Rod Wagner Elected Alabama Delegate Under New RVDA Bylaws
Wagner, General Sales Manager of Madison RV Supercenter in Madison, AL,
became the first RVDA Delegate elected under a recently passed bylaws
provision allowing non-officers of dealerships to serve in that
capacity. For details on the new Alabama Delegate and the October bylaws
change, see the news
Industry Reps Dispute CFPB Lending Guidance on Dealer-Assisted
Expressing major concerns about Consumer
Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) guidance on dealer-assisted
financing, a group of industry representatives shared their
views during a forum the agency held on Nov. 14, in Washington, DC.
See the news
release for details.
CFPB tells lawmakers it has not assessed impact of actions on
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB)
Director, Richard Cordray, acknowledged that the agency has not studied
the potential impact its guidance on dealer-assisted financing could
have on the broader vehicle market or whether that guidance could limit
credit availability. For more, click
Tech Cert Prep Program Relaunched by RVIA & Learning
An improved web platform featuring an updated curriculum
for RV technician certification preparation is now available
through the joint efforts of RVIA and the Mike Molino RV Learning
Center. The new platform is designed to track, train,
and prepare RV technicians at all levels to be able to pass a
certification exam or to prepare to be recertified. Get started
by ordering the course here.
For more details on the announcement, click
here. For information on the career ladder, go to rvtechnician.com.
RVDA Announces Quality Circle Honorees for
Eighteen manufacturers of towable and motorized RVs have been
chosen for Quality Circle Awards as a result of the 20th Annual Dealer
Satisfaction Survey. For details, see the news
RVDA Questions CFPB Guidance on Dealer-Assisted Finance
In a bulletin released March 21, the CFPB addresses fair
lending practices under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act. The
Agency's guidance seems to be an attempt to force vehicle lending
sources into changing the way they compensate dealers. RVDA and other motor vehicle dealer groups, including the National
Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) and the National Association of
Minority Automobile Dealers (NAMAD), are questioning new guidance to
lenders from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). For
details click here.
Go RVing Leads-Plus Program Improved for 2013: Sign Up TODAY
Go RVing Leads-Plus program is back for 2013, but with a twist.
This year, participating dealers will be notified via email as soon as
new leads enter the system. Once notified, dealers can log into
GoRVing.com and retrieve their leads. The notification system will begin
in late February, as the 2013 media plans kicks off. Click for details
and to sign
F&I Compliance Video Available
Get a head start with a free compliance webinar
(taped) with RVDA's director of legal & regulatory affairs
Brett Richardson. Click
Here for more information.
Connect with RVDA at the National RV Trade Show
in New Booth Location
RVDA members attending the National RV Trade Show in
Louisville, KY, are invited to an awards ceremony and reception on
Monday, Dec. 2, honoring winners of the 2013 Dealers
Satisfaction Index (DSI) Quality Circle Awards. During the show dealers
are encouraged to visit the RVDA booth in its new location on the
floor at the Freedom Hall Arena. See the news
release for more details.
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Convention Highlights: Learning Continues
with Online Resouces
The 2013 RV Dealers International
Convention/Expo is over, but online resources are available to help
dealers reinforce what they learned, see what they missed, and mark
their calendars for next year:
Slides and Handouts
Recordings of Sessions
from the Convention
from the Convention
Promote Tax Advantages of RV Finance with Decals and Posters From
RVDA members can take advantage of low prices on effective
promotional materials for dealerships and vehicle lots this spring.
Decals to affix to vehicles and a poster that promotes the tax
deductibility of RV financing are available now through the RV Learning
Center. Click here
to order your set today. Decals come in packs of fifty and posters are
available for just $1.50 each.
Congressman Says CFPB Plan on
Vehicles Loans Is a Lemon
In a Wall Street Journal op-ed, Rep.
John Campbell (R-CA) calls new guidance issued by Consumer Financial
Protection Bureau (CFPB) "a noxious attempt to solve a problem that
doesn't exist and is likely to make a mess of one part of the
consumer-loan industry that works." RVDA and other motor vehicle
dealer groups, including the National Automobile Dealers Association
(NADA) also question the CFPB’s actions. Read the entire article here and
learn more about RVDA's action on this issue, here.
to RVDA's NewsBrief
A World of Training Supports Learning Center with
A World of Training, an Associate Member of RVDA, made a $3,000
gift to the Mike Molino RV Learning Center. For details about the
donation and for information about ways to give, see the news
Newmar Corp. Stays Atop Donor List with
$25K Gift to Learning Center
With a recent gift of $25,000, the Newmar Corporation has
donated $185,000 toward its pledge of $260,000 to the Mike Molino RV
Learning Center. The Nappanee, IN, based manufacturer continues to top
the list of Major Donors. For details, see the news
Pan Pacific RV Centers Boosts Learning Center
Pledge to $41,500
Increasing his company's lifetime pledge to the Mike Molino RV
Learning Center, Jim Shields of Pan Pacific RV Centers said,
"Education continues to be the single most
important thing we as dealers can offer to our employees, that in
the end benefits our customers, our dealerships and our industry!" See
release for more details and for information on how to make
your own gift.
New RV Tech Cert Prep Platform is Ready for Business
here for information on the updated RV technician certification
preparation program from RVIA and the Mike Molino RV Learning Center.
For details on RV Service Technician certification, go to RVTechnician.com.
Proven Online Training for RV Dealership Personnel
A partnership between with the RV Learning Center and the
Florida RV Trade Association provides RV dealers with a
convenient and cost-effective way to train employees. Dealers taking a yearly subscription to the DLN
receive unlimited access to more than 50 training sessions, coursework
reviews, and test preparation sections. Learn more.
Jeff Hirsch Kicks Off Fundraising for Mike Molino RV Learning
Center with $10K Gift
Fundraising for the RV Learning Center got a big push at the
RVDA Annual Meeting in Las Vegas when Chairman Jeff Hirsch of Campers
Inn of Kingston presented a check for $10,000 to Learning Center
Chairman Jeff Pastore of Hartville RV Center. See details here.
Archived Webinars Available for Playback
Recent online learning events are available for
playback here on our webinar series page. The format is
generally a 60 minute event with a 40-45 minute presentation and a 15-20
minute question/answer session. Download slides and play the webcast at
a convenient time.
Health Care Reform
RV Learning Guides - Help Your Employees Deliver a Superior
The RV Learning Center offers learning guides for training and
preparing RV parts and service personnel for certification. Click Here for information.