RVDA News Brief
Aug. 27, 2008

News Report: No Dip in Sales for Memphis-area RV Dealership
from the Memphis Commercial Appeal
The nationwide rise in gas prices hasn't hurt business at Southaven RV Center, an RVDA member in Southaven, MS. In fact, despite what people may think when they see large RVs on the road, business at Southaven RV has grown. "Sales are up 30 percent over last year," said Chris Jenkins, the company's sales manager. More

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Arizona RV Parks: Advance Reservations "Just Fine"
from the Yuma Sun
Yuma, AZ, sunshine still trumps below-zero temperatures and shoveling snow even though it will cost the area's winter visitors more to get here. A sampling of area RV parks indicates the coming winter season is shaping up to be just fine. More

RVDA Member Offers Special Program for Southern California First Time Buyers
from PR Web
Altmans Winnebago, an RVDA member in Carson, CA, implemented a "California First" program. For a limited time, Altmans Winnebago is offering a special program for Southern California first time buyers. More

Gasoline Prices Continue to Fall
from the Los Angeles Times
The price of a gallon of self-serve regular gas dropped 6.9 cents to an average of $3.74 nationally, according to the Energy Information Administration's weekly survey of filling stations. That's the lowest since May 12. Experts said the downward price trend would continue in the near term. More

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Deadline for RV Dealers International Convention/Expo Early Registration is Friday!
from RVDA
Dealers looking to take advantage of special pricing for the 2008 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo must register by the Friday, August 29 deadline. Use the easy payment plan to spread the cost over four months. More

RV Care-a-Vanners arrive from across nation to aid Habitat for Humanity
from The Review
The RV Care-a-Vanners group was formed in the 1980s by Jack and Lois Wolters, friends of Millard Fuller, the founder of Habitat for Humanity. The Wolters realized a lot of small, rural Habitat affiliates did not have many local volunteers and thought it a good idea to have people travel with their own RVs, thus giving them their own place to live while they bolstered the local volunteers. More

Win Sales from Recession-Minded Consumers
from MSNBC/
Ask American consumers of all ages and income levels and they'll tell you their focus this summer is on savings. In a recession economy--with gas and food prices soaring--consumers are making serious choices every day about how and where to spend their dollars. As a business owner, your challenge right now is to increase sales while giving consumers what they want, without cutting into your profitability. More

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