||On the road again: RV sales see an upswing
wholesale shipments jumped 16 percent in August from July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 209,800. Sales of motorhomes and travel trailers are seen by some economists as a leading indicator of the economy's health, because they're among the largest discretionary purchases a consumer can make.
Couple helps RVers feel at home
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Alan Doerr and his wife, Elma, celebrated his 85th birthday Thursday by moving their camper onto the state fairgrounds. The fairground is where they will be spending most of their time in the coming week as chairman and chairwoman of the RV Hospitality Center at Norsk Hostfest. They've been making sure the coffee is on at the center as chairpersons since 1981. More
RV travelers build community wherever they land
It can get a little cramped in a 300-square-foot home, but Stacy Roberts and her husband, Ken, are used to it. They don’t mind sacrificing personal space if it means they can be on the road 12 months out of the year.
Sign up for the 14th Annual RVDA Education Foundation Classic Golf Tournament
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is still time to sign up to golf in the 14th Annual RVDA Education Foundation Classic Golf Tournament on Monday, Oct. 5 at the Rio Secco Golf Course in Las Vegas, NV. Don’t wait there is limited space!
RVDA member extends official sponsorship deal with Buffalo Bills
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The Buffalo Bills announced Thursday that they
have renewed their sponsorship agreement with Buffalo RV for an extended 3-year term. As part of the new agreement, Buffalo RV's dealership will offer discounts and specials to all Bills fans that stop in on their way to a home game at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Fans attending a Bills game in an RV can stop at Buffalo RV for special discounts on propane, free refreshments, and use of their RV dumping station. More
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2009 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo workshop handouts now available online
In an effort to make the RVDA convention "greener," workshop handouts to many of the
sessions are available online. Either save them to your computer or print what you need and bring them with you to the convention
RV dealer confirms SBA Floor Plan loan
The Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved
an RVDA dealer member for an SBA-guaranteed Dealer Floor Plan (DFP) loan. The SBA program, in effect since July 1, allows the agency's guaranteed loan program to be used for RV floor plan loans (and other titleable inventory, including autos and boats) through SBA-approved lenders. To RVDA’s knowledge, this is the first RV dealer approved to take part in the SBA DFP program. More
Panel says spend more on national parks
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Spending on national parks should be increased by at least $700 million over the next seven years, an independent panel urged Congress on Thursday. The additional spending should bring increased tourism, promote enjoyment of the outdoors, and help preserve national treasures for future generations, the panel said.