RVDA NewsBrief
Oct. 27, 2010

Navistar issues statement on fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas regulations
Business Wire
Navistar, the parent company of Monaco RV and Workhorse, says it is working to ensure a new initiative expands the use of existing technologies to reduce CO2 emissions, improves overall fuel efficiency, and properly incentivizes the early introduction of advanced technologies. “While it’s too soon to evaluate all elements of the proposed regulations, we are committed to engaging with the EPA and DOT on this issue,” said Daniel C. Ustian, Navistar chairman, president and chief executive officer. “We look forward to working together with government and industry leaders in the months ahead to implement changes that will benefit the customers and communities we serve.” More

Tailgating king finds recipe for football happiness
USA Today
In Joe Cahn's world, home is where the football stadium parking lot is. Or, as the 62-year-old calls it, "the last great American neighborhood." Cahn is the "Commissioner of Tailgating" and he visits up to four "neighborhoods" each weekend, tasting local delicacies and serving pots of jambalaya to college and pro fans. USA TODAY caught up with Cahn as he piloted his 40-foot "Joemobile" motor home the day after a Redskins-Colts game outside Washington – one of the 650 "home" games on an 800,000-mile, 15-season journey.More

Happy campers: Rent an RV, experience the freedom
Tampa Bay Online
As soon as the author of this article found out that he was going to his wife's family reunion in Ohio, the wheels started spinning -- RV wheels that is. As the marketing director for the Florida RV Trade Association, he has done hundreds of interviews talking about the fun, freedom and flexibility of recreational vehicle travel, yet his family had never experienced it firsthand. Now, after renting an RV, his family was on a road trip in a house on wheels.More

RV sales gain ground in Michigan
Lansing State Journal
Michigan's recreational vehicle market is on the mend. The state, with its retiree population and vast array of campgrounds, is seeing RV sales recover at a faster pace than the nation overall.More

Now is an ideal time to enroll your technicians in training!
RV Learning Center
The RV Technician Certification Prep Study course helps train new technicians and prepares experienced technicians for certification, and FRVTA's Distance Learning Network (DLN) offers over 40 hours of technician training for one fixed price.More

CalRVDA Annual Conference set for Nov. 10
Dealers and industry representatives from California and surrounding states are making plans to attend the CalRVDA Annual Conference on November 10th in Ontario. The one-day meeting is packed with information on industry issues, marketing tips, and ways to stay on the right side of compliance regulations. More

Jim Summers Memorial Fund established
RVDA/RV Learning Center
An RVDA member who wishes to remain anonymous has offered to match dollar for dollar (up to $3,000) every RV Learning Center contribution made in memory of former RVDA Executive Vice President Jim Summers, who passed away earlier this month. More