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RVDA to Analyze Health Care Law for Members

June 29, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Following yesterday’s Supreme Court decision to uphold the federal health care reform law, the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) said in the latest RV Executive Today Online that it will be monitoring important developments and keeping its members informed. While the effects of the ruling are being analyzed, RVDA members who are looking to adjust or implement health care coverage can contact RVDA’s endorsed health insurance consultant, Mass Marketing Insurance Consultants... Read more

Oregon’s Pacific Yurts Staying Ahead of Curve

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A few feet inside the warehouses, it smells like any other wood products manufacturing center: sawdust. But, what’s neatly stacked this way and that are no ordinary two-by-fours. They’re curved. Welcome to Pacific Yurts Inc., a company in Lane County, Ore., that has been the industry leader in the yurt-making business since yurt making became a business, at least on a major scale. Which, according to a report by the Register Guard, makes sense, really, because before a young college graduate... Read more

Video #2: ROTV Profiles Renegade Ikon Coach

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This week’s “Rollin’ On TV” segment offers a tour of the Good Sam Rally in Redmond, Ore., plus a look at the Renegade RV’s  Ikon coach. Jeff Johnston also spends a weekend and checks out the Ford Flex and Takena travel trailer.  Read More →

Capital Talk: Interview With RVDA’s Andy Heck

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Today’s “RV Capital Talk” segment features an interview with Andy Heck, chairman of the Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) and president of Amsterdam, N.Y.-based Alpin Haus, discussing the upcoming RV Dealers International Convention/Expo, Oct.1-5, at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.  Read More →

Fleetwood Owners Converge on Elkhart County

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Fleetwood owners enjoy this week's rally in Elkhart County Despite the oppressive heat, Fleetwood RV Inc.’s national “Back Home in Indiana” rally got off to a good start last night (June 28) with a large assemblage of 335 coaches at the Elkhart County Fairgrounds in Goshen, Ind. This is the Decatur, Ind.-based company’s fourth national rally and is actually the second largest since Fleetwood, established in 2009 when American Industrial Partners Capital Fund IV LP of New York acquired... Read more

VIDEO #3: Review of Louisville Good Sam Rally

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Today’s video comes from Good Sam Enterprises LLC offering a visual tour of its recently completed consumer rally at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.  Read More →

Camping World Buying Long View Tampa Store

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Camping World Inc. today (June 29) announced that it has acquired Long View RV Superstores, an existing RV dealership in the Tampa, Fla., area. According to a press release, the acquisition closing is scheduled for July. Camping World of Tampa is located on I-4 just minutes from the current Camping World location. Plans are to expand the new Long View location to be the largest retail facility in the company’s almost 100 locations. The expansion will include a 14,000-square-foot Camping World... Read more

RVDA Deadline on Best Expo Rates Ends Today

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Editor’s Note: The following is a letter from Andy Heck, chairman of the Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) and president of Amsterdam, N.Y.-based Alpin Haus, urging members to sign up for the RV Dealers International Convention/Expo, Oct.1-5, at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. As RV dealers, the only time all year that we get together for the sole purpose of helping each other and learning about ways to improve our business is RVDA’s convention. It’s... Read more

Liz Taylor’s ‘Cleopatra’ Trailer Sells for $51,660

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Lavish interior of Liz Taylor's trailer A vintage travel trailer, customized as a lavish dressing room for Elizabeth Taylor during the filming of Cleopatra in 1963, has sold at auction for $51,660, according to a report on WhatSellsBest.com. The auction listing noted: “Twentieth Century Fox spent a rumored $75,000 (in 1960s dollars) which would be now valued at over $560,000 to build a fully customized 36-foot dressing room/trailer for the star, staying true to the theme of the Egyptian/Roman... Read more

For Once, RVers Get Reprieve on Parking Issue

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Motorhome and RV owners in Port Moody, British Columbia, are getting a reprieve this summer, and it has nothing to do with the cool weather. Coquitlam Now reported that after enacting a bylaw earlier this year that put restrictions on the length of time large vehicles could be parked on city streets, politicians have voted to strike down a portion of the new rules. While commercial and oversized vehicles are still only allowed to park on streets for a maximum of 48 hours, RVs, trailers and motorhomes... Read more

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