Thursday, February 19, 2009

Lawmakers add tax cuts RVs to stimulus bill

Looks like US Motorhomes will have a piece of the Stimulus Bill action:

.....At the same time, two Rep. Joe Donnelly — won the same benefits for recreational vehicles, many of which are made in Indiana. Top manufacturers in Indiana include

Much of the state's motor home industry is focused around Elkhart, Ind., which calls itself the "RV Capital of the World." President Barack Obama visited Elkhart Monday as he pressured Congress to quickly approve the stimulus legislation. Unemployment in that part of the state exceeds 15 percent, according to state officials.

Eleven of the country's 98 recreational vehicle manufacturers have closed in the past two years, with manufacturers, suppliers and dealers shedding thousands of jobs, Bayh's office said.

Under the stimulus legislation, purchasers of new cars, light trucks, motor homes and motorcycles will be able to deduct the sales tax they pay through the end of this year, a provision with an estimated cost of $1.7 billion. Including recreational vehicles and motorcycles added about $100 million to the cost of the tax break, according to calculations based on revenue estimates by the congressional Joint Committee on Taxation. Full Article Here

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Stardrive Motorhome Rental USA launches

Stardrive Motorhomes USA launched this month, from their about us page:

Who is Star Drive? StarDrive Motorhomes endeavor to provide the best quality motorhomes in the United States. For nearly 30 years, the suppliers of Star Drive motorhomes have been making their customers feel like Stars. Here are some highlights about Stardrive Motorhome Rental:

  • Five Depots in popular destinations across America
  • The most modern fleet in the industry (2008-10 models)
  • Mulilingual Staff to ensure you receive the best service possible
  • One Way Rentals across the Nation
  • 24/7 hour toll free emergency assistance
  • Family owned business that takes pride in quality and service
  • Over 425 world class motorhomes available for rental
We take pride in our vehicles and service - expect nothing but the best with Stardrive Motorhomes!

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Monday, February 16, 2009

Fly in, Drive out with Airport Motorhome Rental!

Airport Motorhome Rental makes renting a RV/Motorhome/Campervan easy - you don't have to travel far from where you've landed to bag some great motorhome rental deals. With depots located at some major airport hubs, check out the airport motorhome rental sites below to get great (and convenient) deals on Motorhome Rental!

Airport Motorhome Rental Australia

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Don't get caught in the Scrum, book a campervan for the New Zealand Rugby World cup!

New Zealand welcomes all rugby fans to our great little country - and we would like to offer you a great way to see the beautiful game and our beautiful country - with a campervan. We are offer a variety of choices of camper vans to suite all travellers - our selection can't be beat. We just ask you book to book early before the last minute scrum clears our inventory!

Click here for New Zealand Rugby World Cup Campervan Rental

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

How the RV industry in USA (and the world) can survive

Though things are looking pretty bleak for the USA industry, RV expert Mark Polk has some insights of how people within the US RV industry can weather the storm. We've included some of his insights and added our own here as well.

  • Survival of the fittest - the only the most adaptable companies will survive. This means that manufacturers must look outside their 'boxes'. Traditional fatcats will replace by nimbler companies that can look outside their usual markets, eg renting their inventory to overseas tourists or hiring them for large public events.
  • Quality comes first - people will want RVs that last because they can't afford high maintence vehicles. Quality of information is also important especially on websites. Consumers are very savvy through economic downturns, and having a poor website is even more of a liablity.
  • Better Customer Service - If repeat customers are wanted - you better up the ante in this department. Some RV Rental companies charge different rates for foreign travellers vs domestic. Others have heaps of charges. Being fair to all customers, and they will be sure to come back to you.
  • Wiser Financing. Lets face it, Motorhomes are big purchase, make sure that the customer can afford it!
  • Green Motorhomes are here to stay. Gas guzzlers are a thing of the past. Airstream is one company that has remained innovative over the years - they are so lightweight that even a bicycle can pull them. And who wants toxic chemicals in their motorhomes?
  • Add Value to Existing Vehicles - The age of 'Throwaway' purchases and upgrade to new vehicles is over. More people are renovating existing Campers, RVs and Motorhomes - if existing suppliers can find a way to make more efficient parts and accessories for existing vehicles, then they just might survive this downturn.
Read the full article from Mark Polk here.

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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

US & Canada Residents get 5% off RV Rental

If you are feeling the economic pinch in the US or Canada, Pure Motorhomes has an offer that will will put a bit of change back into your backpocket:

5% local citizens discount
If you are a US or Canadian citizen, enjoy a 5% discount on Pure RV rental.
Expires: 16-Feb-2010Terms & Conditions
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Offer is valid for US and Canadian residents only

So go to and book Pure RV Rental for your next US or Canada Holiday!

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