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RV business revives, spreading economic benefits
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"It's great to be back," said Clint Lehman, a 29-year-old who had been laid off for eight months last year. Called back to work by a surge in demand in the RV industry by Jayco, one of the largest manufacturers in Elkhart County. People are returning to work at some of the best manufacturing wages in the region, but maybe more important, the humming production lines indicate an increased demand for parts suppliers and affiliated businesses in the Chicago area. "The recreation vehicle industry is a leading economic indicator for the nation," said Sid Johnson, the director of marketing for Jayco. "We lead the country into recessions, and we lead the country out of recessions." More



Senate to take up financial reform legislation next week
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Senators expect to take a final vote on financial reform legislation aimed at Wall Street and the banking industry the week of July 12. Thanks to efforts by RVDA and its allies, RV, boat, and auto dealers are excluded from the bill. More

RV Learning Center launches 2010 convention scholarship fund
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The RVDA Education Foundation’s RV Learning Center will award $500 scholarships to the 2010 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo in Las Vegas, NV, October 4-8, 2010. These scholarships are made available through the generous support of Greeneway, Inc., an RV dealership in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. More

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Video: Monaco weighs in on the state of the RV industry
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Monaco RV says its sales are up 111 percent so far this year, after being down more than 90 percent last year. In an exclusive interview, Monaco RV President Kay Toolson weighs in on the state of the RV industry. More

More for your money: RV vacations
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Rent an RV, hit the road, and save gobs of money on your next vacation. "The real advantage of the RV is that the family's together, and you can cook and eat healthy meals," said Chuck Woodbury, editor of RVTravel.com. "There's something about being in a little house that's very appealing. Sitting around a campfire at night is a lot more fun than sitting around a hotel room and watching TV." More

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Camping and RVing in Central Georgia
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Ken and Mary Ann Bowman, the owners of the Forsyth KOA location, have been RVing most of their lives. Ken says you meet new people and gain some friendships in return, including avid RVer, John McCorkel, whom regularly retreats to the campground as an escape from home. "I enjoy it; I like being outside and getting away from home. You meet a lot of nice people, millions and millions of people doing the same thing," say McCorkel. More

Celebrating the Fourth by hitting the road
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Albert Rappleyea has been bringing his RV to Pine Valley Campground in Endicott, NY, every summer for the past four years. "Our friends are down here, we all get together every night and have a campfire, and just have a good time down by the lake," said Rappleyea, an RV camper. Although Albert lives in Syracuse, he and his wife make the trip to this campground every weekend - including this past weekend to celebrate Independence Day. His neighbor is an avid RV camper, too. More

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