Registration opens for 2012 RVDA convention

(April 27, 2012) -- Themed “The Road to Opportunity,” the convention will feature educational super sessions designed to help dealers navigate the issues and opportunities they face today, strategies to reach new customers through new technology and harness the power of social media, and a new series of fixed operations workshops for service and parts managers to improve efficiency and profitability.

Sobel video discusses pitfalls of self-diagnosis

(April 27, 2012) -- "Instead of having our clients tell us what product they want, listen to their symptoms and ask questions," said Sobel. "What they will be towing it with? How many people do they need to sleep? Are there any length restrictions? What climates will they be traveling in? How long will they be using the RV?  After you get the whole picture, then you can help them select the right RV that will fit their needs."

OR, OIA initiate discussion on tradeshow direction, location

(April 27, 2012) -- Outdoor Retailer (OR) and the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) are engaging the industry in a consultative and comprehensive approach to determine the best growth path and location for the future of the semi-annual outdoor trade shows. Participation in the evolving outdoor industry event continues to grow beyond the current facilities available at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City.