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RVDA News Brief
Nov. 5, 2008

Home is Where the Park Is
from the Jacksonville Daily News
For full time RVers, home is as close as the nearest parking space. Curt and Mary Heldreth don't feel that they are exactly "roughing it" in their RV, but since they packed up and moved out of their West Virginia home more than a year ago, they have discovered a different and exciting way to live. More

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Travel Industry Association Forecasts Stable Leisure Travel Market
from the Travel Industry Association
Despite current economic conditions and lagging consumer confidence, the new Travel Industry Association (TIA) forecast shows that leisure travel volume remains stable for 2008 (-0.2%) and is expected to decline only modestly in 2009 (-1.3%). More

Freewheeling Column: RV is Affordable Travel Mode
from the San Francisco Chronicle
Driving an RV has been a long-time dream of mine. I must admit, however, I was scared to ever drive one, especially on the crowded East Coast. But when I got the opportunity to drive an RV in the Canadian Rockies I said OK, and didn't look back. More

Video: RV City a Tradition for Bulldog and Gator Fans
from First Coast News
Many Georgia and Florida fans set up a home away from home in a big lot not far from Jacksonville Municipal Stadium. This was part of the fun leading up to the Georgia/Florida game. More

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Video: RVDA Convention Keynoter Dr. Lowell Catlett "Five Trends that Will Help You Survive & Thrive"
from RVDA
Watch Dr. Lowell Catlett’s keynote address at the 2008 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo, sponsored by GE. Also look for a special DVD of Dr. Catlett’s remarks in the November issue of RV Executive Today. More

Help Yourself and the RV Industry by Making a Year-end Contribution to the RV Learning Center
from RVDA
The RV Learning Center is developing top performers in all areas of dealership operations, but it takes your contribution to help develop and sustain education and training opportunities for RV dealership employees. More

Pop-up Becomes Make-A-Wish
from the Grand Forks Herald
Steven Nicholson thinks his new camper is "cool." The 15-year-old Stirum, ND, resident was all smiles at RVDA member McLaughlin’s RV & Marine in Fargo after he arrived with family members and was presented with a new Jayco pop-up camper. More


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