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RVDA News Brief
June 17, 2009

RV Industry Showing Signs of Recovery
from WSBT-TV
Bill Goodwin is about to deliver another travel trailer to another RV dealership on the west coast. Lately, he’s busy. "Right now U.S.R.V. has more than 1,000 loads booked,” said Goodwin. His schedule is welcome relief after six slow months. More    E-mail article

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RV Forecast Predicts Gains for 2010
from Inside Indiana Business
A University of Michigan researcher is forecasting a 24 percent increase in shipments by the RV industry next year. The study by Dr. Richard Curtin, director of consumer surveys at the University of Michigan, predicts shipments of 169,500 units in 2010, compared to 136,500 estimated for 2009. Curtin says the appeal of the RV lifestyle and its economic value should lead to the improved market conditions. More    E-mail article

RV for Your Health
from Health News Digest
RV travelers do more than just hit the road in their vehicles. RVing families get outside and walk, bike, jog, rollerblade and hike—whether it’s down small-town streets, over miles of trails, or through landscaped campgrounds. But cardiovascular benefits are not the only health dividends to be had. According to an anthropological study of RV enthusiasts, RVers said they were both physically and mentally healthier and happier than their non-RVing counterparts. More    E-mail article

Used RV Sales Remain Strong
from The Oakland Press
The economy is driving many customers toward used RVs, said Wade Stufft, vice president of operations for General RV Center, an RVDA member in Wixom, MI. “The used market is the strongest segment,” Stufft said. “We can’t keep them in stock. And service is booming.” Stufft believes buyers have a mindset nowadays that used RVs are all they can afford. More    E-mail article

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Need Advice? RVDA Partners with Finance Consultants to Help Dealers
from RVDA
RVDA is partnering with several RV finance professionals to help dealers navigate the current environment for obtaining wholesale and retail financing. RVDA staff has free information on RV financing available in the RVDA Lenders Toolbox and For dealers who need additional help, there are now a variety of options available, for a fee, through the RV Learning Center and the RV Assistance Corp. (RVAC). More    E-mail article

RV Learning Center Scholarship Application Deadline Extended to June 24!
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 was extended to June 24. Don’t delay, apply today! More    E-mail article

Winnebago Adventurer Concept Hybrid RV Hits the Road for Summer Media Tour
from MarketWatch
Winnebago Industries will provide a hybrid RV, a 2009 Winnebago Adventurer, to Brad and Amy Herzog for their summer travel tour. The Herzogs, spokespersons for RVIA, will be traveling in this concept hybrid RV this summer as they promote the benefits of RV travel. More    E-mail article

National Park Service Will Waive Fees for Three Weekends This Summer
from The Associated Press via KING5-TV
The National Park Service is looking to stimulate summer vacations at national parks. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced recently that entrance fees at 147 national parks and monuments - including the Grand Canyon and Yosemite - will be waived on three weekends this summer. The weekends are June 20-21, July 18-19 and August 15-16. More    E-mail article

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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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