(March 25, 2016) — Kimberly’s fifth wheel is officially rated to hold 18,000 pounds, according to the labels affixed to her RV. However, she has since discovered each of her three axles are rated for just 5,200 pounds — for a total weight carrying capacity of 15,600 pounds — and the leaf springs on her toy hauler are rated to carry just 12,000 pounds.
(March 17, 2016) — Remember the good old days when businesses sought out any type of free publicity that would shine a positive light on their companies? It was thought that someone might read a story and share it with others in hopes that the company might earn a sale or two in response. My how times have changed!
(March 11, 2016) — A single plaintiff has filed suit against a number of Arizona RV parks in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona and has chosen an attorney whose sole line of litigation is the Americans with Disabilities Act. This plaintiff has apparently filed similar lawsuits against 44 other establishments. Is your campground next?
(March 7, 2016) — For campground owners, submetering has a direct impact on the financial stream as well as the overall experience for campers visiting the campground. On a larger scale it also directly impacts the environment,
(March 2, 2016) — This is where the slippery slope comes into play. There are several federal regulations that prohibit the dealership from “enticing” or “coercing” the consumer into purchasing an ancillary product with a deceptive approach.
(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.