Month: March 2020

Can I Work From Home?

Here’s HMRVIs RV Parked at the Beach During a Work Day – “A Great View While Operating Our Small Business!”

Can You Make Money From the Home?

If this is something you really want to do, the answer is yes!  There are lots of ways to make money from the home, whether that home is a more traditional type of structure like a house or something more untraditional like an RV.  Either way, it does not matter.  A small business can be run from anywhere these days given technology and the ease of connectivity to the internet.

We will share with you the ways that you can start different kinds of small businesses.  Depending on what your personality is geared for you can determine what home-based business would work best for you.  Yes, you will need to dig deep into your mind by determining what your personality type is!

We have an easy way to do that.  It will be an invaluable process for you to go through to determine what will create the results you are looking for.

So, HMRVI Corporation looks forward to helping you through this process!  Howard and Pam have been there.  They know what it is like to take a dream of financial freedom and search for ways to make it happen.

 

Can You Do the Same?

Do You Want to Own an RV?

If you would like to join the RV lifestyle, HMRVI Corporation can absolutely assist you with your decisions of what to purchase, how to understand and operate the RVs systems, and how to get further education if you would like to quickly fix things when issues occur with the RV.  Why rely on others!

 

Do You Own an RV and Want to Travel More?

RVs are the best way to travel and see the world we live in!  Home is where you park it: on the top of a mountain road, at the beach, in a Walmart parking lot, or anywhere you can legally do so.  Can extended travel be expensive?  Sure it can!  You can spend hundreds of dollars with each fuel stop when traveling in an RV.  But, what if you travel with a business purpose?  Can that help offset the costs of those travel?  Yes, they can!  We can show you how.

 

Do You Want to Start a Small Business?

Would you like to add some additional income to your economic portfolio?  Would you like to be in better charge of your financial destiny?  Would you like to be able to make as much money as you want to?  As long as you don’t put limitations on yourself then all this is possible!

 

HMRVI Corporation can assist you with all these things.  “We look forward to working with you!”

How it all Started

The Early Years

Here I was, a young twenty-something living the dream as a ski-bum in the mountains of Colorado.  I was not rich financially but I was sure having fun!  Instead of choosing the traditional business path after college, I escaped to the mountains to take it easy for a while.  I had developed a passion for skiing so I decided why not go where the skiing is great: John Denver country!

Well, I made it as far as Summit County.  I was only going to stay for a little while before deciding what I was really going to do with my life.  I knew it was not to sit in an office for the next forty-something years!

Working in a ski resort I quickly learned that I was going to be a terrible employee.  I had already worked my way through college as a head waiter who successfully trained others, so I knew I had a skill set that I might be able to capitalize on.  I also knew that I did not want to work for other people because I always felt I could do things better if they let me.  Pretty arrogant, eh?  Well, that’s a twenty-something for you!

I enjoyed my time working in the ski industry and living in Summit County in those early years.  I made a decent wage, had a nice mobile home, worked at night, skied all day and in the summer mountain biked instead of skiing.

But, at that young age, I still knew that working for someone else was not going to be acceptable for me.  I don’t know where that came from.  None of my family members were ever entrepreneurial.  I just knew that I had to find a way to create my own source of income.  Well, when the timing is right, and you are looking, things always seem to show up.

One day an acquaintance in the mobile home park I was living knocked on my door.  He said a few complimentary things about me and passed me an envelope with a few brochures and a cassette tape.  Having known him I thought he was pretty sharp, so I accepted the information and promised to review it.

I listened to the tape and read the information.  I suddenly realized that my goal of being free from a job might have been answered.  I wanted to make money from the home!  I wanted to be able to work when I wanted to and play when I wanted to.  After all, I already had a taste of what life could be like.

Make Money From the Home

I got back to my acquaintance and asked for more information.  He was probably thinking, “Oh boy, I got a live one!”  He told me there was going to be a local meeting to discuss the opportunity.  I was open to that.  So I attended the meeting and was exposed to a company called Amway.  I had never heard of it.  I thought their marketing plan was brilliant and that this would be perfect for me.

All I had to do was share the opportunity with others, hold and attend meetings, and buy products from my own company.  Easy enough, right?  Well, what I did not know was that not everyone was excited about Amway as I was.  I had never heard of it.  I had never heard of multi-level marketing.

I stayed involved with Amway for a few years and did okay before moving on.  But, the best thing that came from the association was what I learned as far as personal development.

You see, if you are going to create a large income from a business of your own, you may have to change your mindset based on whatever your paradigm may be.  What is a paradigm?  It is a collection of internal thoughts that you act on that dictate your feelings, actions, and results.  Very powerful stuff!

I was not raised with a mindset where lack and limitations existed, but some people are.  They are told that their lot in life is to be poor.  Others are told they will never amount to anything nor achieve any kind of success.  When this happens the only way to overcome that negativity is to reprogram the mind through the reading of materials that can help to change the damaging paradigm.  I will talk more about this elsewhere on this website.

So, having the right wealth mindset I moved on from Amway and continued to operate HOW Enterprises.  My business moniker was if you want to know how to make money, ask me how.

During this time I met Pam at the ski resort I was working at.  During that time period, we skied all day and worked all night.  We did that for three years, and by the time I was approaching my late twenties, I had proposed to Pam and we got married.  She was the first person I sponsored when I was introduced to Amway.  She had the same dreams I did.

So there I am in my Amway-suit, bought from my own business, and looking so stylish with my new bride!  To my right is my Amway sponsor.  It was a small wedding in our local church in Summit County.  And so our life of searching for the next business venture started.

During the Amway adventure, we were introduced to the idea of RV life.  We had met several business associates that had really nice RVs.  We are talking about nice Prevost bus conversions.  We don’t know why but the idea of life on the road really sounded perfect for us.  I imagined traveling around the country visiting business associates and writing that travel off on my taxes because I was traveling with a business purpose.

So Pam and I started looking at RVs every time we traveled out of the mountains to Denver, Colorado.  We would stop and look at the RVs and imagined what our life would be like traveling the highways of the United States in our home on wheels.  I imagined driving it sitting in that big comfortable captain’s chair, looking out the huge windshield and enjoying the changing view.  It was like a giant movie screen with a 180-degree view.

Here is the front cover of the brochure I had on my dream board in my home office back in the early 1990s.  I would look at my dream board while I was at home on the phone looking for new clients.  My vision of my life on the road in my RV home was so real.  I had spent time sitting in the front seat of the Itasca at the RV dealership looking out the windshield thinking about all the great places we would see.   I saw myself driving the RV, eating a snack if I wanted one, having a cup of french roast coffee, anything I wanted because everything I needed was with me.

And Pam and I would travel to places where we would be making money and take advantage of the tax benefits of writing off our travels while creating a fantastic lifestyle.  How did I come to this reality?  Well, I noticed all those areas on the 1040 Federal Income Tax form that looked like ways that I could reduce my adjusted gross income.

Advance the story twenty years and in that time I had owned an S Corporation, a franchise corporation, and worked with several other network marketing companies.  But all these required other people to help achieve my success.  I got tired of trying to get other people to do their part!

The dream of the RV lifestyle started in 2002, on a part-time basis, and by 2008 and after thirty-five thousand miles in rented RVs, the full-time RV lifestyle started.  There was no business entity at this point as the economic downturn of 2008 took out my used vehicle restoration business.

In 2013, with no business deductions and moderate-income, our tax bill was hard to swallow that year!  I had the discussion with Pam that unless we find another business idea, our lives as full-time RVers is not going to include business write-offs or personal conversion expenses.  You see, after twenty-four years of my entrepreneurial mindset, she finally said no more.  Then I showed her the tax bill, and I won.  She said what next?

I told her that I wanted to start a business in an industry that was brand new and that nobody knew anything about it.  She said sure.  What is it?  So I took her to meet some people that could explain it better than me.  After a week of learning about it, she was on board.  The best part is that it involved the RV lifestyle and fulfilling the goals that we had envisioned years ago.

After creating a business plan and looking at the potential of the market HMRVI Corporation was born in 2014.

Advance time to now and the dreams that were perpetuated in the mid-1980s have come to pass.  In fact, they are even better than first envisioned.  Not only does business involve travel in the RV but it is in the RV industry!

“If you help enough other people get what they want you will have everything in life you want” – Zig Ziglar

Make Money From the Home

Make Money From the Home

Sure!  Everyone would like to do that!  But not everyone can do it unless they have some help getting to that point.  Now this discussion is not talking about working from home for someone else.  This discussion is about owning a small business that allows one to create income from efforts conducted from a home, whatever that home may be!

Some people own their own small businesses and make money from a home that is an apartment, a condominium, a townhome, a house, or even a recreational vehicle.  This is how HMRVI Corporation operates its business: from the comfort of their RV home!

Imagine being able to create your own schedule to create income.  Imagine being able to go to bed when you want to and get up when you want to.  Imagine further that your commute to run your small business consists of walking to an area in your home where you operate your income creating small business.

This all starts with sharing some ideas of how making money at home can be accomplished, developing a plan for the accomplishment of goals to launch a home-based small business, and then taking action.

HMRVI Corporation can assist in this area!  As home-based small business owners since the mid-nineteen-eighties, they have the knowledge base to assist others in accomplishing the same course if one is willing to work to make it happen.

“We wish you all the best in your small business endeavors!”

HMRVI Business Planning

The essential part of being free from the income restraints of others is to run your own small business.  When we say things as that people respond right back with, “I can’t do that!”  That comes from a paradigm created by others that have limited their thinking!  Anyone can accomplish anything they want to in life if they will just believe in themselves!

HMRVI Corporation has helped many people launch their own small businesses.  It starts by sharing ideas about the possibilities of what options people have for a small business that they can own and operate anywhere.  “We love to get people thinking outside the box so they can take action and create a lifestyle that they really want!”

This can be hard for people who have only worked for others.  It is easy to allow other people to control your daily actions.  “It’s easy to go to work and have someone tell you what they want and then have you figure out how to accomplish that.  Unfortunately not for the pay you think your talents are worth!”  For most, it is much easier than being the captain of their own ship where they have to be the boss.

“We are not saying that everyone should be solely in business for themselves.  Not everyone is meant to do that!  What we do encourage people to do is launch a venture that they can be passionate about, and maybe do that along with their current job so they can create additional income.”

HMRVI Corporation can help to create that vision, to help believe in the possibilities, to formulate a plan and launch a small business that could be life-changing in regards to personal income and tax benefits!

HMRVI Services

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RV Inspection Services

An RV purchase, whether new or used, is a large financial decision!  When RVs are new they come from the manufacturer with issues that need to be addressed before a new owner takes possession of the vehicle.  That is just the nature of the industry.

When a used RV is being purchased, the possibility exists that there will be many issues that need to be addressed.  If the used RV is at a dealership it is likely they did not have the time to thoroughly go through the RV to address issues that may exist.  If the used RV is being handled as a private sale then there are even greater odds that issues will need to be addressed before a purchase price is negotiated!

HMRVI Corporation has been doing RV inspections since 2014.  After that amount of time, Howard and Pam are more sure then ever that the process that they use to evaluate RV’s is thorough, the time spent with the RV is adequate to identify issues that are present, and the inspection report that is generated is valuable information that an RV buyer needs to help make an educated buying decision.

There are many types of RV’s out there.  People can purchase towable type RVs like a travel trailer or a 5th wheel RV.  For those that want to own a driveable RV, there are class A, class B, and Class C type RVs.  Given these facts, a detailed RV inspection can take anywhere from four to eight hours to complete.  These RV inspections are very detailed and involve evaluating as many as five hundred things during the detailed analysis process.

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The RV Inspection Report is the Purple Monkey Locator!

HMRVI Corporation is a member of the NRVIA.  That is the National Recreational Vehicle Inspectors Association.  In fact, they are the National Trainers for the advanced RV inspector training classes held in Texas.  They teach the inspectors a detailed process of evaluating RV’s in a methodical manner using the NRVIA’s Standards of Practice, all the while adhering to a strict Code of Ethics.

“We want our clients to have all the information they need so once they make a decision on the RV they want to buy, that after the purchase they will have safe and enjoyable times while traveling with their friends and family in their new RV home.”

Oil and Coolant Analysis Services

RV Inspectors can’t take apart engines to see what is going on inside them.  But, they can pull oil and coolant samples from them, as long as there has been a sufficient amount of time that the fluid has been in use.  These samples are sent off to a national lab to have the samples evaluated to see what is happening inside an engine, generator, or a transmission.

Since the engine, transmission, and generator of a motorized RV are a large portion of the overall cost, why risk not knowing what is going on with these critical components when purchasing a used RV!  It is such an affordable thing to do and allows the RV buyer to get a virtual view of the inside of the engine, transmission, and generator.  Oil and coolant analysis add a level of diagnostics that just can’t be found any other way.

Think of this as healthcare for an RV:

  • Tells when oil and coolants have experienced contamination
  • Indicates signs of thermal or mechanical breakdown
  • Any indication of internal part wear
  • Problem indicators long before the problems arise
  • Reduced chance of road calls, expensive repairs, or lost travel time.
  • Improves the reliability of the motorhome.
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Oil and Coolant Analysis Before and After the Sale!

What Does Oil Analysis Tell Me?

Oil analysis measures additive levels, wear metals, contaminants (such as water or internal coolant or fuel leaks), soot levels, viscosity, oxidation, and nitration.  First, the oil is checked for viscosity loss (thinned out oil) and thermal breakdown (too much heat).  Oil samples are also checked for signs of fuel and coolant caused by faulty injectors or leaking head gaskets and for changes in nitration level that may indicate improper fuel/air mixtures.  All of this can be checked as part of the analysis, plus any early stages of wear on internal parts can also be detected.

What Does Coolant Analysis Tell Me?

Coolant analysis measures glycol content, additive levels, Freeze Point, Boiling Point, total hardness and dissolved solid levels (mineral content).  These tests tell you everything you need to know to fully evaluate your engine cooling system and it will tell you if or when an engine coolant change is needed.

Detailed test reports will be emailed directly to you.  If you don’t have an email account, reports are sent to your mailbox through the US Postal Service.  Test reports are “user friendly” and color-coded so it’s easy to spot problems if any exist.  Color codes help to indicate the overall severity of the sample using a zero to four rating scale.  A Severity Rating of zero indicates that everything is okay and no maintenance is required.  On the other hand, a Severity Rating of four indicates immediate action is necessary.  The color on the Severity Rating scale matches the data; so, it’s easy to spot the problem (test result) that led to the overall Severity Rating.  The report also lists comments and recommendations that instruct you and your service tech on what was found and what maintenance or checks are needed.

These are all great things to know when so much money is involved when it comes to the motorized parts of an RV!

New RV Owner Walk Through Services

RVs are very complex!  They have multiple electrical systems, a propane system, two types of battery banks, two water systems, and many features that are unknown to most people who live in a “sticks and bricks” type home.   A home on wheels is much more complicated than a house!

How many people get a walkthrough when they purchase a house?  Not usually.  You are handed the keys and it is assumed that you know how to live in it.  And most times, this is true unless it has complicated low voltage electrical systems that control the house.

Well, RVs are like a home on steroids!  When purchased they require someone to spend hours helping the new owner to understand how to operate the RV.  When an RV is purchased new this is the RV dealership’s job.  When they are purchased used, this should be the responsibility of the RV dealership or the person you are buying the RV from.  They may not even know everything about it!

In either case, neither is usually enough to help the new RV owner feel comfortable living in their new home.

This is where HMRVI Corporation can assist you!  Howard and Pam have over one hundred thousand miles traveling in RVs.  They have been living in RVs since 2002 and enjoying full-time RV living since 2008.  They know what it is like to own one and how to operate all the systems that these homes on wheels have.

Howard and Pam can spend all the time you need them to in order to help you prepare for life on the road.  And that not only includes operating the RV but also things you need to know when it comes to the RV lifestyle.

RV Pre-Purchase Consultations

When deciding to purchase an RV home, how do you know what to look for?  If you have never had an RV before, what should you buy?  What RV will be best for you?  Even more, experienced RVers need some help when deciding to buy another RV.

There is so much to consider when it comes to an RV purchase, especially when it involves so much money.  Let HMRVI Corporation help take the pain out of such a big decision.  Let them accompany you while you investigate your new RV home!  It could save you from making a wrong purchase because you did not think to ask or did not know what you did not know.

Seminars

Howard and Pam have developed the skills to be able to present on many topics that are RV and small business-related.  Whether talking to a group of twenty or a group of hundreds, they can keep attendees entertained while educating on the topics they present.

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