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Planning a renovation or new facility? Free webinar will guide you through safety, environmental concerns
Mike Molino RV Learning Center
A free webinar will address eye-opening issues that need to be handled while dealers are in the planning and construction phases of a reno or new building –not after the construction dust settles. “Facility Environmental and Safety Considerations: Are You Ready for the Grand Opening” takes place tomorrow, Sept. 18, at noon ET and is sponsored by the RV Learning Center and KPA.
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Dealers head to Elkhart for Open House events
Goshen News
RV industry executives and politicians gathered this week ahead of the Elkhart County Open House to talk about how the show has grown into a North American event. "Elkhart recognizes the RV industry as our industry," said Elkhart Mayor Dick Moore.
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Online RV technician intro course is available immediately
Mike Molino RV Learning Center
A one-month, online introduction program for RV technicians begins Monday, Sept. 22, and will prepare participants who successfully complete the courses to test for certification as a technician or master certified technician. The program is run by Northampton Community College and the Pennsylvania RV and Camping Association (PRVCA).
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Thor reveals expansion of projects at Heartland
RTT News
Thor Industries Inc. announced several projects to expand production and office space at its Heartland subsidiary in Elkhart. The projects include the purchase and renovation of an existing office building, expansion of a plant dedicated to production of lightweight travel trailers, expansion of a production facility to produce toy haulers, and the renovation and dedication of a single facility to the production of destination trailers.
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Randy Potts: Quiet leadership brings big changes
Winnebago Life
Sitting in a sparely furnished conference room, Winnebago Industries CEO Randy Potts reaches for a well-worn book that has influenced his vision for America’s most iconic and well-known RV brand. The book is by W. Edwards Deming, whose core principles of cost management, continual improvement, and viewing manufacturing as a holistic system have greatly influenced Potts.
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New initiative for certified RV professionals to launch at RV Dealers International Convention/Expo
Mike Molino RV Learning Center
The RV Learning Center Board of Directors is launching a new initiative aimed at increasing the number of RV industry certified professionals and retain those who already hold certification credentials. To accomplish this, the board is pleased to announce the formation of a Society for Certified RV Professionals and an industry recognition program highlighting the achievements of RV industry certified personnel.
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What to expect from biggest RV show in the Southwest this weekend
Dallas Morning News
The Southwest RV Supershow, which runs Sept. 18-21 at the Dallas Market Hall in Texas, is the biggest RV show in the Southwest. More than 400 RVs are displayed for sale, and there's everything from $6,000 foldout camping trailers that can be pulled behind a compact car to motorhomes with six-figure price tags that often tow luxury cars behind them.
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Almost a century ago, there were no guidelines for creating a national park, because nothing like them existed anywhere in the world. It was generally agreed that the pristine nature of the United States should be preserved for posterity and conservation. In 1872, Yellowstone became the first national park ever to exist. It sparked an idea that spread across the country and then across the world. The national park system was dubbed "America’s best idea" and will soon celebrate its centenary.
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Mobile app will guide you through RVDA Convention/Expo
RVDA
RVDA's mobile app for tablets and smartphones is back for the 2014 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo in Las Vegas, Nov. 10-14. The app enhances the convention experience for dealers and exhibitors before and during the event, allowing users to put the complete program on their device. Free and easy to use, the app offers a complete list of events and along with the ability to create a personalize schedule and to do list.
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Keep RVDA's convention affordable — stay at the convention hotels
RVDA
RVDA negotiates with the convention hotel to get the best possible rate for meeting rooms and expo space, and that rate is partially determined by the number of hotel room nights the association can guarantee. If RVDA doesn't hit its minimum, the association pays more for the meeting room rentals. Every hotel room counts — the penalty for unfilled rooms can cost the association thousands of dollars and hurts its ability to negotiate pricing for future years. So please book your rooms at either Bally's or Paris. Whether you book through RVDA's convention site, an Internet provider, or the hotel itself, your stay will count as long as RVDA has your information on the hotel card that attendees are asked to fill out at the convention registration desk.
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5 questions you should ask every customer
AllBusiness
Want to know what differentiates your company from your competitors? What your company does well and what it needs to improve? Ask these five questions of every customer and get invaluable feedback.

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More buyers seeking high-end RVs with all the comforts of home
Tampa Bay Times
There is a growing number of people buying top-of-the-line motorhomes, as RV sales continue to climb. Shipments of RVs to dealerships grew nearly 10 percent to 192,065 units in the first half of this year compared with 174,918 in the same period last year.

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Bipartisan effort to reform CFPB lending guidance continues in Congress
RVDA
A new bipartisan bill introduced in Congress this week would strike down the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) guidance on vehicle lending and require more transparency and accountability from the agency on future guidance.

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How to measure your social media strategy
By Mayur Kisani
Can the ROI from social media be measured? Yes, but it's not always easy. Here are six fundamental points to consider, including the importance of sharing the ROI data with the whole company to spark internal discussions about ways to improve your social media efforts.
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