I've been reading your posts regarding our Circle of Trust/RV Lotto project. It is interesting how cynical we have become when it comes to a new project - and I don't blame you.
Just wanted to add my two cents. I am, with Mark and Dawn Polk and Matt Burt, one of the co-founders of the Circle of Trust RV Family. To date, we have over 60 RV companies with us. There are big ones (Blue Ox) and some so small you would never have heard of them if not for this project (www.rvbears.us
- cute, cute, decorations offered as prizes at RV Lotto). We welcome ANY RV related company that has no consumer complaints and a commitment to the future of the RV industry, and if you'd like to see our criteria, you may visit www.circleoftrustrvfamily.org
and click "nominate your company." You'll see what each company must agree to.
More important, read our pledge, also located on the site. It will give you more of a feel for the spirit of the thing.
While it's kind of cool to be viewed as "slick marketers," I know I speak for all of us at COT when I tell you, we are just RVers like you, trying to see something pure and good happen in this industry, and trying to find a creative way to present more than "the usual" to our RVing friends.
Naturally, we want to promote our own companies. We have to make a living, too. But we are months (possibly a year or more) away from ever seeing any profits from this venture. It is a long-term project that will only be successful if you, our customers, find it to be "real." We know it is, and we have all worked long, long free hours to get it going. So have our fellow COT companies. You will be the ultimate judges, but I could not resist taking an opportunity to say, "Don't be cynical. Sometimes good people, good companies, get together and create something truly new. Help us by telling your friends about it, and support our member companies - give yourself some new choices!" Have a great day, all. Please feel free to contact me directly to share your thoughts. Believe me, we want them!