RVDA News Brief
April 23, 2008

Campgrounds Filling Up Quickly as Residents Look for More Affordable Vacations
from The Eagle-Tribune
Ray Durbin, owner of Mill Brook RV Park in Kingston, NH, has a few weeks left before opening his campground. But based on the number of guests who have locked in their reservations, he anticipates a good summer ahead. More

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Older Buyers Drive RV Sales in Oklahoma
from The Oklahoman
The nation's subprime mortgage crisis and high gasoline prices worry many Oklahomans but, apparently not those buying RVs and boats — especially older people who may have more disposable income. More

Video: Gas Prices Not Hurting State RV Sales
from KFYR-TV
RV sales are on the upswing in North Dakota. Capital RV Center, an RVDA member, says so far this year, sales are up between 20 and 40 percent across western North Dakota. More

Dreams Come True For RV Park on Arkansas Riverfront
from Today’s THV
Right now, it's nothing but a 12-acre site with electricity poles and a chain link fence. But the beauty shines threw though in its backyard, with a view that is adored by Arkansans and tourists alike. The North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce is working to transform the lot into an RV park; an endeavor some are calling a dream on the banks of the river. More

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Apollo Motorhomes Acquires USA RV Rental Business
from EMedia Wire
Apollo Motorhome Holidays announced that it was purchasing Los Angeles-based Happy Travel Campers. Both businesses are RVDA members. Happy Travel Campers is a leading economy RV rental operator in the United States of America. Started in 1987 by Klaus and Gaby Hollerith, Happy Travel Campers has developed a solid reputation of offering personalized service and quality RV Rentals California wide. More

RV Maker Closes but Canadian Competitor Plans Move to Yakima, WA
from The Associated Press
Two days after the indefinite shutdown of Western Recreational Vehicles Inc. in Union Gap, a Canadian RV outfit is set to move to the Yakima, WA area. Adventurer Manufacturing LP of Abbotsford, British Columbia, announced plans on Thursday to open a manufacturing plant area in mid-August. More

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Sender-Line Branding Tactics in Retail E-mails
from MediaPost E-mail Insider
As more RV dealers communicate with their customers and potential customers via e-mail, take this into consideration. The Email Experience Council recently posed a question on its homepage about whether the sender name or subject line was more important to generating opens. By a healthy 55-to-45 margin, respondents said that the sender name was more important, that the reputation of the sender is key. More

Alaska Strives to be ‘RV Friendly’
from CJDC-TV
The Alaska Highway generates about $350 million dollars from tourism every year. About half of those travelers are RVers. In a recent study targeting this lucrative demographic about their experience along the famous route, respondents tell what they want for a great trip. More

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