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RVDA joins effort to urge Forest Service to emphasize outdoor recreation
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RVDA is teaming up with the American Recreation Coalition (ARC) and other outdoor industry groups to persuade the Forest Service to give greater weight to recreational needs as the service prepares to release a planning rule that will ultimately affect RV camping and travel in the national forests. More

PA RV show report: The road ahead?
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RV sales could be a sign of better times for the country as a whole, according to a report from the Pennsylvania RV and Camping Show in Hershey. More

Video: The outlook for RV sales
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CNBC interviews Thor Motorcoach Vice President Matt Thompson from the Pennsylvania RV and Camping Show in Hershey. More

Thor acquires Heartland RV
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RV industry giant Thor Industries announced its purchase of an Elkhart County towable camper maker. Jackson Center, Ohio-based Thor bought Heartland Recreational Vehicles LLC for more than $200 million in cash and stock. The deal includes about $100 million in cash and 4.3 million shares of Thor stock, which closed at $25.44 a share last week. More

Panel to explore state of RV retail financing at RVDA convention
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Top financing experts will explore the current RV retail lending environment during a special panel discussion at the RV Dealers International Convention/Expo on Wednesday, October 6 from 1:30-2:45 p.m. Panel participants include moderator John Fulmer of Leisure Consulting, Mark Beecher of Bank of the West, John Haymond of Medallion Bank, Lenny Sims of NADA Guides, and George Steinsky of RBC Financial Group. More

Rally celebrates RV lifestyle
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Ed Clark is retired, but he’s considered a full-timer in the RV world. Clark and his wife, Yvette, turned their house of 30 years over to their daughter, downsized their possessions, and moved into a 40-foot diesel motor home that has a full kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. They travel across the country and never stay in one place for more than three weeks, says Ed Clark, 64, who’s originally from Baltimore. Clark says it "takes a shift in thinking" to live in an RV. More

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