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62 House Democrats ask conferees to adopt dealer exemption in Wall Street reform bill
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A group of 62 House Democrats, led by New York Representatives Bill Owens and Michael McMahon, sent a letter to House Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank this week urging Congress to exclude vehicle dealers from provisions of a proposed new consumer financial regulatory entity that would be created in new legislation aimed at Wall Street and the banking industry. More

RVDA member celebrating 50th anniversary
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Five decades ago, Fran and Shirley Roberts opened their first RV center in Massachusetts, at the Long View observation tower, which gave the business its name and logo. Long View RV credits its success with a "focus on customer satisfaction, a dedication that has enabled its phenomenal growth," the company said. More

RV shipment forecast continues to improve
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The recovery in the RV industry continues to be on track, according to a recent forecast by the Dr. Richard Curtin for RVIA. RV shipments are expected to total approximately 230,300 units in 2010, an anticipated gain of 39 percent above the 2009 total of 164,700. More

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Video: Tennessee RVDA member sees rental boom during festival    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
RV Service & Sales, an RVDA member in La Vergne, TN, depends on a local music festival to bring them the business they need to sustain their company every year. This year, the company rented its entire fleet for this year’s festival. More

RV Dealers International Convention/Expo workshop information now available
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The 2010 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo features 75-minute workshops and longer format super sessions. Up to seven workshops will be offered at one time. Each session has been carefully chosen by the volunteer Convention/Expo Committee and RVDA staff. You will find a variety of topics for each professional interest section covering the current trends and issues facing the RV industry. Check this site often; it will be continually updated as workshops are confirmed. More

Don't forget to fill out your Dealer Satisfaction Index (DSI) survey before July 2 deadline
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For the 17th consecutive year, RVDA is asking dealers to express their level of satisfaction with their manufacturers and/or specific brands, confidentially, through the association’s Dealer Satisfaction Index (DSI) survey. More

Sentimental journeys with classic trailers
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They have glowingly been called "land yachts," sailing the nation's highways like the ocean waves, delivering middle-class Americans to summertime adventures in uncommon luxury. The sight of an aluminum-clad Airstream instantly telegraphs both good taste and good times. Kevin O'Connell understands the allure of the voluptuous Art Deco design -- and the lifestyle they represent. From his Guerneville workshop, he meticulously restores Airstreams and other vintage travel trailers, stripping them and putting them back together piece by piece, so they look almost as good as they did when they first hit the open road. More

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How to prevent hiring disasters
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Hiring someone can be a time-consuming and nerve-wracking task. In an ideal situation, you find the perfect person for the position -- someone who hits the ground running, increases your unit's performance, and eases your workload. In the worst-case scenario, your seemingly perfect hire turns out to be far from it and you spend months dealing with the aftermath, including finding a replacement. Either way, it can feel like a referendum on your judgment. So how can you be sure your experience is more like the former than the latter? If you outline and adhere to a disciplined process, you can greatly improve your chances. More


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