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RV show celebrates rebounding sales
The Elkhart Truth via The Republic    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Dave Titus, president of International RV in Elkhart, IN, is tired of people asking him if the RV market is on the rebound — "It's already here," he says. One bit of proof: Customers continued showing up at the recent "Elkhart Dealers on the Road" RV show at the RV/MH Hall of Fame & Museum, right up until the 8 p.m. closing time. More

Dealers can download Go RVing 'Away' video footage, TV ads
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Go RVing dealers can now purchase downloads of the new "Away" TV ads and other video marketing materials and tag the ads with their dealerships' own information in the final five seconds. These video files are compressed, high-definition, broadcast-quality files and have been created as QuickTime movie files, compatible with standard editing platforms currently used by the majority of production facilities. To purchase, go to the "Industry Only" section of and use the "Tie In Program" tab. You will need your Go RVing login. More


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Dealer Satisfaction Index survey is underway
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How well do your manufacturers perform in terms of sales and parts support, vehicle design and value, and overall dealer communications? Dealers can participate in the 19th annual Dealer Satisfaction Index and let their views be known. Many manufacturers use DSI results to adjust policies and procedures that affect dealers, so it's important that all dealers fill out the survey. Results will be released in time for Brand Committee meetings held during the annual convention Oct. 1-5 in Las Vegas. More

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Convention registration opens: Save on 'The Road to Opportunity'
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Now's the time to get the best possible rate on the 2012 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo, being held Oct. 1-5 in Las Vegas. Registration is now open, and the special early-bird rate is in effect. Sponsorship opportunities and exhibit space are still available, too. More

Find — or post — training opportunities on the RV Industry's Training Calendar
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The RV Industry's Training Calendar offers a free, one-stop resource for everyone in the RV industry — from dealers and manufacturers to suppliers and trainers — to find or advertise training opportunities. It serves as a centralized clearinghouse where training providers of all kinds can post their offerings, and where employees can view available training by department. Using the calendar is easy — because it's self-managed, trainers can continuously update their posts. More

Gov. Daniels applauds RV industry's comeback story
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Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels says he believed even four years ago that the RV industry would come back from the depths of the recession. "I just wish every other part of the state and so many economies elsewhere had a comeback story that's as strong as the one that's going on here," he recently told a group of RV industry leaders. More

New Michigan water park and hotel includes upscale RV sites
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A brand-new water park and hotel scheduled to open this month in central Michigan includes an upscale RV park for out-of-state guests. It will be called Soaring Hideaway RV Park and will have 67 lots. "This isn't your average RV trip, though," says general manager Bonnie Sprague. "All lots have running water, electricity, wireless Internet, sewage, and a fire pit." Hotel officials say the park is designed to appeal to families of all ages and to make mid-Michigan a destination rather than a pass-through. More

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California RV park turns to solar energy supply for visitors
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Gold Country RV Park in North Auburn, CA, now uses a 105-kilowat system powered by 450 solar panels to power visitors' air conditioners and microwaves. Electric bills had been a drain on the park's resources; visitors paid a flat rate for unlimited energy to keep their appliances running. So park owner John Grant got financing through local and federal energy-conservation programs and installed the panels, which now supply about 60 percent of the park's energy needs. The panels will save an estimated $2 million for the park over 25 years. More

RVers can participate in Natural Landmarks photo contest
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Don't forget your camera as you head out on your motorhome getaway this spring. The National Natural Landmarks Program annual photo contest is accepting entries until June 30. "This is the 50th anniversary of the program, and we hope people will join the celebration by photographing America's national natural landmarks," says Jonathan Jarvis, National Park Service director. "We're looking for images that capture the beauty and diversity of these natural areas." More

Best Parks in America wants campers, RVers to vote for their favorite campground, resort
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Best Parks in America has launched "The Best of Summer," a contest for RVers and campers to vote for their favorite campground and RV resort. Participants who vote are entered into a drawing to win a free week of camping at their favorite park. More

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Patrick Industries reports sales increase
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Patrick Industries Inc., a major manufacturer of building products for the RV market, reported its net sales for the first quarter of 2012 are up almost 48 percent over the same quarter of 2011. Net sales are $102.7 million, compared to $69.5 million a year ago. The increase reflects a 57 percent rise in revenue from Patrick's RV industry sales and a 36 percent rise in revenue from its sales in the manufactured housing industry. More

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