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RVDA News Brief
Feb. 25, 2009

Utah RV Dealers Say Sales Holding Steady
from The Salt Lake Tribune
Despite continuing bad economic news, Utah RV dealers said sales are about the same as last year in their stores. Dealers said the state is known for large families and the great outdoors, so camping in an RV is a lot cheaper for parents than taking a plane ride to a vacation spot and staying in a hotel. More

Good Sam RV Emergency Road Service

RVDA Member Determined to Ride Out Economic Storm
from the Kansas City Star
Steve Francis is remaining optimistic. Francis, owner of Trailside RV Center, an RVDA member in Grain Valley, MO, is trying to look past the slumping economy. More

New Timely Web Seminars on Cash Management from the RV Learning Center
from the RV Learning Center
Stephan King, a CPA and partner at Moss Adams LLP, will deliver a series of web seminars that focus on Managing Through the Crisis. This timely cash management series will be held over the course of three days on March 3, 5, and 12, at 1 p.m. Eastern. More

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   Automotive Risk Management & Insurance Services

ARM is dedicated to addressing the unique set of insurance needs of the RV industry, including garage liability, property, inland marine, inventory coverage, crime, earthquake, flood, contingent liability, umbrella, excess liability, employment-related practices liability, pollution liability, dealership surety bonds, workers' compensation, and loss prevention and control. More

RVing "Green" at Florida State Parks
from WMBB-TV
The RV travel season in Florida is in full swing and the state's Department of Environmental Protection is encouraging Floridians and visitors to RV "green." For frequent outdoor travelers, being eco-friendly is second nature, but many may not realize that RV travel can be “green” too. More

RV Loan Interest Remains Tax Deductible
from RVDA
In addition to the sales tax break for motorhomes recently enacted in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the vast majority of all RV loans still qualify for a home mortgage interest deduction. More

Get Certified! National Certification Week is March 9-13
from the RV Learning Center
Free online RV Learning Center web seminars can help RV service and parts professionals get certified in 2009! The RV Learning Center invites you to view free 30-minute web seminars to introduce the RV Learning Center’s certification programs. More

Thum Insurance

Eight Tips for Managing Staff Through Hard Times
When the economy sours, many entrepreneurs turn to industry veterans for help. Which is fine. But Scott Cook, the founder of Intuit, the tax software company, says it also makes sense to spend time among the most junior members of your staff. More

New RV Learning Center Catalog Available in a "FlipBook"
from the RV Learning Center
You can quickly access RV Learning Center educational resources by using the new online "FlipBook" catalog. There’s something for every department in the dealership to check out. More

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   Brasher’s Northwest Specialty Auctions

Brasher’s Northwest is a full service Specialty Auction offering over 550 RV, Marine & PowerSport units monthly. All units cross live auction blocks. Every unit is offered online via AuctionPipeline. Photos & condition reports are available online. Complete reconditioning facilities are available. More

Workhorse Custom Chassis

SunWize Technologies

Bruce Group Auctions

Greatest RV Rally in the World!
It will be a kick on Route 66.

RVDA NewsBrief is a weekly roundup of articles of interest to RV retailers and is provided as a member service. This email may contain an advertisement of RVDA and/or third party products and services. Opinions expressed in these articles do not necessarily reflect the views of RVDA or its advertising partners. The RVDA NewsBrief is compiled by MultiBriefs, a division of MultiView, Inc. Factual errors are the responsibility of the listed publication.

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