(Feb. 29, 2016) — It is unreasonable for a wholesale distributor to think it can spring a big order on a supplier and expect the firm to deliver without adequate time to manufacture the widgets and prepare them for shipping.
(Feb. 18, 2016) — Until people actually live in a community to experience how a bunch of part-time, non-permanent “residents” can influence the outcome of local affairs for a very long time, they’ll never truly understand the impact these large voting blocks can have.
(Feb. 15, 2016) — In 2016, when information travels at the speed of light, companies better be darned well certain the story they submit to the press is the one they want to tell. Once a press release is published in our newsletter, it will remain published. Period.
(Feb. 12, 2016) — Helping to maintain the bright line between RVs and permanent housing is the responsibility of every RV manufacturer, dealer and campground in order to keep our industry from being its own worst enemy.
(Feb. 9, 2016) — Can we get the RV Industry Association and the federal government to agree on a definition of “primary residence?” Because, without it, the RV industry has just inadvertently thrust a knife into the heart of the RV dream.
(Feb. 3, 2016) — Kudos to Airstream for a creative, funny and refreshing response to a problem that likely caused quite a stir at its corporate headquarters Tuesday.
(Feb. 2, 2016) — With all Lemonis’ attention focused on building his Hollywood career, is it any surprise that the company for which he is paid to serve as chief executive officer — Camping World and Good Sam Enterprises — confirmed Saturday that the firm would not conduct a rally this year?
(Jan. 29, 2016) — Not only should this “temporary” fuel surcharge be eliminated effective today, companies that have imposed the unnecessary fee on dealers should refund the money they needlessly collected over the past year.
(Jan. 19, 2016) — The biggest question is, what dealers in their right mind would order wholesale supplies from a competitor who can sell the same products online on one of a dozen websites it owns for the same price it charges RV dealers at wholesale?
(Dec. 8, 2015) — Combining shows by offering a full range of dealer training, plus networking opportunities to meet with suppliers, meetings with manufacturers and the ability to look at acres of new products would be a HUGE plus for the RV industry. It’s the only way to ensure the viability of a giant all-industry show.
(Nov. 20, 2015) — Imagine my surprise when RV Business Publisher Sherman Goldenberg showed up at the end of the KOA Care Camps auction last night to present me with a special gift. He had outbid six other people in a silent auction to acquire a solid wood, laser-engraved toilet seat bearing the inscription “#1 For Good Clean Fun.”
(Nov. 9, 2015) — One of the biggest trends heading into 2016 is the use of drones to create overhead views of campground and RV park properties. But, that trend is going to end badly and possibly expensively for some unlucky park owners.
(Nov. 3, 2015) — If the app doesn’t look professional, no one will download it. If it doesn’t deliver results, everyone will delete it. Let’s also not forget that pushing your app out before it is completely functional will only have a negative effect, since it can be reviewed the moment it goes live.
(Oct. 28, 2015) — The 90-day career investment guide provides employees an important checkpoint to evaluate their own strengths and opportunities, and recognize early on specific areas to work on the most. This allows them ample time to make the necessary improvements to qualify for the periodic merit increase.
(Oct. 26, 2015) — I visit dealerships where no attempt is made to measure and analyze data and others where techs spend lots of time collecting data that’s never actually analyzed. So instead of sharing a dozen indicators that most managers won’t use, I’ll focus on just three. Key in on these areas and you’ll make more money in your service department.