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Thor Industries reports 50 percent sales boost
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Sales at Thor Industries Inc. have jumped more than 50 percent in the second quarter as it capitalizes on a rebound in the RV industry. The RV and commercial bus maker posted preliminary sales of $664 million in the second quarter this year, up from $441 million in the same period of 2009, according to a news release. More

Bill & Kristin Fenech Make Personal Contribution of $10,000 to the RV Learning Center
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Bill and Kristin Fenech increased their personal donation to the RVDA Education Foundation’s RV Learning Center by $10,000, making their total contribution $50,000. Bill and Kristin have been supporters of the RV Learning Center since 2004. More

On the road in a fabulous RV    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The RV industry is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a season that’s seen an uptick in sales, as well as interest from renters seeking an economical way to travel. With the advent of cars and improved roads, Americans began to explore their country, and the RV industry was born. Today, one in 10 vehicle-owning households aged 50 to 64 own an RV, but the fastest growing group of RV owners is young. More

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Award-winning editor Mary Anne Shreve joins RVDA staff
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Mary Anne Shreve joined the RVDA staff as editor on August 10. Shreve, a former senior editor at the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), is an award-winning editor with more than 20 years of experience producing print and online content for trade associations, publications, and newspapers. More

What's with the pink RV?
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Irvine, CA, accountant Wayne Pinnell isn't the kind of guy you'd expect to see drive to work in a 40-foot, pink recreational vehicle. But he does a couple of times a week. It's one of the ways Pinnell, managing partner at the Irvine accounting firm of Haskell & White LLP, is promoting the Komen Race for the Cure in Orange County. As Pinnell and his colleagues discussed ways to promote the race, he volunteered his personal 40-foot recreational vehicle to be a water stop at the race. More


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RVers encourage others to take up the lifestyle
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Many of us have considered taking an RV across the country, visiting state parks and exploring our nation's wonders. But the actual execution of the excursion can often be a little daunting. So, as Lolo and Herb say on their site, "just do it" and "let the details be filled in by themselves" as your adventure goes along. More

RV serves as mobile command center for sheriff's department
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The Berkeley County, WV, Sheriff’s Department’s “toy hauler” does not tote fun and games. Purchased for $33,400 from Outdoor Express RV Inc., an RVDA member in Falling Waters, WV, about a year ago, the 2008 Wildwood RV, known for its recreational equipment-hauling capacity, is the department’s new mobile command center. More

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