RVDA member works with Make-A-Wish Foundation to make boy's RV dream come true
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He could have gone to Hawaii or visited a dude ranch. But those didn't hold his interest. Twelve-year-old Jacob Schlosser, who lives in Wyoming, has reached that part of a boy's life when the great outdoors holds limitless potential, and he wished for a travel trailer. Last week he got one, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and RVDA member Sonny's RV Sales in Evansville. More
Deadline for DSI survey response is Friday
Many manufacturers tell RVDA they use results from the association's Dealer Satisfaction Index (DSI) survey to adjust policies and procedures that affect dealers, so it's vital that all dealer members participate. Results from the survey will be presented at brand committee meetings scheduled for October 3 and 4 during the RV Dealers International Convention/Expo in Las Vegas. RVDA dealer members can click here to access the survey (member login required).
RVs as "entrepreneurial vehicles."
RVers have jobs as park rangers, campground employees, and other similar gigs, but a sizable number are self-employed entrepreneurs who operate businesses from their mobile lodgings. According to a work camping expert, there is more opportunity on the road than one might think. More
New chief executive sees diversity as key for Winnebago
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Randy Potts, Winnebago Industries' new chief executive officer, says he will continue to look for ways to diversify the Forest City RV manufacturer as the recovery struggles to gain footing. Buying another company like SunnyBrook RV, the Indiana maker of towable recreational trailers, is one option, says the 52-year-old Winnebago veteran. More
Senior moment: RVs
RVs are the travel method of choice for senior citizens who like going when and where they want without worrying about hotel reservations or airport security pat-downs. RVs let them sleep in the same bed every night on their own linens. Small RV kitchens let them prepare nutritious meals that meet their diet restrictions for less than restaurant meals. Onboard bathrooms assure clean facilities even in major traffic jams. And pets travel well in RVs, eliminating expensive boarding fees. More
Register for the RV Dealers International Convention/Expo, stay at the Rio, and you could win!
Dealers who register for the 2011 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo by August 6 and stay at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino are automatically entered to win a complimentary round of golf for four players at the Rio Secco golf course or two spa services. For more information, click here.
Former Maine governor writes book about his RV travels after leaving office
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The day after leaving office following an eight-year stint as Maine's governor, Angus King hit the road with his family on a 15,000-mile, five-and-a-half month RV trip with no specific itinerary. The journey was King's way of making the shift from being "The Man" to being "simply a man," he writes in his new book, "Governor's Travels: How I Left Politics, Learned to Back Up a Bus, and Found America." King says the trip was the perfect transition—"Instead of worrying about the legislature, I was worrying about whether the next RV park had a dump station." More
Duos search U.S. for friendliest, most beautiful, best for food, most patriotic and most fun towns
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Two of the five teams in Rand McNally's "Best of the Road Rally" are couples who traded in the sedentary life and are full-time RVers. Texans Jason and Nikki Wynn and North Carolinians Daniel and JoAnne Schaub are competing with three other teams in a three-week, cross-country adventure in search of the Friendliest, Most Beautiful, Best for Food, Most Patriotic and Most Fun towns in America. Rand McNally will publish the results in its 2013 Rand McNally Road Atlas and on www.bestoftheroad.com. More