RVDA NewsBrief
April 20, 2011

RV Learning Center Town Hall to focus on compliance issues
Are you aware of the latest compliance requirements for your dealership? Join a free RV Learning Center Town Hall conference call on April 27 to learn more about the top five issues facing dealerships. RVDA Director of Legal & Regulatory Affairs Brett Richardson will update dealers on the Red Flag Rule and more. Click here for information.More

Make an impact—participate in RVDA's DSI survey
Many manufacturers say they use results from RVDA's Dealer Satisfaction Index survey to adjust policies and procedures that affect dealers, so it's vital that every dealer member fill out the form and return it promptly. Results from the survey, which was emailed the week of April 11, will be presented at brand committee meetings during RVDA's 2011 convention in Las Vegas from Oct. 3-7. RVDA dealer members can click here to access the survey (member login required).More

Dedicated fans use RVs to brave weather for game
Centre Daily Times, University Park, PA
Bad weather can't keep Penn State fans—many of whom arrive in their RVs—away from the annual Blue-White game. The fields and parking lots near Beaver Stadium become a tailgating oasis. Members of the "Diesel Tailgate," several RVs strong, come annually. "It doesn't matter if it's raining or snowing—we'll be here," says tailgate coordinator Rob Milnes. "We have good food and great music."More

RV dealers, makers, don't fear fuel fallout
The Press-Enterprise, Riverside, CA
Diesel fuel prices have reached a record high in some locales, but RV dealers and manufacturers who survived the economic downturn aren't fearing a fuel price fallout. "We haven't seen any negative effect yet," says Scott Degnan, vice president of sales and marketing for MVP RV, adding that orders for the company's trailers and Class C motor homes are growing 30 to 40 percent each month, with a one-month backlog. More

C-Span's high-tech RV to visit Idaho
KMVT-TV, Twin Falls, ID
C-Span is bringing its million-dollar high-tech RV to Twin Falls, Idaho. The idea is to get people thinking about how they view, react to and interact with Congress and various federal agencies. Visitors can use the RV's gear to make a video or audio recording of their thoughts about America and its government.More

Can video help your small business?
IT Insider Online via KMPH - TV
Undecided about the need for video in your business' online marketing? Consider this: Forrester Research says video is 53 times more likely to appear on the first page of search results than text-related pages on the same topic. Unlike television, radio and newspapers, online video lives forever, is forever searchable and helps create a personal connection with the viewer. More

With thoughts of expansion, many self-storage operators look to boat and RV market
Extra Space Storage
Self-storage operators often consider renovating or expanding space to grow their business. One avenue that more operators are now looking into is boat and RV storage. Many developers and owners are adding to their existing facilities in locations and markets where it makes sense. A popular trend in the self-storage market is the addition of bigger units.More