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RV Daily Report’s exclusive podcasts include interviews with business owners, managers, entrepreneurs and leaders in the RV and camping industry who tell their stories in their own words. Listen at work on your PC or download a copy for your next workout, drive home, or day with the in-laws (kidding). Each episode is packed full of interesting discussion, ideas and thought provoking conversation on the current state and future of the RV business. New podcasts are posted regularly; bookmark this page or subscribe to the email for updates.

Podcast 127: Spartan’s Advanced Protection System

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(Feb. 23, 2017) -- Steve Guillaume, the president of Spartan Specialty Vehicles, is featured on Podcast 127 of RV Industry News. His company introduced some revolutionary technology at the Tampa RV Supershow in January. Called the Spartan Advanced Protection System, it incorporates radar-based collision mitigation, electronic stability control, adaptive cruise control and Spartan's Safe Haul proprietary air braking to make a safer motorhome chassis. Read More »

Podcast 125: Courtney Aurillo, MILE Social

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(Feb. 2, 2017) -- The show features an interview with Courtney Aurillo, the owner of MILE Social, a company that helps RV dealers and campgrounds with their social media presence. Her firm can ensure that Facebook feeds and business pages remain free of divisive commentary. he MILE Social team will help business owners post unique content to blogs and multiple social media platforms – content that gets read AND shared. They’ll help make sure the website is compliant with new Google requirements for speed, efficiency and security. They can handle social media advertising and even help with reputation management. Read More »

Podcast 124: Jan Kelly with Newcoast Financial

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(Jan. 26, 2017) -- Jan Kelly is one of the RV industry’s most revered trainers when it comes to finance and insurance rules and sales. She recently accepted a position at Newcoast Financial. She comes on the show to explain how Newcoast may be a good source for funding for some trickier loans. What’s a tricky loan? People with higher loan to value on an RV that is being traded in, or perhaps there is a problem in the credit report with a settled real estate issue. Maybe the borrower owns a business, but the bank won’t include pass through income from the company in determining debt to income ratio. Newcoast is not a sub-prime lender, she explains. Rather the firm helps qualify people with good credit who have unusual circumstances. Read More »

Podcast 123: Jeannine Patane with RV Compass

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(Jan. 19, 2017) -- This week’s guest is another “girl camper” of sorts. Jeannine Patané is the founder of RV Compass, a company that helps orchestrate RV rallies across the country. She is also in the process of authoring a book about upscale living in a recreation vehicle. She lives and works from a 13-foot Scamp towable, and much of her niche has been planning events for people who own smaller fiberglass campers, but she’s looking to expand that. Read More »

Podcast 122 features Infinity Woven Products

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(Jan. 12, 2017) -- Warren McCrickard is the vice president of sales for Infinity Woven Products. Headquartered in Dalton, Ga., Infinity has introduced a flooring product that can be found in some of the RVs coming out this model year. he company calls it a luxury woven vinyl and it’s a canvas-type product that can be applied to flooring or used in awning construction as well. It is made to withstand pretty heavy use and it includes ultraviolet fading protection. It’s also warranted for 10 years. Infinity Woven Products has a big presence in the yacht and marine market, and the firm is trying to expand its presence in the RV industry, too. Read More »

Podcast 121: Protective’s Bill Koster

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(Jan. 9, 2017) -- This week’s guest is Bill Koster, the vice president of specialty products at Protective. Protective celebrates its 25th anniversary this year of its endorsement by the RV Dealers Association of the Xtra Ride extended warranty. He describes the Xtra Ride program and explains why RV dealers need to be offering extended warranties to customers. Koster also explains part of the process that goes into having a product or service endorsed by the RV Dealers Association – and it’s not just simply signing a check to get the endorsement. Read More »

Podcast 120: Janine Pettit, founder of Girl Camper

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(Dec. 9, 2016) -- Janine Pettit is the founder of Girl Camper, an organization that seeks to provide resources for women who want to buy and use RVs, and to live a mobile lifestyle in full confidence. Janine is very careful to note there is a huge difference between glamping – glamorous camping – and girl camping. Some girl campers like to camp in luxury, but many others prefer a scaled back, more simple lifestyle where they can experience the outdoors and travel. Read More »

Podcast 119: Curtis Coleman, RVillage founder

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(Nov. 23, 2016) -- Coleman offers an update on the membership of RVillage, which as of today numbers 53,173 people. He also explains the different membership levels currently being offered. RVillage just opened a new display at the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart, and he explains how that came about. But, he also outlines new programs to expand the RVillage marketplace, which will be of interest to RV dealers, suppliers, manufacturers and campgrounds, too. Read More »

Podcast 118: Rob Willard with MaintainMyRV.com

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(Nov. 17, 2016) -- Maintain My RV allows owners – or an RV dealer – to enter all the vehicle information once. Then it sends reminder alerts when it is time to complete some type of maintenance. It automatically knows the recommended maintenance items and schedule for all major RV manufacturers and component suppliers. It works whether people own a motorhome or a towable. RV dealers can use it to help maintain RV rental fleets. Read More »

Podcast 117: JG Lubricant Services

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(Nov. 2, 2016) -- Today’s guest is Tom Johnson, the president and co-founder of JG Lubricant Services. He talks about how his company can really help RV dealers and mobile technicians better serve their customers by using fluid analysis to show the actual condition of an engine or transmission. What makes this interview special is that he’s going to explain the results of a fluid analysis that had been completed on RV Daily Report Editor Greg Gerber’s motorhome in late August. He uses those results to describe what the reports can indicate about the condition of a motorhome, or any vehicle for that matter. Read More »

Podcast 116: My RV School and RV Safe T

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(Oct. 27, 2016) -- Jeff Gaston is the founder of My RV School. His network of instructors provides behind-the-wheel training, assistance in hooking up either tow cars or to tow vehicles. He’s planning to develop a mobile training classroom to take to rallies, campgrounds and even RV dealerships. Recently, he started offering RV weighing services, too. Allen Gingrich, the founder of RV Safe T, which is headquartered in York, Pa. For 10 years he’s been providing instruction to help people get commercial drivers licenses and he recently started offering RV training throughout New England. He’ll personally travel anywhere to provide education using the students’ own RVs in their own communities. He’ll even escort people to their driver’s exams in states that require specialized licenses. Read More »

Podcast 115: Don Humes and America’s Mailbox

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(Oct. 25, 2016) -- One of the biggest problems full-time RVers have on the road is getting their mail. Today’s episode features an interview with Don Humes, the founder of America’s Mailbox. He explains how his system works and the types of services that the company offers to RV owners. He also provides several very good reasons as to why RVers would consider selecting South Dakota as their “domicile” state, or state of legal residence. Read More »

Podcast 114: American RVer’s Jim, Peggy Grich

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(Oct. 21, 2016) -- Today’s guests are among the best known RV owners in the United States. Jim and Peggy Grich are the founders of American RVer, a monthly video show that is produced for online viewing. The Grichs describe American RVer, their goals for the show, and some of their favorite episodes and interviews with interesting RVers. They also pitch several products that they think all RVers should buy to protect their RVs. Read More »

Podcast 113: Junior Ranger Adventures

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(Oct. 17, 2016) -- Stanten Smith may only be 10 years old, but he’s already accomplished something many experienced RVers have yet to do. He has visited almost 200 national parks and monuments, and chronicled his journey on his own blog site. His goal is to visit all 413 of them all before he turns 18. Junior Ranger Adventures quietly launched earlier this year and is ready to show children and teens what fun they can have visiting America’s national parks and participating in the National Park Service’s Junior Ranger program. Read More »

Podcast 112: RVDA’s Phil Ingrassia

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(Oct. 13, 2016) -- This week’s guest is Phil Ingrassia, the president of the RV Dealers Association. He talks about this year’s convention and some changes that have been made to make it even more relevant to RV dealers and their staff. He also offers insight as to the direction the RV industry is headed and talks about some major accomplishments the association has made in several key legislative issues. Read More »