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RVDA News Brief
Dec. 24, 2008

As 2008 comes to a close, RVDA would like to wish its members, partners, and other industry professionals a safe and happy holiday season. As we reflect on the past year for the industry, we would like to provide the readers of the RVDA NewsBrief, a look at the most accessed articles from the year. The news brief will resume publication January 7, 2009.

Actor Matthew McConaughey Shows Off His Airstream
from Architectural Digest
In the November issue of Architectural Digest magazine, actor Matthew McConaughey is showing off something other than his famous abs. This time around, the sometimes Austin, TX, resident is giving us a peek at his funky Airstream trailer. More

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RV Industry Insights from Thorís Richard Riegel
from RVDA
Did you miss Dicky Riegelís presentation at the RV Dealers International Convention/Expo? Use this link to access his presentation outline (PDF) which focuses on strategies to survive and thrive in the current market. More

Extreme Frugal Living: Move Into an RV
from Smart Spending
A contributor to the website Early Retirement Extreme is about to cut his already frugal monthly living expenses in half. How? He and his wife are moving into an RV. More

Video: 'Green RV' on Display at Outdoor Retailer Show
from KSL-TV
A lot of folks spent last weekend at a campground somewhere in Utah, or in another state in the west, staying in tents, or campers, or some sort of RV. But at the Outdoor Retailer Trade Show held at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, a new "Green RV" was on display. At first glance, it looks like a normal RV -- a Ford F-350 pickup with a camper shell mounted on the top. But you've never gone camping like this. More

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   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

Family of Five Moves into RV and Takes Their Life on the Road
from iReport
This is the story of Jason Chinchen, his wife Kara, and three young children, Kaleb 10, Anika 7, and Avery 4. After both had lost their jobs due to the strained economy, they decided to sell their belongings, buy an RV, and hit the road. More

Soothe Workplace Madness: 36 Ways to Calm the Chaos at Work
from Readerís Digest
Most days of the week, you get up, get dressed, eat breakfast, and head into one of the unhealthiest places in the world. Problems at work are more strongly associated with health complaints than any other life stressor -- even more than financial problems or family problems. Here is a wide spectrum of tips to help you better cope with workplace stress. More


   Product Showcase:
   Brasherís Northwest Specialty Auctions

Brasherís Northwest is a full service Specialty Auction offering over 550 RV, Marine & PowerSport units monthly. All units cross live auction blocks. Every unit is offered online via AuctionPipeline. Photos & condition reports are available online. Complete reconditioning facilities are available. More

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RVDA NewsBrief is a weekly roundup of articles of interest to RV retailers and is provided as a member service. This email may contain an advertisement of RVDA and/or third party products and services. Opinions expressed in these articles do not necessarily reflect the views of RVDA or its advertising partners. The RVDA NewsBrief is compiled by MultiBriefs, a division of MultiView, Inc. Factual errors are the responsibility of the listed publication.

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