On this week’s episode we have retuning guest Chris Baum, Chief Operating Officer of Go Little Guy Worldwide, the largest manufacturer of tear drop trailers in the world. Our interview was recorded at the Tearstock rally and includes thoughts on brand loyalty, the girl camping movement and their commitment to Camper College events.
Upon discovering the Girl Camper movement, most women want in! Their next thought though is, “How?” How do I buy a trailer when I don’t know anything about RV’s? How do I know if my car can tow that trailer? How and where can I learn to tow? After a decade of promoting Girl Camping, I developed the Camper College program to help Girl Campers find those answers from trusted resources. Recently Go Little Guy Worldwide, the largest producer of teardrop trailers in the world and a proud sponsor of the Girl Camper Podcast, partnered with me to bring more Camper Colleges to more Girl Campers!
Go Little Guy knows their products are a great match for Girl Campers and they want to attract those buyers. Last year Haydocy Airstream in Columbus, Ohio reported that their sales of Tab trailers to Girl Campers reached 37%! The Girl Campers are a demographic in the RV world. They are on the verge of retirement with money to spend and they want safe, lightweight, reliable trailers that are stylish and functional.
Go a Little Guy reached out to their top dealers and encouraged them to host these free events to teach prospective campers what is involved in owning, operating and towing a travel trailer. Participating dealerships typically host the event after hours and their staffs walk the attendees through the trailers systems, demystifying trailer operations and thereby reducing purchase anxiety.
UPCOMING CAMPER COLLEGE EVENTS
Beckley’s Camping Center – Thurmont, Md
August 12 – http://www.beckleysrvs.com
Haydocy Airstream and RV – Columbus, Ohio
September 16 – http://www.haydocyairstream.com
Southland RV – Norcross, Georgia
October 21 – http://www.southlandrv.com
Princess Craft RV – Round Rock, Texas
November 11 – http://princess craft rv texas
I am looking forward to meeting all the new Girl Campers and podcast listeners and someday camping with them in “America the Beautiful!”
To register for a Camper College event you must belong to the meet up group, Camp Like a Girl.
My guest this week is photographer Mandy Lea who made headlines when her trailer, a Little Guy Tag named Birdsong, was stolen just a week before she was about to venture out in it as a full time photographer. Her Facebook plea for help finding it went viral with 80K shares. Mandy is here to share the second half of that story and tell us how living life full time in her new Tag is working out. I also share what I learned at Camper College at Setzer’s World of Camping in Huntington, West Virginia. We had a great time at gathering to learn hands on, ask questions of the experts and share tips and tricks.
On this weeks show our topic is “reducing the chances of trailer theft.” All too often I see on social media a request to share a picture from a heart broken trailer owner who’s beloved trailer has been stolen . Frequently a trailer owner will come out to their driveway in the morning and find their trailer has been taken. I’m going to discuss some ways which you can help deter these thieves.
I am also sharing five tips for grilling the perfect steak at your camp out. I’ve tried and tried to grill the perfect steaks and these tips are based on delicious experience.
On this week’s show I am talking about camping with your dog and how to be a conscientious dog owner at a campground. Many a camping trip has been ruined for the non dog lovers by dog owners unwilling to make adjustments to their normal “house rules” regarding dogs. I outline a few things to consider so that all the campers, dog owners and not, enjoy the campground.
I also am chatting this week about “trailer lingo!” So many listeners are new to camping and listening and learning so I thought I would define a few terms we banter around at Girl Camper headquarters without realizing that not everyone knows a tongue jack from a wheel chock.
I’m also spreading the news about upcoming Camper College events. Setzer’s World of Camping in Huntington, West Virginia is my next Camper College event on Friday, July 15 at 5pm. Dinner is on the house.
Beckley’s Camping Center in Thurmont, Maryland is hosting a Camper College event on Friday, August 12 at 5 PM. I will be on hand for both and look forward to meeting all the Girl Campers. Pssst… Spouses are welcome too.
Lastly, I am off to Tearstock 2016! Go Little Guy Worldwide is hosting their fourth annual gathering of Teardrop, Tab and Tag owners in Mineral City, Ohio. I’m dropping in for some old fashioned camping fun and the factory tour as well as some great upcoming interviews.