vacation plans because of fuel costs, that doesn't mean they're giving up the RV lifestyle completely. About half of RV owners are retirees or near retirement. They enjoy the outdoors and mixing with other RV enthusiasts to chat about travel, their careers, and their families. More

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RV Owners Driving Home Convenience
from the Naples Daily News
Bill and Gloria Potvin finally saw their home’s driveway graveled Wednesday morning. A bulldozer dropped the rocks along 15 feet of patchy grass that constitutes the Potvins’ front lawn. The gravel will make it easier to drive their home away, the next time they want to leave. The Potvins are part of a seemingly growing population of RV owners who have transformed their sizable vehicles into temporary estates. More

Full Schedule of Events Now Available for RVDA Convention
from RVDA
Trying to make flight arrangements? Need to book your hotel? Preview the Schedule of Workshops to help make your travel accommodations easier. More

RV News You Can Use
from the Kalamazoo Gazette
Despite constantly rising fuel prices, dedicated RVers keep rolling. If you think the high cost of gas and diesel are bringing the big rigs to a stop, just travel any of the major highways and keep your eyes open. There really don't seem to be any fewer RVs on the road than there were a year ago. More

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