April '20

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6 • RV PRO • April 2020 rv-pro.com ■ RV DEALERS: Parris RV Growing at a Breakneck Pace The Utah-based dealership has expanded dramatically in recent years to become No. 1 in towable sales in the state – and it may not be finished growing yet. PAGE 34 A p r i l 2 0 2 0 • V o l . 1 6 , N o . 1 Special Section: RV PRO Legacy Section Bumps in the Bayou for Premiere RV Fifteen years after being profiled in RV PRO's first issue, Billy Thibodeaux has seen plenty of ups and downs for his service shop business. He continues to succeed thanks to a solid reputation, a love of the RV lifestyle and an amazing word-of-mouth network. PAGE 14 PRO Business Advice: Duane & John Spader RV PRO reprints in its entirety a timeless guest column from noted 20 Group leader Duane Spader that ran in the first issue of RV PRO on how defining job roles is crucial for RV dealership success, with a special addendum from John Spader, who succeeded his father in 2003. PAGE 22 PRO Parts Advice: Mel Selway Guest columnist and consultant Mel Selway shares insights on how a good parts bin location can make all of the difference in terms of locating a needed part for a customer. The column is an update to a contributed article he wrote for the very first issue of RV PRO, titled: "Bin There – Found That." PAGE 26 ■ RV AFTERMARKET: Dometic Celebrates Successes in the Desert The first-ever 'Dometic in the Desert' event allowed the supplier to share developments regarding new product launches and company initiatives. PAGE 40 Special Product Focus: Camping & Pet Products More RVs are showing up at campgrounds with kids – and pets – in tow. With that in mind, this month's new category features camping and pet-friendly products dealers might consider stocking. PAGE 46 CONTENTS CONTENTS

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