Camping World acquires Longview’s Tampa location

(June 29, 2012) -- The new RV dealership is located on I-4 just minutes from the current Tampa 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 retail store and service expansion to more than 50 service bays.

Payback Time: Tips for getting customer referrals

(June 29, 2012) -- Is there a trick to getting customers to refer their friends and family to your dealership? Aside from bluntly asking them to tell their friends about you, there is. But I wouldn't consider it a trick. It's simply offering a superior customer experience. Providing good service won't do it. You must provide GREAT service. Give your customers an experience you know they wouldn't get from your local competitor and you'll begin seeing a growing number of new faces in your showroom.

Record heat doesn’t slow down Indiana RV buyers

(June 29, 2012) -- “We’ve noticed a marked increase in Internet traffic as the temperatures climbed over 100 degrees," said Web Manager Chad Bruce. "Being able to browse the entire lot from the comfort of your own home is definitely very appealing. I will also add that the pages on our website that highlight our 25,000-square-foot indoor showroom have also been getting more hits lately."

Discount rate expires today for RVDA convention

(June 29, 2012) -- "We always hear that there’s strength in numbers. RVDA is the only organization whose sole purpose is to protect dealer interests. One of the best ways to help the association remain strong and relevant is for all of us to participate in the convention," said Heck. "So I really hope that you’ll find the time and budget to go and also to bring key dealership personnel this year. The investment will pay off in more ways than you can imagine."

RVDA to analyze effect of Obamacare ruling

(June 29, 2012) --Many states had delayed implementing a program, awaiting the court's decision. Now that the law has been upheld, states will begin/continue to implement the law's numerous provisions. RVDA will keep its members informed of important developments as the date for full compliance approaches, said Phil Ingrassia, RVDA president.

Thousand Trails supports Poconos’ Worst Festival

(June 29, 2012) -- The Poconos’ Wurst Festival, featuring Polish and German themes, is back for its fourth year, July 14-15, at the Shawnee Mountain Ski Area. Festival attendees searching for RV or tent camping accommodations can look to Thousand Trails RV Resorts and Campgrounds in Scotrun, Timothy Lake North and Timothy Lake South, all of which are just a short drive from the festival.