RVDA NewsBrief
July 21, 2010

Preview the workshops at the 2010 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo
RV Learning Center
The 2010 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo is your opportunity to take advantage of the networking and educational sessions that delve beyond the basics to help your dealership Go to Grow! View the currently scheduled workshops, brand committee partners in progress meetings, and proprietary workshops. Note: Many workshops are appropriate for multiple departments.More

Campers Inn opens location in Elkhart
Elkhart Truth
The former Michiana RV reopened as Campers Inn of Elkhart this week. The opening marks the family-owned company's sixth location in the U.S. and the first dealership off the East Coast.More

Super Bowl star Terry Bradshaw takes ownership stake in EverGreen RV
Chicago Tribune
The NFL commentator and former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw is now a part owner of EverGreen Recreational Vehicles in Middlebury, IN. Bradshaw said he would become the company's face by traveling to trade shows and publicizing its RVs.More

RV Learning Center launches 2010 convention scholarship fund
RV Learning Center
The RVDA Education Foundation’s RV Learning Center will award $500 scholarships to the 2010 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo in Las Vegas, NV, October 4-8, 2010. These scholarships are made available through the generous support of Greeneway, Inc., an RV dealership in Wisconsin Rapids, WI.More

Yosemite offering more sites for campers
ABC News
Yosemite National Park is offering more sites for campers, including a campground that's been closed for 13 years. Park officials said Yosemite Creek Campground is open for the first time since 1997. The campground was closed after a bridge was destroyed in a flood. Crews finished rebuilding the bridge, making the campground once again accessible.More

RVDA celebrates 40th Anniversary of serving the nation's RV dealers
RVDA is celebrating its 40th Anniversary of serving RV dealers in 2010. To mark this important milestone, RVDA is developing a commemorative video and will publish special sections in RV Executive Today magazine featuring photos of the events and people that shaped RVDA’s first four decades. RVDA is inviting dealer members and their business partners to submit vintage and contemporary photos for the project by August 6. GE Capital signs on as first sponsor.More

For Cuomo, both politics and family fit in RV
The New York Times
Every summer, thousands of RVs take to the road, lazily cruising down the blacktop across America. This year, one will be carrying the Democratic candidate for governor of New York. "This is perfect for upstate," said Andrew M. Cuomo, gesturing around the plush-carpeted interior of his BTouring Cruiser XL, a Gulf Stream model. "You're on the Northway, it's a straight road. I love driving all through the North Country."More

Video: 'RVing Women' tour 'Anatomy of a Murder' sights
Sixty-four ladies came in dozens of RVs, all part of an organization called RVing Women. Nationwide, the group is more than 2,500 strong, and its mission is simple: to attract female RV enthusiasts, and travel the country scouting out the best of the best tourist attractions. This month's event is happening right now in the Upper Peninsula where actor Jimmy Stewart charmed viewers as the leading man in "Anatomy of a Murder," the feature film that seemed to put the Upper Peninsula on the map. More