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Free health care reform webinar tomorrow
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The RV Learning Center is sponsoring a free webinar on what the coming health care reforms mean for dealers. This important RVDA webinar — provided at no cost to dealership personnel — will guide you through health care and benefits changes that will affect your business. Designed to help dealers navigate the impending changes, the webinar takes place at noon EST tomorrow, Dec. 13. Details and a link to register are on RVDA's homepage. More



RV industry predicts increased sales in 2013, according to GE Capital survey
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Some 43 percent of respondents in a recent GE Capital poll expect RV sales to increase by five to 10 percent in 2013. GE Capital's Commercial Distribution Finance (CDF) business conducted the survey during the National RV Trade Show. "These survey results are consistent with what we're seeing in the market and hearing from our customers," says Tim Hyland, commercial leader of CDF's RV group. "Economic indicators, such as an uptick in housing starts, give us reason to believe that 2013 will be a good year for RV sales." More

Albuquerque RV dealer uses social media to help the homeless during holiday season
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With temperatures slowly cooling down, RVDA member Myers RV Center is making a warm gesture. During the holiday season, Myers RV is donating $1 to the Joy Junction homeless shelter for every person who "likes" the dealership on Facebook. "Every donation, no matter how big or small, is important to us," says Joy Junction founder Jeremy Reynalds. "I hope other businesses will be challenged by this." More

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RV Technician Career Ladder offers a leg up to greater professionalism
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The new RV Technician Career Ladder is a new, innovative approach to the traditional certification process. Qualified techs can choose from two paths — the current testing option in which candidates become certified or master technicians (generalists), or the specialty option in which candidates pass one or more of the offered specialties to become certified specialists. The specialist option makes certification possible for the growing number of techs who specialize in only a few areas. It's also scalable to the size of a dealership's service operation, providing more flexibility to management teams when making decisions about certification. More

RV sales growing again
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The RV industry's recovery from the recession has picked up speed, with area dealers moving more off their lots. In Indiana, sales at RVDA member Camp-Land in Burns Harbor are up 16 percent through October compared to last year, according to Pam Argostino, vice president and part owner. "We had a phenomenal first quarter. I think the good weather helped," said Argostino, who figures people just don't want to wait any longer to buy a motor home, towable or camper. More


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Winnebago unveils new RVs for 2013
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The RV industry continues to thrive as more people seek to hit the open road, heading for where the sun shines and the landscape is gorgeous. Winnebago recently unveiled a variety of models at the 50th Annual National RV Trade Show in Louisville, KY, including a new floorplan for the iconic Minnie Winnie. More

Airstream unveils luxe 'Land Yacht' RV
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Forget about roughing it on the road. Airstream's new Land Yacht camper will have you wondering why anyone would ever stay in a hotel. Unveiled at the National RV Trade Show in Louisville, KY, the Land Yacht concept is a meeting of high design from land and sea. The aluminum exterior of the 28-foot RV is pure Airstream, reminiscent of the "silver bullet" trailers that made the company famous. On the inside, it's reminiscent of a luxury yacht you'd see berthed in Monte Carlo. More



'Workampers' help Amazon meet holiday rush
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VideoBriefSharon Scoffield and her husband have set up temporary residence this holiday season at Fernley RV Park in Fernley, NV, not far from a huge Amazon fulfillment center where they're part of the seasonal work crew that helps the online retailer meet the holiday rush. Like many of the other seasonal employees, the Scoffields work their shifts, then leave and go home to an RV. The work is demanding, but Scoffield says the income pays for gas for her Winnebago all year. More


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RV industry to add jobs in Indiana
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Economic development officials in Indiana announced a coming wave of new jobs and investment in that state, including Elkhart-based Atwood Mobile Products' plan to invest $5.9 million to consolidate its manufacturing, distribution and warehousing operations. Atwood, which makes components for recreational vehicles, will create up to 132 jobs in the process. With more than 700 associates nationwide, the company currently employs 368 employees at four Elkhart County sites. More

Myrtle Beach area campground wins national award
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A new campground that boasts environmentally friendly features such as recycled asphalt, timed lighting with solar backups and trash recycling won the Plan-It-Green award from the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds. The award, which recognizes properties that meet certain eco-friendly standards, was handed out last week to Cypress Camping Resort in Myrtle Beach, SC. More



2 days with Flash Gordon's motorhome
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"Is it an Airstream?" "Does it float?" Randy Grubb's hand-built DecoLiner draws all sorts of questions from gawkers, and there's usually a gaggle of them. The polished-aluminum teardrop fuselage seems to attract a crowd and elicit smiles no matter where it's parked or driven. Hot Rod Magazine was intrigued with it and filed this report after spending some time on the road in it. More

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13 marketing musts for 2013
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Though marketing practices constantly evolve, this much remains true — businesses need a mix of traditional and new media to brand themselves and reach customers. In a new study conducted for Pitney Bowes, almost half of consumers said they welcomed social media marketing messages from brands they follow. Here are 13 new-media marketing musts for the new year. More

Florida residents rally to aid hurricane victims
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Cape Coral, FL, residents and businesses organized a benefit concert at a local sports bar to collect donations for Hurricane Sandy victims. The outpouring of non-perishable food, first aid items, cleaning products, clothing and small appliances were stored in the bar owner's RV before being taken to New Jersey and New York for distribution. More
 

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