(Jan. 9, 2017) — Those are jolly numbers, and all the more so when contrasted with comparatively paltry camper-night revenues for RV or tent sites. But taking money is not the same as making money, and top-line growth taken in isolation can be enormously misleading. A hard look at the numbers regarding cabins , as well as some other, non-financial considerations, should give any campground owner pause.
(Jan. 2, 2017) — All my travel proved that the RV lifestyle is second-to-none in the ability to experience new things, marvel at some incredible scenery, and meet people from all walks of life. I, for one, would like to see that lifestyle preserved for generations of people to come. I’d like to see this year’s 400,000 new RV owners remain committed RV owners many years from now enjoying their second and third purchases rather than it winding up as a “one-and-done” RV owners.
(Jan. 2, 2016) — CCRVC estimates that nearly 75 percent of its private campgrounds fall into this category, meaning that up to 1,760 campgrounds are in jeopardy of closing because they are absolutely financially incapable of sustaining their business if they are re-assessed a triple increase in their income taxes.
(Dec. 7, 2016) — It might be a good idea for RV manufacturers to really get inside the minds of RV owners by actually using RVs to learn for themselves what is truly a useful and appreciated feature, and what is simply wasteful bling.
(Dec. 5, 2016) — The message, from the RV Industry Association, enticed me to find out how I did at the show. My goodness, I thought, I didn’t even know they were watching! Speaking of changing minds, did anyone catch the announcement made last Wednesday in the middle of the National RV Trade Show. According to the headline, industry leaders promise to improve the RV experience.
(Nov. 29, 2016) — People, in general, are now getting accustomed to utilizing their Internet-enables devices to obtain goods they want. It seems obvious that they might do the same in obtaining services.
(Nov. 21, 2016) — The days of the “Good ‘Ol Boys Club,” where publicly-traded — or controlled — RV companies maintain high school-like cliques of their favorite media pals needs to end before the Securities and Exchange Commission forces a change.
(Nov. 10, 2016) — Where we have excelled at bringing more innovation, more design and an enhanced look to products, we have failed at developing the back end systems necessary to support our customers and their products.
(Oct. 3, 2016) — If the RV Industry Association really wants to boost attendance at this year’s National RV Trade Show in Louisville, they should just cut to the quick and set up an NFL-style draft where every remaining independent RV dealership, supplier and manufacturer is put up for bid.
(Sept. 22, 2016) –I heard no difference from the owner of a Phaeton motorcoach to us with our “starter” rig or to a neighbor with a Casita. I find it amazing. All the shoulder shrugging, all the half smiles, and all the nods of understanding — but no anger, no outrage.
(Aug. 24, 2016) — Not content with making $500 million a year to provide a fun, enjoyable online networking experience, Facebook seeks to make $500 billion a year, or more, by throwing its users under the bus and selling everything it knows about them to advertising agencies and businesses.
(Aug. 23, 2016) — An association is like a rope or yarn. When business owners join together, whether at the local, state or national level, those business owners stand stronger and can do more than any one of those business owners can do alone.
(Aug. 18, 2016) — Washington is at it again. The dope smokers who run government — no, not Congress or any elected officials, but the unelected bureaucrats — have dreamed up a new rule that will reduce “greenhouse gases” by dictating that motorhomes must abide by new stringent rules concerning emissions and fuel economy.
What a novel idea. Only someone with the wisdom, testosterone and chutzpah of The Profit could come up with something so extraordinarily innovative as to create a efficient environment for vendors and suppliers to meet with the buyers of a wholesale distribution company.