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Changes coming to RV technician certification program
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With an eye toward increasing the number of technicians eligible to participate in the RVDA-RVIA RV Technician Certification Program, the new RV Service Technician Career Ladder will replace the existing RVDA-RVIA RV Service Technician Certification Program, effective Oct. 1, 2011. After Sept. 30, all certification candidates will be required to complete the requirements of the new career ladder. Click here for more information.

Advance convention registration deadline is Sept. 2
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Don't get left behind! The RV Dealers International Convention/Expo features new, in-depth super sessions covering the top issues RV dealers and their employees are facing right now. Dealers who register by Sept. 2, and stay at the Rio could win a two-night/three-day stay at any Las Vegas Caesars Entertainment hotel, with complimentary limo to and from McCarran Airport. Click here for registration discounts, a schedule of education sessions and events, and exhibitor information.

New Go RVing ads in production
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Go RVing has started shooting new ads and website photography for the upcoming "Away" campaign, which will be unveiled at the 2011 National RV Show in Louisville, Ky., and run in early 2012. Families of diverse ages and ethnicities are featured in a variety of RVs at scenic locations in Texas, California, and Oregon. "Away" is Go RVing's first all-new campaign since 2005. Click here for more information about the Go RVing program and to register.

GE Capital to present 'Does 1 + 1 Still Equal 2? The RV Industry in 2012 and Beyond' during convention
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Serena Tse and Scott Cohen, industry research analysts at GE Capital, Americas, will discuss economic indicators affecting the RV industry, industry trends and their outlook on how it all shakes out during a special session on Oct. 5. More

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RVing with kids is an adventure
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To guarantee a smoother, more pleasant family RVing experience, get the kids involved in all aspects of the trip, says the author—let them be part of making and breaking camp, teach them how to direct the driver when parking the RV, and have them help with dumping and other maintenance procedures. More

'Celebrate Excellence' at special gala set for Oct. 5
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RVDA is planning a special evening of dining, dancing and recognition to honor top-performing manufacturers during the RV Dealers International Convention/Expo. Join colleagues at "Celebrate Excellence: An All-Industry Gala," where RVDA will present Quality Circle Awards to manufacturers who performed well in the association's Dealer Satisfaction Index (DSI) survey. Click here for more information and to register. This event requires a separate ticket.

Real world job solutions for older workers
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Unemployed males aged 50 to 60 have only a 39 percent chance of finding a job again in today's job market. These are skilled workers, some with 30 to 40 years of knowledge in their field, who have slightly better than a 1-in-3 chance of ever finding employment. We need to improve these odds. The good news is that it can be done—through education, technology, and a little reinvention. More
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