On this week’s show my guest is Todd Henson, director of sales and marketing at RV Inspections. Todd discusses the RV Inspection industry and all the benefits to consumers who have an RV inspection done before purchasing a pre- owned motor home or travel trailer. I also chat about all I learned at the latest Camper College at Beckley’s Camping Center in Thurmont, Md.
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.
Do you harbor an Airstream dream? I do, but when I sit in the showroom and look at the price tag I wonder if the dream would turn into a nightmare after the purchase.
What if I pay beau cup bucks and then don’t like the floor plan I chose? What if it’s too big or too small? If only there were a way to preview before the purchase.
Now there is. On Episode #4 of Girl Camper, I chat with Mike Harlan, the GM of Haydocy Airstream, about the new Airstream and GMC tow vehicle rental program with AAA. Who knew?
You can reach out to Haydocy at: www.haydocyairstream.com
Where to rent an Airstream: www.haydocyairstream.com
FYI! You can also rent a Vintage Cruiser or Little Guy “Tab” trailer through Haydocy!
I will also continue addressing the “objections” to becoming a Girl Camper. This week I will be talking about how to operate a travel trailer and the Girl Camper, Camper College program.
Camper College Ohio Style! Haydocy Airstream and Janine Pettit, Girl Camper, will be hosting a Camper College on Friday, September 18, 2015. If you have ever thought about joining the Girl Campers but don’t know a thing about owning, operating or towing a travel trailer, please be our guests at this complimentary event. The staff at Haydocy will take us through all the steps involved in hitching up a trailer, getting the systems working once you arrive at a campground and what is involved when you are ready to leave. A question and answer session will take place after the demo and light refreshments will be served.