RVAA News Archive

This is the online archive of RVAA News, typically distributed on a monthly basis via email. Each issue features news and information about topics relevant to our membership and related to the industry. These issues - beginning in February 2014 - are archived below. 

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Dealer Training Webinars 
Make More Money & Loyal Customers With Chassis & Suspension Upgrades
Blue Ox
Blue Ox presents a webinar describing the different Chassis & Suspension enhancement products on the market, the differences between them, and the installation involved with each. Presenter Mike Thelander will answer questions on how to select the best product for your customer's specific needs and the benefits the dealer receives by selling and installing these products.
Rooftop Satellite Tips and Training
Winegard
Technical training covering rooftop satellite dishes from Winegard. Training will cover installation procedures, operation instructions, and troubleshooting tips for the RoadTrip dome antennas and the TRAV'LER multi-satellite antenna.
Inverter Benefits, Selection and Installation
Xantrex
This webinar will cover what an inverter does and what it’s benefits and limitations are. Discussion points will include different types of inverters and benefits/limitations of each. Presentation will also cover common issues regarding inverter selection and installation, plus how to troubleshoot common problems. Find out how to select an inverter that will be safe for your installation.
Upselling Via Features & Quality
Atwood
Webinar presenter Trey Miller, Director of Sales – Aftermarket, Atwood and Fan-Tastic Vent, will illustrate how empowering your customers to make the most informed decisions will lead to upselling, which will increase sales and improve profit margins all while having a truly satisfied customer who will come back time and again.
Choosing the Right Hitch
PullRite
RV'ers are looking for information, assistance, and choice when they shop for hitches. Dealers who are able to present their customers with easy to understand choices, and who help customers choose the best product to fit their needs, earn greater profits, and earn more repeat and referral customers through these efforts. Webinar presenter Steve Koehn will present the best ways to provide information and present choices when it comes to shopping for hitches.
Alignment and Safety Inspection Profit Center
The Mobile Outfitters/Lippert Components
 
Steve Paul, General Manager, The Mobile Outfitters/Lippert Components, will go through the problems RV'ers encounter with chassis alignment and worn parts and explain how an alignment program and safety inspection can turn into a very large profit center for any dealership. This includes using aftermarket replacement parts and upgrades supplied by The Mobile Outfitters.
LP Gas 101 – Regulators, Hoses & Fittings
Marshall Excelsior
 
Jason Peck of Marshall Excelsior covers RV propane safety by utilizing the right components for each application in their November 4th Dealer Training Webinar. Jason also discusses the value and importance of using LP product on RV's that are made in the USA.
Tire Pressure Monitoring
Minder Research
 
Learn how a tire pressure monitoring system can benefit both you and your customers by allowing a greater sense of peace of mind while traveling. This webinar also features great selling and conversation points to help your customer understand why a TPMS is so important. The webinar also includes a special, time limited promotion for TireMinder TPMS customers. After the webinar, you will have a firm understanding of why a tire pressure monitoring system should be a top priority for all of your RV customers.
Satellite & Over-The-Air Television for RVers Made Simple
KING
 
An overview of satellite and over-the air television. An antenna for almost every customer that walks through your door without taking twenty feet of shelf space. Tailgater, KING Flex, KING Relay, KING Rover & KING Dome satellite antennas and the KING Jack Over-The-Air Antenna. New Sales and Service materials for your retail parts and service departments. One question to ask every customer that will guide the sales process.
E-Carefree
Carefree of Colorado
 
New exciting tools to make awning ordering, troubleshooting and selling easier than ever! Carefree has developed new exciting tools that the RV industry has never seen before. On www.e-carefree.com a dealer can now search for parts or complete replacement of awnings and canopies with a serial number or part number.
Growing Profits with the Torklift International Product Line
Torklift International
 
Randy Fisher, Torklift International’s National Sales Manager, trains you on Torklift's new products and answers your questions to help maximize your profit potential.    
Innovative Pinnacle Appliances
Pinnacle Appliances
 
Atul Vir, President of Pinnacle Appliances discusses training on innovative Pinnacle Appliances, features, benefits, and incentives.          
How to Sell More Solar Video
Go Power! By Carmanah
 
Sean O'Connor, Sales Channel Manager of Go Power! By Carmanah presented how to sell more solar panel systems. Sales of RV solar power systems are growing faster than ever, and your customers are ready to have a better RV experience thanks to the many advantages of solar power. Don't miss out on this opportunity to grow your revenue with a high-margin addition to any RV sale. Learn the Five Things You Need to Know to Sell More Solar, from Go Power!, the market leader in RV solar power solutions for over 20 years.
Minder Research - Your Competition is Smartening Up - Are YOU?
  TireMinder® the number one TPMS brand has just launched the next “Category” of Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems – Smart TPMS. Do yourself, your boss and your customers a favor, attend this webinar and “get smart”.
LP Gas - A Comprehensive & Factual Guide
JR Products / Fairview Fittings, April 2016
 
Brian Roba, VP Sales & Marketing and Andrew Ridge, Product Manager, JR Products/Fairview Sales, discuss LP Gas. This presentation focused on BTU capacity and QCCs; UL/CSA listing; regulators; hose assemblies; OEMs, accessories and more.
RVAA eNewsletter 
February 2014
February 2014
RVAA News: MAT Survey Details, RVAA Alumni, Product of the Year and more!
March 2014
March 2014
RVAA News: A Note from Jim Stark, MAT Survey Details, Jim Barker, Product of the Year and more!
April 2014
April 2014
RVAA News: A Note from Jim Stark, MAT Survey Details, Jim Barker, Product of the Year and more!
May 2014
May 2014
RVAA News: A Note from Jim Stark, Appointment Scheduling, Aftermarket Survey and more!
June 2014
June 2014
RVAA News: A Note from Jim Stark, Aftermarket Survey, New Members and more!
August 2014
August 2014
RVAA News: A Note from Jim Stark, WEBtober, MAT Initiative and more!
September 2014
September 2014
RVAA News: A Note from Jim Stark, WEBtober and more!
October 2014
October 2014
RVAA News: A Note from Jim Stark, WEBtober, MAT Survey and more!
November 2014
November 2014
RVAA News: Important Update Regarding the 2015 RVAA Executive Conference, MAT Survey Update and more!
December 2014
December 2014
RVAA News: Holiday Greetings from RVAA President, New Sponsorship Packages, Committee Updates and more!
January 2015
January 2015
RVAA News: RVAA 2015 New Year Kick Off, MAT Survey Information, Sponsorships and more!
February 2015
February 2015
RVAA News: 2015 Conference Updates, Spring Newsletter, Advertising Opportunities and more!
March 2015
March 2015
RVAA News: Segment Breakfast Q&A Review, Product of the Year, Jim Barker and more!
May 2015
May 2015
RVAA News: Segment Breakfast Q&A Review, Golf Outing, Product of the Year and more!
July 2015
July 2015
RVAA News: Segment Breakfast Q&A Review, Conference Tips, Rating Surveys and more!
September 2015
September 2015
RVAA News: A Note from RVAA President Susan Carpenter, John Spaulding honored with 2015 Jim Barker Award, MAT Recap and more!
December 2015
December 2015
RVAA News: A Note from RVAA President Susan Carpenter, MAT Recap and more!
February 2016
February 2016
RVAA News: A Note from RVAA President, Susan Carpenter, RVAA Names New Executive Director and More!
March 2016
March 2016
RVAA News: Executive Conference heads to Chicago, Jim Barker Award, and more!
July 2016
July 2016
RVAA News: Message from the President, Q&A with Mike Marks and more!
September 2016
September 2016
RVAA News: Executive Conference Recap, New Board Members and more!
November 2016
November 2016
RVAA News: New 3-Minute industry survey, Elkhart Open House overview and more!
December 2016
December 2016
RVAA News: 3-Minute Survey Results, Marketing Benefits for Members and more!
January 2017
January 2017
RVAA News: Embracing change, Gearing up for Conference and more!
February 2017
February 2017
RVAA News: Executive Conference details, New membership benefits and more!
March 2017
March 2017
RVAA News: Conference, Conference, Conference!

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