(Oct. 26, 2011) -- Rocky Mountain RV and Marine in Albuquerque, N.M., is currently seeking a sales consultant with a desire to earn over $70,000 per year. No RV sales experience is required. All you need is a strong desire for success and a positive attitude.Read More »
Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation has created a way to give motorhome owners everything they need to know about their chassis by putting a library of information on a credit card-sized flash drive.
Called the 24/7 Direct, the card is a 1 gigabyte flash drive shaped like a credit card. What once required a forest of trees to provide, is now centrally located in one area -- and the information can be backed up on multiple computers, if necessary.Read More »
(Oct. 20, 2011) -- Expedition Motor Homes in Calabasas, Calif., is seeking to fill two positions: a full-time, experienced rental agent and a full-time or part-time lot coordinator.Read More »
The RV Industry Association issued a press release today highlighting new research that showed 8.9 million U.S. households currently own an RV. But, their research also concludes that 21 percent of all U.S. households stated intentions to purchase an RV in the survey.
According to RVIA, this is on par with the 23 percent rate in 2005 and ahead of the 16 percent rate in 2001.
Don't you just wish that this research would come true, if only for one year?Read More »
(Oct. 20, 2011) -- Ultra-Fab Products, Inc., has immediate needs for independent sales reps throughout the United States and Canada. The firm is looking for people who are already calling on RV dealers and have established relationships with the dealerships.Read More »
My inbox has been buzzing today after we published a wire service story yesterday in which Richard Coon, president of the RV Industry Association, noted that 42 percent of RV owners get units repaired by independent service centers compared to 40 percent who turn to RV dealers to get units fixed.
Ignoring the fact that 18 percent of RV owners apparently don't ever need service, the issue of who services RVs has been the topic of discussion -- and consternation -- for years. And the issue generally boils down to this key fact. Many RV dealers tell customers if you don't buy your recreation vehicle from us, you cannot come to us for service.
Here are some other key points to consider as wellRead More »
(Oct. 11, 2011) -- Central Florida’s largest luxury motorhome dealer is currently accepting applications for a qualified RV service writer. A background in service operations a must.Read More »
I know our competitors tend to shy away from controversial issues by going along to get along. Perhaps they think that simply reporting happy news makes the industry stronger along with their bottom lines. Maybe they think by ignoring the elephants in the living room, the herd will simply go away.
But, I've always believed that accountability makes people, and companies, stronger -- sort of an iron sharpens iron philosophy. For that reason, people are free to hold me accountable as well.
Last week another executive warned me to "be careful" simply because I was asking questions that "nobody ever asks us." He later claimed he didn't want us "making up stories" and "creating controversy where none exists."
I found that to be an interesting statement. If someone solves a problem by disposing of a body and someone else stumbles upon the grave, which individual created the controversy that didn't exist before?Read More »
Even in these tough economic times, a number of RV dealers have succeeded and even grown their business. Find out how.Read More »
A major decision impacting the image of the RV industry was made in Reston, VA several months ago, but nobody said anything. Then this week we have only one RV related media outlet reporting what RVIA has known for quite some time … the company that was responsible for the public perception of the RV industry the past twenty-one years was just thrown out with the trash! How is it that RVBusiness.com quietly slipped this into their news items on Monday and the rest of us have nothing explaining what is going on behind closed doors in Reston?Read More »
The California legislature came up with an ingenious plan to keep its state parks open -- turn them over to non-profit organization.
Now that's reassuring! What makes California legislators think the Lions Club, California Milk Producers, Girl Scouts, Big Brothers Big Sisters, First Baptist Church or the San Francisco Gay Lesbian Alliance is in a better position to return a state resource to profitability than, say, Kampgrounds of America, Jellystone Parks or some type of public-private partnership.Read More »
(Oct. 3, 2011) -- Technicians will be expected to perform diagnose and repair chassis components, coach equipment and electrical systems. Ideally someone with advanced diagnostic and repair skills for RV coach systems, generators and coach body repairs. The applicant should be capable of diagnose and repair of refrigerators, furnaces and water heaters, as well as repair/replace rubber roofs.Read More »
As we head into colder weather months, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation offers motorhome owners tips for winterizing your RV so that it's in top shape for next year's travel season.Read More »
The discussion taking place regarding social media is fascinating. It’s a very predictable conversation as a business jumps into this new exciting media channel.
It goes something like this.
“WE HAVE TO GET INTO SOCIAL MEDIA!”
“I agree we can’t be left behind and it might be a silver bullet!”
“HOW DO WE DO IT?”
“I have a friend who’s into social media or we can use our internet guy.. he’s a wizard on Facebook. Let’s get one of them to set it up and run it.”
“HAVE WE SOLD ANYTHING?”
I fully realize that ARVC has not required CONY to admit public campgrounds or offer discounts to multi-property companies. However, ARVC doing so undermines the CONY state association. They are offering to provide FREE marketing and other benefits to state parks for six months. Knowing how well ARVC maintains their Go Camping America website, I expect that the free marketing will last much longer than six months before it is taken down.
Having watched ARVC for the past 8 years as a member, I continually wonder what I am actually receiving as a benefit of my membership.Read More »