Podcast 082 - RV Education 101's Mark and Dawn Polk Return
Release Date: 06/19/2020
When a business is planning for their 50th Anniversary celebration, the focus is almost always on the loyal customers that continue to come back year after year, generation after generation. That’s exactly what the Bayley family thought last year – as they planned for this year. 2020 is not the year that most of us envisioned, and certainly not in the RV and outdoor hospitality industries. We are not going to focus on how we got to where we are today, instead we are going to have an informal conversatioinfo_outline Podcast 088 - Meet the Hawes - Workampers and Camping Keepers
We have something different for you this week. Our friend Greg Gerber recently introduced us to Don and Pat Hawes after he had done a Workamper Podcast with them last month. They are Massachusetts natives that followed their dreams to head out to see this country, do some Workamping and build a business through their Camping Keepers website. This is really a dream of so many people who are active RVers and often discuss things like this around a campfire with their family and friends. We know many of you hainfo_outline Podcast 087 - Chris Dougherty of Motorhome Magazine and More!
We don’t slow down in the summer, in fact we up our game to keep you coming back to RVing in New England. This week we welcome back one of the most qualified technical experts in our industry today, Chris Dougherty. We asked Chris to provide his insight into the incredible upsurge in RV sales and the many new first-timers we now have on the road and in our campgrounds as summer temperatures sore almost as high as RV sales numbers! He will also discuss some important areas of concern for all RVers, new andinfo_outline Podcast 086 - Guests Cherie and Chris of Mobile Internet Resource Center
We could never do them justice with just a one-hour conversation with Cherie Ve Ard and Chris Dunphy of Technomadia, also creators of the tremendously popular Mobile Internet Resource Center. Chris was the Director of Competitive Analysis (aka 'spy') for Palm & PalmSource (remember the Palm Pilot?) where it was his job to constantly stay on top of every aspect of the mobile industry. Before that, he was the founding technical editor of boot magazine. Cherie has been self-employed and location independent siinfo_outline Podcast 085 - Mike Perry of Dealer Resources Group on RVing in New England
This week we welcome back Mike Perry from Dealer Resources Group. DRG is a NERVDA Associate Member and Mike is one of the most recognizable vendors that our dealers work with to bring consumers the latest must haves, gadgets, toys and new technology to enhance their RVing experiences. When Mike visits with us it is always a fun discussion with a lot of interaction with our fans as he introduces them to exciting new products that are now available at their favorite NERVDA dealer’s parts and accessories stoinfo_outline Podcast 084 - Mark Koep of Campground Views
Summer is here and RVers are on the road again and enjoying quality time with family and friends in their favorite campground. Our guest this week is Mark Koep, the Founder and CEO of one of the most popular web sites for RVers as they investigate their options and view videos of the campgrounds they want to visit. He has visited over 5,000 RV parks and campgrounds in the lower 48 states, while traveling full-time in an RV with his family. Mark is one of the most experienced and helpful RV and campground exinfo_outline Podcast 083 - 6 Months In and What a Ride!
Tonight it’s all about our fans as we have one of our Open Discussions on any topics you want to bring up or we will choose from a list that John and Bob have prepared. We thought it was time for another night with John and Bob to talk about things important to you, things that drove our RV and camping experience the first six months of the year, and gaze into the crystal ball and see what we think the last six months of the year will look like. This has been a year like no other for most of us. As the bainfo_outline Podcast 082 - RV Education 101's Mark and Dawn Polk Return
f you have been RVing for a few years, you have certainly come across the Polk’s and their wide variety of RV education resources. They saw a need for more consumer education back in 1999 and have since built the #1 education resource website for RV enthusiasts. Gather your questions and join us Wednesday at 7PM as Dawn and Mark make a return visit on our show. Some of the things we will cover are: - Consumer training in the “stay at home” environment - Top three online streaming courses - The RV Bookinfo_outline Podcast 081 - RVIA's Karen Redfern
While the past few months have been a whirlwind of uncertainty and new experiences, the professionals behind the scene have been very busy with new agencies and new ideas that are just being unveiled to consumers. This week we have an opportunity to talk with Karen Redfern from RVIA, one of the people most responsible for putting this massive undertaking together and now rolling it out in phases across the country. Under the Go RVing banner, the new campaign is called Go on a Real Vacation. Join us Wednesdainfo_outline Podcast 080 - What's Behind the Yellow Sign?
Many have asked “What’s Behind the Yellow Sign?” But have you ever wondered who the person is that is responsible for marketing all things related to that yellow sign? We are delighted to welcome Whitney Scott to our program this week. Whitney is responsible for all brand and marketing activities for Kampgrounds of America, Inc, including marketing technology, digital media, loyalty program and international marketing. She oversees a multi million-dollar budget and planning activities. For long-term minfo_outline
f you have been RVing for a few years, you have certainly come across the Polk’s and their wide variety of RV education resources. They saw a need for more consumer education back in 1999 and have since built the #1 education resource website for RV enthusiasts.
Gather your questions and join us Wednesday at 7PM as Dawn and Mark make a return visit on our show. Some of the things we will cover are:
- Consumer training in the “stay at home” environment
- Top three online streaming courses
- The RV Book
- Their most popular Facebook posts
- Getting ready for some great camping in 2020
And they are active RVers, with their dogs, and are always welcome when they pull into a campground in their motorhome – always willing to answer questions and solve problems. Oh, did I mention they are two of the nicest people you will meet in the RV industry, so join us and meet them Wednesday evening.