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Join RVDA and the RV Learning Center at Louisville!
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Dealers: If you're attending the National RV Trade Show, stop by the RVDA/RV Learning Center booth to see a demo of our new member dealer locator app and talk with staff from app creator Rand McNally. Find out how our new app can put your dealership on the map and allow customers to locate your business from their GPS or smartphone. This is a special members-only benefit! You can find out about all of the advantages of RVDA membership and meet staff members at our booth. More

DSI award ceremony and RVDA member reception set for Louisville
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RVDA will honor RV brands built by 13 manufacturers with its Quality Circle Award on Nov. 26 in Louisville, KY, just prior to the opening of the National RV Trade Show. These brands/manufacturers rated highly in overall dealer satisfaction in the association's 19th annual Dealer Satisfaction Index survey. An RVDA membership reception follows the event, which begins at 5 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. More


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GE Capital optimistic about outlook for RV industry
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In advance of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association's national trade show, GE Capital said it's optimistic about the outlook for the RV industry. "RV sales are often tied to economic indicators such as housing," says Tim Hyland, commercial leader of the RV group within GE Capital's Commercial Distribution Finance business. "With housing starts and consumer confidence trending up and a steady demand for inventory, we have good reason to believe that the RV industry will experience growth next year." More

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AAA: 44 million Americans expected to travel for Thanksgiving
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Robin Mayberry is thankful for falling gas prices this holiday week because it means her six-hour, 400-mile trip from San Antonio to Wichita Falls, TX, won't be quite as expensive. "We're taking our truck and pulling our travel trailer," she says. Thanksgiving travel continues to increase from a low point in 2008, according to AAA, which estimates 43.6 million Americans will take trips of 50 miles or more during the holiday weekend. The projected increase marks the fourth consecutive year of growth. More

Thor Industries, a consolidation story
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Given Thor's recent preliminary announcement of a 30 percent sales gain in the October quarter, The Motley Fool says that "signs point to strength ahead" for the RV manufacturer. "The likelihood of a favorable profit showing is very good when the company reports in early December," it says. Thor and Winnebago are both "benefiting from economic conditions that are conducive to growth and possibly from an aging population." More

RV Learning Center webinar will guide dealers through health care, benefits changes
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The RV Learning Center has planned a webinar to help dealers navigate the impending changes predicted for health care and employee benefits. It will take place at noon Eastern Dec. 13. KPA, an associate member, is hosting the webinar and handling registration on its site, More

RV resort founder: 'Our business is fun'
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The outdoor recreation industry is an economic powerhouse, employing more than 6 million Americans and infusing local and national economies with $646 billion in outdoor recreation spending each year, according to the Outdoor Industry Association's 2012 Recreation Economy Report. Often under the radar, outdoor recreation actually is big business. Huffington Post blogger and RVDA convention speaker Evanne Schmarder recently interviewed Randy Hendrickson, president and founder of Horizon RV Resorts and Horizon RV Resort Development for insights on the RV industry. More

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RV stocks' improved ratings a sign of hope
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While the stock market is in a correction, some segments are whistling a more optimistic tune. The Building-Mobile Manufacturing & RV group as of mid-November was ranked No. 6 of 197 industry groups. Seven months ago, it was No. 56. Three weeks ago, it was No. 29. Here's a surprise: The improved rating comes from the RV part of the group, not the housing part. Within the group, Thor Industries ties Drew Industries for the highest composite rating in the group — a best-possible 99. More

Falling gasoline prices provide relief to American drivers
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Gasoline prices have fallen again, and the drop continues to accelerate. The famous Lundberg Survey reported a drop of 7.26 cents in the past two weeks to $3.47. The cutoff date for the data was Nov. 16. The price for a gallon of regular a month ago was $3.69. Except for Hawaii, not a single state still has regular above $4. More

National Parks Service releases dates for free days in 2013    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has announced dates in 2013 when more than 2,000 national parks, forests, wildlife refuges and other federal lands will offer free admittance to everyone. There are 84 million acres of iconic, treasured, and sacred places protected in America's nearly 400 national parks. More

Where the money goes: Budget allocation
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When you've decided what your overall marketing budget is for the upcoming period, where should you invest these dollars? This article discusses current trends in marketing budget allocation and gives some tips on how to divvy up the money you have at your disposal. More

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Using core values to overcome 'analysis paralysis'
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Every business needs several core values that are supposed to guide how all employees perform their jobs. When those values become internalized, they serve as guiding principles that help employees make decisions on the fly, with confidence that their decisions are right and proper. And that can overcome the dreaded disease: "Analysis paralysis." More

Rand McNally taking its market-leading RV navigation into the OEM channel
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XiteSolutions North America will be offering Rand McNally's award-winning navigation software as part of its infotainment systems for RVs, beginning in early 2013. XiteSolutions provides in-dash information and entertainment systems to RV manufacturers in North America. More

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California's new parks chief is an RVer
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After retiring from a distinguished and much-decorated 36-year career in the military, Maj. Gen. Anthony Jackson and his wife bought an RV and traveled 10,000 miles around California. The lifelong nature enthusiast was enjoying California's open spaces and planning to continue the trek when he heard the call of duty again — this time as Gov. Jerry Brown's pick to lead the state parks department. More

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