RVDA NewsBrief
Aug. 18, 2010

Parenting magazine: RV trips becoming increasingly popular
Parenting Magazine
As other modes of travel have fallen prey to the recession, RVing has held its own. It's easy to see why: It's like taking a rolling “staycation.” Not only can you bring all your favorite things, but you can also keep costs down by sleeping under your own roof and preparing your own food.More

RV allows NASCAR driver to combine work, family time
Toledo Blade
Being a stock car driver at the top level of NASCAR can make an absentee father out of any good dad. The demands of travel, sponsor appearances, and the time commitment at the various race tracks on the circuit can eat up all of the daylight hours and more. David Gilliland and his wife, Michelle, wanted to break out of that formula this summer, so they put together a lengthy family expedition that would carry them from track to track, while taking in the sights and experiences of America with their two children along the way.More

RV sales adding fuel to the economy
KPSP-TV
If RV sales could be considered a leading economic indicator, then it appears things are rolling in the right direction. Sales are up, despite a shaky economy. "Vacations are expensive with hotel stays, with an RV you can take a trip more economically," said prospective RV buyer Steven Weber, while checking out an RV at a lot in Palm Desert.More

Still time to take part in RVDA 40th Anniversary Video
RVDA
RVDA is developing a commemorative video celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the association and will publish special sections in RV Executive Today magazine featuring photos of the events and people that shaped RVDA’s first four decades. GE Capital is the first sponsor and Geico is a supporter. Corporate and dealer sponsorship and supporter opportunities for the RVDA the video are still available.More

41 states down, 9 to go
Clarion Ledger
The adventure began when Mike and Lisa Lindley's 11-year-old son, Jackson, mentioned sometime last year he would like to hike in all 50 states before graduating high school. That's when Mike The Explorer took over. Mike plotted and planned, got Lisa's approval, and on July 6 he and Jackson set out to hike in 50 states in 50 days, traveling the county in an RV.More

Casino plans to woo RV owners
Crunch Casino
One of a handful of investor groups vying for a casino license in Pennsylvania has its eyes on RV owners as part of its profit plan. The Penn Harris Gaming group hopes to appeal to RV owners looking for a fun adventure. A Holiday Inn in suburban Harrisburg may become a $75 million casino if the Penn Harris Gaming group’s plans come to fruition. The company plan to adjoin a six-acre RV parking lot to the casino.More

Casino plans to woo RV owners
Crunch Casino
One of a handful of investor groups vying for a casino license in Pennsylvania has its eyes on RV owners as part of its profit plan. The Penn Harris Gaming group hopes to appeal to RV owners looking for a fun adventure. A Holiday Inn in suburban Harrisburg may become a $75 million casino if the Penn Harris Gaming group’s plans come to fruition. The company plan to adjoin a six-acre RV parking lot to the casino.More

The power trip
The Wall Street Journal
The very traits that helped leaders accumulate control in the first place all but disappear once they rise to power. Instead of being polite, honest and outgoing, they become impulsive, reckless and rude. In some cases, these new habits can help a leader be more decisive and single-minded, or more likely to make choices that will be profitable regardless of their popularity. One recent study found that overconfident CEOs were more likely to pursue innovation and take their companies in new technological directions. Unchecked, however, these instincts can lead to a big fall.More