RVDA News Brief
Sept. 3, 2008

Some RV Makers Stocks Surge as Oil Recedes
from CNN
Shares of RV makers shot higher on Tuesday as crude prices tumbled after the Gulf Coast and its oil facilities appeared spared from the worst from Hurricane Gustav. Light, sweet crude fell $6.40 to $109.06 on the New York Mercantile Exchange, sending RV stocks higher across the sector. More

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RVDA Member Needs Room to Grow
from the Rapid City Journal
Growth demands elbow room, and thatís what RVDA member Dakota Discount RVs in Rapid City, SD, will get with a new location. The new 5-acre location will more than double the RV dealerís current 1.5-acre lot. The RV dealer will build a service center on a 2-acre lot across the interstate from the new sales location. More

Colton Officials Consider Launching Project to Boost RV Business
from The Press-Enterprise
Colton, CA city officials are mulling over a nearly $1 million project to develop a regional marketing campaign in hopes of bringing more sales tax dollars into the city. Their biggest seller and tax revenue generator is the RV business. More

Green Vacations are Easy in an RV
from the Wall Street Journal
Standard habits exercised on an RV vacation make energy conservation and eco-friendly practices easy. With restricted space and resources, RVers are natural conservers while traveling. Conscious of waste, high utility bills, and saving energy, RVers practice rinsing and reusing containers, selecting paper products over plastic, and using natural gas for heating and cooking. More

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Start Planning Your RVDA Convention Week Now
from RVDA
RVDA is making it easier than ever to plan which events you will attend at the RV Dealers International Convention/Expo, Sept. 23-26 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Check out the complete workshop schedule. More

RV Tailgating Hits High Gear as College Football Season Gets Underway
from ESPN
Alabama fans are getting ready for another big season of college football. A caravan of rabid, RV-driving 'Bama fans snakes its way to every Tide game, home and away. More

Officials: Camping Reservations Up for the Year
from The Associated Press via WSTM-TV
New Yorkers are happy campers. That's according to the state Office of Parks and Recreation, which says camping reservations are up for the year despite wet weather and high gas prices. Officials say it's been one of the most successful camping seasons on record and it was expected to continue into the holiday weekend. More

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