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Nov. 19, 2008

Inauguration is Boon to RV Parks
from WMAR-TV
When you do the math, even the economy and mid-priced hotels are charging about 200 to 300 dollars a night during the inaugural week. A family can rent an RV spot for about two hundred bucks for four days. The Smiths from Massachusetts have been traveling by RV for several years now. They won't make the inauguration, but will tell anyone that even if you rent the RV, you still come out ahead. More

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More Than Half RV Owners Travel with Their Pets
from The Post and Courier
Fido may be top dog among RV owners who take their animals with them when they travel, but no matter what type of pet you own, if you want to take it along on your next RV trip, you'll need to plan ahead. That's the word from animal experts backed by statistics that show 57 percent of the nation's 8 million RV owners travel with their pets, most of them dogs. More

RV Enthusiasts Gather for Vintage Show
from the Naples Daily News
In 1947, John "Canner" Culp was a young man of 22 who had recently gotten out of the Navy when his parents decided to purchase a Westcraft travel trailer. Now, 61 years later, Culp maintains it as his primary residence. He takes his travel trailer to Michigan, Ohio, and Florida and participates in camp-ins with the Tin Can Tourists organization. More

RV Lots Fill in Anticipation of Auburn-Georgia Game
from the Opelika-Auburn News
RVs filled the hayfield parking lots within about 30 minutes of their opening on Wednesday in anticipation of the Auburn-Georgia game last Saturday. Billy Farmer, a Georgia fan, said it was a mad dash to get a spot. More

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Report: RV Owners Adapt Lifestyle in Tougher Times
from Truck Trend
RV owners have had to slightly alter their ways to qualm concerns over money and expenses. However, the Campfire Canvass fall/winter survey for RV owners show minimal decline in RV travel, as only 15 percent plan to travel less this year. On the other hand, 29 percent plan to travel more this fall and winter compared with 2007, and 56 percent of respondents plan to travel the same amount as last year. More

KOA's Jim Rogers to Lead Louisville Workshop "Survive and Thrive: Strategies for Success in Uncertain Times"
from RVDA
Kampgrounds of America's (KOA) Chairman and CEO Jim Rogers will discuss how concentrating on customer satisfaction and loyalty can help dealers “Survive and Thrive” in uncertain times during a special workshop Monday, December 1 in Louisville, KY. More

10 Tips for Managers
from Monster
Thanks to a soft economy and widespread lack of job security, a manager's job is more challenging than ever. So it's time for leaders to show their mettle. Here are 10 key principles for building and sustaining an effective team. More


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