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RVDA News Brief
July 15, 2009

RV Rentals on the Rise
from the Reno Gazette Journal
Comfort and relative affordability are two reasons why some travelers and RV renters said rentals are up this year over last year. Rental activity will be up about 12 percent this year, according to the Fairfax, Va.-based RV Rental Association. More    E-mail article

Family Part of PGA RV Crew
from the The Quad-City Times
Life on the road is sheer bliss for Tim, Julie, Bayleigh, and MacKenzie Petrovic. The Petrovics are among the PGA Tour pros who travel the circuit in an RV. More    E-mail article

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Army Corps Waive Recreation Fees in Early August
from the Army Corp of Engineers
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will waive all day use fees normally charged at our recreation areas during the week of Aug. 1-9, 2009. This waiver encompasses only day use fees for swimming beaches and boat ramps. Fees for camping, specialized facilities such as picnic shelters and for other special use/events will not be waived. More    E-mail article

Color This RV Green
from The Kansas City Star
When Brian Brawdy goes camping in his RV, he doesnít have to search for an electrical outlet. He hauls his own power with him. Brawdy, a self-described adventurer and explorer, travels the United States in a "green" truck camper ó a unit that he developed as a showcase for what humans can do to protect the outdoors. More    E-mail article

RVs Help Boomers Take Home on Road
from the Des Moines Register
Ron Haynes' 35-foot RV has all the conveniences of home, including a roomy bathroom, recliners, satellite television, and the same brand and style of mattress he sleeps on in his Pella, IA, home. "We love the comfort and freedom of the RV," Haynes says. Baby boomers such as the Hayneses make up the largest number of RV owners, according to Recreation Vehicle Industry Association. More    E-mail article

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Home, Sweet (Temporary) Home
from the Gazette Times
Lynne and Bill Stout are full-time RVers. About eight years ago, the duo sold their Salem home and hit the road. "This is our house," Lynne Stout said, gesturing to their RV. She and her husband have "continuous traveler" on their driver's licenses. And the Stouts arenít looking forward to leaving the motorhome lifestyle anytime soon. More    E-mail article

Check Out a Preliminary Schedule of Workshops for the RV Dealers International Convention/Expo!
from the RV Learning Center
The 2009 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo is your opportunity to take advantage of the networking and educational sessions that delve beyond the basics to help your dealership Rise to the Challenge. Check out the workshops currently schedule for this yearís event and check back frequently for updates. More    E-mail article

A Special Thanks to 2009 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo Exhibitors
from RVDA/RV Learning Center
Help RVDA and The RV Learning Center thank all of our 2009 exhibitors. Donít see one of your vendors on the list? There is still time for them to be part of the industryís most important educational event. Ask them to exhibit today! More    E-mail article




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