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6 • RV PRO • August 2020 rv-pro.com ©2020 National Business Media, Inc., all rights reserved. RV PRO (USPS 024-712) is published monthly plus an extra issue in November by National Business Media, Inc., 2800 W. Midway Blvd., Broomfield, CO 80020.; (303) 469-0424; Fax (303) 469-5730. Subscription rates in the U.S.: One year, $45; Two years, $80; Three years, $108; Canada: One year, $76; Two years, $142; Three years, $201 (U.S. funds); Mexico/International: One year, $98; Two years, $186; Three years, $267 (U.S. funds). Periodicals Postage Paid at Broomfield, CO 80020-9998 and additional mailing offices. USPS/National Business Media Automatable Poly. POSTMASTER: Please send address changes to RV PRO, PO Box 460702, Escondido, CA 92046-0702. All items submitted to RV PRO become the sole property of RV PRO and National Business Media, Inc. and cannot be reproduced without the written consent of the publisher. Advertisers and/or their agencies, jointly and severally, assume all liabilities for printed advertisements in RV PRO. Opinions expressed in RV PRO may not necessarily reflect the opinion of the magazine, its management or its advertisers. Letters, photographs and manuscripts welcome. DEPARTMENTS: Editor's Note . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Product Highlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 News of Note . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Ad Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 In Case You Missed It . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 ■ RV OE FOCUS Golden Times for Carefree of Colorado Just a year shy of its 50th anniversary, the RV awnings manufacturer remains forward-looking — introducing a range of new products later this year and planning for a future when RVs may look notably different than the ones being produced today. Page 48 REDARC — Innovation from Down Under REDARC rolls out North American distribution for its RedVision Total Vehicle Management System for RVs, allowing users to remotely control a multitude of functions on their RV. PAGE 54 ■ RV AFTERMARKET Special Product Focus: Safety Solutions This month's special product focus is dedicated to rearview camera systems, tire pressure monitors, brake controllers and more. PAGE 62 About The Cover: Athens Park executives (left to right) Rand Read, Dick Grymonprez and Kevin Kamin are pictured inside of one of the company's upscale models. Also pictured are some of the women being recognized in this month's special section honoring notable women in the RV industry. ■ RV INSIGHT PRO Merchandising Advice: Linda Cahan Guest columnist and merchandising expert Linda Cahan urges dealers to make a conscious, coordinated effort to de-clutter their showroom, which will result in a cleaner, more appealing environment that will help spur sales. PAGE 86 PRO F&I Advice: Jan Kelly Guest columnist and F&I expert Jan Kelly encourages dealers to maximize their F&I operations during the COVID-19 pandemic by employing technologies like web meeting platforms to make compelling pitches to customers for F&I products and services. PAGE 90 Clearing clutter means analyzing what you have in your parts area and especially accessories area. What is selling and what has been sitting, dead on a shelf for ages? Turn to page 86 for more insights.

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