Bob Zagami, Executive Director
New England RV Dealers Association
41 Deer Path
Hudson, MA 01749
(617) 974-3739



Have you heard, “This truck has the best towing power in its class”?

Trucks and RVs - Match them correctly

We have all seen the TV commercials with a Toyota Tundra pulling the Space Shuttle. We have also been told by our truck sales representatives that, “This truck has the best towing power in its class.” With that being said, when looking at campers we become confident that our 1/2 ton truck, which includes F-150, Chevy, Dodge or GMC 1500’s, and the Toyota Tundra, can tow the travel trailer we are looking at or own. If properly equipped, the larger V-8 Chevy, Dodge, Toyota, and the turbo charged V-6 from Ford all have great tow ratings. Many are above 8,500 lbs. with the correct gear ratio. However…there is always a however! There is a weak point with these lighter duty […]

Making Memories….Unplugged


Camping is a great way for families to create memories. There are many opportunities for campers to experience being “unplugged” while camping. Campers can appreciate the sights and sounds of nature, a bubbling brook, the birds singing in the morning, and the frogs croaking. The bright blue skies, the mountain peaks, or the rolling waves of the ocean, so much of nature to be absorbed. Here are 5 tips on how to truly relax on vacation: 1. Give yourself buffer days: If possible, give yourself a day before and after your vacation. The day before will allow you to take care of any business at home or work before you leave, and the day after will allow you to transition […]

NERVDA launches Facebook Live Talk Show

Rving In New England Talk Show

In our ongoing effort to engage and inform our RVing in New England audience, we began incorporating Facebook Live Videos of our NERVDA RV Dealers and Associate Members early this spring. Those videos have been incorporated for each dealer under our Media tab on Moving to the next level, we have started a multi-person talk show format on our NERVDA Facebook Page. We will announce details soon but it will be a weekly format, probably 30 – 60 minutes depending on the agenda and contributing guests. This is our first attempt with this app. Hosted by Bob Zagami with guests Michelle Fontaine and John DiPietro. We were pleased with the initial audience and the views received were very good […]

Karen Macdonald Celebrated by RV Pro Magazine

Karen Macdonald Celebrated by RV Pro Magazine

The August issue of RV-Pro Magazine celebrated women in the RV industry, and did a separate article on our own Karen Macdonald, owner of Macdonald’s RV in Plainville, MA.  Macdonald’s is celebrating their 70th Anniversary this year. Click on image to download the rest of the story.

The Enjoyment of Park Model Living and Destination Camping


The Best Kept Secret in the RV Industry I’ve often wondered why we don’t see higher sales numbers for park model trailers, given the role they play in our industry. Last year there were less than 5,000 park models sold in the entire country. Hopefully the numbers will start to increase now that the Go RVing campaign has added a new section on park model RVs and destination camping. My RVing experiences started almost forty years ago with our first motorhome. Through the years we have owned pop-ups, travel trailers and motorhomes – each filling our RV requirements at a particular point in time as we built careers, businesses and brought up our two daughters. About fourteen years ago we […]