HGTV Show Features 20 Models on ‘RV 2011’

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January 4, 2011 by   3 Comments

Chi-Lan Lieu

Chi-Lan Lieu

TV viewers watching ”RV 2011” on HGTV New Year’s day generally got glowing cable TV reviews of 20 motorhomes and towable RVs displayed last September at the Pennsylvania RV & Camping Show in Hershey, Pa.

Host Chi-Lan Lieu guided two families with children and a third couple through the maze of RVs at the Hershey Show on the grounds of Hersheypark.

Each family had different goals — the Herbst family was looking to upgrade while the Styles family sought their first RV, a high-end motorhome or towable and Lindsay and Chad Drvak were looking to accommodate rescued dogs.

Lieu, in turn, showed different RVs that she thought would meet their goals. Although none committed to buying an RV during the program, each chose one that they thought best suited their needs.

Among the units highlighted were Fleetwood RV Inc.’s high-end American Revolution and Tiffin Motor Home Inc.’s diminutive Allegro diesel pushers, Winnebago Industries Inc.’s Access minimotorhome, Prime Time Manufacturing’s Crusader fifth-wheel and Roadtrek Motorhomes Inc.’s SS Ideal van camper.

The Herbsts chose a Dynamax Dynaquest XV Class C motorhome; the Styles, a Dutchmen Voltage high-end sport utility fifth-wheel (SURV); and the Drvaks, an Earthbound travel trailer.

The hour-long program marks the 13th year that HGTV has highlighted new RV products, and will be rebroadcast at unspecified times during the year.

Producers of the program worked with the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) and its agency, Barton Gilanelli, to put the program together.

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3 Responses to “HGTV Show Features 20 Models on ‘RV 2011’”

  1. Howard Davis on January 4th, 2011 3:55 pm

    I have been RVing since 1972. I believe if gas and diesel prices reaches the $4.00 mark again; that might doom the RV industry. I hope I’m wrong.

  2. Josh on January 19th, 2011 9:18 am

    If the price of oil keeps going up (an unfortunate side effect of the global economy recovering), the cost of all types of travel will go up; not just RV’ing. Though, the interest might shift from Class A motor coaches (getting only 5 mpg) to Class B vans (getting 15+ mpg).

  3. Mari Sheldon on April 9th, 2011 4:57 pm

    I am also trying to find the metal beverage holders for both cans & bottles featured in RV 2011 but the episode is not available to review and I can’t find the products searching the internet either. I know it was not the Thermos co. but can’t remember which company it is.