January '18

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84 • RV PRO • January 2018 rv-pro.com D E A L E R S Wegge also urged dealers to be active in promoting a modernization of America's national parks. He says he and his family recently took a trip to Yellowstone National Park in a Class A RV, only to find they had to venture out- side of the park to find a campsite that could accommodate a modern Class A with all its amenities. "When a big part of our message is, 'See America,' not being able to use a motorhome in a national park is a serious barrier," he says. Wegge says that having an advocate such as Interior Sec- retary Ryan Zinke pushing for such upgrades, he hopes that RVDA can successfully lobby to include some public-private partnership to help fund the needed changes. And Wegge says the organization can continue to build on the successes it saw in 2017, such as court rulings and administra- tion changes that largely reduced the threat of severe regulation from the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau. "So, my point is ... through our association ... we can work together to impact what needs to be done to set the stage for continued prosperity and protect us from unfair regulatory burdens," he says. Exhibitors Step Up Their Games A number of exhibitors increased their presence or even displayed for the first time in a while at the 2017 Expo. Bitimec, for example, which supplies large washers that dealers can use to keep their inventory spotless, had a working model of the machine on-hand. NTP-STAG set up a model store to help dealers learn how new technology can provide greater security, greater ease for changing prices and greater eye appeal for the casual customer.

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