RVDA NewsBrief
Mar. 14, 2012

Poster available for RV Learning Center scholarship program
RV Learning Center
Let your employees know about The RV Learning Center scholarship program with a free, colorful poster that explains the details. The poster is available to download and is ideal for display in employee areas of the dealership.More

Roadtrip Nation: Using an RV to inspire students
Auburn Journal (Auburn, CA)
Four young people from across the country are touring college campuses by RV to encourage students to pursue their true passion in life. Take a look inside the Roadtrip Nation big green RV. More

Thor Industries beats second quarter estimates
Daily Finance
Thor Industries Inc. announced its overall second-quarter RV sales were up 15 percent from the second quarter of 2011. "We are pleased to report improved earnings during the seasonally most difficult quarter of our fiscal year," said Peter Orthwein, Thor chairman and CEO.More

Stay connected with RV Learning Center social media sites
RV Learning Center
You can stay connected with RV Learning Center programs on social media sites including Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube.More

Vintage RV owners give tours, raise money
Killeen Daily Herald (Killeen, Texas)
The Getaway Gals, a group of women who gather for monthly camping trips in the Southwest, are celebrating St. Patrick's Day by giving residents in Lampasas, Texas, the chance to tour members' large collection of vintage RVs. During the tours, members will collect donations to benefit the Lampasas Boys & Girls Club. "We like to give back to any community we visit," says member Jo Wilhelm. More

Going mobile: Couples combine work and travel
Lancaster Online
Rusty and Diane Oleszewski are about to become "workampers," people who live full time out of a camper or RV while they do seasonal work wherever the road and the opportunities take them. The Oleszewskis are headed to a dude ranch in North Carolina, where he will do maintenance and she will cook for guests until December. An entire industry has grown up to support the lifestyle, with websites such as workamper.com, workersonwheels.com and workampingtoday.com.More

For these RVers, gas prices don't spoil camping
The York Daily Record (York, PA)
Not all visitors to the York Campers World RV Show were concerned about rising gas prices — in fact, Dennis and Megan Schell have an RV and are looking to upgrade. Megan Schell said it's still cheaper to use the RV and go camping than it would be to pay for hotel rooms on a vacation. Prices at the campground are better, and there are many things for families to do there, like swimming and fishing, she said.More