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RVDA News Brief
June 24, 2009

Some Campgrounds Seeing Noticeable Rise in Campers
from WRDW-TV
A popular vacation option seems to be on the rise: camping. Some campgrounds around Lake Thurmond in Georgia have had a busy season so far-- and some have gotten pretty crowded. Whether it's the economy, a renewed call to nature, or some other reason, the word at many campgrounds in the area is people are coming in droves. More    E-mail article

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Turning Teens Into "Happy RV Campers"
from Cookie Magazine
A family of four explores Southern California's rugged desert parks in a motorhome—and finds itself transformed (yes, even the sullen teenager) into a tight-knit band of happy campers. More    E-mail article

Missourians Vacation at RV Parks
from KOMU-TV
The bad economy has more Missourians vacationing at home and enjoying what their own state has to offer. So, while more tourists are coming to Missouri's parks, RV sales are staying as steady as ever. "Running percentage-wise, it's about the same as it has been in the last few years," RV salesman Marion Imler said. More    E-mail article

RVIA Raises Seal Costs for Manufacturer Members; No Changes to Go RVing Assessment
from RVIA
RVIA’s Board of Directors approved an increase in the cost manufacturers pay for association seals to address the growing pressure on its budget caused by a reduction in show space and dues income due to the downturn in the RV market. The increase does not impact the Go RVing seal assessment, which is governed by RVIA and RVDA. More    E-mail article

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RV Learning Center Scholarship Application Deadline Today!
from 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 ends today. More    E-mail article

Register Now for RV Dealers International Convention/Expo and Pay Later!
from RVDA
Get ready for the most important convention in RVDA history. Register by the August 7 deadline, and you can break up the cost into four easy payments, and not start paying until January 2010! More    E-mail article

Couple Hit the Road for Half the Year
from the Arizona Daily Star
The Groshans' "road warrior" phase is still pretty new to them. Aimee and Mike Groshans quit their jobs three years ago, sold their home in Chicago, and hit the road in a 22-foot RV. The RV is their home for half the year. More    E-mail article

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