Tough Trail to Follow
In the early 1990s John Crean, founder and then chairman of Fleetwood Enterprises,
told RV News that the real innovative ideas for the RV industry in future years would come
from small entrepreneurial companies rather than the major RV manufacturers. And like so
many other things he was right about, Crean's prognosis was correct. One of the companies
that has led the way in innovative concepts and market-shaping ideas is a little company
from the farmlands of northern Indiana R-Vision. Read how this start-up company has
influenced the product concepts of almost every manufacturer and learn what new ideas may
be on the horizon.
|Gypsies, Tramps, Thieves, And Tin Canners
The rise of RV consumer organizations from the Family Motor Coach Association, Good Sam
Club, and Escapees to the RV America Association have common roots in both philosophy and
goals. The first known camper club startedofficially in 1919 -- Tin Can Tourists of
America. Read how this group formed and why they chose their name. It's all part of the
continuing story of the industry's rich heritage.
Breakdown: Problem or Advantage
One of the real valuable talents businesses have lost over the years is the ability to
generate professional communications. Read why Zagami believes this is true and how it has
become a problem for business. But Zagami has solutions. Read how you can improve your
company's professional image by taking a few simple steps.
Harrisburg Dealer Attendance Light Tragedy Strikes on Second Trade Day
Our man on the move, Bob Zagami, dropped into the PRVCA show in Harrisburg on September 10
and reports dealer attendance was off this year, and then we all know what happened on the
morning of the second and last day of trade days.
The aisles may have been deserted but those that passed this opportunity missed some
exciting new products from manufacturers and Zagami shares some of those with you.
With family near "ground zero,"
Bob Zagami shares his thoughts about the recent tragedy in New York and how the RV
industry might help with the healing process for America. And then visiting the area near
the tragedy the following Sunday, Zagami recognizes a familiar vehicle and upon
investigation discovers one RV industry supplier right in the heart of the horrific scene
doing its part to help.
The Sunday after, Sadness and Support.
Bob Zagami tells of his personal experiences visiting New York City following the World
Trade Center terrorist attacks.
Series 9000 Acrylic Enamel*,
Magnet Paints, announces the immediate availability of its Magnacryl* Series 9000 Acrylic
Enamels, specially formulated to refinish and protect recreational vehicles.