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.
What do E.T. and the Wingman have in common?
The RV Wingman was told that he needed to be Liked by everyone in the RV Industry and to stop saying anything negative if The RV Show USA had any chance of succeeding. In January, the popular show celebrates 3 years of being on the air and things are going better than ever in spite of ruffling a few feathers. So what do E.T. and the Wingman have in common? How important it is to be liked by everyone to realize success? What should you do if others are “dumping” on YOUR dream? You’ll find out what the RV Wingman suggests in this monologue. Let us know what you think.
A Smelly RV is going to cost you!
They say a skunk can’t smell its own scent but what does that have to do with your RV? Everything according to Diana LeBlanc-Link from PPL Motorhomes. Diana shares stories of how smells (stinky RVs) can be almost unmarketable in the resale market. What causes RVs to take on so many odors? What can be done to prevent odors from embedding themselves in your RV? What can you do to eliminate odors in your RV? We’ll talk about all the smelly details in this quick segment. Take a listen and let us know what you think. Post your comments or better yet, call and leave a voicemail. We may play your call on the air.
RV Wingman and Camping World- It’s not what you think!
There has been no more outspoken voice representing RVers when it comes to some of the tactics America’s largest RV Dealership uses than The RV Wingman. From disgruntled employees, ex-employees to oodles of furious customers and even heirs to those who felt fleeced, you think you’ve heard it all, right? In this segment, the Wingman shares his current thoughts on this retail juggernaut and takes a phone call from an RVer who was forced to deal with Camping World (Gander RV) along I-95 in Florida. The caller’s experience at Camping World/Gander RV is…. Well, not what you may expect. Let us know what you think.
Can having BEDBUGS be a blessing?
I think most people would agree that experiencing bedbugs would be miserable. But The RV Wingman hears how an infestation of biting bedbugs actually helped be the stimulus for Izzy and MJ to get into the RV lifestyle. As content creators on their YouTube Channel “Endless RVing”, Izzy and MJ laugh about the bedbugs now. From biting bedbugs to being “bitten by the RV bug”, Endless RVing is crazy passionate about the RV lifestyle and what RVing does for their family. In this short interview, we learn about another fantastic YouTube content creator that is experiencing life to the fullest while exploring our great country with their RV. Let us know what you think. Post your comments or better yet, call and leave a voicemail. We may play your call on the air.
Dammit! I wish I would’ve….
It happens to everyone who buys a new RV. What did you find out that you wish you would have known BEFORE you bought your RV? That’s the topic of this video. It’s done in an effort to help others (Newbies and those soon to buy their first RV) to avoid making some common RV buying mistakes that are both financially and emotionally costly. Let us know what you think. Post your comments or better yet, call and leave a voicemail. We may play your call on the air.
Is The RV Dummy really a Dummy?
Dr. Dave aka: The RV Dummy joins the RV Wingman for his first (and not to be last) show appearance on The RV Show USA. What a fantastic guy; smart, enthusiastic, helpful, approachable and super honest. Dr. Dave shares a couple of stories with the Wingman. This man’s enthusiasm for RVing and helping others is contagious; making him a future “star” on his YouTube Channel called “The RV Dummy”. Take a listen and let us know what you think. Post your comments below or better yet, call and leave a message on our 24 hour voicemail. We may play your message on the air and you could win a prize. Leave your message 24/7 at 1-330-Wingman.
RV Nana just wrapped up another successful Tuesday Tips event at PPL Motorhomes. The theme was “Home for the Holidays/RV Style”. Find out more about these fun and free, monthly events as well as what famous sports celebrity stopped by and paid a visit. Hint: He’s retired from the Houston Rockets and one of the greatest players to ever play basketball. We’ll get her read on the influx of Winter Texans that are moving to the Rio Grand Valley for the next several months and learn about her newest “baby”. Spoiler alert: It’s an RV (but it’s dolled up the way that only RV Nana can do)!
The Can-Man Clan overwhelms Santa (and more)!
Cannon Combs from RV Station (known by his friends as The Can-Man) shares his story of visiting Santa Claus and having his family picture taken with the Big Guy himself. It’s NOT the typical Santa photo for sure! Cannon also tackles some viewer questions about their RV and gives a preview of their upcoming RV Class at 7 of his RV Station locations. RV Station is leading the nation in educating RVers with free monthly classes that are open to anyone no matter where they bought their RV. Take a listen and let us know what you think. Post your comments below or better yet, call and leave a message on our 24 hour voicemail. We may play your message on the air and you could win a prize. Leave your message 24/7 at 1-330-Wingman.
RV Wingman Eats Crow!
Thanksgiving dinner was special for the RV Wingman; different than any other. In this monologue, the Wingman tells us how Thanksgiving unfolded for he and his wife (and more than 100 hungry guests at Big Chief) including a trip to the hospital emergency room and eating plenty of crow. How long does it take for the proverbial “light bulb” to come on in YOUR brain? For the Wingman, it only took 6 years! And how does “crow taste”? Listen and find out. Take a listen and let us know what you think. Post your comments below or better yet, call and leave a message on our 24 hour voicemail. We may play your message on the air and you could win a prize. Leave your message 24/7 at 1-330-Wingman.
Alan’s wife Lisa calls the Show, Tim Wassberg, Editor or MRVTheBuzz.com shares his enthusiasm for finding great out-of-the-way places and fascinating people that are a part of making the RV Lifestyle so popular and our Destination of the Week (Pecan Park Riverside’s David Rowley.