RVing in New England is a weekly video and podcast talk show featuring exciting guests from the RV Industry and RV Consumer world. We discuss RVs, Camping, Campgrounds, RV shows, and everything else along with timely RV news.
info_outline Podcast 083 - 6 Months In and What a Ride! 06/29/2020
Podcast 083 - 6 Months In and What a Ride! Tonight it’s all about our fans as we have one of our Open Discussions on any topics you want to bring up or we will choose from a list that John and Bob have prepared. We thought it was time for another night with John and Bob to talk about things important to you, things that drove our RV and camping experience the first six months of the year, and gaze into the crystal ball and see what we think the last six months of the year will look like. This has been a year like no other for most of us. As the ba
info_outline Podcast 082 - RV Education 101's Mark and Dawn Polk Return 06/19/2020
Podcast 082 - RV Education 101's Mark and Dawn Polk Return f you have been RVing for a few years, you have certainly come across the Polk’s and their wide variety of RV education resources. They saw a need for more consumer education back in 1999 and have since built the #1 education resource website for RV enthusiasts. Gather your questions and join us Wednesday at 7PM as Dawn and Mark make a return visit on our show. Some of the things we will cover are: - Consumer training in the “stay at home” environment - Top three online streaming courses - The RV Book
info_outline Podcast 081 - RVIA's Karen Redfern 06/19/2020
Podcast 081 - RVIA's Karen Redfern While the past few months have been a whirlwind of uncertainty and new experiences, the professionals behind the scene have been very busy with new agencies and new ideas that are just being unveiled to consumers. This week we have an opportunity to talk with Karen Redfern from RVIA, one of the people most responsible for putting this massive undertaking together and now rolling it out in phases across the country. Under the Go RVing banner, the new campaign is called Go on a Real Vacation. Join us Wednesda
info_outline Podcast 080 - What's Behind the Yellow Sign? 06/19/2020
Podcast 080 - What's Behind the Yellow Sign? Many have asked “What’s Behind the Yellow Sign?” But have you ever wondered who the person is that is responsible for marketing all things related to that yellow sign? We are delighted to welcome Whitney Scott to our program this week. Whitney is responsible for all brand and marketing activities for Kampgrounds of America, Inc, including marketing technology, digital media, loyalty program and international marketing. She oversees a multi million-dollar budget and planning activities. For long-term m
info_outline Podcast 079 - Hemlock Hill RV Returns - New Chairman of RVDA 05/26/2020
Podcast 079 - Hemlock Hill RV Returns - New Chairman of RVDA Great show tonight with Chris and Jason Andro of Hemlock Hill RV. Watch the replay right here. Chris literally grew up in the industry, starting with the family campground and then their RV dealership, which he now owns with his sister Michelle and brother Jason. Chris has also given back to the industry for many years, both at the state and national level. In November he will become Chairman of the Board of Directors of RVDA.
info_outline Podcast 078 - Andy Robinowitz of Social Knowledge 05/26/2020
Podcast 078 - Andy Robinowitz of Social Knowledge Many RV enthusiasts engage with one of the many RV communities under the Social Knowledge umbrella and probably don’t know the man or the story behind the site they often frequent. What if you could ask one question to Andy Robinowitz, the founder of Social Knowledge and home to 32 RV-related websites and forums that communicate with their 1,000,000 members every day. What would that question be? Well, this week you have that opportunity and hopefully you will join us and ask Andy himself. Andy founded th
info_outline Podcast 077 - RVWA - Recreational Vehicle Women's Alliance 05/26/2020
Podcast 077 - RVWA - Recreational Vehicle Women's Alliance We checked back with the RV Women’s Alliance to learn about the recent appointment of Sandy Ellingson as their first Executive Director. The volunteer women who founded the organization are still involved, but the growth of the organization required more attention and they’ve got the right woman to handle it. Sandy announced a new national consumer program on the show tonight. Watch the show and learn all about "My Camping Dream is . . ."
info_outline Podcast 076 - The Man Behind The KOA North American Camping Report 04/30/2020
Podcast 076 - The Man Behind The KOA North American Camping Report We interviewed Scott Bahr of Carin Consulting Group. Scott is one of the most respected market researchers in the RV and Outdoor Hospitality industries. He is also the man behind the numbers and charts in the annual KOA North American Camping Report.
info_outline Podcast 075 - Pandemic and Effects on Full-Time RVers 04/27/2020
Podcast 075 - Pandemic and Effects on Full-Time RVers How the Pandemic is Affecting Full-Time RVers and Outlanders.
info_outline Podcast 074- Positive Contributions to First Responders from RVers and More. 04/21/2020
Podcast 074- Positive Contributions to First Responders from RVers and More. Join us tonight as we talk with some amazing RVers who are doing some amazing things with their RVs to assist medical professionals and first responders in coping with Covid-19. And we also have a tribute to Gary Bunzer, the RV Doctor, who passed away last night from complications with the coronavirus.
info_outline Podcast 071 - Reports from Two NERVDA Dealers Who Just Traveled Out West 04/21/2020
Podcast 071 - Reports from Two NERVDA Dealers Who Just Traveled Out West Tonight we talked to two NERVDA dealers who have just returned from family motorhome vacations out West. Nick Wright will be on at 7PM and David Major will be on at 7:30PM
info_outline Podcast 069 - How Water and Heating Technology for your RV 04/02/2020
Podcast 069 - How Water and Heating Technology for your RV How many times have you run out of hot water in your RV? Truma, with a long history of innovative water and heater systems in Germany and Europe entered the U.S. market in 2013. With a deliberate slow business development plan, the company quietly introduced their products to RV manufacturers, established a headquarters in Elkhart, and built an infrastructure for sustained growth after setting up customer service and training on day one.
info_outline Podcast 068 - Saturday Special - an 'On The Ground' recap 03/30/2020
Podcast 068 - Saturday Special - an 'On The Ground' recap Over 6000 people viewed our impromptu Saturday Night Special last week, so we are going to do it again tonight at 7PM. Join us for an informal conversation on "the week that was!"
info_outline Podcast 067 - Bob and John Focus on Positivity in Today's World 03/26/2020
Podcast 067 - Bob and John Focus on Positivity in Today's World Last Saturday we went live at 7PM in an impromptu edition of RVing in New England. We were going to answer questions from our viewers for 30 minutes – that turned into 60 minutes with a lot of engagement – and it was fun. We focused on the positive issues of the day and the dramatic changes in our lives at work and certainly at home. Since then the show has been viewed almost 6,000 times in less than 72 hours – so we have decided to continue the conversation on our regular show Wednesday evening this
info_outline Podcast 066 - Coronavirus and the RV Industry 03/24/2020
Podcast 066 - Coronavirus and the RV Industry An unscheduled Saturday night special edition of RVing in New England. Answering our fans questions about the potential impact on the RV dealers and campgrounds with the current healthcare environment in our country today. We had 2,100 views when the show ended, and 2,500 views less than 30 minutes after the show ended. We have never had numbers like this since we launched the show in January 2018. Thank you for your encouragement, support and acceptance of RVing in New England presented by NERVDA, the New
info_outline Podcast 065 - Anthony Nall - Creator of The RVers TV Show 03/24/2020
Podcast 065 - Anthony Nall - Creator of The RVers TV Show Fantastic show tonight with Anthony Nalli, creator of the new television show, The RVers. He comes to this new venture as an avid RVer himself. With a history of successful TV shows, including ”The Aviators,” Anthony is bringing the lifestyle to life for many RV and outdoor enthusiasts.
info_outline Podcast 064 - Winnebago National Dealer Meeting on RVing In New England 03/13/2020
Podcast 064 - Winnebago National Dealer Meeting on RVing In New England Bob and John attend the Winnebago National Dealer Meeting in Palm Springs, CA - interviewing Mike Happe, CEO of Winnebago and others along with hearing details of some cool Class Bs!
info_outline Podcast 063 - Authors Jeremy and Stephanie Puglisi 03/10/2020
Podcast 063 - Authors Jeremy and Stephanie Puglisi Our guests were Jeremy and Stephanie Puglisi, co hosts of The RV Atlas podcast and Campground of the Week podcast. They are authors of Idiots Guide: RV Vacations and See You at the Campground: A Guide to Discovering Community, Connection, and a Happier Family in the Great Outdoors. They are award-winning educators and writers, who spend over 50 nights a year in our RV, traveling with our three young sons.
info_outline Podcast 062 - Living the RV Dream 02/28/2020
Podcast 062 - Living the RV Dream What was a dream in 2005, became a passion for Howard and Linda and an incredible resource for people that had similar dreams of selling everything, buying an RV, and heading out to see this great country. Which is exactly what Howard and Linda managed to do at the young age of 41. They quit their high-paying corporate jobs, sold just about everything they owned, and made the transition to living in an RV as they traveled around North America. The decision to take the leap into full-time RVing was made afte
info_outline Podcast 061 - Black Folks Camp Too! 02/28/2020
Podcast 061 - Black Folks Camp Too! We first met Earl when he was the VP of Sales for Sylvan Sport. His passion for the RV industry was always on display with large crowds gathering around to meet this man. Earl brings a passion to everything he does, including his new business venture, Black Folks Camp Too. Launched late last year, It is a marketing-driven business whose mission is to increase diversity in the outdoor industry by making it easier, more interesting and more fun for black folks to go camping. Earl is also an accomplished autho
info_outline Podcast 060 - RV Tips - Largest RV Facebook Group of Its Kind! 02/13/2020
Podcast 060 - RV Tips - Largest RV Facebook Group of Its Kind! Not only did it survive, but in just eight years it has grown to the largest RV related group on Facebook. Ed Hurlburt, and his wife Debi, have been full-timing and workamping for seven years. Along the way they have developed four Facebook groups and several websites. Their first love is RV Tips, information about RVing by other RVers – not paid journalists, not inexperienced bloggers, not people looking to profit off the information . . . Just a husband and wife team that is passionate about RVing and a
info_outline Podcast 059 - RV Weight Management Discussion 02/09/2020
Podcast 059 - RV Weight Management Discussion This week we discussed a serious topic in a fun and informal way. That doesn’t mean it is any less important, in fact, weight management and safety is the most important aspect of enjoying your RVing adventures. Join is for a great conversation with Trey Selman tonight. Do you understand the importance of matching your truck or SUV to a trailer? It’s simple, and the RVSEF video is free. Don’t buy anything until you watch this important safety video. As we approach our camping season, make this the yea
info_outline Podcast 057 - Ready for the Boston RV & Camping Expo! 02/05/2020
Podcast 057 - Ready for the Boston RV & Camping Expo! It’s going to a great weekend in Boston. It’s showtime. Dealers and exhibitors are busy loading RVs and accessories into the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. This week we had three guests (a first for RVing in New England). Starting off we had Carolyn Weston, Group Director, Outdoor Lifestyle Events for Paragon Group who gave us an overview of the show and what it takes to put on a show of this magnitude for RV enthusiasts. Mike Sokol, a national expert on RV electricity, will be presenting our se
info_outline Podcast 058 - Wrap up of the Boston RV Expo 02/05/2020
Podcast 058 - Wrap up of the Boston RV Expo Our dealers, campgrounds and accessory vendors were overwhelmed with the crowds, both in terms of quality, RVing experience and their optimism for the upcoming camping season and the overall economy in our country today. The show certainly benefited from great weather, no football game, no auto show and no parking challenges. What did you like? What can we improve on next year? What manufacturers, brands and floorplans caught your attention? If you did buy a new RV at the show, what did you buy and what inf
info_outline Podcast 056 - Authors of 'Living the RV Life' Join Bob and John 01/24/2020
Podcast 056 - Authors of 'Living the RV Life' Join Bob and John As Marc says in the book, “What if you started living the way you really want to, instead of the way society thinks you ought to?” It was a fun-filled hour that may very well change the way you RV - or show you how to have more fun while doing it. This will be a book for the ages, and you will refer to it often, almost like an encyclopedia on how to enjoy RVs and the RV lifestyle.
info_outline Podcast 055 - Chatting About the Boston RV Expo with Expert Guests 01/24/2020
Podcast 055 - Chatting About the Boston RV Expo with Expert Guests It’s going to a great weekend in Boston. It’s showtime. Dealers and exhibitors are busy loading RVs and accessories into the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. This week we had three guests (a first for RVing in New England). Starting off we had Carolyn Weston, Group Director, Outdoor Lifestyle Events for Paragon Group who gave us an overview of the show and what it takes to put on a show of this magnitude for RV enthusiasts. Mike Sokol, a national expert on RV electricity, will be presenting our se
info_outline Podcast 054 - RV Self Serve Camping for Safe Overnights and More! 01/09/2020
Podcast 054 - RV Self Serve Camping for Safe Overnights and More! How many times have you said, I just want a safe, clean and affordable place to sleep while traveling down the highway? Let’s face it, we all have! Tonight's guest was Jim Turntine, the owner/developer of the RV Self Park concept. In fact, it has gone from concept to reality and if you are traveling in Missouri you could be one of the first RVers in the country to try it out.