April '20

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12 • RV PRO • April 2020 rv-pro.com RV P R O LEG ACY S P EC IAL S ECTI O N I n recognition of RV PRO's milestone 15-year anniversary, the editorial staff has created this special section, both to look back at featured edito- rial content that ran in the very first publication and to provide updates since that issue published in April 2005. RV PRO is particularly grateful to Billy Thibodeaux of Premiere RV in Louisiana for sharing how his service shop business has survived over the years despite numerous setbacks, including Hurricane Katrina, the Great Recession and the BP oil spill. The magazine also is grateful to guest columnists Mel Selway of P.A.R.T.S. Inc. and Duane Spader of Spader Management Group (with new, added insights from Spader CEO John Spader) for offering updates to their original April 2005 guest contributor pieces. Finally, RV PRO owes a huge debt of gratitude to the hundreds of adver- tisers who have supported the maga- zine over the years (see pages 30-32 for the entire list). A N N I V E R S A R Y I S S U E CELEBRATING April 2020 rv-pro.com RV PRO / APRIL 2020 ■ RV PRO 15-YEAR ANNIVERSARY ISSUE / HEAVY DIESELS HOLDING THEIR OWN / DOMETIC CELEBRATES SUCCESSES IN THE DESERT RVPApr-FC.indd 1 RVPApr-FC.indd 1 3/9/20 2:40 PM 3/9/20 2:40 PM RV PRO By the Numbers Meanwhile, to get a sense of how RV PRO has evolved over the years, it's useful to look back on the entirety of magazine issues over the 15-year period. Doing so yields some fascinating insights, such as: 180 – total number of mag- azine issues produced since RV PRO launch in April 2005 62 – average number of pages per issue during the magazine's first year 44 – average number of pages per issue in 2009, during the height of the Great Recession 95 – average number of pages per issue in 2014, with the Great Recession in the rearview mirror 110 – average number of pages per issue in 2019 12 – number of magazine issues produced since inception totaling 160 pages or more 208 – number of pages in the largest RV PRO issue to date (February 2018 Guide issue) 1,324 – total number of magazine pages published in 2019 788 – total number of past and present RV PRO advertisers 176 – total number of RV dealerships profiled in RV PRO since magazine's inception 15 – number of guest columnists featured over the years in the pages of RV PRO 1 – number of executive editors during RV PRO's 15-year history Being able to share news and business insights with industry professionals each month in the pages of RV PRO: Priceless. RV PRO Legacy SPECIAL SECTION A look back on 15 years of publishing the monthly magazine proudly dedicated to serving RV industry professionals.

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