RVDA News Brief
March 11, 2009

Alternative RVs That Won't Bust Budget
from First Coast News
RVs come in all shapes and sizes. And for many buyers looking to save some cash, low-weight pop-ups and campers are the way to go. Jerry Robinson, co-owner of RVDA member New Horizon RV in San Mateo, FL, knows his customers are on tight budgets, so he chose to specialize in such RVs. More

RV Innovation May Energize Market
from The Washington Times
The downturn in the economy and RV industry do not mean manufacturers are sitting on their hands. To the contrary, they're designing and producing some great new products and camping tie-ins that should catch the attention of RV enthusiasts everywhere. More

Visit RVDA.org for Important Industry Updates
from RVDA
RVDA members can get the latest information on how the economic stimulus legislation will impact their business as well as answers to frequently asked questions about manufacturersí obligations when operating under bankruptcy protection. More

Thanks to His RV, Star Bowler is Always Home
from The Columbus Dispatch
During breaks in the action at the Sequoia Pro Bowl last week, it wasnít hard to find Walter Ray Williams Jr. Just follow the extension cord to his large RV. More

RV Set to Motivate, Inspire College Generation
from The Hornet
For students struggling to find their calling in life, Road Trip Nation exists. The grassroots project started with three college friends, Mike Marriner, Brian McAllister, and Nathan Gebhard, without a plan after graduation. The three decided to load into an RV they borrowed from a parent and travel the country to interview people from all walks of life and careers, finding out what makes them passionate. More

Rising to the Challenge: Registration Opens for 2009 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo
from RVDA/RV Learning Center
RVDA -- the National RV Dealers Association and RVDA of Canada will hold the 2009 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo featuring the RV Learning Center in Las Vegas, NV, at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on Oct. 6-9. More

Participate in RV Professional Certification Week!
from the RV Learning Center
Join other RV professionals by taking a certification test during the national RV Professional Certification Week, this week, through March 13. More

How to Revive Your Work Environment
from Smart Business Magazine
When Tom Stofac accepted the position of CEO at Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio in 2005, one of his first priorities was getting employees to laugh. Adding laughter to the work environment was part of Stofacís plan to change the organizationís corporate culture from one based on fear to one based on trust, he says. The revamped culture at LSSCO has led to more productivity from Stofacís 750 employees. More