When most RV Dealers nationally are experiencing a significant downturn in their business in 2019; not all are. The RV Wingman tries to dig in to RV Station’s secrets of success with its owner, Cannon Combs. How does a seasoned veteran of the RV Industry feel about the future of the Industry? What does he see around the corner? Are we headed for another repeat of 2008-2009? Is a crash inevitable? Or, will this be a time when the “cream” rises to the top? In this short chat, you’ll get a good feel for the “Why” Cannon’s RV Dealerships are continuing to do well (even in a slowing economy).
Cory and Brooke Blackmon are so passionate about camping, they are so happy spending time in the out-of-doors, that they even asked for a “Tent” on their wedding registry! Since that time, their family has grown and so has their love for camping. The Tent has been replaced by an RV and this normal family from Georgia are now called the “Wandering Weekends” on their YouTube Channel. Although they have “real jobs” most of the week, Cory and Brooke spend some 20 weekends a year enjoying the RV Lifestyle and teaching their kids some valuable lessons.
It’s been 20 years since TRVA has given the prestigious “Bill White Award” to one of its members. Earlier this month, Diana LeBlanc-Link (RV Nana) from PPL Motorhomes was totally blindsided when TRVA recognized her as a true leader in the RV Industry in Texas; someone who is always helping others in a selfless manner and in countless ways. Diana shares her thoughts about receiving this special award as well as the important work that TRVA does for RVers in her home state of Texas.
The RV Wingman has landed a good one with Josh Winters, The RV Nerd! Josh joins the show for his first appearance and shares some of his background in the RV Industry. Known by RVers and the RV Industry as a “straight shooter”, Josh The RV Nerd has built a huge following on his YouTube Channel; where he reviews RVs but also provides some editorial/commentary that truly separates him from others who are simply Salespeople in the RV World. What fires Josh up? What motivates him? What kind of pushback does he receive from the RV Industry when he says things that may go against the grain? Find out in this short but informative interview between The RV Wingman and The RV Nerd!
What would the RV Wingman do if he owned an RV Dealership? He shares some thoughts in a hypothetical what-if scenario and how he thinks some RVers would welcome the idea. Plus the wordiest parking lot sign in the world? It just could be!
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After only 9 months being full-time RVers, The RV Odd Couple made $5,000 in one month. What did it take to do this? What’s their secret? Are there any shortcuts? Do YOU have what it takes to make $5,000 a month from YouTube? The RV Odd Couple is now helping others to achieve their own success and avoid making many time consuming and costly mistakes. This interview will provide a glimpse at what makes the RV Odd Couple a success and may help inspire you in finding your own path towards generating a good income while enjoying the RV Lifestyle.
Meteorologist and Emergency Preparedness specialist Cheryl Nelson shares her thoughts on being prepared for any kind of natural emergency. From storms and floods to fires and earthquakes, most Americans are not properly prepared. Cheryl also discusses how a Cummins Generator (at home on in your RV) can provide the peace of mind to get you through most disasters (while keeping the lights on and keep you cool in the process).
Segment One: Have you ever heard of a tire blowout happening when a tire was sitting still? It happens more often that most people know. The RV Wingman gives his account of this freak blowout and attempts to explain it in not-so-technical terms. Plus, did you know that Ford F-350’s come with a reserve fuel tank? That’s what one RVer believed. Is this really true?
Segment Two: RVers Jerry and Jeani Codrey are full-time RVers who make a good living while traveling the country. Sometimes their travels are interrupted. Most recently, by a duck named “Jeff”. The Codrey’s share the story of their feathered friend as well as discuss how they are able to make a fine living and live for free in some of the best campgrounds in the nation.
Segment Three: Are YOU ready for an RV Emergency? Crisis situations happen when we least expect them and being prepared can sometimes make the difference between life and death. In this informative segment, PPL Motorhomes’s Diana LeBlanc-Link (aka: RV Nana) shares some of the things on her RV Emergency List.
Segment Four: Roger "Hurricane" Wilson joins The RV Wingman to discuss changes happening to his 2019 Rolling RV Rally, music, and more.
With 32 years in the RV Industry, Gigi Stetler has seen it all. A ferocious fighter and successful business woman, Gigi is also one of Florida’s most-loved RV Dealers (loved by her customers). In this interview, Gigi shares some of her tragic back-story that helped make her the successful business leader she is today. These experiences have also put her on a new journey as she heads up the first national group to support RV Consumers when they may struggle to get their RV out of RV Service Purgatory. She also details the Camping World Challenge, what it is and how she wants to show that quick, quality RV service is possible (when you choose the right RV Dealer).
Gigi Stetler with The RV Advisor says she doesn’t hate Camping World but she hates hearing the seemingly endless stories from Camping World customers who cannot seem to get their RV out of the Service Department! Gigi is going to help 5 Camping World customers by fixing their RV for FREE!
RV Lemon Lawyer Ron Burdge shares his recent success story representing a couple who filed a lawsuit against Winnebago for selling them a Lemon motorhome. It was a 3-year struggle and a week-long jury trial. But it only took the jury 2 hours to reach their decision. Cha-Ching! According to Burdge, this is an excellent example of how a manufacturer can be held responsible for selling a lemon!
According to Billy Graff from RV Station, some RVers put the wrong A/C unit on their RV; thinking that bigger is better. Billy says it’s not true. He also discusses multiple ways to keep cooler during even the hottest of weather. From inexpensive tricks to money-saving installation ideas, this short interview could save you time and money; and help keep you cooler in your RV.
YouTube couple John and Laura Hebard didn’t know a thing about RVing until they jumped in and became full-timers several years ago. Their learning curve was steep and they made many newbie mistakes. In this short interview with The RV Wingman, John tells some of the biggies they made and the lessons they learned in those early days.
Summertime is almost over but the interest in RVing is alive and well in Texas. PPL Motorhomes’ Diana LeBlanc-Link discusses some of the phases that RVers pass through and gives us a quick look at PPL’s upcoming Tuesday Tips; a monthly, free-to-attend open house featuring seminars, friendly people and an opportunity to see why PPL is the largest and most loved Consignment RV Dealer in the Nation.
Driving a 40 foot Class A Coach pulling a Tow vehicle can be quite the ordeal. But what happens when the Coach begins to wobble and oscillate violently and there’s almost no place to pull over? RV Love’s Marc & Julie Bennett experienced this exact experience on the day they celebrated their 5th Nomadversary. They documented their experience and share the story on The RV Show USA with The RV Wingman.
What happens when a veteran of the automotive industry goes to work for Camping World? According to Ricky Salyer, the culture at Camping World is not anything like he expected. In this interview, Ricky details situations of his employment that may be hard to believe. Ricky says he is not a hater and he hopes Camping World and Marcus Lemonis can turn their company’s reputation around. But it does sound like they have their work cut out for them.
The RV Wingman talks about wildlife/human accidents and how to avoid them, discusses “left-handed spatulas” (yes, there really is such a thing) and some Tips for RVers regarding their Insurance policy with some critical reasons to check the fine print. You may NOT have the insurance coverage you think you have. Then, Author, Dog Trainer and Full-Time RVer Juliet Whitfield visits with The RV Wingman about getting a dog “Campground Ready”, what it takes, and how to do it. And, while 2019 has been a down year in terms of sales for most RV dealers nationwide, one dealer in Texas is experiencing the highest number of sales in its history. The RV Wingman asks Cannon Combs for specifics on how his team is breaking sales records in a down market. He also tells the story of how “Little Red” (his 6 year old son) embarrassed this RV Industry big shot in front of 100 people! You won’t believe what this little boy did!
With millions of views on their YouTube Channel, a series of How To Lessons for RVers and now a hot selling book published by Simon & Schuster, Marc & Julie Bennett share some thoughts and opinions on the RV Lifestyle. From RVers managing expectations to quality concerns on new RVs to the need for more Campgrounds (or not), we’ll cover a lot of ground with one of the most knowledgeable and friendly RVing couples in the country.
Marc & Julie Bennett just celebrated their 5th Nomadiversary (Living Full Time in an RV) and are happier today than they were when they began. What are their biggest Fails in the last 5 years? What are their biggest successes? They answer these questions and many more as well as visit with Callers/Fans of their very popular YouTube Channel.
This podcast kicks off with a monologue from your RV Wingman, Alan Warren, followed by an interview with RV Station's Cannon Combs where he talks about why now is the best time to buy an RV. RV Nana, Diana LeBlanc-Link, visits with the Wingman and gives listeners tips on how to sell your RV. Then it's Marc & Julie Bennett with RV Love! It's a podcast you definitely don't want to miss!
In this Part Two of the RV Wingman's interview with Holistic Dog Trainer Roman Gottfried, you'll better understand what is going on inside your dog's head. You'll better understand the way your dog communicates. Gottfried's methods of dog training are certainly outside the typical "box" of dog training techniques. But this positive approach is working for countless dog owners around the country.
It's an outside-the-box approach to training your dog and it sure makes a lot of sense! Listen to Part One of the RV Wingman's interview with Holistic Dog Trainer Roman Gottfried. You'll hear and learn some things you probably never heard before (and your dog will thank you for it). Roman is a professional dog trainer who offers in-person and online classes to improve your dog's behavior and the relationship you have with your dog.
On this podcast of The RV Show USA, your RV Wingman, Alan Warren, kicks the show off with a "Must Listen" to Monologue. Then, Girl Camper, Janine Pettit joins the show and reflects on her Girl Camper Podcasts and the incredible connection she has made with RVers from coast to coast. She also announces an exciting raffle of a 2020 R Pod (by Forest River). It will be the first 2020 that comes off the line and it will be all decked out "by the Girl Camper". This awesome R Pod will be traveling the country this summer and will be raffled off to support the HoldYou Foundation.
According to Tire Expert Roger Marble (retired tire engineer), too many RVers blame tire failure on “China Bombs”. But is the failure really the fault of the tires? Roger Marble provides SO much valuable information that will help keep you safe and on the road in the conclusion of this 2-part interview with The RV Wingman.
Tire Engineer Roger Marble may be the most knowledgeable Tire and RV expert in the country. In this detailed interview, he discusses all aspects of tires and provides insight and information that can keep you safe including the often discussed “China Bombs”. Part One (of Two).
With the busy summer RVing season upon us, is Camping World going to pull out of what looks like it’s financial problems? According to some, the answer is a resounding NO! Kevin Frazer joins The RV Wingman for a detailed conversation that will provide RVers and RV Industry insiders with an opportunity to see the future (and it may not be very pretty). If you are a holder of a Good Sam ESP, you can cancel it and get a full refund of the unused premium. But you’d better do it before it’s too late.
What do Angry RVers do when they have a Lemon RV? Many contact our friend the RV Lemon Lawyer, Ron Burdge. Ron joins The RV Wingman for a candid conversation about lemon RVs, what they are and what to do if you have bought one. Plus, learn the 9 Secret Words new RV Buyers should include on their purchase documents. This is a powerful, information filled interview. Hopefully, you’ll never need to know this information but if you do, it will be priceless.
Chuck Woodbury, Editor or RV Travel has just celebrated the distribution of its 900th edition. Chuck says that the end is in sight. In this interview, Chuck shares his thoughts on his career and the RV Industry with Alan Warren, The RV Wingman. Will Chuck ride off into the sunset? Or will he remain in the RV Industry in some capacity?
In this podcast of The RV Show USA, The RV Wingman (Alan Warren) is joined by Marc & Julie Bennett of RV Love, PPL Motor Homes' RV Nana (Diana LeBlanc-Link), and RV Station's Cannon Combs.
This podcast features an interview with RV Inspector Al Pearce.
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This podcast features a monologue from The RV Wingman, Alan Warren, and interviews with Jerry & Jeani Codrey, RV Nana (Diana LeBlanc-Link) of PPL Motor Homes and RV Station's Cannon Combs.
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More and more RV Industry insiders are predicting that Camping World is headed for bankruptcy. If this happens, holders of Good Sam ESP's will become unsecured creditors; making the chances of getting a refund of their unused ESP (or even the fulfillment of their ESP) almost impossible. The RV Wingman and Kevin Frazer discuss how Good Sam ESP holders may want to cancel their plan NOW and get a refund (from hundreds to thousands of dollars in a refund) in the event Camping World does file for bankruptcy protection.Plus, you'll learn the things NOT to do (that will protect you in the event Camping World does file for bankruptcy protection).