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Old 02-10-2005, 06:07 AM   #1
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The Circle of Trust (COT) RV Family is a group of independently owned companies who serve the Recreation Vehicle consumer. Companies bearing this seal have been carefully selected as having an excellent customer service rating, a reputation for distributing quality products, and a commitment to the future of the RV Industry.

Monroe, LA (PRWEB) February 10, 2005 -- Many independently owned RV related companies find it challenging to market to a mass audience and stay within their marketing budgets. In 2004, a loosely knit gathering of like-minded RV companies began a simple co-op effort of brochure exchanges, which snowballed to include industry players ranging from the widely known Blue Ox, to the husband and wife team that makes RV Bears, hand-made décor for the RV. This combined effort was so successful that the originators of these alliances began to lay the foundation for a larger arena to display companies in a cooperative manner. Part of their philosophy is to always keep in mind that no quality RV product should ever be excluded because of its budget, and that contributors to the project should have three primary qualities; an excellent customer service rating, a quality product, and a commitment to the future of the RV industry. The Circle of Trust RV Family was born, and its founders (Happy Camper Club, Inc., RV Education 101 and All Merchant Services) realized that there was a serious need for a public venue for this concept.

The Circle of Trust RV Family (www.circleoftrustrvfamily.org) was officially founded on New Year's Day, 2005. It provides a forum for any size RV business to participate as a nominated member in an association of companies, united in the ideals of networking together to share contacts, assist each other in mutual marketing efforts at no or low cost to other members, and explore creative ways to promote their products and services.

Having worked closely together for many years, Anne Pierson of Happy Camper, along with Mark and Dawn Polk of RV Education 101, created a means to make this possible. The RV Lotto was established, (www.rvlotto.com), a free online game with RV-related prizes, featuring a $5,000 grand prize shopping spree. Matt Burt, with All Merchant Services and a Circle of Trust co-founder designed the RV Lotto. Burt stated, "This is the first RV Lotto game I've ever seen. I think the concept of giving RV related prizes instead of cash prizes will be very successful with the RV consumers." RVers can go to the game site, have fun playing the lotto and win some terrific RV related prizes. The Circle of Trust RV business family members who sponsor the game with prizes or discount coupons will get FREE advertising on the RV Lotto web site for the first six months, and low cost advertising afterwards, designed to put their products in front of a targeted group of RVers. Another advantage for Circle of Trust RV family members will be exposure through an informative weekly RV newsletter sent out to all of the RV lotto players along with the winning lotto numbers.

Any company bearing the "Circle of Trust RV Family" seal on its site informs the RV consumer of its excellent customer service, quality products and services and its commitment to the future of the RV Industry. The Circle of Trust RV Family will offer selected RV business family members a free user forum where they can meet each other, network and promote their own products and ideas.

Anne Pierson stated, "By helping other companies get together we feel we can really contribute something amazing to the industry that will grow by itself. It is based on many of us working together, pooling our lists of contacts, our own experience, our areas of expertise, and being mentors to each other." Mark and Dawn Polk share her sentiments and state that, "We have always believed that we and our friends could accomplish more by sharing and working together than by looking for opportunities to make commissions from each other. A win/win situation is hard to turn down."

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The Circle of Trust (COT) RV Family is a group of independently owned companies who serve the Recreation Vehicle consumer. Companies bearing this seal have been carefully selected as having an excellent customer service rating, a reputation for distributing quality products, and a commitment to the future of the RV Industry.

Monroe, LA (PRWEB) February 10, 2005 -- Many independently owned RV related companies find it challenging to market to a mass audience and stay within their marketing budgets. In 2004, a loosely knit gathering of like-minded RV companies began a simple co-op effort of brochure exchanges, which snowballed to include industry players ranging from the widely known Blue Ox, to the husband and wife team that makes RV Bears, hand-made décor for the RV. This combined effort was so successful that the originators of these alliances began to lay the foundation for a larger arena to display companies in a cooperative manner. Part of their philosophy is to always keep in mind that no quality RV product should ever be excluded because of its budget, and that contributors to the project should have three primary qualities; an excellent customer service rating, a quality product, and a commitment to the future of the RV industry. The Circle of Trust RV Family was born, and its founders (Happy Camper Club, Inc., RV Education 101 and All Merchant Services) realized that there was a serious need for a public venue for this concept.

The Circle of Trust RV Family (www.circleoftrustrvfamily.org) was officially founded on New Year's Day, 2005. It provides a forum for any size RV business to participate as a nominated member in an association of companies, united in the ideals of networking together to share contacts, assist each other in mutual marketing efforts at no or low cost to other members, and explore creative ways to promote their products and services.

Having worked closely together for many years, Anne Pierson of Happy Camper, along with Mark and Dawn Polk of RV Education 101, created a means to make this possible. The RV Lotto was established, (www.rvlotto.com), a free online game with RV-related prizes, featuring a $5,000 grand prize shopping spree. Matt Burt, with All Merchant Services and a Circle of Trust co-founder designed the RV Lotto. Burt stated, "This is the first RV Lotto game I've ever seen. I think the concept of giving RV related prizes instead of cash prizes will be very successful with the RV consumers." RVers can go to the game site, have fun playing the lotto and win some terrific RV related prizes. The Circle of Trust RV business family members who sponsor the game with prizes or discount coupons will get FREE advertising on the RV Lotto web site for the first six months, and low cost advertising afterwards, designed to put their products in front of a targeted group of RVers. Another advantage for Circle of Trust RV family members will be exposure through an informative weekly RV newsletter sent out to all of the RV lotto players along with the winning lotto numbers.

Any company bearing the "Circle of Trust RV Family" seal on its site informs the RV consumer of its excellent customer service, quality products and services and its commitment to the future of the RV Industry. The Circle of Trust RV Family will offer selected RV business family members a free user forum where they can meet each other, network and promote their own products and ideas.

Anne Pierson stated, "By helping other companies get together we feel we can really contribute something amazing to the industry that will grow by itself. It is based on many of us working together, pooling our lists of contacts, our own experience, our areas of expertise, and being mentors to each other." Mark and Dawn Polk share her sentiments and state that, "We have always believed that we and our friends could accomplish more by sharing and working together than by looking for opportunities to make commissions from each other. A win/win situation is hard to turn down."

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Old 02-10-2005, 06:22 AM   #3
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I applaud this effort to bring better quality and service to this, the RV Industry, which lags far behind the Auto Industry. Just where does this really help us, the end user of the RVs that we purchase and the services we need? Do we have a voice in determining who is inducted into this group or are they appointed from with in their own ranks of non-end users?

Is this just another Internet Web Business opportunity that these folks took advantage of, or is it realy going to help us?

I think we're going to see a lot of new RV sites poping-up. They'll profess to be working in the RVers best interest, but in reality they are no more then another profit center for opportunists to cash in on this lucrative life style.

If we need anything, we need a National RVers Coalition Association that is made up of RVers, by RVers and for RVers.

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If you or anyone else have any suggestions on RV related companies that you feel offer the RV consumer a quality product, excellent customer service, and contribute to the future of the RV Industry we encourage you to go to www.circleoftrustrvfamily.org and nominate them as a Circle of Trust RV Family member.

Although several of our companies have worked together in the past, The Circle of Trust RV Family was officially started on 01-01-05. Since its inception we have accepted 21 RV companies into the Circle of Trust and turned two companies down. When an RV consumer sees the COT seal on a RV company web site we want them to be assured that they can feel good about doing business with that company. We will probably never change everything that is wrong with the RV Industry, but we are willing to do what we can. If you have any suggestions we would like to hear them.

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Say Mark,

Thanks for the invite. I thought I would have one for you, but now that the work is done and we paid the bill, I wouldn't give them the time of day.
We had to have our Heart/Xantrex Inverter/Charger replaced. The service manager at_____________________________ in Texas gave me the song and dance routine about how good his department is and how reasonable they charge for their services. Well, they did get the Inverter/Charger replaced, but a 2 hour job took them 6 hours and when the were just about
done and tried to turn it on, they didn't know how. They would have worked the rest of the night, if I didn't tell them to push the set-up button on the remote panel, with the main switch off. They must have been fooling with that for three hours. When returned to pickup our coach, the service manager asked me if someone else had worked on our unit, I said no. He was just about to change the set-up panel when I walked in and asked him why. He was trying to cover his ____, because he wasn't as experienced as he said.

Then I asked him to look at the fitting on the air conditioner condensor, as there were oil spots on the drive right below it. He got down on the ground and looked up and found a loose fitting. He asked one of his techs to tighten it and check the cooling at the dash. This whole ordeal took 15 minute max as I watched. This little side step cost me $65.

In all, this is one of the dealers to stay away from. The only noteriety he's gone to get, is to stay away.

In the future,I'll submit a list of businesses that I know for sure are worthy of a honorable mention and the coveted "AT-A-BOY".


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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Tomcat F15:
Thanks for the invite. I thought I would have one for you, but now that the work is done and we paid the bill, I wouldn't give them the time of day. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>"Always with the negative vibes!" John Sutherland in Kelly's Heroes. .
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by DriVer:
....."Always with the negative vibes!" John Sutherland in Kelly's Heroes. . <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hey, that's one of my favorite movies. Maybe you could put on a leather helmet like "Oddball" and play loud music through megaphones as you enter the RV parks.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Cruzer:
Hey, that's one of my favorite movies. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Yep me too! Like they say if the shoe fits.
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At least I'm consistant. Nothing wishy-washy about me, it's either right or wrong and if it's wrong, it's wrong.

No matter how you look at it, 2 wrongs don't equal a right. The common denominator is; there is no common denominator, it's just wrong.

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> it's either right or wrong and if it's wrong </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Is it a Tom Cat or a F15? One way or another it's wrong.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ParTheCourse:
Is it a Tom Cat or a F15? One way or another it's wrong. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>I can't tell you how many times we've visited this thread about TomcatF15's username. He assures us that one has absolutely nothing to do with the other and he shows an F-18 in his Avatar. He's like an aviation museum rolled up into a tiny space.
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Consistently right, even though; there's nothing wishy-washy about that.
BTW, Gary Carlson showed us a nice American Star in Springfield and says hello and thanks for the help you provide.
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