Intro

Happy 2021 everyone! My name is Brian and I am very excited to have joined Outdoorsy as Wheelbase Product Manager. We are ramping up our development team and capability and planning for the year. We have a great deal to accomplish, and I am looking forward to working with everyone to achieve our goals. I am available in Wheelbase Slack, so feel free to stop by and let's discuss anything you wish. Already have had some valuable inputs and conversations. I am looking forward to hearing from you. Brian Grove, Principal Product Manager for Wheelbase

Industry insight

5 ways RVs and camper vans could change travel in 2021 Jennifer Young, co-foudner and CMO of Outdoorsy shares her vision about how the industry could evolve in 2021. More here.

RV Shipments Roll into 2021 with a 20% Projected Increase Demand for RVs is such that RV shipments are projected to increase by 20% in 2021, with an estimated 500,000 wholesale RV units expected to ship in 2021. More here.

RVBusiness Announces Top 10 RVs for 2021 Because the pandemic put our beloved national RV shows on hold, RVBusiness took a different approach to roll out their Top 10 RVs for 2021. More here.

Product updates

Fixed a permission issue that allowed/prevented an employee type from making/deleting a vehicle in the dashboard.

Fixed an issue where the iFrame calendar was not updating availability after a reservation was moved to another vehicle or changed dates.

Fixed an issue on the Mobile iFrame where tooltips for Security Deposit and Taxes were cut off.

Fixed an issue where Outdoorsy listings displayed the incorrect values for mileage fees.

Fixed an issue where Outdoorsy listings displayed an incorrect number of reviews for parent vehicles.

Custom Insurance Packages with a price of $0 no longer display a $0 amount in the Checkout.

Fixed an issue when adding credit to a customer with an expiration date, where the expiration date was not showing in the modal as editable.

Fixed Child vehicle names so they can be changed without needing to ungroup them first under the list view on the Parent vehicle page.

Fixed cancelling of a scheduled payment so it stays cancelled if the reservation is changed.

Pro tips

Have you considered consignment to grow your fleet for high season? Consignment has been a great way for many of our most successful Wheelbase users to grow their business. If you want to know more, check this article and also this panel from the last Wheelbase Summit.

Wondering how to save time at pick-up and maintain a great service? When high season starts, it's already late to improve your processes. Providing your renters with a user manual is a great way to better streamline your check-out operation and save precious time. Check our step-by-step guide to creating user manuals here.

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