RVDA News Brief
Oct. 1, 2008

RV Buyers Look for Upgrades
from the Tri-City Herald
Lifelong campers Kathy and Rick Toole aren't about to let gas prices curtail their weekend fun. In fact, the Kennewick, WA, couple upgraded their 9-foot camper to a 33-foot fifth-wheel about two weeks ago. While they have stayed closer to home during recent camping trips, the Tooles still try to take short vacations a couple of weekends a month. More

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RVers Go to Iowa to Meet Their Maker
from the New York Times
Cathie and Bud Carr criss-cross the country in their RV year-round, and they often find themselves veering off for a stop in Forest City, IA, the home of Winnebago Industries. They are not alone; thousands of other owners of Winnebago products make the pilgrimage much as swallows flock back to San Juan Capistrano. More

RV Industry Insights from Thor’s Richard Riegel
from RVDA
Did you miss Dicky Riegel’s presentation at the RV Dealers International Convention/Expo? Use this link to access his presentation outline (PDF) which focuses on strategies to survive and thrive in the current market. More

RV Eatin': Trailer Hooks People Up to Nostalgia
from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Three Carnegie Mellon University art students are taking the concept of eating food from a food truck or trailer and turning it inside-out -- literally -- with their mobile dining venue RV Eatin', which co-founder Claire Hoch calls "an inverted food truck." RV Eatin' is a diner housed in an old aluminum travel trailer that brings its cozy dining room and outdoor kitchen -- basically a couple of tables, a small barbecue, and a camping stove -- to its patrons. More

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KOA’s Jim Rogers to Lead RV Learning Center Louisville Workshop on "Great" Customer Service
from RVDA
Kampgrounds of America’s Chairman and CEO Jim Rogers will show RV dealers how to take their entire dealership to the next of level of customer satisfaction and loyalty during his special workshop Monday, Dec. 1 in Louisville. More

Larry Troutt Is RVDA Chairman of the Board for 2008-09
from RVDA
Larry Troutt, of Topper’s Camping Center in Waller, TX, is the Chairman of the Board of RVDA – The National RV Dealers Association. RVDA’s members elected Troutt to the association's top volunteer leadership position last week, at the association's Annual Meeting, held in conjunction with the RV Dealers International Convention/Expo in Las Vegas. More

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