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Rate manufacturers in Dealer Satisfaction Index Survey

(Aug. 14, 2015) — RVDA’s annual and confidential Dealer Satisfaction Index survey measures dealers’ attitudes on vehicle reliability and quality, parts support, dealership warranty support, and price/value of RVs with sales territory protection. Participate today by taking the online DSI survey. Read More »

Tech certification testing now available online with ProctorU

(Aug. 14, 2015) — It just got another step easier and more convenient to earn technician certification. All of the Career Ladder certification tests are now available through the online proctor service called ProctorU. This live online service allows technicians to take a certification test from any comfortable location. Read More »

RV Learning Center webinar tackles finance compliance

(Aug. 10, 2015) — Dealerships are under close scrutiny by regulators on a variety of fronts. Don’t miss a chance to ask the experts for help. Find out what you need to know about sales and finance compliance during a free dealer webinar on Thurs., August 13, at noon ET. Read More »

Only 12 booths remain for RVDA expo

(July 31, 2015) -- Companies that want to be part of the largest annual event for RV retailers and their employees need to secure booth space immediately because there are only 12 spots left for the 2015 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo, slated for Nov. 2 to 6 in Las Vegas. Read More »

RVDA features workshops for young executives

(July 30, 2015) — A dozen workshops with topics of interest to younger attendees will be part of the education lineup for the 2015 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo. Topics ranging from leadership to general management and recruitment will be presented in an hour long format by top speakers. Read More »

Bill passes repealing CFPB’s guidance on auto lending

(July 30, 2015) — The House Financial Services Committee has passed H.R. 1737, a bipartisan bill to repeal the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) flawed 2013 guidance designed to pressure lending institutions into eliminating motor vehicle financing discounts for consumers. Read More »

RVDA seeking input on proposed overtime rules

(July 29, 2015) — RVDA is compiling feedback from members regarding Department of Labor (DOL) pending regulations to expand the number of workers who qualify for overtime pay. Based on this feedback, RVDA will draft comments to the DOL in advance of a Sept. 4, deadline. Read More »

RV Learning Center launches online resource for techs

(July 27, 2015) — The Mike Molino RV Learning Center has revamped its bimonthly digital magazine RV Technician into a subscription-based online resource now known as RV Technician Today. Subscribers to the digital format have been notified and been given a free six-month extension on existing subscriptions. Read More »

OPINION: Good business indicators abound so far in 2015

(July 23, 2015) -- Now that we are well into the summer selling season, it is clear the RV business is headed for a banner year as the industry sets 30-year records for travel trailer and fifth-wheel deliveries in 2015. I urge you to take advantage of all the opportunities available to make the most of today’s strong selling environment. Read More »

RVDA releases convention F&I training track

(July 8, 2015) -- Dealership F&I professionals will find a program that addresses current industry issues unique to the F&I department, ethical decision making, and ways to maintain and improve profitability. A number of Vendor Training +Plus sessions on Monday and Tuesday are also geared toward educating F&I professionals, the release noted. Read More »

Are your social media promotions violating FTC rules?

(June 30, 2015) -- If there’s a connection between the endorser and the advertiser that consumers wouldn’t reasonably expect -- such as payments, considerations , or employment relationships -- then that connection must be clearly and conspicuously disclosed. Because this information is likely to affect the endorsement’s credibility with consumers, failing to disclose it is deceptive. Read More »

OPINION: Paying attention to RV tires

(June 30, 2015) -- We’ve also heard from many RVDA members over the years who have their own tire stories. There are many reasons tires fail and knowing the causes is important to everyone in the industry. As RVIA’s vice president of standards Bruce Hopkins told me, tires are a safety feature, not a commodity. Read More »

Seven habits of highly successful RV dealers

(June 26, 2015) -- Good business practices are a hallmark of successful businesses. Even without looking at “the numbers,” consultants can usually sense if a dealership has a sound foundation just by discussions with its management team. Here are seven habits I routinely find in highly successful RV dealers. Read More »