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RVDA News Brief
March 25, 2009

Be sure to check out the new RVDA Product Showcases exclusively for RVDA dealers:
Automotive Risk Management, Bruce Group Auctions and Solex

Living on the Road - Home Technology and RVs
from the Chicago Home Technology Examiner
RV technology is evolving like other home technology. Now, hit the open road in your motorhome and your RV is packed with features once only available in brick and mortar homes. More

Good Sam RV Emergency Road Service

SBA Loan Information Available in RVDA Lender’s Toolbox
from RVDA
The Small Business Administration’s (SBA) enhanced $15 billion loan program may help accelerate loans to entrepreneurs and get the job-generating engine of small business back on track. RVDA has assembled direct links to SBA’s loan program and developed an RVDA Fact Sheet that spells out SBA loan size standards for RV dealers in the RV Lender’s Toolbox, which is available at More

The RV Lifestyle Can Fit Almost Anyone
from My Monticello News
When we see a camper trailer, fifth wheel, or motorhome going down the road, we usually associate it with folks going fishing or headed to hunting camp. Today, though, people use RVs for everything from occasional weekend getaways to full-time life on the road. More

San Diego Family Visiting 50 States in 50 Weeks
from NBC San Diego
The Bacon family is making the trip of a lifetime. They packed up their home last June and moved into an RV to tour 50 states in 50 weeks. They are now 38 states into their journey. More

Thum Insurance

RV Sales Alive and Well in Bartlett, IL
from the Bartlett Press
Many of Abel RV’s customers are from out of state. Jeff Ellingson, owner of the dealership, an RVDA member in Bartlett, IL, said while business is probably the slowest he’s seen it in his five years of ownership, it’s picking up. “It’s not as bad as you’d think,” he said. More

Take Your Job and Shove It -- Into an Airstream
from Wired Magazine
With an RV and a few tech hacks, you can create a flexible, self-employed lifestyle on the road. More

Registration for the 2009 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo Now Open!
from RVDA/RV Learning Center
RVDA -- the National RV Dealers Association and RVDA of Canada will hold the 2009 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo featuring the RV Learning Center in Las Vegas, NV, at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on Oct. 6-9. More

Stay Strong When Business Gets Rough
from Entrepreneur
Your ability to handle rejection and obstacles while selling in hard times really depends on your capacity to focus on the essential activities that help you stay in control. Here are three ways to deal with oncoming sales setbacks and negative situations. More

Product Showcases

   Product Showcase:
   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

   Product Showcase:
   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

   Product Showcase:

RED FLAG! Compliance with the FTC’s Red Flag Rules is mandatory! Are you ready? Dealerships conducting indirect lending must have Identity Theft Prevention Programs in place by May 1, 2009. And, the lenders you deal with on a daily basis will also require you (as a “service provider”) to have a program in place. Call SOLEX today for your RED FLAG TOOL KIT!

Workhorse Custom Chassis

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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