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New Harris survey reveals current motives for buying an RV
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A new survey by Harris Interactive into which factors most influence RV purchase decisions shows that messages focusing on family togetherness and cost savings now resonate equally with potential RV buyers. The survey also revealed positive attitudes about health and wellness benefits of RVing, which may help persuade non-owners to buy. The survey of 1,006 non-RV owners and 357 RV owners was commissioned by Go RVing to understand how RVs and RV travel are perceived, what benefits owners experience, and which of these benefits would be most effective in convincing a non-owner to buy. More

RV Industry seen as barometer for the economy
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Big moves in the RV industry are pointing to encouraging signs for the overall economy. Over the past two months, wholesale RV shipments have doubled from this time last year. Economists say this could be an indicator of an economic recovery. More

Are you ready to RV?
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Author Andrea McCarren and her family recently discovered that home is where the motorhome is when they rented their first RV for a family vacation. They had long considered renting an RV but had some concerns. Once they got the hang of being on the road in a home-on-wheels, they found they loved it. More

Register now for the 2010 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo!
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Register now for the 2010 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV, October 4-8, sponsored by RVDA, RVDA of Canada, and the RV Learning Center. And don’t forget to book your rooms at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino for the special RVDA rate of $79/per night! More

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Celebs downsize in style with "Silver Bullets"
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Whether they are being used as chariots, homes, or just campers, we’re starting to see Airstreams pop up in everything from music videos, to magazines, to movies. In Hollywood, some of the biggest celebrities are starting to feel right at home in smaller spaces. It’s the latest Hollywood craze to go mainstream…or better put, Airstream. More

RV vacations depend on solar to keep costs down, footprint small
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Because the economy isn't quite as horrid as 2008, when many families decided that "staycations" were the best option dwindling household budgets could provide, a few RV owners are making plans to take their vehicles back on the road this summer. Traveling across the country by RV is less expensive than renting motel or hotel rooms, or spending an entire week at a resort. Little can be done about fuel costs, but RV owners can lower travel costs, and their environmental footprint, but taking advantage of the literally hundreds of solar RV options on the market, like solar lights, air conditioning, hot water, and even solar radios and televisions. More

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Teardrop trailer makes Florida woman a happy camper
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Travel with all the comforts of home -- well, at least as many as a 4-by-10-foot camper allows. Teardrop or tiny travel trailers have been around a long time, but are perhaps the best kept secret of the camping world. Mary Ann Henderson discovered a simple way to enjoy the outdoors during her retirement years. For the last five, she has enjoyed camping trips to North and South Carolina and throughout Florida as part of an international club of teardrop and tiny travel trailer owners. More

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