RVDA NewsBrief
October 7, 2009

Thredgold says economy moving in the right direction
RVDA/RV Learning Center
Economic futurist Jeff Thredgold of Thredgold Economic Associates told RV dealers from the U.S. and Canada that economic indicators are moving in the right direction and that "there will be growth throughout 2010 and 2011." More

RV sales rise after 2-year slump
Economists are getting an encouraging sign that the economy is starting to turn around. According to the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association, for the first time in nearly two years, RV sales are increasing nationwide. Industry experts attribute the rebound to an improving credit market and lower gas prices.More

2009 Campground and RV park occupancies and revenues largely kept pace with 2008 figures, despite the recession
Wisconsin Business
Campground and RV park occupancies and revenues have largely kept pace with 2008 figures, despite the recession, according to an informal survey of parks by the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC). "The campground and RV park business continues to be the most vibrant segment of the travel and tourism industry," said Linda Profaizer, president and CEO of the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds in Larkspur, CO. More

RV sales in Tri-Cities on rebound from recession
Kingsport Times-News
The recession put the brakes on the sale of RVs in the past couple of years. But RV dealers say folks looking to move beyond bad times are starting to boost the business once again. "I follow trends quite closely, and for most parts of the country -- this one included -- there is a slow but steady rise coming back," said Jeff Crowder, with Crowder RV Center, an RVDA member in Johnson City, TN. More

Video: Increase in RV sales could be good sign for the economy
Among all the gloomy economic indicators out there, there's one glimmer of hope: RV sales are up. And one Suncoast, FL, RV dealer says that means the economy is on the road again. More

Life on RV wheels gaining popularity
Times Daily
When the weather starts getting too cool for comfort, Bill and Shirley Reeves don't fret. They just hitch up their home and move to a warmer locale. The couple, who call Florence, AL, home, are among a growing number of Americans who live full time in a RV.More

New RVs offer economical and efficient features
Yahoo! Finance
Today's RV manufacturers are making great strides in providing economical and efficient features for an even more affordable RV vacation. The Fall Detroit Camper & RV Show features a special "green" RV display, sponsored by General RV and Winnebago Industries. The display will contain the 2009 Winnebago Adventurer hybrid concept vehicle and the 2010 Winnebago Via. More