2015 RVIA Show | BONUS EPISODE
Road trippers, adventurers, and those with incurable wanderlust won’t want to miss this special episode of The Drive. We’re reporting live from the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association Show in Louisville, Kentucky.
Segment 1: Podcast for Travelers
Guest Stephanie Puglisi and her husband were world travelers before they had kids. Once they did, they found it too difficult! Find out how she went from RV-newbie to starting the RV Family Travel Podcast.
Segment 2: Idiot’s Guide to RV’ing
After purchasing the wrong RV for her lifestyle, RV Family Travel Podcast Host, Stephanie Puglisi, endeavored to write a how-to guide for fellow newbies. We discuss her recent book The Idiots Guide to RV Vacations!
Segment 3: Winnebago A-go-go
Continuing our coverage of the RVIA event in Louisville, Brian Brady shares Winnebago’s secret to staying on top in such a competitive industry, just offer a little bit of everything.
Segment 4: Thor Drives an RV
Okay… Maybe not, but Thor Industries is certainly worthy of the godly moniker. of the that is! Jon Krider joins us and blows Alan’s mind by going over why they are the biggest RV company in the world.
Segment 5: RV Innovation
RVIA Chairman and President and CEO of Jayco, Derald Bontrager, was born into the industry. Find out how he went from growing up on a family farm to producing 40,000 RV’s annually.
Segment 6: Mobile Living 2.0
Some may refer to W2’s Romotow as the ‘Swiss Army Knife’ of RV’ing. Stuart Winterbourn and Nic DeMey describe the game-changing innovations you can find on board.
Segment 7: Creature Comforts
What does Albert Einstein have to do with the RV industry? Dometic’s Dave Schutz fills us in on the historical partnership that gave the world many common creature comforts like the modern refrigerator and more!
Segment 8: Mega Manufacturer
From start-up to $4-billion business, Forest River is mega-player in the RV world. Doug Gaeddert talks RV trends and explains how even though Forest River owns 38.5% of the motorhome marketplace, they retain their small business sensibility.
Segment 9: Poopidy-Scoop
In our final segment of this special bonus episode, Alan Taylor is finally allowed to make all the poop jokes his heart desires. Thetford Corporation’s Scott Leister chats about the latest way to empty the holding tanks in your RV.
CreditsHost: Alan Taylor
Producer: Jason Masters