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RVDA News Brief
Oct. 8, 2008

Man Lives in RV, Takes Family with Him
from the Albany Times Union
When Michael Santarcangelo travels for business — sometimes as many as 100 days a year — the family goes along. While many people are finding less expensive ways to get to work, Michael makes his RV a mobile office, weaving cross country and up and down the East and West coasts. More

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Keystone Travels Light
from the South Bend Tribune
Between high gas prices and a challenged economy, the market has spoken. Keystone RV responded Monday with the announcement of a new division dedicated to lightweight, energy-efficient travel trailers that can be towed by smaller vehicles. More

RV Industry Insights from Thor’s Richard Riegel
from The St. Joe Channel
What used to be known as a recreational activity has now turned into a way of life for many. More

Convention Attendees: Please Let RVDA Know What You Think!
from RVDA
If you attended the 2008 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo, would you please share your thoughts with us? We would appreciate your feedback so RVDA can improve next year’s event. There are two online evaluations: one is specific to the educational workshops; the other is about the event overall.
Educational Workshop Evaluation
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Outdoor Industries Stay Hopeful in Downturn
from MarketWatch
Stressful times will only fuel a desire to escape to the wide-open spaces, whether it be to ski at Steamboat or hunt in South Dakota. More

Turning Wheel Opens Service Center and RV Dealership
from MarketWatch
RVDA Member Turning Wheel Holdings has reached an agreement with Monaco Coach Corp. to open a service center and dealership at the former Monaco Service Center location in Elkhart, IN. More

Using Transactional E-mails to "Magnetize" Customers
from Start Up Nation
You have crafted your e-mail campaigns, sent them out to your subscribers, and have received a decent amount of responses. Now what? From a business standpoint, you want to influence repeat purchases and ensure that customers are satisfied with your product or service. Improving your transactional e-mails will get you one step closer to higher customer retention. 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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