On December 4, Jason and I hosted the inaugural RV service provider meetup at the Tampa RV park that we call home, Citrus Hills RV park.
There were more than twenty attendees whose services include RV training, RV inspection, mobile RV repair technicians and even a couple who provide RV transportation services and own RV storage facilities.
Some RV service pros have been RVing or providing RV services for decades and some are just getting started in the field. Some call central Florida home and some are snowbirds, while others have landed here for their first visit.
We enjoyed a meal and talked about the RV industry’s past, present and future.
2022 Tampa Bay RV Super Show
Lots of RV service pros asked questions about the Tampa RV SuperShow which will be held January 18 – 23, 2022 at the Florida State Fairgrounds. We shared our thoughts regarding being members of the Florida RV Trade Association and the wonderful benefits it affords Florida RV service providers.
Once again, My RV Inspection and My RV Resource will have side-by-side booths in the Main Supplier building (#301-302) so please stop by and say hello if you’re in the area.
The discussions also included how to secure additional sources of revenue and how to market and advertise while traveling across this beautiful nation. Seasoned RV service providers shared their experiences about business decisions they’ve made and which they wish they’d done differently.
Jason talked about the partnerships we’re nurturing with some major players in the industry. These relationships have the potential to provide additional sources of revenue for My RV Resource members and most will include discounts on programs across various categories in the RV industry.
We wanted to share the spotlight so we introduced our VIP advertisers.
My RV Resource VIP Advertiser Partners
If you’ve visited My RV Resource recently, you’ll recall that our VIP advertisers have beautiful display ads on strategic pages. Our advertisers reach a niche market that is specialized to the RV industry and are seen by our thousands of unique visitors every month.
Our partnership with Motorhome Tires started the ball rolling. Motorhome Tires provides On-Site Mobile installation ANYWHERE in the lower 48 states, touts over 4,000 participating ACE/TIA certified installation partners and the widest selection of RV tires. Motorhome Tires offers outstanding customer service, immediate shipping, competitive pricing and the most current date codes.
Wacko products, the name may give you a chuckle, but the RV AC Silencer is no joke! This DIY product offers RV A/C noise reduction, a better filtration system, increases air flow and has a sleek design plus, it’s easy to clean. Installing the RV A/C Silencer is the perfect DIY project because installation is easy and takes less than 15 minutes.
We couldn’t say enough kind words about Haley and Terra at The Social Media Lady! Not only do they schedule the My RV Resource social media posts and Facebook ads, they also provide blogging services for RV businesses. They are a creative video marketing agency that can help get more traffic to websites with fail-proof search engine optimization hacks & strategies, generate more leads and sales with messenger bots and provide social media marketing to help grow businesses through Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Google publishing and advertising.
RV Gap Coverage is the first to market storage protection for recreational vehicles boasting big boy protection for big toys. They help RV owners who reduce their vehicle coverage due to inactivity and provide RV storage tenants with an amenity and benefit so that they can rest easy. RV Gap Coverage actually pays deductibles so RV storage tenants don’t have to! Additionally, a unique program from RV Gap Coverage is a deductible reimbursement program that provides coverage for RV storage facilities with onsite accident coverage. Not only does this generate a new source of revenue for RV storage facilities, it’s a simple program that’s easy to understand and administer.
RV Diagnostics is a subscription-based diagnostic tool specifically for recreational vehicle owners founded by U.S. Army veteran and ASE Certified Master Auto & Diesel Mechanic, Jeff Malatesta. This incredible tool uses audio and video chat to connect you with a certified mechanic who will walk you through your repair step-by-step. Jeff uses his troubleshooting skills and experience to break down individualized repairs into easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. Jeff guides each member to the solution to their problem, allowing them to complete their own repair by using their hands, eyes, tools and mobile phone.
Additional Services Provided by My RV Resource
We also introduced several new services that My RV Resource will provide heading into the new year.
For any RV service providers that need a website, Jason is offering website builds with hosting and SEO. These website builds have an extremely low up-front cost with reasonable monthly fees and include a lot more functionality for the RV service provider. Not to mention, the websites are built by an experienced RV service pro specializing in the RV industry.
Specifically for certified RV inspectors, My RV Resource provides HomeGauge Setup services. One service includes RV inspection templates that are branded to individual companies and includes auto comments and additional information that we’ve gathered after performing roughly 700 RV inspections since 2017.
Another HomeGauge Setup service inputs contracts and other documents into the online inspector dashboard, sets up email templates to be shared with customers prior to and following the RV inspection, and teaches the RV inspector how to encourage customers to use the CRL (Create Request List) feature for repairs and negotiation post-inspection.
Both of these HomeGauge Setup services will ensure that RV inspectors have a streamlined process for booking inspections, inspection report writing and report delivery as well as fostering the relationship with the customer after the RV inspection.
My RV Resource looks forward to 2022
We truly enjoyed hosting this in-person get together and we intend to have more meetups in the future.
However, we also understand that traveling to Tampa isn't feasible for most of our members.
The feedback we've received is that there is a real interest in virtual meetings so we plan to implement those as well.
We love hearing from our members so feel free to send me an email at email@example.com with any feedback or if you have topics you'd like to see discussed.
As always, we're here for YOU!