Greg Gerber founded RV Daily Report on April Fools Day 2009. He has been involved in the RV industry since January 2000 when he started work as editor-in-chief of RV Trade Digest, based in Fort Atkinson, Wisc. In 2007, he left that position to launch a new publication called RV Industry News. When that magazine folded at the beginning of the Great Recession, he opted to start over, this time focusing solely on digital publication.
Being ultra conservative and very pro-business, Greg was the RV industry's first business-to-business blogger. He was also the first journalist to publish a biweekly newsletter, and then a daily newsletter.
A native of Wisconsin, where he was born and raised, Greg fled that state in August 2009, shorly after the snow finally melted. He currently resides in Sun City, Ariz., where he enjoys endless opportunities to camp, bike, hike and bask in the heat. He has a bachelor's degree in public relations from the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater. He is a loyal Packers fan who would walk across the desert on his knees for an In-N-Out Burger Double Double.
Greg is a DODO -- dad of daughters only -- to three young women, and he recently gained his first son when his baby got married. Greg has a heart for serving and mentoring fatherless children.
Greg can be reached by calling 602.910.4400 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(March 6, 2013) -- An RV dealer contacted me this week to say he was sitting on a pair of two-year-old 2012 RVs. How an RV can be two years old nine weeks into a new year is a mystery to me. "As a dealer, it is very hard to plan for my selling season when an RV manufacturer surprises me by delivering a 2014 model in February of 2013," he said. "As dealers, how are we to plan for this early surprise?" Good question. The answer, you can't plan. It's meant to be a surprise.
(Feb. 22, 2013) -- When it snows in Scottsdale, Ariz., you know weirdness is afoot. Some freaky weather dropped a dusting of snow on the yards of snowbirds seeking to avoid the effects of living in the land of frozen tundra.
But, there has been so much weirdness this week, I had to check to see if there was actually a full moon. There isn't, and it's not expected until Monday. So, I don't know what could be going on. Here's a sampling of the weirdness I read about this week.
(Feb. 19, 2013) -- The total cost for all items comes to $269,990 ($55,000 + $25,264 + $23,258 + $22,000 + $5,868 + $138,600). Dividing that by $40,000 miles, he figures the cost per mile to operate his motorhome is about $6.75 per mile. That seems high, but I can't argue with his logic.
(Jan. 31, 2013) -- Among its many provisions -- which none of the thousands of existing laws governing small business have regulated -- is a clause that requires employers to disclose the salaries of employees to other workers by having to justify why two people doing similar work are paid differently. All it takes is one person thinking he or she has been discriminated against to require an employer to disclose salary information on all employees doing similar work.
(Jan. 30, 2013) -- Early last week, I was chastised by a reader for not covering the largest gathering of RV owners in America, which takes place each January at Quartzsite, Ariz. So, last Friday, I trekked out to the fabled city to see what all the fuss was about. I left there scratching my head and wondering what's the attraction to Quartzsite?