Several of the rare RVs that were rebuilt and redesigned with unique interiors and wild exterior designs from the popular “Rock My RV With Bret Michaels” reality television show will be on display at this year’s 61st Annual California RV Show at the Fairplex in Pomona, Oct. 11-20.
According to a press release, the RVs revamped on the show had to more than 10 years old and still being used by the owners. Each owner had to allow Michaels and his team of engineers and designers to scrap the interiors and start from an empty shell.
RVs that will be on display in Pomona include:
• The first RV to be redesigned was Dan Caldwell’s Tapout. The RV has a gatling gun mounted on the roof that doesn’t fire bullets, but shoots out T-shirts. A one-of-a-kind spiral stairway allows the owner to get to the top of the RV – a first for this rebuild.
• An RV called Gypsy, owned by photographer Meeno Peluce, was gutted and a rear slideout was built to give this RV an unusual bed that looks like a gypsy’s caravan. The exterior graphics also reflect that gypsy theme.
• The Scum Scouts RV, a Coachmen model owned by Tracy and Juanita Mendonsa, was a special dedication to their son, Zach, who passed away. His drawing of a Scum Scout was used as the exterior graphics while the interior had all the bright colors in Zach’s design.
The Pomona show, produced by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), will feature more than 1,000 RVs and 45 manufacturers, including the largest selection of toy haulers ever assembled in a single place. Seventeen RV dealers will display at the show, which also offers entertainment, food and educational seminars, including the informative RV factory showcase. The show provides a free trolley and also offers mobility scooters, wheelchairs and kids wagons for rent at the entrance.