There are a lot of individuals who make the RV life a better experience but none like BOB. You see, BOB isn’t a someone, BOB is a someTHING. BOB is actually an acronym for Bug Out Bucket and BOB should be a constant traveling companion on everybody’s RV journey.
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The challenges of serving the community have become different as the realities of a global pandemic make gatherings and social events are almost a thing of the past. Still, with that in mind, about 40 owners of vintage vehicles gathered at a socially-distant range to spend a Saturday cruising around Clear Lake to raise money for Operation Tango Mike.
Many people don’t realize that the various seals, joints and holes in an RV’s skin are sealed with a material that is actually considered a maintenance item. When I worked at the dealership many RVs would come to us that were only a few years old and, upon detailed inspection, it was clear that water was already getting into the walls and compromising the structure of an RV. What can you do? Here is a list of ways you can prevent water from getting into your RV and causing minor, and even major damage.
I always suggest that, no matter what business you’re in or what level you think you’ve achieved, keep going to educational events. The time investment in educational seminars, podcasts, and other ways to learn always reaps rewards for me. Sometimes, as in this case, what is being discussed triggers an idea totally unrelated to the discussion at hand. Okay, so what is the best idea I’ve ever had? In larger companies, you have a board of directors, usually chosen from a list of people who can bring outside vision to your business. By having a different perspective than what you’re used to seeing every day, it can open up new ideas that can help a company flourish and grow. But most small businesses depend on the vision of one or two core people to remain viable. And that’s not enough. Having owned a number of small businesses, I’ve found that the pattern of ownership is usually the same. You come in with some terrific ideas to improve the business and make those things happen. If those ideas are good, they will create new opportunities for the business.
It sucks to get a bad review, but a bad review can actually be good for your business. Seriously. There are essentially only two kinds of bad reviews; a customer is completely wrong and is mad about something, or a customer genuinely had a bad experience. Both of these represent an opportunity. One of the best reasons to own your Yelp and TripAdvisor and Google accounts is that these companies notify you when someone writes a review. You can then go and address the review as all review sites give you a chance to respond to reviews in writing.
With the new American reality there have been a lot of changes to how people are going to move forward. One of those that we are all going to face is the change of the American vacation. While many people are looking at cruising and flying with a great deal of skepticism, RVing isn’t facing any of that distrust and many dealers are already reporting a rush on RVs. Furthermore, RV sharing companies like RVShare are seeing huge increases already as reported recently. This means that a lot of Americans are going to go RVing and many of those people are going for the first time. RVing offers so much to so many. You can prepare meals in your own kitchen, sleep in your own bed, relax on your own furnishings. If you don’t like the view from your front door or your neighbors don’t appeal to you, you can simply pick up and leave. Change address in short order.