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Mar 20, 2020

A Few News Stories in the way of RVing. From our Friends at RV Travel.

Did a jogger Really tell a Fox to go away little monster? And down in Jasper TX an Man is on the loose after stealing an RV and possibly wrecking it in the process. 

 

Entry Level RV's And Things You Don't Need! Oh! And Buy From Your Local Dealer, Here's Why!
 
Entry Level RV's And Things You Don't Need! Oh! And Buy From Your Local Dealer, Here's Why!After getting past the bells, whistles and lights, it's time to really think about what is important in your purchase. Do you really need a BunkHouse for the grand kids? What about counter space, or the size of the bathroom. Find out what Steve Beyeler Sales Operations Manager for Rockwood Forest River Inc. has to say when visiting with The RV Wingman about common mistakes people make when purchasing an RV Unit.

Used RV's are Flying Off The Lot! Here's Why?

With all the craziness going on in the world today people are finding some comfort and safe haven in the great out doors. Joining The RV Wingman is Diana LeBlanc President of PPL Motorhomes to give her thoughts on why so many Used RV Units are Flying off the Lot. Is now the time to Buy?

Camping World Stock in Freefall! Is Camping World’s existence nearing its end? And Good Sam ESP holders, Pay Attention!

As Camping World Stock hits near rock bottom, your Good Sam ESP is in jeopardy. Don’t be left with a worthless Extended Service Plan and be out thousands of dollars. Be in the KNOW before it is too late. The RV Wingman gives his take on things you need to look into and where to find a step by step instructional guide on how to get out of your Good Sam ESP and realize up to $5,000 or $6,000 back from Camping World. Let us know your thoughts on our 24 hour voicemail at 1-330-Wingman.  

Mar 13, 2020

Death came too soon and destroyed this couple’s dream

 

The RV Wingman receives a lot of emails and voicemails. One came in recently that had a particularly powerful impact on him. In this short monologue, you’ll hear of a grieving widow and how her “Charles” died before they were able to realize their dream of RVing. This monologue is not one of the Wingman’s happiest but it is one that will hopefully inspire listeners to begin LIVING instead of just working.  Let us know what you think. Post your comments below or leave a voicemail 24/7 at 1-330-Wingman. We may play your call on the air.

 

White Knuckles and Cherry Bombs

 Before getting caught up in the Lights and Lipstick of an RV, there’s one thing every RVer needs to know. What is it? Plus, we’ll find out how one RV manufacturer is making every RV the build “safer” with an excellent upgrade that is now considered standard equipment on every RV that rolls off their line. The RV Wingman Visits with Steve Beyeler from Flagstaff in this edition of Ask the Manufacturer 20-10

Situational Awareness! You’re Kidding Me!

 Have you ever seen the movie “RV”? Remember the most “memorable scene” from RV? Jerry Neal from I Love RV Life shares his real life story of the “Brown Geyser” that coated him while inside his own RV. Jerry can laugh about it now but at the time, he explains how this self-inflicted disaster could’ve been avoided. What “misadventures” have you had while RVing? Share it  below or better yet, call and leave a voicemail 24/7. We may play your story on the show. Call 1-330-Wingman.

Help! There’s a Lien on It?  

RV Nana joins The RV Wingman to discuss circumstances that can halt the sale of an RV if the seller has a lien holder and the buyer will have a lien holder. It can be a real problem. In this jam packed segment. PPL’s President discusses emerging trends with an increasing number of people who’re changing their travel plans and transitioning to the RV lifestyle. 

Mar 9, 2020

Time to PANIC about the Corona Virus?

Description- How easy is it for someone to push your emotional buttons? Is the media feeding you solid information or are they regurgitating info to satisfy the desire for drama? The Wingman shares his thoughts about the Corona Virus and suggestions on what to do and what NOT to do during this Health crisis.

 

Lights and Lipstick Part One

What is a leading cause of trading in an RV prematurely and losing a ton of money on the trade? In this short segment, you’ll learn how to avoid costly mistakes that seems to get the best of many RV buyers. Looking beneath the lights and lipstick and knowing what to look for is the topic discussed by Steve Beyeler, Sales Operations at Rockwood/Flagstaff. Let us know your thoughts. Leave a message on our 24 hour voicemail at 1-330-Wingman

 

 

How to Stay on Budget living as Full-Timers!

 

Planning a realistic budget is one of the most important, yet most ignored parts of deciding if Full-Time RV living is right for you. According to the Wingman, too many people go into full-time RV living with the misconception about the true cost of living. Most people underestimate the cost and consequently, are forced to make drastic adjustments to their lifestyle. In this interview, the Wingman finds out how one full timing couple stays ON budget along with their advice for others who are considering living in their home on wheels.

 

Time is RUNNING OUT with your kids!

You only have 18 summers with your kids before they leave the nest! That’s exactly what Ben & Charity DeVries from Grateful Glamper thought when they decided to venture into the RV Lifestyle. From a Dream board to Reality, hear how Ben & Charity accomplished their dream as they visit with the RV Wingman. Let us know your thoughts. Leave a message on our 24 hour voicemail at 1-330-Wingman.

Mar 6, 2020

Time to PANIC about the Corona Virus?

Description- How easy is it for someone to push your emotional buttons? Is the media feeding you solid information or are they regurgitating info to satisfy the desire for drama? The Wingman shares his thoughts about the Corona Virus and suggestions on what to do and what NOT to do during this Health crisis.

 

Lights and Lipstick Part One

What is a leading cause of trading in an RV prematurely and losing a ton of money on the trade? In this short segment, you’ll learn how to avoid costly mistakes that seems to get the best of many RV buyers. Looking beneath the lights and lipstick and knowing what to look for is the topic discussed by Steve Beyeler, Sales Operations at Rockwood/Flagstaff. Let us know your thoughts. Leave a message on our 24 hour voicemail at 1-330-Wingman

 

 

How to Stay on Budget living as Full-Timers!

 

Planning a realistic budget is one of the most important, yet most ignored parts of deciding if Full-Time RV living is right for you. According to the Wingman, too many people go into full-time RV living with the misconception about the true cost of living. Most people underestimate the cost and consequently, are forced to make drastic adjustments to their lifestyle. In this interview, the Wingman finds out how one full timing couple stays ON budget along with their advice for others who are considering living in their home on wheels.

 

Time is RUNNING OUT with your kids!

You only have 18 summers with your kids before they leave the nest! That’s exactly what Ben & Charity DeVries from Grateful Glamper thought when they decided to venture into the RV Lifestyle. From a Dream board to Reality, hear how Ben & Charity accomplished their dream as they visit with the RV Wingman. Let us know your thoughts. Leave a message on our 24 hour voicemail at 1-330-Wingman.

 

This is a full version of the live recording. Lots of laughs and in between segments.

Feb 28, 2020

There are many differences between an RV and a sticks and bricks home. You may be in love with all the bells and whistles of the RV, The Lights, Counters, Layout.. But have you ever stopped to think about the every day essential areas that might make you rethink that particular floor plan. The RV Wingman has some advice for 1st time buyers.

What is one thing we all do before signing any paperwork? We scheduled a walk through where we take that roll of blue tape and mark every imperfection we find in the house. Doors, Cabinets, Light Fixtures, what ever doesn't meet our standard we MARK IT! In this Ask The Manufacturer Segment #20-07 The RV Wingman Visits with Karl Miller (Operations Manger for Rockwood/Flagstaff) about the one thing he could change in the RV Industry to make for a better Customer Experience. Find out what Karl has to say.

Got a question you would like us to Ask The Manufacturer? Leave us a comment or a voicemail at 1-330-Wingman.

 

Jack & Barb Wilson purchased a beautiful #Winnebago Motorhome and were ready to join the RV Lifestyle Dream. That Dream quickly turned into a nightmare, not on their first camping trip, but on their drive home. Over 30+ defects on this brandnew Motorhome and nobody seems to want to help them. The Wingman visits with The Wilson's to learn more about the LEMON RV and how they have done their best to make Lemonade or Lemon Drops? www.followourlemon.com #TheRVShowUSA #RVWingman #Winnebago

 

 

Feb 21, 2020

In this weeks episode of the RV Show USA: 

Have you ever heard of the telephone game, you know the one where to tell one person a quick line or two and they repeat to the next, and by the end of the came the message is completely turned around from what it originally was? In this weeks monologue the RV Wingman discusses some headline news about Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis. Did the Wingman make amends with Camping World?

Also in this weeks Ask The Manufacturer segment the Wingman sits down with Karl Miller to discuss why Manufacturers can't fire Dealers. Is the dealer turning in a warranty claim and not actually fixing the RV? 

RV Nana gives tips for both the novice and the veteran RV'er on preparing an RV after a long winter break. Are you ready for Camp Season?

And our special guest is Mark and Sue Chandler from Our Journey in Myles discuss how much it really costs to become a RV'er Full Time? 

Would you like to be a guest on the show or have a question for our Ask The Manufacturer Segment. Give us a call 1-330-Wingman.

Feb 14, 2020

The RV Wingman has gives his the down right and ugly truth about knowing what we know, and what we don't. 

He also Visits with Karl Miller from Flagstaff A Div. of Forest River about RV Education and Quality Control in this weeks Ask The Manufacturer. 

RV Nana discusses planning a family event at a RV Park/Campground and gives sound advice on what not to do.

RV Love's Mark & Julie Bennett Share the stage as they discuss first steps to take when joining the RV Lifestyle as well as their book.

Feb 7, 2020

RV News (some of it crazy) on The RV Show USA

The RV Wingman provides a couple of recent headlines in the way of RVs, RVers and news that RVers are interested in as well as his thoughts on changing your video diet (intake) of junk videos on YouTube and a gentle suggestion to focus on less drama and more on solid advice that will help avoid future problems. 

A Culture of Alcohol and Drug use in RV Industry?

The RV Wingman continues his conversation with Karl Miller, Operations Manager for Rockwood/Flagstaff and asks about some of the assertions being made by others on social media who are critical of RV manufacturers. In particular, we get an insiders thoughts on the assertion of the high employee turn-over and the subject of illicit drug use by the employees who are actually building RVs. This interview is  part of the ongoing RV Education Initiative to improve communications between the RV Industry and Consumers, #20-05.  

Nation’s Largest Consignment RV Dealer speaks

Being in business for a half-century, PPL Motorhomes’ president Diana LeBlanc-Link has built a monster of a consignment RV dealership with a focus on selling used RVs. Diana shares some of her tips for those visiting consumer RV shows that will help them make better decisions and avoid some costly mistakes. 

Bigger is not always Better with RV Dealers

One of the biggest mistakes RV buyers make (especially first-time buyers and newbies) is assuming that the “awe factor” of the outside of a giant RV Dealership is a sign of the kind of service that dealer provides its customers after the sale. “Not so” says Cannon Combs, RV Industry veteran. In this short interview, you’ll learn why Big and Fancy does not mean Professional and Speedy! We also learn of RV Station’s new Camper Class; open to RVers no matter where they purchased their RV (or if they even own one). Let us know what you think by posting a comment or call and leave a voicemail 24/7 at 1-330-Wingman. We may play your call on the show and send you a prize.

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

Feb 3, 2020

Harry & Meghan, a Wife Beating RV Dealer, Poop and more!

Did you see the fake news about Harry and Meghan becoming RVers? Think you’re pretty good at spotting fake news? I’m not so sure any of us are. One of the country’s largest RV Dealers has pleaded guilty to aggravated assault of his wife (by smashing her head into the asphalt). This is not only a story about a bad man but it stinks to high heaven (as 4 judges have recused themselves from the case). I told you it stinks! And wiping your hiney never felt so good as it does with a substitute for toilet paper you may want to consider. Disgusting! 

 

Get the most out of an RV Show

Out and About with RV Nana January 29, 2020- It's a Frenzy time of year for RVers going to RV Shows. Diana LeBlanc-Link gives us some great ideas on making the most of our attending RV Shows as well as some ideas on how NOT to be taken advantage of by an unscrupulous Dealer. Post your comments and let us know what you think. We try our best to respond to everyone. Better yet, leave your thoughts and comments on our voicemail and we may play it on the air and send you a prize. Our 24/7 voicemail number is 1-330-Wingman.

 

Spotting a JUNK RV

Karl Miller, Operations Manager for Flagstaff/Rockwood talks about “How to become a smarter RVer” by knowing the signs to look out for when shopping for an RV in determining the difference between an RV of quality versus one where shortcuts have been taken. 

 

Yucky Water in your RV!

So, how clean is the water coming out of your RV’s faucet? Do you know? We’ll talk about what’s trapped inside an RVs water filter as well as a look into the hot water heater of an old RV. It will certainly make you think about the water coming out of the tap. Post your comments and let us know what you think. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan 24, 2020

Thursday

RV Station Grand Opening Celebration!

Cannon Combs with RV Station tells us about their upcoming grand opening in Donna, Texas (the epicenter for Winter Texans and those who want to escape cold weather). More than telling us about RV Station’s grand opening events, we learn why it’s important to consider WHERE you buy your RV from. It is more important than you may realize. Let us know what you think. Post a comment or leave a voicemail 24/7 at 1-330-Wingman. We may play your call on the show and send you a prize.

 

Friday

Out and About with RV Nana January 22, 2020

The never-stop RV Nana (Diana LeBlanc-Link) shares some tips and insight for RVers everywhere in this short conversation with the RV Wingman including the importance of checking the batteries in smoke detectors & carbon monoxide monitors, checking fire extinguishers and more. She also gives us a preview of PPL’s upcoming Tuesday Tips (free and open to the public on February 4) and why shopping for RVs at an RV Show are a good idea for everyone interested in getting into the RV lifestyle. Let us know what you think. Post a comment or leave a voicemail 24/7 at 1-330-Wingman. We may play your call on the show and send you a prize.

 

Saturday

Ask the Manufacturer- 20-03

Rockwood’s Operations Manager Karl Miller discusses some of the differences between the RV Industry and the automotive Industry along with some of the challenges that are unique to RV manufacturers. Plus, we learn why buying an RV near where you live is very, very important. What would you like to ask the Manufacturer? Post a comment or leave a voicemail 24/7 at 1-330-Wingman. We may play your call on the show and send you a prize.

 

Sunday

Did Camping World clip his wings?

The RV Wingman has been relatively silent on the subject of Camping World over the past several months. Is it because he’s embarrassed that Camping World stock has doubled in price in that time? Has he been served “papers” where he can’t speak about Camping World? What’s the deal? You’ll find out in this short monologue. Let us know what you think. Post a comment or leave a voicemail 24/7 at 1-330-Wingman. We may play your call on the show and send you a prize.

 

Monday

Getting Crushed on their first Tow!

Full time RVers and YouTube superstars (Tom & Cheri) with Enjoy the Journey share their “mistake” with the RV Wingman. It was a “self-inflicted” boo-boo that could’ve been very costly. Plus Cheri tells us about the new video series she’s working on that will be produced for Women Only (stories and topics of particular importance to women). We also learn about their plans for a series of Meet & Greets in 2020. Let us know what you think. Post a comment or leave a voicemail 24/7 at 1-330-Wingman. We may play your call on the show and send you a prize.

Jan 10, 2020

Out and About with RV Nana January 4, 2020

PPL Motorhomes’ President Diana LeBlanc-Link provides some helpful advice for those wanting to sell their RV before buying another one. There are benefits and realities to every way of selling an RV; from trading in through a dealer to selling on your own to consigning your RV with a consignment dealer. Diana discusses all 3 ways and dishes on why more people today are looking at buying a used RV for their first RV. Let us know what you think by posting a comment below. Or, call and leave a voicemail 24/7 at 1-330-Wingman.

 

What you didn’t know that we were working on!

Listeners and Viewers know the Wingman has been inviting manufacturers to join him on the show. But you didn’t know that what’s been going on behind the scenes. In this short segment, you’ll hear what the last many months were like (behind the scenes) and we’ll reveal the Manufacturer that has stepped up to lead this Education Partnership. Let us know what you think by posting a comment below. Or, call and leave a voicemail 24/7 at 1-330-Wingman.

 

Ask the Manufacturer- 201

Karl Miller (Operations Manager of Rockwood/Flagstaff; a division of Forest River) chats with the Wingman about their decision to step up and initiate this Education Partnership with The RV Show USA in an effort to better educate RVers. Let us know what you think by posting a comment below. Or, if you have a question for our Manufacturer or a topic that you’d like discussed on the show, call and leave a voicemail 24/7 at 1-330-Wingman.

 

A few words for the Doubters & Skeptics

The world is made up of all kinds of people; including skeptics and doubters and when it comes to the RVing community, there are plenty of both. In this short monologue, the Wingman has a message for doubters and skeptics; those who believe there is a hidden agenda with the Education Partnership. We also take a few phone calls from Las Vegas to Florida. Let us know what you think by posting a comment below. Or, you can call and leave a voicemail 24/7 at 1-330-Wingman.

 

 

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