My letter to an RV industry association leader

By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR I emailed this Tuesday to James Ashurst, the Senior Vice President of Marketing Communications of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA). RVIA represents 98 percent of the RV manufacturers in America, watching out for their interests. Mr. Ashurst responded on Friday. Read his comments here. I wrote: Dear James, Is RVIA aware of the crowded conditions... Read More

What Mr. Piper could teach RV manufacturers

By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR This was originally published as part of issue 752 of the RVtravel.com newsletter, July 22, 2016. William Piper, inventor of the Piper Cub airplane, was often called the “Henry Ford of Aviation.” His Piper Cub airplane sold for $1,325 in 1937, making it affordable to many Americans. The price even included flying lessons. One of the... Read More

RV makers’ one-upmanship getting out of control

By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR I received this press release today. Here’s the first paragraph. ASA Electronics is providing a complete JENSEN® audio/video package for Coachmen’s 2018 Adrenaline Toy Hauler. The Adrenaline will feature JENSEN’s new App Ready JWM70A stereo, powerful 12 volt JMPSW800 amplified subwoofer, and marine grade MS650 coaxial speakers, along with a 40-inch LED TV to complete the... Read More

Do you give money to beggars with cardboard signs?

By Chuck Woodbury Everywhere you go in big cities these days there are beggars standing on street corners with cardboard signs. They usually say they’re homeless. Some say they’re veterans. Most just want money but others say they will work. I give money to maybe one in 100 of these people. I don’t trust them. I know that some people... Read More