Episode 65 of RV Industry News begins with host Greg Gerber relaying an enjoyable experience over Labor Day weekend with a family of tent campers. The encounter reminded him of why he’s glad he has an RV and what he likes most about this industry.
The first guest is RV dealer Jeff Pastore, the president of Hartville RV in Hartville, Ohio. A former chairman of the RV Dealers Association, he is one of the most genuinely friendly people in the RV industry with an envious and contagious energy level.
Pastore describes how his parents got involved in the RV industry and how he manages to compete in a niche where there are two giant dealerships in the same market. He also talks about his dealership’s commitment to training and what he got out of his time as the chairman of the RV Dealers Association.
For more information about Hartville RV, visit www.hartvillerv.com.
The second guest is John Walsh, the vice president of sales and marketing for Cequent Performance Products.
The company is undergoing a metamorphosis as Cequent Performance Products is merging operations with Cequent Consumer Products to create one entity. Walsh explains what that means for the company and the RV industry.
He also offers some great insight into the towing market and what dealers can do to help their customers select the right equipment. Cequent offers a variety of training options for RV dealers and consumers, and he explains how people can tap into that knowledge base.
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