(May 6, 2010) -- Campgrounds increasingly offer rental accommodations, so they’re no longer solely dependent on tent campers and RV owners. Roughly a third of America’s campgrounds now offer park model rental accommodations. But most campgrounds aren’t building their own rental accommodations from scratch. In most cases, they are ordering factory-built cabins and cottages, which are being delivered to their parks just in time for the camping season.
(May 5, 2010) -- Sovereign Technologies Corporation has developed a system that helps banks track inventory electronically. However, the devices also help RV dealers prevent thefts and unauthorized use. The system can also be set up so that if movement is detected during certain times of the day, it can activate a video camera, sound an alarm, lock down a gate, deploy spike strips or even shut off the rig.
(May 5, 2010) -- Selling extended service contracts is one way dealers can make extra money while providing their customers with valuable peace of mind when it comes to owning a recreation vehicle. While some dealers are more successful at selling service contracts than others, improving your penetration into the extended service market can often be enhanced by implementing one or more of these 12 simple suggestions.
(April 29, 2010) -- Firms that need a solution to safely, simply, and reliably open a personnel or compartment door on a vehicle, or which need to improve user interface for making it easier for the operator, the TriMark team can put its expert engineering, prototyping and quick-turn manufacturing resources and capabilities to work for customers. That same is true for companies simply looking for rugged latches, handles, hinges and other hardware.
(April 20, 2010) -- For many people, the theft of valuable contents not only carries the monetary loss, but there is also the headache and stress associated with filling out insurance forms, filing police reports and replacing what was stolen. Whatever you are hauling -- boats, campers, motorcycles, ATVs or a trailer to tow your tools and equipment back and forth from the jobsite -- make sure it is theft-proof.
(April 7, 2010) -- There are significant advantages to using non-prime lenders that cannot be overlooked. One out of three consumers in the United States has had credit problems in the past. The main benefits to funding loans with non-prime lenders are increased sales, additional finance and insurance profits, and improved customer relationships and loyalty.
(March 11, 2010) -- Today, Coach-Net goes far beyond providing basic emergency service to RV owners. Now Coach-Net offers assistance in locating qualified RV repair facilities, along with providing operational technical assistance through the technicians certified by the RV Industry Association and RV Dealers Association. They even offer a concierge service to help RVers find businesses, make reservations, or secure tickets. It is all designed to take the worry and hassle out of RV travel.
(March 5, 2010) -- In mountain driving, gravity plays a major role. On any upgrade, gravity slows you down. The steeper the grade, the longer the grade, and/or the heavier the load -- the more you will have to use lower gears to climb hills or mountains. In coming down long, steep downgrades, gravity causes the speed of your vehicle to increase. You must select an appropriate safe speed, and then use a low gear and proper braking techniques.
(Feb. 3, 2010) -- Hilmerson RV & Marine reported a record month in January, thanks in large part to the results of a successful in-house RV show. The dealership sold 30 units the last week of January, which amounted to 66 percent of all RVs sold for the month.
(Jan. 29, 2010) -- Simply stating your mission statement and branding will not suffice. Gone are the days of lifetime, unconditional employee loyalty. Your staff must be told why you are making this investment, and reassured that their feedback about the company and brand is welcome.