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Former commanding officer of the USS Cole to speak at RV Dealers International Convention/Expo
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Commander Kirk Lippold, USN (Ret.), commanding officer of the USS Cole when it was attacked by AL Qaeda in the port of Aden, Yemen, will be the guest speaker at a special industry breakfast on Oct. 6 during the 2011 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Lippold, who saved the warship from sinking, will speak on "Managing Risk in an Era of Uncertainty." Themed "ReVolution: Take Charge Today," the convention will feature new, in-depth super sessions covering the top issues RV dealers and their employees are facing right now. For information and to register, click here.

RVDA joins with other outdoor recreation organizations to support scenic byways
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RVDA and more than 30 other national organizations wrote Congressional leaders recently to praise the National Scenic Byways Program and lobby for its continuation under any new federal surface transportation program. The NSBP was created in 1991 and now includes 150 designated routes in 46 states. Its advocates told Congress the routes offer visitors "world-class opportunities for scenic, recreational, cultural and historic experiences" and enrich the lives of the American people. The routes also provide economic vitality to thousands of communities thanks to the visitors they draw. More

Reality RV: Family time
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Wall Street Journal columnist Ralph Gardner, Jr. writes about his recent RV trip: "I've always dreamed of taking a trip in an RV. In my mind's eye, the journey would consume at least several months and stretch from Niagara Falls to the redwood forests of Northern California, and then back through Death Valley to the Florida Keys. And all of it would be experienced from the sumptuousness and civility of my fully equipped, state-of-the-art recreational vehicle." More

RV summer travel with pets
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What to do with your pets during your summer RV travels? Pack up their toys and food bowls and bring them along, say experienced RVers Brian and Norma Ellison. The two have taken Jade, a Labrador-sheep dog mix, and Blanco, their cat, on the road with them for the past six years and say it just takes a little planning and patience. More

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Meet Kansas State's king of the road
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Jeff King was on the great American fast track, working long hours as an investment portfolio manager. Then his wife of 20 years succumbed to cancer, and life in the fast lane lost its appeal. King decided to buy a 35-foot Winnebago so he could spend an entire season watching his sons play baseball at Kansas State. "I've had the thrill of a lifetime watching Jason and Jared play," he says. "These are the lifetime memories I was looking for when I decided to do this. This is what I've learned—don't talk about what you want to do. If you've got an opportunity to do it, you do it." More

TCF Inventory Finance enters the RV industry with Jayco floor plan program
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TCF Inventory Finance, Inc., has launched a floor plan finance program with Jayco, Inc. TCFIF will be the preferred inventory finance source for Jayco's three RV divisions (Jayco, Starcraft RV, and Entegra Coach), which include 352 dealers in the United States and Canada. TCFIF provides inventory financing to a variety of North American manufacturers and their distributors, including the power sports, consumer electronics and household appliances industries. It originated approximately $2.5 billion in loans to nearly 9,000 customers in 2010. More

Go RVing Leads-Plus program in full gear
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Go RVing is in the midst of its direct-response TV ads on 40 national cable networks and 40 websites, including Google, Yahoo and Bing, and print advertising continues in 30 national and regional magazines. A recent study shows the ideal period to use the leads program extends through October, so there's plenty of time to benefit from the 2011 program. Click here to sign up, or call 703.591.7130 (ext. 113) for more information. More

Snoopy flies again on couple's camper
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Can an RV be an artwork? Chris and Sally Mendola say yes. Chris has spent hundreds of hours airbrushing their ALiner Classic model pop-up trailer—dubbed "Snoopy Twoo" —with pictures of biplanes done in a Snoopy-versus-the-Red Baron motif. And that's just for starters. There are also pictures symbolizing various destinations the couple has visited, including penguins, moose, and bears. This is the Mendolas' second piece of rolling art; the first Snoopy trailer was damaged in a Montana windstorm. More
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