Applications Available for 2014 RV
Learning Center Scholarship
College undergraduates majoring in business, finance, economics,
accounting or other RV industry-related subjects are eligible to apply
for the $2,500 award. Posters promoting the scholarship are available to
dealers through the Mike Molino RV Learning Center. Details.
Dealers: Check Your Email for 2014 Go RVing Tie-In
Email invoices for the 2014 Go RVing Dealer Tie-in Program
have been sent out. The tie-ins include the Leads-Plus program and
access to professionally developed advertising materials, stock footage,
and a digital image bank dealers can use to add professional RVing
photos to their website, ad materials and social networking sites. In
case you missed the email, get the details
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.
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.
Promote Tax Advantages of RV Finance with Decals and Posters
Taxes are on consumers' minds at this time of year: give them
another reason to consider buying an RV with a little help from the tax
code and the RV Learning Center. Members can take advantage of low
prices on effective promotional materials for dealerships and vehicle
lots 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.
Think Education's Expensive? Check Out Our Free
Free dealer webinars are provided by the Mike Molino RV
Learning Center through a strategic partnership with KPA. If you missed
our recent webinar on creating effective training programs for the
dealership, go to our webinar
page where you'll find dozens of past webinars available for
viewing on subjects of environmental regulations,
health, and HR.
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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
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
Free Webinar Will Address Dealers' Hazardous Waste
Thursday, March 6 at noon ET learn about hazardous waste
operations relative to dealership facilities, how to determine if a
waste is hazardous, and how to correctly contain and dispose of
Service Bay or Man Cave? Webinar Shows Importance of Taking
Control of Workplace Appearance
Controlling the look and shape of a workspace can be an effective tool
for loss control. Join KPA Engineer Zac Pucillo for a
free webinar on Thursday, Feb. 27 at noon ET. Register at
the KPA site. If you cannot attend, register anyway and you'll get
access to a recorded version to view at your convenience or
share with colleagues.
RVDA of Canada Donates $25,000 to Mike Molino RV
The Mike Molino RV Learning Center received a check for $25,000
USD from RVDA of Canada. This contribution, combined with prior
donations totaling $150,000 in Canadian dollars, puts RVDA of Canada in
the Major Donor category, which is the highest level. Learn more in
RV Assistance Corporation Brings Total Giving to
Fundraising for the Mike Molino RV Learning Center received a
$7,000 boost from the RV Assistance Corporation (RVAC). RVAC is the for-profit subsidiary of RVDA that develops member
benefits for the association. For more information see the news
Protective Renews Commitment; Total Support Tops
Protective Asset Protection, a division of
Protective Life Insurance Company, made its annual commitment to the
Mike Molino RV Learning Center, bringing its total support to $161,162.
RVDA has exclusively endorsed Protective’s XtraRide service
agreement since 1992. See the news
release for details.
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.
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.