Has Camping World kept their promises to consumers?
In this opening segment of The RV Show USA, you’ll hear from actual RVers who’re beyond disappointed in the treatment they’ve received from Camping World. These are real customers with real stories and should be considered when deciding what Dealer you are going to buy your RV from. FYI, Marcus Lemonis (CEO of Camping World) has an open invitation to join the Wingman in the studio for a live stream to take calls and questions from listeners.
The most cringeworthy complaint from RVers is….?
Handling customer service calls and emails is second nature to Melissa Hoover from the Rockwood/Flagstaff division of Forest River. But one type of issue seems to get more attention than any other. What is it? And how does this professional feel about this issue? More importantly, how has her division responded?
Be the Coolest Camper in the Campground!
Technology has solved the problem of your RV’s A/C not being able to keep you cool on those hot summer days. In this interview, you’ll learn about a product that will allow an RVer to run BOTH A/C units off of 30amp power! This “install-it-yourself” device is making RVing more comfortable for RVers everywhere who’re trying to stay cool in their RVs on the hottest of days. How will this technology make YOUR RVing experiences better? Take a listen and find out as the Wingman visits with SoftStart USA’s Doug Curtis.
A designated driver needed to buy an RV?
In this opening segment of The RV Show USA, the Wingman provides some ideas worth considering if you are going to buy a new RV. Do you really need a designated “driver”? Well, not exactly but you could benefit from the suggestions made in this quick segment; especially if you are new to the RV buying process. Plus, the Wingman discusses the difference between hearing and listening. Think you know the difference? And does it even matter?
RV Customer Service rep feels for RVers with problems!
In spite of her youth, Flagstaff/Rockwood Customer Service representative Melissa Hoover is extremely passionate about providing the best ownership experience possible for every owner of one of their brands. In this short interview with the Wingman, Melissa shares what she would do if a dealer tried to sell an RV that wasn’t “campground ready”. What a breath of fresh air to hear a customer service representative that truly CARES about the customer.
Tire expert talks blowouts and China Bombs!
There’s nobody more knowledgeable in the country when it comes to RV tires than Roger Marble. A retired tire engineer for more than 40 years, Roger’s experience with tires includes working with Indy car winners (too many names to mention). He also performed “autopsies” on tires to determine the true cause of “failure”. How does Roger feel about blowouts? Is there such a thing as China Bombs? What’s the one thing he would tell his friend before buying a set of tires? Find out the answers and more in this conversation with Alan Warren, The RV Wingman.
Buyers- Avoid getting fleeced in the coming months!
With the intense interest in RVing around the country due to the pandemic, all is not ice cream and lollipops for RV Dealers. The RV Wingman explains and tells you how some Dealers are fleecing unknowing consumers. Also, a couple of crazy camper stories from in the news and more. Post your thoughts and comments below. If we read them on a future show, we may send you a prize. Thanks for being a part of our RVing community!
How an RV Industry person reacts to a caller’s cringeworthy comments
Rockwood/Flagstaff’s Melissa Hoover is responsible for communication between consumers and dealers and works extremely hard to build trust and relationships between the Industry and RVers. How does she respond to a recent caller’s concerns regarding warranty claims and how they are handled? Check it out and post your thoughts and comments below. If we read them on a future show, we may send you a prize. Thanks for being a part of our RVing community!
RV Lemon Lawyer Ron Burdge joins the Wingman
He’s the best-known RV Lemon Lawyer in the country and his specialty is RV lemon law. In fact, Ron Burdge and his law firm handle RV lemon law claims exclusively. Ron joins the Wingman and gives some meaningful advice for that will help all RVers. If you are an RVer and interested in RV lemons, you need to know about Ron Burdge. Post your comments here. If we read them on a future show, we may send you a prize. You can also call and leave a message on our 24 hour voicemail at 1-330-Wingman. Thanks for being a part of our RVing community!
The RV Wingman with a quote from the President!
Live from the Rose Garden at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the President made a comment about “Trailers”, then corrected himself to say “RVs”. Did he really say he might get one for he and the First Lady? Also, other RV News (not good for those in Elkhart, Indiana), a Colorado couple loses their RV lemon law case and more in this Opening Segment of The RV Show USA with Alan Warren, The RV Wingman. Post your thoughts and comments below. If we read them on a future show, we may send you a prize. Thanks for being a part of our RVing community!
Why top RV brands are hated by some at local dealers
It’s a fact that the top RV brands are not well-liked by everyone at the Dealership level. While this may sound like a running joke, it’s true. Find out who doesn’t care for Flagstaff/Rockwood brands in some dealers and why in this Ask the Manufacturer segment #20-24 with Zach Rininger from the Flagstaff/Rockwood division of Forest River. If you have a question you’d like to Ask the Manufacturer or a Topic you’d like discussed, leave it on our Voicemail 24/7 at 1-330-Wingman. We may play your voicemail on the air and send you a prize.
Enough is enough for this RVer!
After years of being asked the same questions over and over with RV/Camping enthusiasts, RV Inspector (and lifelong RVer) Walt Gerber decided it was time to share his RVing knowledge in his new book, The RV Buyer’s Handbook. In this short segment, Gerber shares the “why” behind his book as well as an embarrassing move he experienced with his black tank as well as some perspective on mistakes that many RV buyers make. Post your thoughts and comments below. If we read them on a future show, we may send you a prize.
The Wingman takes off!
Stupid things people do including a bison attack, an idiot with a lit cigarette and a bucket of gasoline, new vs. used RVs, biggest thing RVers wish they new prior to buying!
Your RV may be coming apart!
It’s often said that pulling an RV is like driving through a tornado while a constant earthquake is happening. So what! In this quick visit with Zach Rininger from the Flagstaff/Rockwood division of Forest River, you’ll learn why some RVs literally come apart and others don’t. You’ll also find out the cause of many of the costly delamination issues you often hear about in this 20-22 Ask the Manufacturer segment. If you have a question you’d like to Ask the Manufacturer or a Topic you’d like discussed, leave it on our Voicemail 24/7 at 1-330-Wingman. We may play your voicemail on the air and send you a prize.
Ask the Manufacturer Segment with Tony and much More!
Take Off with the Wingman
The Wingman provides a quick overview of his weekly live stream including the “almost” tornado that ripped through his campground (and his big takeaway), a tease about his radio show monologue (hint: Here’s your sign!), a highlight of his recent fishing trip, some current RV news and a preview of what lies ahead.
Staying at the Top in the RV Industry
How does one of the Industry’s Top RV Brands continue to stay at the top after 4 decades? You’ll get a good glimpse in this quick visit with Zach Rininger from the Flagstaff/Rockwood division of Forest River in this honest, direct “non-bashing other brands” conversation with the RV Wingman in episode 20-21 of Ask the Manufacturer. Can you imagine if every manufacturer shared this level of commitment to quality and customer service? If you have a question you’d like to Ask the Manufacturer or a Topic you’d like discussed, leave it on our Voicemail 24/7 at 1-330-Wingman. We may play your voicemail on the air and send you a prize.
PPL Motorhomes needs your RV!
With so many people changing their travel and vacation plans and deciding to purchase an RV, Diana LeBlanc-Link tells the Wingman that PPL Motorhomes that she is needing inventory in a bad way and why now may be the best time ever for RV owners (who don’t use their RV much) can get top dollar for it when consigning through PPL. Diana says she’s never seen a better time for sellers to get their money “quickly” in this market and PPL has the buyers.
They Call ‘em the Wanderers!
Juggling a growing family, moving into a new home, temporarily “living out of boxes” and 2 careers can be stressful. But for Cory and Brooke Blackmon, they find “balance” with their frequent Camping trips in their home state of Georgia. These down-to-earth, enthusiastic Campers began capturing their growing family’s weekend camping trips on video and sharing them online. But their videos seemed to really connect with viewers. While producing these videos is still nothing more than a hobby according to Cory and Brooke, it’s a labor of love. For the Blackmon’s it’s all about “family time together”. And for thousands of RVers and Campers nationwide, this part-time RVing family has become a YouTube favorite.
Taking off with the Wingman! May 13, 2020
In the opening segment of this week’s Live Stream, the Wingman shares some info for Snowbirds trying to return home and what they are up against, why he’s chosen NOT to open up the swimming pool and bathrooms at his Campground in Texas, a warning about online scammers that are preying on RV buyers and sellers and the Question of the week: “French Fries or Tater Tots?” If you’ve not caught the live stream of The RV Show USA, it’s a different version (a much “looser” version of the Radio program of the same name). The live stream of the “nation’s most listened to and talked about show” about the RV lifestyle streams live every Wednesday starting at 7pm CT and features a variety of fun and informative stories and some of the most recognized RVers and influencers in the country. If you have any suggestions or comments leave us a voicemail 24/7 at 1-330-Wingman. If we play your call on the show we may send you a prize.
RV Manufacturers starting back up Post-Pandemic
After a long shut-down of all RV Manufacturing plants in Indiana, what will be the effect of the shut-down on Consumers? In this episode 20-20 of Ask the Manufacturer, Zach Rininger from the Flagstaff/Rockwood division of Forest River provides some perspective and some optimism as he shares thoughts on what may lie ahead for the RV Industry, its Dealers and Consumers in 2020. If you have a question you’d like to Ask the Manufacturer or a Topic you’d like to hear discussed, leave it on our Voicemail. We may play your Voicemail on the air and send you a prize. Once you leave your message, you may listen and re-record if you like. Our 24/7 number is 1-330-Wingman. That’s 1-330-946-4626
And Much Much More.
Take Off with the Wingman
The RV Wingman is on a roll in this segment and talks about everything “your RV being a Prison”, to BYOB at Campgrounds due to Covid-19 (it’s not what you think), to his recent fishing trip, kudo’s to Chick Fil-A and more in this opening segment of this week’s Live Stream of the Country’s most listened to and talked about show about the RV lifestyle. Got a question you’d like to have answered on the show or a topic you’d like to hear discussed? Call and leave a voicemail 24/7 and you could win a prize 1-330-Wingman.
Get High with your RV. Are you thinking what I’m thinking?
It’s the most overlooked maintenance project that causes the most amount of damage to your RV. Why do so many RVers simply overlook it? Anthony Yoder with Flagstaff/Rockwood discusses the importance of making this a regular part of your RV’s maintenance with The RV Wingman in this 20-19 Ask the Manufacturer segment. Do you have a topic you’d like to hear discussed on the Show? Do you have a question you’d like to ask the Manufacturer? Leave it on our 24 hour voicemail and listen for it to be played (and addressed) on the Show. You may leave a message of up to 3 minutes in length 24/7 at 1-330-Wingman.
Visit with the Founder of Girl Camper, Jeanine Pettit. Find out what she is up to.
Forest River makes big strides with Owner’s Manuals
Flagstaff/Rockwood Territory Manager Anthony Yoder shares how Forest River has made huge strides for its owners in the way of Owner’s Manuals and getting information to their Owners that is specific to the make and model of each RV they manufacture. Anthony explains why it’s important for consumers to take the time to ask the proper questions BEFORE making a purchase of any RV. Specifically, he says that many of the quality components and construction techniques that his plant utilizes on every RV manufactured are not apparent to the naked eye. Yet these quality materials and techniques can add many years of solid use from its owners in this Ask the Manufacturer #2018. If you a question you’d like to ask the Manufacturer or a topic you’d like to hear discussed, leave a message on our 24 hour voicemail. You could hear yourself on an upcoming show and we may even send you a prize. Our 24 hour voicemail is 1-330-Wingman (1-330-946-4626).
Special Guest Mark and Julie Bennett of RV Love Join the Wingman to Talk Full Time RVing and everything in between.
Hi it’s the RV Wingman…comin’ up…on The RV Show USA
We’ll visit with one o’ the most enthusiastic…and Likeable Sales People in the RV Industry….
We’ll Check in with our friends from Flagstaff…an’ FIND out… why “some RV Dealers”…. May actually “give ya’ a Free Lunch…. Really
We’ll cover RV news…including recent severe weather….the passing of a legend in the RV community….and a whole lot more…
And it all ‘starts… Right now…
Wild Flowers in Central Texas are looking better than ever and State Parks are offically Closed; but, that’s not Stoping your very own RV Nana from spreading a little Easter Cheer amongst her neighbors. Find out what PPL Motorhomes President Diana LeBlanc has in store when she visits with Your RV Wingman. Leave us a comment below or leave us a voicmail at 1-330-Wingman.
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.
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.
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.
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.