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As 2012 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 News Brief a look at the most accessed articles from the year. Our regular publication will resume next Wednesday, Jan. 2.

Report: Outdoor recreation industry is an 'overlooked economic giant'
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From June 13, 2012:
Americans spent $645.6 billion in 2011 on outdoor recreation, according to a recently released survey by the Western Governors Association and five industry groups. The groups dubbed the industry "an overlooked economic giant." The report marks the first time that the motorized and nonmotorized recreation industries have joined forces to provide a complete picture of the economic impact and importance of outdoor recreation for the economy, according to the WGA website.

RVDA, Rand McNally release free dealer, service location app for RV travelers
PR Newswire via The Sacramento Bee    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From Oct. 3, 2012:
RVDA and Rand McNally announced the release of the RVDA Dealer Locator app, providing RVers a simple way to find RV dealers and service providers across a variety of platforms. The information, available for Android and iOS platforms, also is available via Rand McNally's online maps and directions, as well as on board Rand McNally's RVND GPS, the first GPS designed specifically for RVers.

HGTV's House Hunters features RVs    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From Feb. 22, 2012:
HGTV's House Hunters reality show aired an episode dedicated to purchasing an RV. The half-hour show featured a California couple searching for a new RV to accommodate their growing family. The episode took place at RVDA member Mike Thompson RV.


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Popular Mechanics: Lessons from an RV newbie
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From Sept. 12, 2012:
John Brandon describes what it's like to be an RV first-timer, learning how to drive a 25-footer on the highway and how to keep a home-on-wheels fully stocked when you've got three teens on board. But the most valuable lesson, he says, is that an RV forces your family to drive together, live together and enjoy the outdoors together.

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Navistar RV will preserve brand names    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From Aug. 8, 2012:
Although Monaco RV recently announced that it is changing its name to Navistar RV Inc., Navistar was quick to stress that the Monaco, Holiday Ramble and R-Vision brands still will retain their own individual identities under the Navistar RV banner.

US Olympian recalls family's RV travels
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From July 25, 2012:
First-time U.S. Olympic fencer Courtney Hurley will have moral support from her sister, former Olympic fencer Kelly Hurley, when Courtney competes in London. The two come from a family of fencers — their parents met in a fencing club and now coach and manage their daughters' training. "We would travel around Texas in our RV for family trips to all the local tournaments," Courtney says. She and sis would "run around as toddlers" while their parents fenced other adults.

Neiman Marcus adds $150,000 teardrop trailer to Christmas catalog    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From Oct. 17, 2012:
One of nine fantasy gifts introduced by North American luxury retailer Neiman Marcus for Christmas 2012, the exquisitely appointed $150,000 Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Woody-Tailgate Trailer is one of a pair of matching limited-edition teardrop camping trailers available to anyone with a love of bourbon, leather, and the open road. The stunning mobile speakeasy features a polished mahogany and ash exterior.

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Renting an RV
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From May 30, 2012:
"Would you like to include a bedding package with that rental?" isn't something you overhear at a rental car counter. Neither is "How about a kitchen box?" But they're standard questions when you're reserving an RV.

First-of-its kind indoor RV park opens
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From Sept. 12, 2012:
A first-of-its-kind indoor RV park in North Dakota is opening soon that will provide spaces for people living in their RVs. The park will have 240 indoor sites for rent and will accept fifth wheels and travel trailers. The complex will include a laundry facility, mailboxes and a common area with pool tables and cooking amenities.

Voters maintain political status quo in Washington, DC
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From Nov. 7, 2012:
The Nov. 7 election results maintain a political status quo in Washington, D.C. — with the White House and U.S. Senate controlled by Democrats and the U.S. House of Representatives led by Republicans. RVDA reviews some of the issues that will impact dealers — including dealer-assisted financing — when Congress reconvenes.

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