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Oct. 15, 2008

Used RVs Keep Travelers on the Road
from the Globe Gazette
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. People still are high on the idea of RV travel, industry representatives say, and there are alternatives to buying a new motorhome. More

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Decked RVs are Iowa Hawkeye Dream Homes
from the The Daily Iowan
Hawkeye fans journeyed to the Hoosier State in droves over the weekend. Among them were a number of black-and-Gold-clad supporters traveling in RVs. Hawkeye fans are naturally drawn to motorhomes, but fans from the opposing team take an interest as well. More

RV Learning Center Launches Certification Readiness Tests for Service Writers/Advisors and Warranty Administrators
from RVDA
RV Learning Center pre-assessments or “readiness tests” will help dealership employees assess their preparedness for an RV Learning Center certification. Each free automated test takes just 10-15 minutes to complete and accessible at More

RV Vacations Are Least Expensive, Study Shows
from RVIA
Despite today’s fuel prices, typical RV trips remain the least expensive type of vacation, according to a new study comparing vacation costs. PKF Consulting, an international consulting firm with expertise in travel and tourism, found that “typical RV family vacations are on average 27 to 61 percent less expensive than other types of vacations studied.” Even factoring in RV ownership and fuel costs, the study reveals that RV family vacations tend to be significantly less expensive than other types of vacations. More

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Wheel Man Retires After 44 Years
from the Palladium-Item
Persistence and caring. Strong people skills. And satisfied customers. Those were the simple foundations of Jerry Brookbank's 44 years as a salesman for RVDA member Tom Raper RVs, a career that saw him sell an estimated 6,000 RVs at the Richmond, IN dealership. He had a gift for selling. And that gift was based on making customers happy. More

Halloween Camping Extends Family Time in RVs
from the Detroit Free Press
Most of the 78 campgrounds run by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources hold some form of Halloween weekend between now and the end of October. Activities include trick-or-treating, hayrides, and haunted trails. "I have some parks that are doing three weekends now, instead of two, because their reservations were full," said Cheryl Greaney, promotional agent for the Parks and Recreation Division. More

Four Things You Might Not Know About Generation Y
Gen Y, for the most part, are living out the values their parents gave to them. Not only that, but Generation Y is more comfortable being part of the crowd — identifying themselves by their group of friends, their teams at work, and the consumer brands they love most. Here are some traits of Gen Y that might make you think twice about the preconceived notions you have about those young upstarts in the workplace. More

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