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Canadian retail sales show signs of weakness in April.

(June 19, 2009) -- "Retail activity was disappointing in April, although the pick-up in the volume of manufacturing sales and wholesale trade still points to the first increase in overall economic output in nine months, albeit a modest one," said Desjardins. "The ups and downs in the data are consistent with another weak quarter, with our forecast calling for real GDP to contract at a 3.2 percent annualized pace, slower than the first quarter's sharp 5.4 percent drop but still showing that the economy remained in recession." Read More »

Who moved our cheese?

(June 18, 2009) -- No one would argue that we in the RV industry are living in unprecedented times. Most of us have not weathered this kind of storm before and many dealerships are struggling just to make it to the next week. The RV industry is beset by change, and to most dealers, change is a four-letter word. There are a few major points in the book “Who Moved My Cheese?” I believe can help the RV industry to cope with these changes and help us to work together to create a new normal. Read More »

RV Rental Association dealer supplies RV for Great Outdoors Day event

(June 15, 2009) -- With two young children at home, Warren Keely owner and operator of Road Trip Rentals in Broad Run, Va., knows the importance of getting children outdoors. That’s why the RV Rental Association (RVRA) member says he was happy to provide a travel trailer for the national Get Outdoors Day event at Kingman Island in Washington June 13. Read More »

Public lands lure RVers

(June 19, 2009) -- With more than 400 million acres of public lands offering free or reduced cost camping, RV travelers can save even more on vacation costs. Read More »

RV Rentals Nationwide sees spike in activity, seeks investors and workers

(June 22, 2009) -- RV Rentals Nationwide receives thousands of requests every month for people wanting to rent an RV and drive a motorhome to many different events. RV Rentals Nationwide is creating a special site for RV owners to sign up as an affiliate and to list their RV motorhomes and travel trailers on a state-of-the-art RV reservation system. Read More »

Good Sam Club extends warranty coverage

(June 16, 2009) -- The Good Sam Club, the world’s largest RV owners community, has expanded the protection available from the Good Sam Extended Service Plan to include the time normally covered by the manufacturer.
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Dealer generated video appears on RVTraderOnline

(June 18, 2009) -- Dealers have two video advertising options on They can link or upload a video for each RV in their online inventory. The second video option is to link or upload a dealership branding video. Played on all of their inventory’s ad detail pages and on their inventory listings page, this video gives dealers the opportunity to tell their story or to show a dealership commercial. Read More »

UPDATE: Indiana community excited to host new Fleetwood HQ

(June 22, 2009) -- Larry Macklin, the county's economic development director, couldn't confirm if the company planned to relocate Fleetwood's RV headquarters to Decatur. "It would be one of the greatest boosts we could see," Macklin said. "We'll be looking forward to Wednesday, that's for sure," he said of the bankruptcy hearing. Read More »

New Horizons reports surge in sales, calls back laid off workers

(June 19, 2009) -- Between layoffs in November and December, New Horizons' staffing dwindled to as few as 19 people. Since then, the payroll has increased to 38 full-time employees. Sluggish sales since August of 2007 appear to be rebounding, but the year-to-date number of units delivered remains down 60 percent. Read More »