WHAT’S SO SUPER ABOUT THE FLORIDA RV SUPERSHOW? PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING.

Winter is traditionally considered RV show season, and right now there are hundreds of these popular consumer events taking place around the United States. The shows allow shoppers to explore a wide range of RV floor plans, price points, and industry trends. Many shows also offer educational seminars, food, and entertainment.

Local RV shows are a great way to spend a Saturday, especially if you are searching for your first RV or thinking about trading up to your next rig. However, if you want to experience the RV show of the year, then you better reserve some vacation time next January and head down to Tampa, Florida.

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LOUISVILLE LEARNINGS: HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE NATIONAL RV TRADE SHOW

Our friends from RVFTA, RV Education 101, and The Fit RV

RV Types and RV Ownership – A Diverse Marketplace

Every year when I attend the RVIA National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Kentucky I look at current trends that are driving and shaping the future of the RV industry.  By the time I leave the show I come away with renewed excitement about the upcoming camping season and traveling in our RV.

For the past several years I noticed some trends at the show included smaller, lighter and more fuel efficient RVs. They also have more advanced electronics and technology to address the wants and expectations of a future generation of RVers.

This year I didn’t want to “miss the forest for the trees” as the saying goes. In my opinion RV manufacturers do a great job building RVs to meet a diverse buying marketplace. RV manufacturers not only build numerous types of RVs to meet the consumer’s wants and needs; they also offer RVs at various price points to fit different RV buyer’s budgets.

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RSVP Now For The #GoRVing Twitter Party October 27th, 9PM EST (US Only)

Don’t you just love fall? James and I just got back from a fantastic month-long 3,400 mile RV trip. We love to take our biggest road trip of the year in the fall for so many different reasons; smaller crowds, beautiful weather, changing leaves, etc.

So that’s why we’re excited to host GoRVing’s upcoming Twitter Party! The topic?

Fall RV Destinations!

We hope you’ll join us on Thursday October 27th at 9pm EST (6pm Pacific) for some great conversations about RVing in the fall. Over the course of the hour we’ll cover a variety of topics including destination suggestions, activity ideas, and seasonal events.

And did I mention prizes?!

One grand prize winner will receive a $50 VISA gift card AND some cool Go RVing swag! We’ll also be giving away two more Go RVing prize packs, which each include a $10 VISA gift card plus more of that super fun Go RVing swag. All for partying with us! (Prizing is open to U.S. residents only)

Just What is a Twitter Party?

If you’ve never participated in a Twitter party before, it’s pretty simple and great fun. Think of it like sitting around a campfire and having a conversation with a bunch of friends, only it’s a cyber-campfire so less pressure! From our Twitter page @TheFitRV, we’ll be tweeting open-ended questions throughout the hour that always begin with “Q1, Q2, Q3… etc.”, and you respond with your own thoughts and suggestions by starting your tweet with “A1, A2, A3…etc.” Plus, you’ll always include the hashtag #GoRVing in your post so we can see your response. Prizes are awarded at random, but here’s a key tip: Consider each of your tweets and responses as sort of an entry for the prizes. So the more you interact, the better your chance becomes of winning a prize!

Sounds Great! How Do I Join?

To participate and be eligible for prizes, just follow these steps:

  1. Follow The Fit RV and Go RVing on Twitter.
  2. RSVP below by leaving a link to your Twitter handle in the comments (ex. www.twitter.com/thefitrv)!
  3. Show up for the party at 9pm EST, which will be hosted on @TheFitRV homepage.
  4. Respond to our topics (and also to other partyer’s responses) always making sure to use the #GoRVing hashtag in each post.
  5. Pay attention to our announcements of winners throughout the hour! If your name comes up, we’ll have you message the Prize Patrol to arrange to collect your prizes.

It’s as easy as that. Can’t wait to chat with you at the party, gang! See you there!

NAARVA RALLY

There are many RV membership clubs out there, like Escapees, Thousand Trails or FMCA. I had a chance to attend a rally of one such membership club you probably have never heard about, NAARVA.

NAARVA stands for National African American RV Association. It was founded in 1993 and boasts a membership of more than 1,400 members. African-American RVers face many challenges and NAARVA aims to be a resource to solve some of those issues. I had looked into NAARVA a few years ago when we first started RVing and at that time I didn’t see any young families as members. So I moved on. However, this time I had a chance to find out if we were missing something special.

 

 

From the moment I pulled into Gulf Shores State Park, I knew things were different. Typically when we travel as a family in our RV, we are extremely lucky if we aren’t the only African-Americans in the entire campground. As we pulled up, two NAARVA volunteers greeted us. They quickly checked us in and showed us to our site. Throughout the drive to our site we were greeted with smiles and waves from all the other NAARVA campers. Talk about feeling welcome! I had to rub my eyes; it seemed at every site there was another African-American RVer. With over 240 RVs attending this event, NAARVA’s presence was certainly evident.

 

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RSVP Now For The #GoRVing Twitter Party March 24th, 9PM EDT (US Only)

There is a lot of fun to be had as full-time and part-time RVers. Whether it’s visiting friends and family, tailgating live events, or seeking out adventures, it’s just better in an RV.

 

The Fit RV

 

With all the fun, however, there can be some challenges. One of those is learning how to maintain a healthy lifestyle while you’re on the road. It’s a topic we hear a lot of questions about and a priority on our blog, The Fit RV. Since last year, we’ve been sharing great tips on how to stay fit on the road right here on The Scenic Route as well as on the Go RVing Instagram channel.

That’s why we’re excited to host a Twitter party with Go RVing on Thursday, March 24th at 9PM EDT about staying fit on the road. This is going to be a great conversation for anyone who is curious on how they can keep fitness a priority on RV trips. Over the course of the hour we’ll cover a variety of topics including fit tips, gear recommendations, and important stretches for those longer drives, amongst other fitness related topics.

 

And How About These for Prizes

 

Go RVing Prize Pack

 

One grand prize winner will receive a Go RVing prize pack plus one $200 VISA gift card! We’ll also be giving away three more Go RVing prize packs, including a blanket, water bottle, drawstring bag, and $50 VISA gift card among other items. Prizing is open to U.S. residents only!

 

To join all of the fun just follow these steps:

  1. Follow The Fit RV and Go RVing on Twitter.
  2. RSVP below by entering your Twitter handle “@yourTwitterhandle” in the Link/Blog Title field, and your Twitter URL www.twitter.com/yourTwitterhandle in the Link Field.
  3. Show up for the party! Make sure you use the #GoRVing hashtag and join the fun!

 

We’ll see you there!