August 2019 Issue of RV Executive Today



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10   Future-Proof Your Dealership with Skills and Techniques from RVDA’s Convention
The RV industry has had a strong run, but markets always change. Are you prepared to handle the next soft market? Don’t be caught unprepared—acquire the skills and knowledge you’ll need at the 2019 RV Dealers Convention/Expo. Use the events matrix on pages 18-19 to start planning your convention.
10   They Came, They Saw, They Learned
Don’t take our word for it—here’s what dealers who attended last year’s RV Dealers Convention/Expo said about their experience.
12   Find Profit Boosting Products During the Vendor Training +Plus Program
These top industry companies will present their latest products and services during one-hour sessions that are free for all registered convention attendees. Seven companies are brand-new presenters.
13  Meet this Year’s Convention Exhibitors
Once again, the expo floor sold out months before the convention. There will be longtime exhibitors and dozens of newcomers. One thing they all have in common—they want to meet and do business with you.
14  Shortage of Late-Model Used Units Boosts Prices
Dealers have too many new units in their inventory and too few used units, causing used prices to rise sharply in 2019.
16   NADAguides' Top Researched RV Brands
Find out which brands consumers researched most often during the first half of 2019. 
22   Navigating the Process of Selling Your Dealership
Here’s a real-life example of a couple who, with expert guidance and a thoughtful plan, sold their dealership for the highest possible price while paying the least possible in taxes.
26   Churn and Burn: The High Price of Turnover in the Service Department
Losing a new hire is expensive in more ways than one. Try these techniques for hiring smarter and save yourself time, money, and heartburn.

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20   Taylor Boyd Receives RV Learning Center’s 2019-2020 Scholarship