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RVDA convention logoThe Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) announced that Forest River Inc. is a Bronze Partner for the 2014 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo, Nov. 10-14 at Bally’s on the Las Vegas Strip. The convention is sponsored by RVDA, RVDA of Canada and the RV Learning Center.

“With the ongoing support of partners like Forest River, we are able to offer high quality education at an affordable rate at our Convention/Expo each year,” said RVDA Convention/Expo Committee Chairman John McCluskey of Florida Outdoors RV Center in Stuart, Fla. “As one of the leading manufacturers in the RV industry, Forest River is showing its commitment to the continuing professional development of dealership personnel who are on the front lines with our customers every day.”

“Forest River is 100% committed to the joint industry effort to raise the bar in the area of overall customer satisfaction, and we’re proud to partner with the folks at RVDA for their upcoming convention in Las Vegas to further this effort,” said Pete Liegl, president and CEO of Forest River. “This totally falls in line with our overall company direction of focusing on the continued improvement in the satisfaction levels of our mutual end customers. This effort requires a commitment from us as an industry leader as well as our dealer, supplier and campground partners, and we’re happy to help lead the way.”

Forest River operates multiple manufacturing facilities throughout the Midwest and West Coast producing Class A, B and C motorhomes, travel trailers, fifth-wheels, pop-up tent campers, park model trailers, destination trailers, cargo trailers, commercial vehicles, buses, pontoons, restroom trailers and mobile offices.

The conference remains affordable at a rate of $879 for dealer members. Registrants who signed up prior to Aug. 30 at discounted rates still have the option to bring additional staff at the rate they locked in over the summer. For more information contact RVDA at [email protected].

Themed “Passport to Excellence: Education & Training,” the convention will provide targeted learning opportunities for dealers and key members of their staff. Workshop tracks are in place for dealer/GMs, sales staff, parts and service managers, and dealership professionals in marketing and rental operations. Vendor Training +Plus, back for its second year, will give registrants more opportunities for training during the first day and a half of the convention, and it is included in the regular registration fee.

The 2014 convention features an exhibit hall filled with the RV industry’s top companies offering products and services to help dealers improve profitability.

Companies interested in partnership opportunities, sponsorships, and exhibitor information can contact RVDA at (703) 591-7130, ext 103 or send an e-mail to [email protected].

Visit www.rvda.org/convention to register for the convention and for regular updates. You can also get convention updates on LinkedIn and Facebook.