RVDA News Brief
Sept. 24, 2008

RV Owners Find Ways to Stay on the Road
from The Press-Enterprise
Just because credit is tight and home equity is trending southward doesn't mean the dream of vacationing in an RV has to be parked. While it may look at a glance like people are turning away from RV usage, the industry says people are still high on the idea. More

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Drive Right In to an RV Dealership
from the Winston-Salem Journal
Gas prices might be surging and the economy might be down, but RVDA member Bill Plemmons RV World plans to travel in a different direction. The RV dealership wants to expand its operations in Rural Hall, NC, and build on its existing customer base that extends throughout the country. And it helps that many seasoned RVers don't let high gas prices keep them home. More

RV Dealers Hope to Inspire Sales
from the News & Observer via Acquire Media NewsEdge
In the hope of boosting sales, dealers and manufacturers point out that new RVs are lighter, more aerodynamic, and more efficient. RVing has plenty of loyalists. Karl and Madelyn Brenneman have been RVing for 25 years and are now "full-timers," meaning they don't own a house and live in their 36-foot RV. More

Driving an RV is Easier than You Think
from the Ottawa Citizen
It's the question everyone asks when they're thinking of buying an RV, “What's it like to drive one of these rigs?” It's just a case of understanding how the vehicle handles and getting used to it, say the experts. More

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RVDA Member Re-opens as Service Center
from the Springfield News-Sun
Best Buy RVs, Inc., an RVDA member in Springfield, OH, will reopen as a parts, service, and storage location. This will be one of the largest service centers in Ohio. More

Riegel to Speak at Special General Session Thursday Morning at RVDA Convention
from RVDA
Richard Riegel, III of Thor Industries Inc., will provide attendees with his unique insights into the RV market at a special general session, Thursday, Sept. 25 during the RV Dealers International Convention/Expo. More

NASA Architect Building a 21st Century Trailer
from Squob
Houston, we have a travel trailer. Garrett Finney is an architect who used to create lunar habitats for NASA, now he’s come down to earth and designed a lightweight trailer for the 21st century. The Cricket pop-top is the first wheeled project to come out of Faro, Finney’s Houston-based design studio. Finney describes it as “much less an RV and more a piece of outdoor equipment. More

Reaching Consensus: Addressing Employee Mistakes
from ManageSmarter
Nobody likes to make mistakes. And mistakes can be especially hard to admit when they're brought to light by a supervisor. Nevertheless, one of your responsibilities as a manager is to ensure that things get done properly. So, however difficult it may be to discuss, you must address the situation, especially since this is not the first time a "critical" mistake happened. More

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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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