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RVDA News Brief
Sept. 10, 2008

Yellowstone RV Park Full Despite Fuel Costs, Economy
from The Associated Press
In the heart of the park here on a recent warm day, all 358 spaces at the Fishing Bridge Recreational Vehicle Park were jammed with RVs and camping equipment. More than 1.1 million RVs visited National Park Service campgrounds through the first seven months of this year, according to preliminary figures, while RV and campground trade associations say 2008 appears to be just as busy as previous years. More

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RV Owners Loving Lifestyle
from ABC News
A group of RV enthusiasts say the cost of owning an RV is worth it for a vacation on wheels. Donny and Beth Osterhout say the price of fuel has changed their habits somewhat, but not enough to make them park for good. The Osterhouts live full time in their 40-foot Monaco Dynasty and spend most of the year in upstate New York and Florida, stopping at points in between. More

Drivers Renew Their Love of Trucks
from USA Today
Falling gasoline prices and big discounts turned auto buyers' attention back to trucks last month. Trucks of all types accounted for 49.7 percent of total new-vehicle sales, their biggest share since 49.9 percent in March. More

Life Not an Endless Vacation, But for RVers, It Comes Close
from PressofAtlanticCity.com
While summer vacation has ended for most people, RVs containing full kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms continue to line the highways, whisking their owners away on another adventure at a moment's notice. More

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KOA’s Jim Rogers to Lead RV Learning Center Louisville Workshop on "Great" Customer Service
from RVDA
Kampgrounds of America’s Chairman and CEO Jim Rogers will show RV dealers how to take their entire dealership to the next level of customer satisfaction and loyalty during his special workshop Dec. 1 in Louisville, KY. Rogers will draw on his long career in the gaming, hospitality and camping industries to help participants plan their own strategies to take their customer satisfaction and service from good service to great. More

ESPN "NBA RV Tour" Crew Hitting the Road Again This Season
from the Orlando Sentinel
The “NBA on ESPN RV Tour” marketing campaign started last season under the direction of Chicago-based Revolution sports marketing and was a cross country RV scamper across the U.S. that started in January and went through the postseason. Promotional shooting for the new campaign is set for Sept. 16 in New York. More

Commentary: Airstream Dream
from Los Angeles Times via the Concord Monitor
I've always wanted an Airstream. Billed as the world's oldest RV company - born in Los Angeles in 1932 but now in Jackson Center, OH - Airstream has had the rare good sense to keep its classic design classic. The riveted aluminum capsules of today are, aesthetically at least, not much different from the silvery streamliners of more than half a century ago. More



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