RVDA News Brief
July 2, 2008

RV Sales Steady in Southwest
from KYMA-TV
In the Desert Southwest RV, experts say things are steady despite the economy and fuel costs. RVDA member Mike Green, who owns RV World in Yuma, AZ, says they're a little off the mark but are not facing some of the hardships that others are in different parts of the country. More

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RVDA Members Helps Gather School Supplies for Needy Kids
from KMSB-TV
The Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) and three local businesses are teaming up to gather school supplies for students who can’t afford them. TUSD, Beaudry RV, the Tucson Association of Realtors, and Office Max are sponsoring the “Stuff The Bus” drive from late July through early August. More

Boomers Becoming Road Warriors in RVs
from the Patriot Ledger
Brian Whitcomb loves the RV life. The 59-year-old from Michigan explained, "We’re sitting here in this nice pine grove, and it’s like being in the wilderness. You've got every convenience you could want," he noted, pointing to the 27-foot Fleetwood Pioneer he shares with his wife, Sherryl, 57. "Or you can just sit out here and listen to the birds." More

Keynoter, Dr. Lowell Catlett, to Speak on Five Trends that Will Help Dealers Survive and Thrive
from RVDA
Dr. Lowell Catlett will show dealers and their top managers how they can use five trends shaping the business environment to survive and thrive in his keynote address during the opening general session of the 2008 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo on Sept. 23. This year's Convention/Expo runs Sept. 23-26 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. More

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RV Travel: Tips to Help New Prospects Get Started
from Senior Advocate
The affordability, combined with the comfort, convenience, and personal freedom makes RV travel irresistible to retirees, including a growing number of baby boomers. Here are some suggestions for your customers. More

Winnebago Industries Helps Take CBS News' 'The Early Show' on the Road
from MarketWire via CNN Money
Winnebago Industries is helping take CBS News' “The Early Show” on the road this summer thanks to a state-of-the-art Winnebago Adventurer. For the third consecutive year, Winnebago Industries is partnering with “The Early Show” on their summer promotion, “Early on the Road.” This summer, “The Early Show's” weatherman and feature reporter Dave Price will visit eight U.S. locations to discover the excitement and beauty of America. More

RVRA Members Expect 2008 RV Rentals to Be Better Than 2007
from RVRA
RV rental companies anticipate 2008 to be better for RV rentals than 2007, according to a new survey of RVRA members. Those responding to the association’s annual survey report RV rental activity will be up an average of 20 percent this year. More

Eight Ways to Maintain Your Customer Service Brand Promise
from Manage Smarter
It is no longer a secret that outstanding customer service has become an imperative for superior performance, if not for the very survival of business. Recent surveys show that existing and prospective customers will not hesitate to fault to competitors if your business does not deliver on its service promise. Moreover, poor service can permanently damage brand equity, the only differentiator in many industries. More

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