RV entrepreneur goes national with members-only ratings, review website


    The CEO of Florida-based RV Sales of Broward is seeking to capitalize on the rising popularity of RVs in a new way with TheRVAdvisor.com, a venture she describes as a combination of Angie’s List and TripAdvisor for RV enthusiasts.

    Gigi Stetler, who has been in the RV sales business for more than 30 years, expects to cut costs for her company and others by creating an online resource for the industry’s influx of new customers. The site provides information about buying an RV, ratings and reviews of dealerships, and roadside assistance.

    It’s a venture she’s taking nationwide, as manufacturers produced 13.2 percent more travel trailers and towable RVs, year-over-year, in response to higher demand, according the RV Industry Association’s July report.