RVDA NewsBrief
March 10, 2010

Industry calls RV shipment increase 'encouraging'
South Bend Tribune
The sale of RVs is continuing to climb and that's a positive sign for the industry as well as the overall economy, according to seasoned observers. RVIA reported 15,800 units shipped in January. That's more than twice the total from the same month last year.More

Thor swings to second quarter profit on surging RV demand, margins
The Wall Street Journal
Thor Industries recovered from a prior-year loss in the fiscal second quarter as sales rebounded sharply, helping the RV maker post its third straight quarter of dramatically improved results.More

RVs a home away from home you bring with you
Journal Star
Quiet campgrounds are what Barry Kelley from Springfield, IL, said he enjoyed the most about taking his RV on trips. "The phone doesn't ring, it's relaxing, and you get all the comforts of home," he said. "It's no work to go camping with an RV. You just duplicate exactly what you have at home, because there's room in these things." Modern RVs feature outdoor kitchens with refrigerators and stoves that pop out of the side of the unit, satellite capabilities, outdoor speakers, and amenities that make setting up camp a breeze.More

RV Learning Center accepting applications for its college scholarship program
RV Learning Center
Made possible through the generosity of the Newt and Joanne Kindlund Family, applications are being accepted for the 2010-2011 school year. More

Sign Up for the 2010 Go RVing dealer program today to get access to customer leads!
Dealers are signing up for the 2010 Go RVing program now. Participating companies have access to not only the proven leads database, image library, toolbox, and ad builder on the site, but also new marketing materials drawn from the new national campaign.More

Leadership is something you decide to do
WICS is an acronym for "wisdom, intelligence, creativity synthesized." The basic idea behind it is that leadership is not something you are born with and is not an inherited trait. It's something you decide to do. Good leadership is a decision that builds on a combination--a synthesis--of wisdom, intelligence, and creativity. When you take a leadership role, you need ideas.More

Share your dealership photos with RVDA
RV Executive Today needs some help from RVDA members. In an effort to showcase more of members’ dealerships in the magazine, we would like to know if any of you have high resolution, professional quality photographs that you would share with RVDA. We need photographs of your employees working - F&I, sales, service, and parts - to help illustrate articles. More