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Ally Financial begins wholesale financing for recreation vehicles
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Ally Financial announced it will offer a national program for wholesale financing of RV dealer inventory, expanding upon its preferred provider relationship with Thor Industries. Qualified dealers may obtain wholesale financing from Ally Financial for all or a portion of their inventory. Ally Financial representatives will be on hand at next week’s annual trade show in Louisville, KY, to introduce the program. "We benchmarked current options and needs in the industry and will offer a very competitive wholesale financing product for RV dealers," said Tim Russi, Ally Financial executive vice president for North American Operations. "Our program is tailored to the recreation vehicle business, with attractive terms and flexible credit lines that will accommodate the seasonal fluctuations in RV inventory.” More

RVDA's annual Members Reception at Louisville will feature Quality Circle recipients
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RVDA will continue its tradition of presenting the Quality Circle awards during its Members Reception, which is scheduled for Monday, November 29, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Crowne C Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza in Louisville, KY. The awards ceremony will begin at approximately 5:30 p.m. and will honor 25 brands that scored high on RVDA’s annual Dealer Satisfaction Index. More

Snowbirds flocking to Florida RV parks once again
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According to a recent report from the Florida Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds, snowbird reservations for long-term stays are up in the Sunshine State compared to the same time last year. The same is true in Texas, Arizona, and California. In the Volusia-Flagler area, RV park operators say they are slightly up or even with last year, so far. The small rise in snowbird activity may be another sign of better economic times ahead as consumer confidence improves and snowbirds, especially Northerners renting condos or using an RV for extended campground stays, hit the open road. More

RVDA member raises over $12,000 for breast cancer research
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An RVDA member in North Carolina raised over $12,000 for the Charlotte Chapter of Susan G. Komen for the Cure during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Throughout October Tom Johnson Camping Center collected a portion of its gross profits from their Marion and Concord locations to donate to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. In total, they raised $12,455.59 for breast cancer research. More

Video: Let's go 'glamping': Camping meets luxury
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RVIA President Richard Coon recently appeared on FOX Network’s morning show Fox & Friends to promote the benefits of RV travel and showcase the amenities found in today’s RVs. As he toured each vehicle, Coon highlighted the many reasons why RV travel is popular and pointed out the many comforts and conveniences available to consumers, including gourmet galleys, entertainment centers and comfortable living, dining, and bedroom suites. More

Traveling couple makes most of RV lifestyle
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A few years ago, Jim and Dee Walter decided to do what many corporate captives only dream of doing: Retire early, downsize their belongings, and buy an RV. Last December, all steps were in place, and they’ve been on the road ever since. More

LPGA hits road in RV to promote its Tour Championship
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While a statewide RV tour won't magically bring back some of the LPGA's old sponsors and fans, it's part of an effort to increase attention to the tour and soothe sponsors in an economy that is still harsh. As the LPGA Tour nears the end of its first year under Commissioner Mike Whan, the organization is still in the midst of a shift in how it focuses on attracting new business and marketing itself as a global brand. More

Are salespeople born or made?
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“Are salespeople born or made?” It’s an age-old question for sales organizations. In the author’s view, salespeople can be made. Selling skills can be learned, but the learning curve is shorter for candidates with key character traits. The two most important core traits are empathy and drive. More
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