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RVDA News Brief
June 3, 2009

SBA Will Offer Floor Plan Financing to RV Dealerships Starting July 1
from RVDA
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will offer government guaranteed loans to finance inventory for eligible RV, auto, boat, and other dealerships under a new pilot program announced on May 28 by SBA Administrator Karen Mills. Dealer Floor Plan (DFP) financing will be available beginning July 1, according to Mills. More    E-mail article

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Lightweight RVs Key to Success for RVDA Chairman
from the Houston Chronicle
RVDA Chairman of the Board Larry Troutt, the owner of Topper's Camping Center in Waller, TX, says: "So many people bail out when things go bad. But I've learned I can survive if I just stay with it long enough." More    E-mail article

Apply for the RV Learning Center Scholarship...Deadline Today!
from the RV Learning Center
For rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are attending a four-year college, the opportunity to apply for a $2,500 scholarship is ending June 3, 2009. More    E-mail article

Traveling a Blue Highway
from the Journal-Sentinel
America's love affair with the RV hasn't ended - it has just adapted to the economic times. The yearning to hit the open road and see the country remains an American passion. When tough times hit, the tough go camping, even if that camping comes with all the comforts of home. More    E-mail article

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RVers Enjoy the Friendships, Relaxed Pace
from the Traverse City Record-Eagle
More than 8 million households own RVs, according to a 2005 University of Michigan study commissioned by the RVIA. For some, it's a way to travel without breaking the bank. For others, it's a grown-up form of camping, with all the comforts of home. More    E-mail article

More Vacationing Mainers are Staking Out Options at Local Campgrounds
from MaineBiz
Across Maine, campgrounds are readying for summer, many with the expectation that this season could be a busy and prosperous one despite the recession, or rather, partly because of it. “The RV lifestyle is growing in popularity,” says Richard Abare, executive director of the Maine Campground Owners Association in Lewiston. “With the baby boomers reaching retirement age, the popularity of camping and possibly having a camper is growing across the country.” More    E-mail article

On Facebook? Join the New RV Learning Center – RV Dealers International Convention/Expo Facebook Fan Page
from RVDA/RV Learning Center
The RV Learning Center is now part of the RV Convention/Expo fan page. Join this new page to get the most up-to-date information on the RV Learning Center and the RV Dealers International Convention/Expo. More    E-mail article

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