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RVDA honors 13 manufacturers with Quality Circle Awards
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RVDA honored 13 manufacturers with Quality Circle Awards for their motorized and towable brands during an awards ceremony and reception in Louisville, KY, just prior to the start of the National RV Trade Show. "This award recognizes the high level of success these manufacturers have had in working with their dealer business partners," says RVDA Chairman of the Board Jeff Hirsch of Kingston, NH-based Campers Inn. "Their commitment to continuously improving products and services ultimately helps dealers serve customers better." More

RVDA demos new dealer locator app at Louisville
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Dealers are flocking to RVDA's booth at the National RV Trade Show this week to learn more about the association's new Member Dealer Locator App, developed in partnership with Rand McNally. The free app is a members-only benefit that enables customers to quickly locate RVDA member dealerships from their GPS or smartphone. More


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RV show expected to draw 8,000 to Louisville
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The 50th annual National Recreational Vehicle Trade Show that opened Tuesday in Louisville, KY, is being billed as evidence of the industry's strength as well as the enduring appeal of the RV lifestyle. The three-day show isn't open to the public but is expected to draw about 8,000 people, including RV dealers, warehouse distributors, accessory store owners, campground operators and exhibitors, says Kevin Broom, spokesman for the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association, the event's sponsor. More

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Thor first-quarter profit up 39 percent as RV sales strengthen
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Thor's fiscal first-quarter profit rose 39 percent as the company reported a double-digit sales gain in its recreational vehicle business. However, shares fell 8.3 percent to $40 premarket as earnings missed analysts' expectations. More

The Bigfoot Portfolio: Let sleeping Yetis lie
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Unlike some better-known stock market stars that are currently going through mission shake-ups and missteps, Thor Industries appears to be doing everything right, says Jon Quast, a blogger for The Motley Fool. Its revenue has grown by an average of 26 percent over the past three years, earnings per share grew more than 17 percent last year, and stocks have appreciated some 75 percent this year. "As an investor, I don't want a big change in leadership or a big shift in vision. What [Thor] is doing is working. It's profitable. I don't want a 'fix;' I want more of the same." More

'Artie' the RV is the baddest Giants mobile at MetLife Stadium
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Of all the tour buses, jeeps, RVs and other assorted fan vehicles that make their way into MetLife Stadium for every New York Giants game, one claims the reputation for being the baddest — a 26-foot-long, 1980 Sport Coach motorhome named Artie. Owned by a group of diehard fans called the Big Blue Tailgaters, Artie is the site of a tailgate party that has been setting Lot L on fire for years. More

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Trading turkey, fixings for discounts, long lines
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While his family waited in a long line to take advantage of Thursday night shopping hours at the local mall in Waterford, CT, Jim Pepas set up a grill, a coffee pot and some lawn chairs in his RV, which he parked nearby to provide a refuge from the cold when they needed a break. "I'll stay here and hold down the fort. I've got the heat on in here, it's got a bathroom, all the luxuries of life," he said of his RV. More

After small Thanksgiving spike, gas prices expected to continue to fall
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Gas prices in some parts of the country spiked just before the Thanksgiving holiday because of violence and tension in the Middle East, AAA reports. Prices rose in the Southeast — in some places, by 5 cents per gallon — but the national average remained relatively flat. AAA believes prices likely will begin decreasing again now that tensions in the Middle East have eased. More

RV motorhomes, travel trailer sales expected to continue rebound
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Joseph and Linda Jackson have been making an annual winter trek to Texas in their 37-foot travel trailer for the past four years, enjoying both the leisurely month-long journey and the stay itself. "I just love it to death," he says of their winter getaway. Judging from the recent rebound in RV sales, they're in good company. Overall shipments of RVs, including travel trailers, campers and motorhomes, are expected to be up about 68 percent this year from three years ago when the industry was mired in the recession. More

Auburn RV fans spend Thanksgiving at Iron Bowl
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Alabama and Auburn college football fans are a pretty fanatical lot when it comes to the annual Iron Bowl matchup. Some of them have a tradition of celebrating Thanksgiving in their RVs at the bowl. Allen and Joanie Graham drive their RV to Tuscaloosa or Auburn, meet up with other family members and friends, and make it a holiday feast on wheels. More

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MotorHome magazine announces readers' choice award winners
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More than 130,000 MotorHome readers were invited to choose from 100 brands and vote for their favorites in 24 categories such as Class A motorhome, RV cleaner, and satellite hardware. "MotorHome readers know what works best, and for the first time — and moving forward on an annual basis — we've asked them to rate their favorite RVs, campgrounds, products, and ancillary services," says MotorHome Chairman Marcus Lemonis. Among the winners are Winnebago, Camping World, Blue Ox, ADCO and Cracker Barrel. More

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Don't get caught in the cold: Know facts about winter gas mileage
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Winter and cold temperatures are notorious for the strain they place on vehicles and drivers. As the temperature drops, so will your gas mileage. Colder temps mean cold oil, tires, and cold air in the carburetor — all factors that reduce gas mileage. A few fuel-saving tips can help protect your miles-per-gallon this winter. More

Easy ways to make your small business look big online
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Small-business owners can have a hard time competing with big-box store chains and their unlimited advertising budgets and bargain basement prices. One area where small businesses sell themselves short is by failing to market themselves online. Here’s how to show off your business using social media. More

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