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RVDA News Brief
Dec. 10, 2008

"Extreme Makeover" Gets a Lift from RVDA Member
from The Day
Building contractors aren't the only ones who have rallied around the "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" project in Voluntown, CT. Highland Orchards RV, an RVDA member in North Stonington, CT, has delivered eight units to the Voluntown site, including five trailers for the production crew, a 40-foot motorhome for Ty Pennington, the "Extreme Makeover" star, and two trailers for the contracting crew. More

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RVDA and Allies Urge Feds to Free Up Money for RV Loans
from RVDA
RVDA is working with other businesses in the outdoor recreation business community to reach out to government leaders in both parties to help them understand the vital role the RV industry plays in the economic well-being of our country. More

Companies Hope Hybrid RVs Help Them See Green
from the Goshen News
Two concept Class A motorhomes at the RV industry’s show here have shown that hybrid power systems can be adapted to luxury homes on wheels. The question that remains is: Are consumers interested in paying more for the technology to improve their vehicle’s gas mileage? More

Get Certified in 2009!
from RVDA
Free online RV Learning Center web seminars can help RV service professionals start the new year right! The RV Learning Center is inviting RV technicians, RV service professionals, and their managers to attend a free 30 minute web seminar to introduce online technician training and certification preparation on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at 3 p.m. Eastern. More

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ARM is dedicated to addressing the unique set of insurance needs of the RV industry, including garage liability, property, inland marine, inventory coverage, crime, earthquake, flood, contingent liability, umbrella, excess liability, employment-related practices liability, pollution liability, dealership surety bonds, workers' compensation, and loss prevention and control. More

RV Uses Alternative Energy
from The Elkhart Truth
Brian Brawdy, a former New York City police officer turned explorer, relies on alternative energy devices to provide the juice to his Lance truck camper. The idea, he said, was to be able to enjoy nature in his RV without destroying the environment. More

Help Yourself and the RV Industry by Making a Year-end Contribution to the RV Learning Center
from RVDA
The RV Learning Center is developing top performers in all areas of dealership operations, but it takes your contribution to help develop and sustain education and training opportunities for RV dealership employees. More

Gas at Lowest Price Since Spring '04
from CNN Money
Gas prices in the U.S. fell for the 82nd day Monday, according to a national survey of credit card swipes. Regular unleaded gasoline slipped 1.7 cents to a national average of $1.716 a gallon from $1.733 on Sunday, according to motorist group AAA. That's the lowest average price recorded by AAA since March 5, 2004, when gas was selling at an average of $1.715. More


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Brasher’s Northwest is a full service Specialty Auction offering over 550 RV, Marine & PowerSport units monthly. All units cross live auction blocks. Every unit is offered online via AuctionPipeline. Photos & condition reports are available online. Complete reconditioning facilities are available. More

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