RVDA NewsBrief
Jan. 11, 2012

Energy-efficient LED lights help to keep green RV moving
Interior and exterior LED lighting helps reduce the energy consumption of a "green" 2003 Airstream that's been retrofitted to operate off the grid. The project, called On the Green Road, is the brainchild of two San Francisco-area environmentalists who have been RVing across the United States to demonstrate the possibilities of sustainable living. More

Dealers signing up for 2012 Go RVing Leads-Plus Program
With an anticipated $10.4 million budget, Go RVing will maximize exposure for its new "Away" ads by shifting more dollars into national television advertising and creating new promotional partnerships with leading cable networks. Dealers are signing up now for the optional Leads-Plus program.More

Road-tested tips from an RV rookie
A few things might wake you up in the middle of the night the first time you climb under the covers inside an RV, like thinking someone left the light on in the bathroom and wondering whether that will drain the RV's battery by morning. (She did, but it didn't.)More

'Take Another Look' at the 27th annual 2012 Florida RV SuperShow
The SuperShow's organizers are expecting record crowds at this year's event, whose theme is "Take Another Look." Every major manufacturer will be represented, plus hundreds of suppliers.More

Tailgating in style in the Big Easy
Fox News
For some fans, traveling to New Orleans for the BCS National Championship between Alabama and LSU didn't include competing for a scarce hotel room. Parking lots throughout The Big Easy were filled with hundreds of yellow-and-gold or crimson-clad RVs—some costing more than a million dollars. More

Entry to national parks free this weekend
Yellowstone National Park and other national parks are waiving admission fees this weekend in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday. No matter how you choose to enter the park—by car, RV, bus, or on a guided snowmobile or snowcoach trip—the entrance fee will be waived from Saturday, Jan. 14 through Monday, Jan. 16.More

Man tackles bucket list via specially equipped RV
Ocala Star-Banner
A specially outfitted RV with a hospital bed and lift system is enabling 80-year-old ALS patient Bill Yattaw to visit the Grand Canyon and other sites he's always wanted to see. More

Couple's vacation destination determined by dart toss
The Yuma Sun
At the beginning of each year, Jen and Bob Westerfield take turns throwing a dart at a spinning map of the United States to decide where they will vacation the following year. Wherever it lands, that's where they go—no exceptions. And this time they'll be driving there in their RV and bringing their 4-year-old twin boys and 1-year-old daughter along for the ride.More