RVDA Touts Con/Expo Retail Lending Panel

August 25, 2010 by · Comments Off on RVDA Touts Con/Expo Retail Lending Panel 

2010_go_to_grow_jpegTop financing experts will explore the current RV retail lending environment during a special panel discussion at the RV Dealers International Convention/Expo on Wednesday, Oct. 6 in Las Vegas.

The four-day Con/Expo (Oct. 4-8) is sponsored by the National Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA), RVDA of Canada and the RV Learning Center.

During “Retail Lending 2010-11,” the panelists will discuss lenders’ current and future attitudes toward making RV retail loans, the nature of various loan “buy boxes,” book value trends, and other important issues, according to a news release. A partial list of planned questions for the panelists is available at

Panel participants include moderator John Fulmer of Leisure Consulting, Mark Beecher of Bank of the West, John Haymond of Medallion Bank, Lenny Sims of NADA Guides and George Steinsky of RBC Financial Group.

During this workshop, attendees will learn:

  • Strategies to identify, establish and maintain relationships with retail lending partners.
  • How and why the retail lending landscape is changing, and what’s in store for the future.
  • How to better position RV dealerships to face today’s retail lending realities.

“Retail financing is a critical issue facing the RV industry right now,” said RVDA Convention/Expo Chairman Peter Albano of American RV Center in Olive Branch, Miss. “This panel will provide RV dealers with valuable information that will help them understand what it takes to get more deals funded moving forward.”

Registration is open for the Con/Expo. Companies interested in exhibitor information can contact RVDA at (703) 591-7130, ext 103 or send an e-mail to

Dealers registering by Sept. 3 can save up to 41% off the registration price. Visit and to register and for regular convention updates. You can also find updates on Linkedin and Facebook.

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