RV PRO

May '19

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6 • RV PRO • May 2019 rv-pro.com Departments: Editor's Note . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 News of Note . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Product Highlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Ad Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 RV Industry Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 About The Cover: KZ received plenty of recogni- tion for its products during The Reveal at March's RVX: The RV Experience trade show in Salt Lake City. Pictured here next to one of those RVs, the Durango D333RLT, are (left to right): KZ President Aram Koltookian, Vice President of Sales and Marketing Marlene Snyder and GM Brent Froman. Contents continued AFTERMARKET: BUSINESS: DEALERS: Exit 1 Celebrates Diamond Anniversary The Vermont dealership, now in its third generation of family ownership, prospers in part thanks to delivering on its service promises and its personal connections with customers. PAGE 48 Creating a Resto Mod Camper ReRun, a jaw-droppingly cool '72 Chevy C30 custom camper build, was the talk of SEMA 2018. It's a shining example of the type of restoration and renovation projects Creative Mobile Interiors tackles every day. PAGE 54 Dealer Trends: Operating RV-Marine Hybrid Dealerships Dealers nationwide talks about the pros and cons of operating hybrid dealerships that sell and service boats as well as RVs. PAGE 60 Q&A with RVTI's Curt Hemmeler The RV Technical Institute's first executive director discusses his plans to get the tech training program up and running AND outlines his hopes for addressing the RV technician shortage. PAGE 76 RVTI Sets New Career Levels for RV Techs The RV Technical Institute has rolled out new program requirements and curriculum for RV techs as part of the new technician training program. PAGE 82 PRO Business Advice: Chuck Marzahn Guest columnist and 20 Group leader Chuck Marzahn says that with the arrival of the summer selling season it's time for dealership sales managers to do some prep work in order to be most effective. PAGE 84 PRO Business Advice: Timothy Bednarz Guest columnist and management expert Timothy Bednarz elaborates on the differences between leaders and managers. PAGE 88 Special Product Focus: Jacks & Levelers This month's special product focus is dedicated to jacks and levelers, plus ride control devices. PAGE 66

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