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As 2011 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. Our regular publication will resume Jan. 4, 2012.

IRS updates Form 8300 regarding cash transactions
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July 13, 2011: The Internal Revenue Service revised the agency's Form 8300 used for reporting cash transactions that exceed $10,000. The revisions include changes to the instructions concerning taxpayer identification numbers. Visit to access the form. Dealers who fill out the form online ensure that they're using the most current version. Dealers should discard copies not marked "Rev. June 2011." More

CNN: RVs are gaining traction
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Mar. 23, 2011: RVs are gaining traction. The recreation vehicle market is rebounding, and owners say it's all about freedom. RVers go where and when they want, bypass airport security, avoid luggage fees and restrictions, tow the family car and have room for kids and pets. More

Road trip to the end of the world
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Mar. 9, 2011: If you thought you had less than three perfectly healthy months to live, what would you do? Would you travel? Spend time with loved ones? Appreciate the joy life has given you? Or would you ditch your kids and grandkids, join strangers in a caravan of RVs and travel the country warning people about the end of the world? More

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3 pickups among top-selling cars and trucks in 2011
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Nov.9, 2011: New car sales in October recovered from a summertime lull, fueled by pent-up demand for new models. Ford's F-series pickups and GM's Chevrolet Silverado are America's number one and two bestsellers, respectively, as they have been for years. Another great RV tow vehicle, the Ram pickup, makes the bestseller list at number 10. More

RV lifestyle 'still cool': Winnebago CEO
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Mar. 30, 2011: Bob Olson, CEO of Winnebago Industries, told CNBC that his company feels very good about business prospects coming out of the recession since there will be pent-up demand. More

Senate passes bill to repeal 1099 reporting requirement
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April 6, 2011: The Senate voted 87-12 to repeal the so-called 1099 tax provision after months of loud complaints from groups representing small business, including RVDA. The provision would have required small businesses to file a tax form for any company from which it bought more than $600 in goods or services in a single year. The provision was set to take effect in 2012. The legislation now goes to President Barack Obama for signing. More

Football fan tailgates with tricked-out RV
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Oct. 26, 2011: Vikings fan Jon Perreault has taken his RV to every home game for the past 17 years. He has a completely enclosed tailgating tent on the outside and typically entertains 200 people at his parties, bringing along a DJ and caterer. More

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5 things your business should never pay for
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Sept. 28, 2011: Small businesses are often approached by companies offering services that seem to address a need but that may actually do more harm than good. One example: paid online reviews of your business. More

More buying, less browsing at RV show
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Feb. 9, 2011: Thousands of people headed to the Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Ind., to daydream of camping and driving a new RV. Laura Kurtz, a salesperson for Sullivan RV in Decatur, Ind., says sales at the Annual Fort Wayne RV and Camping Show were better than they have been in a long time. More

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How camping is evolving to keep up with travel trends
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June 22, 2011: Camping is emerging as the top choice for many families, as new amenities draw penny-pinching vacationers who want to get away but can't afford airfare, hotels or pricey home rentals. The camping uptick is expected to continue for the next five years as retiring baby boomers hit the open road. More
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