Greg Gerber

A journalist who has covered the recreation vehicle industry since January 2000, Greg Gerber founded RV Daily Report on April Fool's Day in 2009. He also serves as the editor of the publication and website. As an Eagle Scout, he has enjoyed camping for decades and has visited every state except Hawaii. A DODO -- Dad of Daughters Only -- to three young women, he has two grandchildren as well. He currently splits his time between Wisconsin, Texas and Arizona. Greg can be reached at editor@rvdailyreport.com.

On this week’s episode of Rollin’ On TV, the show revisits Sportsmobile West, a company that builds Class B motorhomes, and then Mark and Dawn Polk, from RV Education 101, offer tips about buying a used RV.

The guest today is Alyssa Ravasio, the CEO of Hipcamp, a company that connects folks who like to camp with people and businesses with space to accommodate RVs. The site boasts having 300,000 campsites, ranches, vineyards, RV parks and public parks among its mix of host sites. She describes the requirements to be a host and what services need to be provided when it comes to power, restrooms, water, sewer and insurance – and whether they are required at all.

The firm indicated glowing reviews from unverified buyers are a “telltale sign of ‘fake’ reviews,” and said its findings showed they had become a “serious problem” in online shopping.

“Congratulations to all of our key dealer partners who achieved significant sales success last season. We look forward to another very strong year in 2019,” said Gary Conley, Lance Camper national sales manager.

The three-day event will kick off with a legislative update on Tuesday afternoon with discussion topics including school start dates, property tax relief, utility billings and park licensing requirements.

ConsumersAdvocate announced today the launch of a comprehensive guide pertaining to the purchase of RV-related insurance. The firm conducted more than 224 hours of research, looking into 40-plus sources and vetting 10 companies to compile the information.

The EasyStart 364 is the electronic soft starter that enables RV users to start any RV rooftop air conditioning on low power sources like 2,000-watt generators, inverters and solar systems. The device can even start two air conditioning units on 30-amp shore power. 

Trac produces high-end marine equipment and accessories, such as electric anchor and trailer winches, line haulers, pumps and more. Crooked Creek specializes in paddles, oars and other boating, kayaking and canoeing accessories.

The primary reason for the revised guidance is that the vehicle sales market in the United States has continued to deteriorate and THL’s expectations for the financial year are now substantially below previous forecasts, the announcement indicated.

Created for technicians and service and parts managers, the hands-on training sessions offered comprehensive training on troubleshooting, diagnosing, repairing and replacing RV components.

The seminar will be of interests to people who have compliance responsibilities, wish to learn more about safety and recall issue processes, or are involved in identifying potential issues that may need to be elevated to a safety committee and/or superior, RVIA noted.

With a background in trial law, Smerconish is a nationally-syndicated radio host, CNN host, newspaper columnist and New York Times best-selling author.

The updated Pilot Flying J app features a streamlined onboarding that allows users to self-select their driver profile and then customize the home screen and features to meet the drivers’ needs based upon geographic location, preferred stops and amenities.

I’m all for contests. They are great ways to generate enthusiasm for a company or a product. It’s also a fun way to attract attention, build a database of contacts and encourage people to visit a business. But, if done poorly, the promotion risks generating a backlash of negative publicity.

RVDA webinar addresses creating effective job postings; Four Elkhart Open House supplier booths remain at RV/MH Hall of Fame; Canadian inflation rate returns to 2%; NTP-Stag carries Harold Import kitchen accessories; Heartland steps up effort to serve dealer network; and Pacific Coachworks to include In-Command system in fifth wheels

This week’s guest is Roger Krinic, an engineer with Micro-Air, who helped design the EasyStart system that starts RV air conditioners even on a limited power source, like a portable generator or inverter. He explains how the EasyStart works and describes how the device makes it possible for RVers to enjoy air conditioning, even in boondocking situations. The device is also helpful in starting two RV air conditioners on a 30-amp power supply.

The conference will feature a variety of valuable educational sessions and group “cracker barrels,” all designed to provide RV park and outdoor hospitality owners and operators with the information they need to run a successful and profitable business, said Cornwell.

Murray will cover important points from his popular seminars at RV shows, and he’ll answer questions pertaining to preparing RVs for use after being stored all winter.

SkyMaxx features a manual lift with various open positions, a pleated screen and shade that allows full sun, full shade or partial sun and shade into the RV.

A mere 5 percent of respondents admitted to lying on resumes and applications. However, millennials were twice as likely to fib at 11 percent. Older baby boomers aged 65 and older were the most honest on their resumes, with only 2 percent admitting to putting down false information. Isn’t this to be expected?

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