I think Darrel Smith came up with a fantastic idea and I would sure buy whatever we end up printing: decals, cups, spare tire covers, etc.
Here's my suggestion :
it lasts & lasts & lasts
RVs your kids can inherit!
Here's my reasoning:
1. Yes it's wordy (so am I!) but different fonts/spacing can make it happen. The "inherit" part could be at the bottom, if round, the words could wrap the border. I'm no graphic designer so I'm just throwing out content here, it could be layed out any number of ways.
2. Yes, it's not radical; yes, it's not romantic. But it's the longevity that attracts us most to Fiberglass RVs so why not stress that fact. By and large we're all practical and pragmatic people and that's what comes across in this content.
3. The "kids can inherit part" is slightly humorous (he said modestly)and is a play on the bumper sticker we often see with some form of "this rv is my kid's inheritance." It also repeats and underlines the longevity part. You read this you at least walk away knowing the #1 selling feature of Fiberglass.
4. Speaking of selling features: While this content supports our website it also sells fiberglass trailers. And of course that's good for us because our member base grows. But likewise it's good for the various fiberglass RV manufacturers. I could easily see us going to these manufactures and asking for some sponsorship with a decal,
or tire cover like this. We're helping sell their products, why not? And if we get one signed on, well the others tend to follow. I'm not fooling myself in thinking big bucks, but any amount that helps defray web costs is nice. And IMHO the future of fiberglass rvs is very bright; I think the rebirth of Trillium
is a harbinger. (Obviously the above applies to other content ideas as well--whatever we choose we might wish to consider its marketability to the Fiberglass RV industry).
5. (The following applies to whatever we go with) Graphics should be generic. I have an egg but I would caution us against using an egg-shaped graphic. Bigfoots don't look like eggs; neither do Scamp
5th Wheels, Oxygens, etc. If there's one thing I like above the many many things I like about this web site it's that we're so wonderfully inclusive. Additionally, when we hitch ourselves to an egg shaped graphic (pun intended!) we ain't going to be able to knock on Bigfoot's door for sponsorship. I think we could just go with colours and graphics that are retro and capture the essence of 50's trailering. So many, many, options there.
That's it. Sorry for the length and sorry for the promotional nature of this post. I just believe in pitching what I believe. But I've seen lots of great ideas on this thread and whatever we do, my thanks to Darrel for a superb idea.
ps On the slim chance that we go with this idea I stipulate in
advance that my 3 1/2 year have total control
over the art work.