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RV Industry News with Greg Gerber

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The RV industry's most comprehensive source for news and information

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The RV industry's most comprehensive source for news and information

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17 Ratings
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Informative perspective

By Apostate #666 - Nov 09 2017
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I appreciate what Greg does on this show. I’ve learned a lot about the industry and the RV lifestyle by listening. Like several other reviewers, I could use a little less political bloviating, esp. as Greg’s views generally don’t comport with my own. Maybe it’s a generational thing, but I suspect that many younger listeners, that new generation of RVers that Greg rightly refers to as the future of the industry, will also be turned off by the politics. Overall, I enjoy the show and am grateful for Greg’s perspective.

Horrible

By CoCoPeru25 - Aug 31 2016
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This talent-less guy (Greg) does for a living what any elementary school aged child could do, comb the Internet for RV related news and then post those links to his website. He delivers this podcast with the same lack of talent. Because of this "job" he created for himself, he "thinks" he's an expert about the RV industry. What a joke. From his own words, he has only owned ONE RV in his life, and he bought it when it was over a decade old. This podcast is not worth your time whether you're in the industry or a consumer. Beware of a few out there like him that have no REAL expertise in the RV industry, yet try to pass themselves off as experts.

iTunes Ratings

17 Ratings
Average Ratings
7
3
3
0
4

Informative perspective

By Apostate #666 - Nov 09 2017
Read more
I appreciate what Greg does on this show. I’ve learned a lot about the industry and the RV lifestyle by listening. Like several other reviewers, I could use a little less political bloviating, esp. as Greg’s views generally don’t comport with my own. Maybe it’s a generational thing, but I suspect that many younger listeners, that new generation of RVers that Greg rightly refers to as the future of the industry, will also be turned off by the politics. Overall, I enjoy the show and am grateful for Greg’s perspective.

Horrible

By CoCoPeru25 - Aug 31 2016
Read more
This talent-less guy (Greg) does for a living what any elementary school aged child could do, comb the Internet for RV related news and then post those links to his website. He delivers this podcast with the same lack of talent. Because of this "job" he created for himself, he "thinks" he's an expert about the RV industry. What a joke. From his own words, he has only owned ONE RV in his life, and he bought it when it was over a decade old. This podcast is not worth your time whether you're in the industry or a consumer. Beware of a few out there like him that have no REAL expertise in the RV industry, yet try to pass themselves off as experts.

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Tom Johnson discusses communicating effectively in Podcast 245

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From the archives: Podcast interview with John and Kathy Huggins

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Hipcamp CEO Alyssa Ravasio outlines a new way to camp on Podcast 238

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Torklift’s Jack Kay describes opportunities in Podcast 236

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Apr 11 2019

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Apr 08 2019

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Sparkspace founder explains how to conduct effective meetings in Podcast 234

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Apr 02 2019

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