From childhood road trips in his family’s Winnebago to touring the U.S. in his own custom coach, rock musician Bret Michaels is the ultimate road dog who has logged more than 3 million miles in RVs.
BWWTVWorld reported that as a hands-on aficionado, Michaels knows the ins and outs of the RV lifestyle and now, for the first time, he’s sharing this passion and expertise with travelers and RV fans everywhere in Travel Channel’s new original series, “Rock My RV” with Bret Michaels, premiering May 26 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
The 16 episode series – 15 half-hours and a special one-hour finale – will debut with back-to-back episodes, and kick off Travel Channel’s “We Are Summer” multi-platform programming initiative. Each episode will feature the transformation of one of 16 beaten and bruised RVs into a customized RV – culminating in a show-stopping reveal – designed and Built under the direction of RV enthusiast Michaels.
The series will be complemented by an online contest, “Rock My RV with Bret Michaels: Epic RV Giveaway Contest,” in which one lucky viewer will have the opportunity to win their very own custom-built RV designed by Michaels. From June through July, fans can submit their video entry through TravelChannel.com, and the winner will be revealed as part of the show’s one-hour finale. More entry details to follow this summer when the contest officially launches.
“I am a self-proclaimed ‘drealist’ – a dreamer and a realist – and consider myself to be the ultimate RV adventurer,” says Michaels, front man for the rock band Poison. “For me, RVs are so much more than just a mode of transportation – they’re a tradition and a huge part of both my personal and professional life.
“Some of my best childhood memories are from RV road trips, and a pastime I now share with my own kids. This is a passion project for me. We’re doing things that have never been done before. I’m amped to work with each of the owners and take their RV experience to rock star status.”