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RVDA News Brief
April 15, 2009

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

RV Drivers Take Advantage of Low Gas Prices
from News 14 Carolina
RVs went back to the highways for Easter this year. And campground owners said business is picking up thanks to lower gas prices. For a family on a budget, vacationing in an RV can save a lot of money. More    E-mail article

Good Sam RV Emergency Road Service

RV Travel Expected for Baby Boomers
from the Examiner
Despite the tough economy, baby boomers are expected to hit the road in RVs as part of their retirement experience. With the arrival of spring, RV veterans are thinking about the wide open spaces; and key among them are the baby boomers, who make up a good portion of the on-the-road market. More    E-mail article

RV Dealership Hopeful as It Reopens in California
from The Sacramento Bee
Citing "some positive signs of economic recovery," San Diego-based La Mesa RV Center, an RVDA member, has reopened its location in Davis, CA. More    E-mail article

Earth-friendly RVs and Accessories on the Rise as Consumers Demand More Green Options
from the Santa Cruz Sentinel
Living lightly on the planet is entering mainstream American culture as consumers demand eco-friendly products ranging from organic clothing to hybrid cars. Even RV owners are jumping on the green bandwagon. More    E-mail article

Thum Insurance

Help Fix the Floorplan Problem by Contacting Your Senators Now!
from RVDA
RV dealers and their volunteer leaders agree: the number one issue facing the RV industry is financing. The spring recess is an excellent time to urge U.S. Senators to focus their attention on the severe impact of the credit crisis on RV dealers and the urgent need for floorplan credit. More    E-mail article

RV Industry Ready to Signal a Turn
from CNBC
As the recession nears a bottom, many believe RVs may be ready to turn the corner. "The RV industry serves as a bit of a microcosm of the housing market," says Craig Kennison, an analyst at Robert W. Baird. "The recession affected the RV industry first, so we’d like to believe that we’ll see it turn before the rest of the economy." More    E-mail article

Register for the 2009 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo and Book Your Room at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino for $95/Night!
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    E-mail article

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:

Time is Running Out! Compliance with the FTC’s RED FLAG Rules is mandatory! Are you ready? Dealerships conducting indirect lending must have Identity Theft Prevention Programs in place by May 1, 2009. And, the lenders you deal with on a daily basis will also require you (as a "service provider") to have a program in place. Call SOLEX today for your RED FLAG TOOL KIT! More

Workhorse Custom Chassis

Bruce Group Auctions

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

RVDA NewsBrief is a weekly roundup of articles of interest to RV retailers and is provided as a member service. This email may contain an advertisement of RVDA and/or third party products and services. Opinions expressed in these articles do not necessarily reflect the views of RVDA or its advertising partners. The RVDA NewsBrief is compiled by MultiBriefs, a division of MultiView, Inc. Factual errors are the responsibility of the listed publication.

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