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RVDA News Brief
March 18, 2009

Be sure to check out the new RVDA Product Showcases exclusively for RVDA dealers:
Automotive Risk Management, Bruce Group Auctions and Solex

RV Dealers Say Sales are Improving
from WBOC-TV
Some RV dealers say this past year has been challenging but business has started to pick up. Jeff Morey was shopping for his first RV last week; saying owning one will give him more vacation possibilities and will cut back on vacation costs. More

Good Sam RV Emergency Road Service

SBA Loan Program Modified
from the SBA
Beginning this week, the Small Business Administration (SBA) will temporarily raise guarantees and eliminate fees for borrowers on certain loans. SBA guaranteed loans are issued by a bank to a small business to support its operations. More

Go RVing PBA Match Play Championship This Week
from PBA
Like the NCAA basketball playoffs, the Go RVing Match Play Championship will pit 64 of the world’s top bowlers in a win-or-go-home bracket elimination competition. It all starts this week in Norwich, CT. More

Colorado RVDA Member Discusses Today’s RV Retail Environment
from The Examiner
Jim Humble, general manager of Windish RV Center, an RVDA member in Lakewood, CO, recently sat down with Denver RV Travel columnist Keith Bennett to discuss today’s RV industry. Humble discusses financing, warranties, and the future of the industry. More

Thum Insurance

Baby Boomers Help with RV Sales Slump
from KCCI-TV
Baby boomers are still showing interest in buying RVs. "Baby boomers are definitely one of our biggest markets right now," said Casey Cross of McKee Auto & RV, an RVDA member in Perry, IA. "They're just getting ready to retire or just retiring, and they've been waiting for this their whole life." More

RVDA Member Celebrates 50th Anniversary
from Quad-Cities Online
Thompson Family RV L.C., an RVDA member in Davenport, IA, recently announced the kickoff of their 50 Year Anniversary Celebration. The dealership is owned and operated by a third-generation of family siblings. More

Registration for the 2009 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo Now Open!
from RVDA/RV Learning Center
RVDA -- the National RV Dealers Association and RVDA of Canada will hold the 2009 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo featuring the RV Learning Center in Las Vegas, NV, at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on Oct. 6-9. More

Four Tips for Delegating Work to Others
from BNET
No matter who you are or where you are on the corporate ladder, you probably have some opportunities to delegate. Not delegating is like a slow death; you overwhelm yourself with menial tasks that keep you from doing more important work, and you don’t give others the opportunity to grow. Knowing how to delegate is one of the most important skills you can cultivate. More

Product Showcases

   Product Showcase:
   Automotive Risk Management & Insurance Services

ARM is dedicated to addressing the unique set of insurance needs of the RV industry, including garage liability, property, inland marine, inventory coverage, crime, earthquake, flood, contingent liability, umbrella, excess liability, employment-related practices liability, pollution liability, dealership surety bonds, workers' compensation, and loss prevention and control. More

   Product Showcase:
   Brasher’s Northwest Specialty Auctions

Brasher’s Northwest is a full service Specialty Auction offering over 550 RV, Marine & PowerSport units monthly. All units cross live auction blocks. Every unit is offered online via AuctionPipeline. Photos & condition reports are available online. Complete reconditioning facilities are available. More

   Product Showcase:

Looking to replace Curomax? Generate plain paper contracts? Access to lenders ? Menu Selling functionality? Want a robust solution that has been built specifically for the RV Industry? SOLEX IS YOUR ANSWER! Contact SOLEX today and ask about our special limited time offer. Don’t delay call today 877-497-3584. More

Workhorse Custom Chassis

Bruce Group Auctions

Greatest RV Rally in the World!
It will be a kick on Route 66.

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