This month (July 2021) marks the one-year anniversary of the launch of the Mike Molino RV Learning Center’s Service Writer/Advisor online course. The program provides training on managing service appointments, generating additional revenue, coordinating with technicians and other departments, and more. Modules cover 43 key competency areas and prepare front-line employees with the knowledge required to meet and exceed customer expectations. Multiple sections on customer service reinforce the top skill sets for top performing fixed operations personnel. The course concludes with a timed, comprehensive final assessment to test knowledge and skills learned in the course. Over 250 service personnel have [...]
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The Dealer and Agent Section (DAS) is now offering a voluntary dealer training program to dealer owners and their representatives interested in expanding their knowledge of dealer business practices. The program covers all aspects of dealer business with a focus on DAS’s mission of “Keeping dealers in business, doing business right”. During training, attendees can expect to learn how to: reassign titles and complete odometer disclosures complete the Wisconsin Buyer’s Guide properly advertise vehicles complete the MV11 and purchase contracts electronically process titles and issue temporary plates The 4-hour training program is voluntary and offered at no cost to you. You [...]
At Go RVing, we are always looking for new ways to engage with the RVing community and provide resources, expert advice, how-tos, and inspirational content. Keeping new and potential RVers engaged is top of mind as the supply chain issues persist and manufacturers work to fulfill the needs of dealers who are seeing RVs flying off their lots at an unprecedented pace. When RV interest is this high, it can be difficult for dealers to engage and keep up with the leads coming in on Go RVing’s website, so the team has launched a newsletter to help keep leads warm [...]
The RV Technical Institute is offering Level Two courses both online and in-person at its campus in Elkhart, Indiana. This four-week course, which takes place August 2-27, 2021, is for RV technicians seeking Level 2 certification. Subjects covered will include electric, water, appliances, propane tank, generators, and chassis. There are two ways to complete the course. The first option is to attend all four weeks in-person at RVTI, which includes classroom instruction and hands-on labs. Alternatively, you can take the course online for the first three weeks and then attend in-person during the fourth week to perform the hands-on labs and activities. Review [...]
Business Community Asks for Taxes to be Returned Gallery Business Community Asks for Taxes to be ReturnedAngie Diedrich2021-06-24T10:08:39-05:00
In response to the Legislative Fiscal Bureau report anticipating that the State of Wisconsin will end its’ fiscal year with a significant surplus, The Coalition to Repeal Wisconsin’s Personal Property Tax is asking the Governor and the Legislature to return a small portion of the surplus dollars to the business community by fully repealing the personal property tax. The coalition wants to applaud Speaker Vos and Majority Leader LeMahieu for their statements calling for the surplus revenue to go back to taxpayers. Businesses are the primary source of tax revenue generated–whether as the taxpayer or tax collector on behalf of [...]
Registration for the 2021 RV Dealers Convention/Expo, set for November 8-12 at Paris Las Vegas, is now open. The convention/expo will be returning to an in-person format and bring together dealers, manufacturers, and RV industry business partners for the premier dealer education and networking event of the year. Click here to register. The RVDA Convention/Expo Committee and staff are working hard to bring dealers relevant educational content and new speakers. Updates are available on the convention website, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. “RVDA volunteer leaders and staff are looking forward to seeing everyone at Paris Las Vegas in November,” said RVDA President Phil Ingrassia. [...]
Written By: RV News June kicks off summer 2021 with Great Outdoors Month. The National Park Service (NPS) provided a top-10 list of visitation tips to encourage the public to “Plan Like a Park Ranger” this summer. National park visitation is increasing and expected to grow through the season, NPS stated. Amid the pandemic’s recovery, many parks and local businesses are operating with reduced or limited services, schedules and staff. “We are excited to welcome visitors back to the great outdoors for their vacations at parks and public lands around the country,” NPS Deputy Director Shawn Benge said. “With many popular [...]
MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is hosting the 9th annual Free Fun Weekend June 5-6. Park admission fees, fishing licenses and trail passes will be waived for Wisconsinites to find their adventure outdoors. "We truly have something special here in Wisconsin, especially when it comes to outdoor recreation opportunities," said DNR Secretary Preston Cole. “Explore a state park, hit the trails or try your hand at fishing. There’s no better time to get out and explore what Wisconsin’s outdoors has to offer." Wisconsin is home to 49 state parks, 15 state forests, 44 state trails, 84,000 miles [...]
Office of Outdoor Recreation Website A new online home, the Office of Outdoor Recreation website is full of resources for you, including the Outdoor Business Directory. Find research, educational webinars, the popular Outdoors COVID-19 Toolkit, and ways to engage with the Office. Find us now at: outdoorrecreation.wi.gov. Outdoor Business Directory For the very first time, the outdoor recreation industry is united by a single comprehensive directory. The new Outdoor Business Directory exists to connect outdoor recreation-related businesses, manufacturers, organizations, agencies, and entities who make up the outdoor recreation industry in Wisconsin. Highlighting Wisconsin’s large and diverse outdoor industry, the directory [...]
By RV News Staff Kampgrounds of America (KOA) sent its President and CEO Toby O’Rourke on a satellite media tour to share findings from the 2021 North American Camping Report and talk continuing camping popularity. O’Rourke’s journey completed April 21. Appearing live from the Greensborough KOA Holiday at Lake Oconee near Atlanta, she kicked off the camping season by participating in 29 interviews with U.S. media outlets. “Camping saw a big increase in interest during the pandemic as people wanted to safely reduce stress,” O’Rourke said during the interviews. “We estimate over 48 million households went camping last year including [...]