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Go RVing Leads-Plus program will send notifications by email in 2013
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The popular Go RVing Leads-Plus program is back with a twist. This year, participating dealers will be notified via email as soon as new leads enter the system. Once notified, dealers can log into and retrieve their leads. The notification system will begin in late February as the 2013 media plans kicks off. More

Play it safe: Avoid OSHA safety violations with RV Learning Center's webinar tomorrow
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Learn how to protect your business from safety violations and penalties during a free webinar tomorrow, Jan. 17, from noon-1 p.m. EST. Sponsored by the RV Learning Center and hosted by RVDA associate member KPA, the presenter will show actual citation documents so dealers can learn from example what to do to stay in compliance. Registration is free. More

RV owners roll into Mobile, AL, for Mardi Gras
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VideoBriefCampers and RV owners are pouring into downtown Mobile, AL, ahead of the Mardi Gras celebrations. Under the I-10 overpass in the downtown area, you'll find an RV city coming to life. Many revelers were out preparing their campers for the long month ahead. "We're getting all our firewood set up now so we don't have to bring it down during the parades and take away from all the fun," says four-year RV City veteran Phillip Eddins. More


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Motorhome videos focus on luxury RV lifestyle    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
VideoBriefA new series of YouTube videos pulls back the curtain to reveal what goes in to making Millennium Luxury Coaches' famous $2 million rolling mansions. The series premiere, dubbed "The Journey Begins," focuses on the work and lives of the master craftsmen who build the motorhomes. Other episodes will show some of the unique coaches and the journeys they take once they leave the facility. More

Thor Industries HQ moving to Elkhart, IN
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Thor Industries Inc. is moving its corporate headquarters from Jackson Center, OH, to Elkhart, IN, in order to be more involved in the area considered the heart of the RV industry. The company expects to complete the move this spring. "With so many of Thor's operations located in Elkhart and neighboring LaGrange counties, it makes sense to have our corporate management and support services as close to as many of our operating subsidiaries as possible," says Peter Orthwein, Thor chairman and chief executive officer. More

Winnebago introduces InTable at Florida RV show
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Winnebago Industries is introducing its new Winnebago Sightseer and Itasca Sunova 35G floor plan at the 2013 Florida RV SuperShow. The 35G features three spacious slide outs, an extendable U-shaped sectional sofa/sleeper, and the new InTable. The latter can function as an end table, dining table, island or desk and is mobile, allowing it to be used throughout the front of the motorhome. More

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Adventures in RV shopping
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As Washington Post travel writer Melanie Kaplan was considering travel plans for the coming year, the notion of having her own portable dwelling caught her fancy. She liked the idea of traveling without reservations and not having to depend on Motel 6. So she set off to two local RV dealerships to educate herself about all things RV. More

Rock replacing Sinatra at California retiree RV resort
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When Tracie Rodgers became events director at the Golden Village Palms RV Resort 12 years ago, she scheduled performances of 1930s and 1940s music for her senior guests. But time rolls on. With baby boomers from the rock generation reaching retirement age, her schedule of acts set for the busy winter snow-bird season at Golden Village now features tribute bands that play Jimmy Buffett, Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac and Chicago. And while the resort's deluxe tournament shuffleboard hall is still used, Golden Village now features a stylish fitness center club house, resort-like pool area, beach volleyball facility and lots of palms. More

Keeping your RV safe during the winter
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VideoBriefIf an RV's furnace isn't working properly and temperatures drop, owners might be tempted to use heating sources they shouldn't, such as stove tops and buddy heaters. "You don't want to use any kind of open flame," says Coats RV general manager Tim Deick. "All they do is consume oxygen. They are not a safe heat source inside a trailer." Here are tips for properly handling propane. More

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Gasoline prices predicted to fall in 2013
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Forecasters say ample oil supplies and weak U.S. demand will keep a lid on gas prices. The lows will be lower, and the highs won't be so high compared with a year ago. The average price of a gallon of gasoline will fall five percent to $3.44, according to the Energy Department. "Everything is lining up to lead to softer prices this year," says Tom Kloza, chief oil analyst at the Oil Price Information Service. More

Can you handle a sudden sales surge?
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Whether a media outlet writes a glowing review of your product, a celebrity endorses it on a whim, or you run a sale that spreads rapidly via social media, you want to make sure your existing and new customers stick around after the fanfare dies down. Rather than focusing on profiting from this one spike, try to exceed these new customers' expectations and convert them into lifelong fans, says Troy Henikoff, co-founder and chief executive officer of Excelerate Labs, a Chicago startup boot camp. Even if it means additional costs, bring on temporary employees and work around the clock for several days or weeks, because "business is a marathon, not a sprint." More

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