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Opinion: RV industry faces deja vu all over again

(Aug. 29, 2017) -- Hurricane Harvey will expand what has already been a record-breaking year for the RV industry. Coming to the aid of Americans impacted by a terrible storm is noble and honorable. However, imposing junk on vulnerable consumers during a time of intense need is a completely different matter. Read More »

Opinion: Lemonis urges Camping World boycott

(Aug. 21, 2017) -- Last week, Emperor Marcus Eralius Augustus Tiberious Lemonis, the part-time CEO of Camping World and full-time star of his reality TV show, The Profit, urged his customers to boycott Camping World. Not all customers, mind you, just those who believe in free speech and an America-first policy. Read More »

Tips for healthcare on the road

(Aug. 21, 2017) -- Planning is an important part of living life on the road as a full-time RVer or a seasonal traveler. If you already have healthcare issues, or just want to cover all the bases for future need, here are a few tips that can help. Read More »

Driving school for RV owners

(Aug. 17, 2017) -- If you choose a fifth wheel or pull-behind trailer as a traveling companion, be confident about weight distribution, braking, and backing into strange environments. Make that first trip to a driving school near you. Read More »

Home on the road, a domicile issue

(Aug. 15, 2017) -- To those of us living full-time in our RV and traveling from coast-to-coast, a “home” is, well, anywhere we wish. However, there are those pesky rules in the United States that demand proof of citizenship in a specific state to vote, register your vehicles, get a license to drive on the country’s roads, pay taxes and for certain citizens, receive healthcare insurance benefits. Read More »

Opinion: Congress shows its idiocy

(Aug. 8, 2017) -- That's right, folks. After what was probably hours of contentious, finger-pointing debate, our elected "leaders" finally decided Aug. 2 that it would designated June, which ended 32 days earlier, as Great Outdoors Month. Read More »

Opinion: Sour grapes or legitimate Jayco complaint?

(July 6, 2017) -- Groucho Marx once noted, “Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.” Corporate politics is no different. Pull up a chair and grab some popcorn, folks. This circus will be highly entertaining. Read More »

Opinion: Can’t wait to hit the RV camping trail

(July 1, 2017) - This is exciting news as I venture into an industry that is new to me as an editor, but into a lifestyle that is part of my DNA. I grew up in northern Wisconsin, where as a youngster I first camped in tents, even as the snow fell; then in an old van my parents had modified for camping; and finally, Christmas arrived for us, and we began camping in a fifth-wheel. Read More »

Opinion: Fiscal 2018 budget must support outdoor recreation

(June 26, 2017) -- ORIR calls upon the Trump Administration and Congress to support and protect outdoor recreation on federal lands and waters with a sound and innovative budget for the federal land agencies that are charged with protecting and providing access to America’s Great Outdoors Read More »

Opinion: The future of RV rallies

By Jeannine Patané Founder, RV Compass Millennial, Millennial, Millennial! Hitch up and hold on to your seat, it’s going to be an activity-filled ride. With Millennials in the vista of camping, wheels are rolling to the reinvented rally. This is not rocket science — only event planning — but the Millennial is now dictating the atmosphere and quality experience in RV recreation. Addressing some of the distinguishing camper demographics of the 2016 Topline North American Camping Report, ethnicity is now almost a non-issue compared to older age groups, and campgrounds are chosen more based on atmosphere than location. In reference to the younger generations, it was recorded that they heavily rely on social activity and spending time with others when they recreate. It sounds like a perfect group to rally. Baby Boomers have been rallying for decades, but over time, their events have often become more political than fun. As Aristotle pointed out, man is by nature a political animal. Gatherings are not exempt from this. All too often, rallies have been organized by committees, chapters and too many chefs in the kitchen trying to make another potluck happen. If you change your RV brand, don’t return to the rally. It’s the same ‘ole dance. However, there is a tectonic shift happening underneath this complacency, and it already shook up some of the larger, established events. One event that has fallen off the map is called, “The Rally,” sponsored by Camping World/Good Sam Club. They self-proclaim it the “Greatest RV Rally in the World!” Sounds like a giant carnival more than a gathering of like-minded folks. According to their latest rally news online, the last post was over two years ago in Jan. 30, 2015, announcing that year’s Phoenix Rally. The website’s home page spun a 2016 rally opt-out to celebrate Camping World/Good Sam Club’s 50th Anniversary at a store near you, and instead of a future rally, they advertised a super RV show in the beginning of 2017. Like an antiquated circus show, “The Rally” folded up its tents and left town with no explanation. Why didn’t the “Greatest RV Rally in the World!” draw the massive numbers of these record breaking RV sales? At first guess, it was designed too large, complicated, and overly commercial for a camper convergence. The newest RV owner demographic in their smaller travel trailers weren’t even considered. The future of RVing will continue ... Read More »

Opinion: Who is really in charge of your dealership?

(May 31, 2017) -- Lately dealer principals have inquired if they are the only ones that have allowed various management positions to attain more control over the daily operations of the dealership. This includes concerns over the proper stocking of inventory to what vendors they utilize. Read More »