As in past years we open our new year with what is now the annual RVBusiness RV Of The Year show from The RVMH Hall Of Fame Museum in Elkhart, Indiana.
The 2017 awards show presented some challenges right from the start with part of our crew getting there the day of the show rather than two days early due to an East Coast snow storm.
But that wasn’t the end of it, it turns out our program co-host Jeff Johnston was stuck in Oregon due to a bad ice storm and never made it to the awards show. Fortunately, we had Ron Stryker, a DJ and program director from radio station 103.9 “The Bear” , join Colleen Bormann, our other co-host from our local ABC station, and… the show went on.
2017 seemed to be the year of smaller trailers as was obvious with the Airstream Base Camp winning top honors as RV Of The Year.
Jeff Johnston had an opportunity to test quite a few of these new ultra-lite trailers this year including the Jayco Jay Feather and the Forest River R-Pod followed by the Lance 1475.
2017 also was a year that brought out some new retro-vintage trailers. One which Jeff took out for a few days was the Gulfstream Vintage Cruiser.
Then Jeff turned his camera to a ‘new’ vintage trailer called the 'Thom Thumb'. Yes I did say new-vintage as this is a new trailer built from the ground up to exact original trailer specs.
Then from small trailers, we turned our attention to serious off-road RVing with an in-depth look at the Earth Cruiser. Jeff also had a chance to see what goes into building this rugged beauty.
From RV’s to RV destinations, our friend and radio host John Dipietro took us along on his week-long adventure to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and showed how much fun a grown up can have.
2017 also gave us an opportunity to introduce Mark and Dawn Polk… the folks behind RV Education 101. For over 30-years Mark and Dawn have been teaching us just about everything we need to know about RV’s with their books and video educational tools. If you’re looking at how to maintain, repair or even drive your RV… look no further.
So this show wraps up our 2017 season and we look forward to having you all join us again in 2018.