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Gas prices falling quickly; down 12 cents in 1 week
The Wall Street Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Gasoline prices are dropping at the most rapid rate in years and are expected to fall farther during the next month or so, according to a new forecast. The national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline is about $3.65, down 12 cents from a week ago, according to the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge report. The national average has now dropped 12 days in a row, the longest consecutive decline since the beginning of July. More

RVDA members get tools to update dealer info on new Rand McNally app
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Rand McNally has emailed all RVDA member dealerships instructions for accessing their profiles on the Best of the Road online platform, which is a portal for the new RVDA Dealer Locator App. The free dealership and service location app for RV travelers — which features only RVDA members — is a partnership between RVDA and Rand McNally. The subject line of the email is: "RVDA Members — You've been added to Rand McNally's Best of the Road." More


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Join the discussion on video marketing mojo
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Video marketing expert Evanne Schmarder, a presenter last month at the 2012 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo, will show dealers how they can take their video marketing to the next level during a special webinar at 2 p.m. Eastern time Oct. 31. Schmarder encourages participants to bring on their toughest issues for the Q&A session. More

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NBA rookie travels by RV to exhibition games
Houston Chronicle    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Houston Rockets rookie Royce White says he enjoys the open road, and he'll get a chance to see some of it this week as he travels by RV to the team's exhibition games in New Orleans and Orlando. More

Only in New York?
The New York Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
New York City artist Kim Holleman has been moving her traveling art installation — a jungle of plants growing in a 1984 Coachmen travel trailer that she's dubbed "a mobile public park" — around the city for the past six years and is used to sometimes bewildered reactions. "This is a park?" asked a recent visitor, eyeing the plant beds, brick walkway, and miniature fish pond. But most urbanites who have visited the "park" love the opportunity the trailer gives them to enjoy a rare bit of nature. More

A special message for 2012 convention/expo attendees
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If you attended the 2012 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo earlier this month, your feedback is needed so that RVDA board members can assess it during their upcoming meeting. The association counts on attendees' input to help it make improvements to future conventions. Please watch for an email from RV Learning Center Chief Karin Van Duyse and fill out the accompanying survey.

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RV City kicks off early for Georgia-Florida game
WTEV-TV    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Sure, everybody enjoys the healthy on-field competition at the Georgia-Florida football game, but it's also about the competition to get the best parking spot in RV City, the tailgating mecca that sets up each year before the game. More than 60 RVs rolled into Jacksonville, FL, days before the game, fighting to be first in line. That honor was won by Chris Chaney, who arrived one week early in the new camper he'd bought just for the occasion. More

RV sales soar as dealers in Minnesota's Twin Cities report double-digit gains
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RV dealers across the Twin Cities metro area are reporting double-digit sales gains, but they say it's part of a larger, national trend. Many people don't want to spend thousands for a single vacation and are turning instead to RVs that they can use for years. "We're seeing a lot of younger families," says Mike Pearo of Hilltop Trailer Sales, an RVDA member. "It's not just retirees coming and buying a dream RV and taking long trips. It's lots of shorter, smaller weekend trips." More

Army Corps of Engineers waives fees at campgrounds on Veterans Day    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will waive day-use fees for veterans, active and reserve component service members, and their families at the more than 2,400 USACE-operated recreation areas on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. The Veterans Day fee waiver program — which began in 2006 and requires only verbal confirmation of service — has proven to be immensely popular. The waiver covers fees for boat launch ramps and swimming beaches. More

Dub Box USA creates retro campers in Oregon
The Oregonian    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
When longtime friends and business partners Heather Bauccio and Shane Medbery saw the Dub Box, a retro-style camper created in the United Kingdom, they also saw an opportunity. The pair opened a manufacturing plant in Oregon City — Dub Box USA — and now is selling the lightweight car-towable campers to Americans. The trailers "offer something that's fun, gets people outside, and encourages family time, camping and doing sports events," Bauccio says. More

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Brett Michaels to host Travel Channel's 'Rock My RV'
Entertainment Weekly    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Legendary rocker and Celebrity Apprentice winner Bret Michaels will host a new Travel Channel series, Rock My RV, in which designers and fabricators turn regular RVs into "the most outrageous, badass, hooked-up mobile mansions on the road," the network has announced. The eight-episode series is slated to premiere in 2013, with production beginning next month. Michaels spends most of the year traveling in a tour bus he designed himself. "I know how to take an RV from ordinary to extraordinary, and I can't wait to put my expertise to use and show people how to make their RVs rock," he says. More

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What does a client really think?
American Express OPEN Forum    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
People reveal themselves not just through words but also through facial expressions. When you understand how facial cues work, you can "hear" the truth every single time. Salespeople in particular could benefit from this guide on reading the cues that reveal what clients are really saying. More

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