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New speakers, workshops highlight RV Dealers International Convention/Expo
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The RV Dealers International Convention/Expo includes a host of new speakers and workshops. The Convention/Expo Committee, chaired by Peter Albano of American RV in Olive Branch, MS, and the RV Learning Center staff reviewed over 100 program proposals, more than ever before, and selected the best workshops for this year’s program. Register by Sept. 3 to save up to 41 percent. More

Dealers gearing up for holiday weekend
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While some eager travelers are booking hotel rooms and all-inclusive resorts for the Labor Day holiday, others are servicing and buying RVs. The reason is simple: Recreational vehicles have become synonymous with this three-day weekend that celebrates the efforts of working Americans and the end of summer. That means area RV dealerships are gearing up for an influx of customers preparing for next weekend's festivities ... wherever the road leads them. More

Smithsonian reviews history of the RV
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Motorized RVs started to become popular in the late 1950s, but they were expensive luxury items that were far less popular than trailers. That changed in 1967 when Winnebago began mass-producing what it advertised as “America’s first family of motor homes,” five models from 16 to 27 feet long, which sold for as little as $5,000. By then, refrigeration was a staple of RVs, according to the RV/MH Hall of Fame’s Al Hesselbart, who wrote The Dumb Things Sold Just Like That, a history of the RV industry. “The evolution of the RV has pretty much followed technology,” says David Woodworth, who sold dozens of vintage RVs to the museum. “RVs have always been as comfortable as they can be for the time period.” More

Damon/Four Winds Partners in Progress Brand Committee meeting announced
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Lindsey Reines of Reines RV Center in Manassas, VA, will chair a Damon/Four Winds Partners in Progress Brand Committee meeting on Monday, Oct. 4, from 6:45 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, in conjunction with the RV Dealers International Convention/Expo. It is one of 12 Partners in Progress Brand Committee meetings scheduled during the convention. More

Free certification readiness tests for parts and service staff available
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The RV Learning Center's free online tests help new and seasoned employees assess knowledge gaps and readiness for certification. More

Who has innovative ideas? Employees
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Let's take the mystery out of innovation and its inspirations. Most great ideas for enhancing corporate growth and profits aren't discovered in the lab late at night, or in the isolation of the executive suite. They come from the people who daily fight the company's battles, who serve the customers, explore new markets and fend off the competition. In other words, the employees. More

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