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RVT.com releases free iPhone application

(July 29, 2010) -- With RVT.com Mobile for iPhone, RV buyers can search the RV listings database, view ad details, map the listing location via Google maps, contact the seller via email or phone and share listings with a friend. RV buyers can search for RVs for sale in their city or region automatically using the iPhone's built-in GPS functionality or by entering a zip code. Buyers can also search by type, year, and/or keyword.

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Initial jobless claims fall last week

(July 29, 2010) -- "The level of initial claims has been trending sideways since January; however, the elevated level of layoffs has not prevented private-sector job growth from averaging close to 100,000 per month during the first half of this year," said Janzen. "Today’s report remains consistent with our view that underlying job growth (excluding census workers) will remain modest, although still positive, in the near term."

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Chuck Morgan to speak at National RV Trade Show

(July 29, 2010) -- Morgan will speak at two morning sessions, one each on Dec. 1 and Dec. 2, both at 8 a.m. His topics will include "Harnessing the Power of Video to Improve Website Traffic and Leads" and "How to Inspire Your Sales Staff in Today's RV Market."

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Beaudry RV taps Twitter to reach core customers

(July 29, 2010) -- "RV shows and buying trends are showing that consumers in their early 20s and 30s are purchasing their first RVs," said Beaudry. "This same generation of buyers turns to Facebook and Twitter to find out about sales and deals on their favorite products. The older generation, trying to keep up with kids and grandkids are also utilizing Facebook and Twitter."

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Iowa community works to support Winnebago, Itasca rally

(July 29, 2010) -- Forest City and the WIT rally have had nuances in a 40-year relationship whether its the villages all over town, the long lines of RVs that used to wait on each side of U.S. Highway 69 before the rally grounds opened early or the economic exchange between the community and the rally, the Summit reported.

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Oil spill in Michigan displaces BR Wholesale

(July 29, 2010) -- An oil spill, estimated by federal officials to be more than 1 million gallons, occurred July 26, approximately 500 yards from the BR Wholesale corporate office and warehouse facilities. The spill has forced several BR Wholesale team members to evacuate their homes and reside in area hotels until it is determined that it is safe to return.

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Man charged in theft from Canadian RV dealership

(July 28, 2010) -- Sudbury police officers checking out a suspicious person complaint around 1:15 a.m. Wednesday stopped a vehicle and found several TVs which appeared to have been forcibly removed from their mountings. They determined the TVs were taken from trailers parked at the Leisure Days RV Centre on Falconbridge Road.

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Orders for durable goods falls in June

(July 28, 2010) -- New orders for durable goods fell -1.0 percent month-over-month in June, building on the downwardly revised -0.8 percent decline in May. The drop came in well below market expectations for a 1.0 percent gain going into today’s report, said Janzen.

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Award-winning editor joins RVDA staff

(July 28, 2010) -- A former senior editor at the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), Mary Anne Shreve is an award-winning editor with more than 20 years of experience producing print and online content for trade associations, publications, and newspapers.

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