Ronnie Wendt

Ronnie Wendt has been a writer/editor for more than 25 years, working in law enforcement, aviation, supply chain and the RV industry. She's not a stranger to RVs, however. She grew up camping, and still camps as many weekends as she can every year. She is the owner of In Good Company Communications and can be reached at

Checklists are ideal organizing tools. Investing a few minutes scanning a checklist before each trip will go a long way to ensuring you don’t encounter any unpleasant surprises on your vacation or weekend away.

“No. 1, consumers need to be educated about RVs. Without education, we make all the wrong decisions and spend our time fumbling around with a rig that doesn’t meet our needs,” said Cooper.

Two years ago, in December, they followed their wanderlust desires, after realizing that their jobs — Mandy Holesh is a wedding photographer and Kevin Holesh is an app developer — allowed them to work from anywhere. The millennial couple turned in the keys to their favorite Pittsburgh apartment and set out on the open road.

When an RV can cost almost as much as a sticks-and-bricks home on an RV, the stakes are high. Buyers need to be aware of the risks and know what they are buying, or they might find themselves without the cash they put into it and without a working and livable RV.

More and more families are choosing intentional living in an RV as their American dream. Full-time RVers Chris and Kimberly Travaglino share tips on how select the right RV, remain connected on the road, and finance a full-time RVing lifestyle.

“Of course, if what you want is to commute to a corporate job and commit to the 30-year mortgage, that’s fine — if it’s your dream,” said Sage. “But if it isn’t, then it’s time to ask some hard questions and make some changes,” she added. “Stop waiting for later or someday to live your dreams and chart your own course. Life is way too short to be lived that way.”

More and more families are choosing intentional living in an RV as their American dream. Full-time RVers Chris and Kimberly Travaglino share tips on how make your transition to the RV lifestyle a success.

CROWLEY, Texas — The 2019 RV Travel & Camping Guide to Texas is now being provided to consumers at RV shows, visitors’ bureaus and campgrounds in Texas and across the country. “Our theme this year is outdoor activities, but we focused on much more than hiking, biking, fishing, kayaking, bird watching and hunting. We also …

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“Cabin camping is growing in popularity, so we’re trying to do what we can to help people find just what they’re looking for,” said Sipe. “Many of them have their own fireplaces and fully-equipped kitchens and sleeping lofts for the kids.”

“Having an easy-to-use switch module to replace or use with the existing switch will make RV users’ lives more stress free, allowing them to enjoy their vacations so much more,” said Gingold.

“Gay has grown up in the business and has worked several jobs over the years. More importantly, she has been steadfast in her prayers and support of our team and the entire organization,” said Barr.

Airxcel RV Group promotes Josh Miller to business development manager. Prior to this promotion, Miller was an outside sales representative for Vixen Composites, an Airxcel brand.

SANTEE, Calif. — For the third time in five years, Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve has won the Plan-It-Green Award from the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC). “This is a great honor that really helps us showcase our growing array of green initiatives,” said Laura Koval, who manages the 300-site Santee Lakes campground, …

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In business, Bonnie Worthington might be considered a disruptor. The business model used by RV Rental Connection turns the traditional one used by other RV rental companies on its head. The Stevie Awards called her the “disruptor’s disruptor.”

(Dec. 21, 2018) — RV Daily Report readers will unwrap a special gift when they return from the holidays. Monday through Friday, the newsletter will still focus on industry news, however, the weekend edition is in for a big change as Gerber plans focus it on consumer-related stories.

(Dec. 21, 2018) — Outdoor recreation received a significant boost in the Farm Bill, which passed the United States Senate December 11, the U.S. House of Representatives December 12 and signed by the President December 20.

(Dec. 21, 2018) — U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski applauded House passage of legislation making important tax-related changes, including a commonsense fix Walorski championed to provide fair tax treatment for the recreational vehicle (RV) industry.

(Dec. 21, 2018) — RV Mail, specializing in direct mail marketing serving businesses nationwide, was recently launched by Jay Perrett on Facebook and LinkedIn.

(Oct. 21, 20180 — Trico Group reports Trico Products recently earned a 2018 Supplier Award for outstanding shipping performance from Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Inc.

(Dec. 21, 2018) — An e-commerce site optimized for mobile, leverages the latest in digital technology.


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