RVDA NewsBrief
Sept. 7, 2011

RV travelers say they save money on trips
St. Augustine Record
A Florida couple did the math and found that the cost of a recent trip in their RV was comparable to taking the same trip in an automobile. They bought groceries along the way, cooked meals in their RV's kitchen, and paid as little as $15 a night at some campsites. Motels, on the other hand, would have cost them from $75 to $150 and required more restaurant meals.More

Special service writer/advisor workshop planned for Oct. 4
RV Learning Center
Join instructor Chuck Marzahn for an RV Learning Center workshop for RV service writers/advisors interested in an intensive, day-long training program that will increase their proficiency and help prepare them for certification. More

Federal Trade Commission warns small businesses: Don't open email falsely claiming to be from FTC
Federal Trade Commission
The FTC is warning small businesses that an email with the subject line "URGENT: Pending Consumer Complaint" is not from the FTC. The fake email claims that a complaint has been filed against the company receiving the email. The FTC advises businesses to delete the email and not to click on any of the links or attachments—doing so may install a virus on their computer.More

RVRA member to open new RV travel center in October
RVRA member Allstar Coaches plans to open a new south Florida facility next month which will include on-site fueling stations, hi-speed dual fill pumps, a full-service restaurant, and a mini market.More

Retirees share love of RV travel in North America
Rocky View Weekly
Duncan and Rita Smith have been on the move since taking early retirement two and a half years ago. In that time, they've traveled through every Canadian territory and province, three-quarters of the United States, Mexico and every Central American country in their 40-foot RV. They've seen the Arctic Circle and the Panama Canal, the Grand Canyon and Mayan ruins. They love the freedom—"You're on your own schedule, and you can see what you want," says Rita Smith.More

'Celebrate Excellence' at special gala set for Oct. 5
RVDA is planning a special evening of dining, dancing, and recognition to honor top-performing manufacturers during the RV Dealers International Convention/Expo. Join colleagues at "Celebrate Excellence: An All-Industry Gala," where RVDA will present Quality Circle Awards to manufacturers who performed well in the association's Dealer Satisfaction Index survey. Click here for more information and to register. This event requires a separate ticket.More