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Gas prices could slide another 20 cents by year-end
The Associated Press via The Post and Courier    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Retail gasoline prices have dropped about 50 cents a gallon since the spring, and motorists could see them slide another 20 cents before the end of the year. The national average, which slipped to $3.45 per gallon this week, should continue to fall at least through the new year, according to the Energy Information Administration. More

Keystone Automotive Operations buys NTP Distribution
The Wall Street Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
Keystone Automotive Operations Inc., backed by frequent auto-sector player Platinum Equity, is expanding its RV presence with the purchase of NTP Distribution Inc. The Wilsonville, Ore.-based NTP sells RV aftermarket products and accessories to dealers and has more than 200 employees. More

Tom Johnson Camping Center to support Shriners Hospitals for Children
PR Newswire via The Sacramento Bee    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
RVDA member Tom Johnson Camping Center has announced a new partnership with Shriners International and Oasis Shriners of Charlotte to raise funds for Shriners Hospitals for Children. Tom Johnson Camping Center will donate part of the proceeds from every RV bought by a Shriner — as well as part of a month's sales proceeds — to Shriners Hospitals for Children. The dealership will also provide space in its booths at RV shows to promote the work done at the hospitals. More

Hayes Brake Controller Co.
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Football fan tailgates with tricked-out RV
KARE-TV    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Vikings fan Jon Perreault has taken his RV to every home game for the past 17 years. He has a completely enclosed tailgating tent on the outside and typically entertains 200 people at his parties, bringing along a DJ and caterer. More

RV Technician Certification preparation course available now
RV Learning Center    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The self-paced RV Technician Certification Preparation Course, developed by RVIA and available through the RV Learning Center, helps technicians train and prepare for certification. Almost 80 percent of students who completed the course passed the RVDA-RVIA Technician Certification test, compared to 61 percent of those who didn't use the course to prepare. More

Automotive Risk Management & Insurance Services
ARM is dedicated to addressing the unique set of insurance needs of the RV industry, including garage liability, property, inland marine, inventory coverage, crime, earthquake, flood, contingent liability, umbrella, excess liability, employment-related practices liability, pollution liability, dealership surety bonds, workers' compensation, and loss prevention and control. more

RVDA members eligible for discounts on NADA RV Appraisal Guide
RVDA    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The N.A.D.A. RV Appraisal Guide is an essential tool for determining the average market value for used RVs. RV Connect, another online program, provides updated RV values, creates custom window stickers for both newer and older RVs, and more. These products are available at the RVDA members-only rate. More

Small business and the importance of paperwork
The Christian Science Monitor    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Poor record keeping has been the demise of many an otherwise successful business. One lesson many entrepreneurs learn the hard way is that you shouldn't delegate financial record keeping to employees too quickly. Sadly, fraud is common in small businesses and can lead to the business's failure. More
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