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HGTV Returns to Hershey, Films ’14 RV Special

September 23, 2013 by · 2 Comments 

HGTV and Nancy Glass Productions returned to America’s Largest RV Show in Hershey, Pa., to film their highly-rated special RV 2014. According to a press release, the segment will premiere on Jan. 1, 2014, and feature the newest RVs and products available to RVers.

First-time host Chris Lambton, who is known for HGTV’s Going Yard and The Bachelorette, took three families on a journey to find their dream RV. Charles and Marisa Dean noted, “The producers and staff do a great job making you feel at home, and Chris is a really down to earth guy on and off the camera. He made shopping really fun.”

The Pennsylvania RV and Camping Association (PRVCA), which manages America’s Largest RV Show, has worked with HGTV and the production company for several years. “HGTV is always a pleasure to work with,” said Rebecca Lenington, executive vice president of PRVCA. “We look forward to seeing them every year and providing whatever information they need – though they are so familiar with our show and staff at this point, they seem more like extended family.”

The HGTV special takes a look at the newest RVs and latest RV accessories featured at America’s Largest RV Show. For more information and air times, visit www.hgtv.com. The 2014 America’s Largest RV Show will be held Sept. 8–14. To learn more about the event, visit www.largestRVshow.com.

 

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RVIA & HGTV Partners for ’14 RV Product Show

August 30, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) is now working with producers of HGTV’s annual RV special, which has premiered on New Year’s Day for the past 13 years, for the 2014 edition of the program, which has been the cable networks highest rated special for the past several years.

According to the RVIA, filming will take place at America’s Largest RV Show in Hershey, Pa., show in early September. RV manufacturers are being asked to forward information about new models, features, innovations or accessories that their company will have on display at the event to RVIA’s director of media relations at kbroom@rvia.org or by calling him at (703) 620-6003, ext. 304.

While RVIA cannot guarantee your product will be featured, RVIA would like to be sure producers are aware of the newest, most innovative and interesting products our industry is making.

 

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HGTV’s ‘Celebrity Motor Homes’ on June 8

June 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Carter Oosterhouse

HGTV will feature an episode titled “Celebrity Motor Homes” on June 8.

During the one-hour special, host Carter Oosterhouse visits the extravagant RVs of award-winning hip-hop producer Timbaland, country superstar Ronnie Dunn and X Factor judge Simon Cowell and reveals a look inside the private spaces where they relax and unwind on the road, according to a news release.

“Celebrity Motor Homes” premieres at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

About HGTV

America’s leading home and lifestyle brand, HGTV features a top-rated cable network that is distributed to more than 99 million U.S. households and the HGTV website, HGTV.com, the nation’s leading online home-and-garden destination that attracts an average of four million unique visitors per month. The brand also includes the HGTV HOME consumer products line which showcases exclusive collections of paint, flooring, soft goods and other home-oriented products, as well as HGTV Magazine, a new home and lifestyle publication published in partnership with Hearst Magazines.

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HGTV’s ‘RV 2012′ Slated to Premiere in January

December 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

RV 2012 – HGTV’s annual one-hour TV special covering all things RVing – premieres on Jan. 1 at 3 p.m. (Eastern), according to a report by Examiner.com. HGTV host Brandon Johnson will lead three lucky families on the shopping trip of a lifetime as they hunt for the perfect RV – from elegant motorhomes to tricked-out travel trailers and toy haulers.

Shot on location at the Pennsylvania RV and Camping Show – held annually in September at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. – the RV show is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Recreation Vehicle and Camping Association (PRVCA). The show ranks No. 11 out of the 200 largest trade shows in the U.S. and Canada with 59 leading manufacturers and over 100 supplier vendors represented.

Billed as America’s largest RV Show, PRVCA reported record attendance at the 2011 event with a turnout of 36,410 people for the Retail Days alone. The event, held Sept. 12-18, saw a 4% increase in attendance from 2010 and set a new record for the history of the show. The show was over 1.3 million square feet and had over 1,050 new units on display – an increase of 6% compared to 2010. There were 165 booth vendors in attendance – a 15%increase over 2010; and manufacturer square footage increased by 5% compared to last year.

HGTV – America’s leader in home and lifestyle programming – is distributed to more than 89 million U.S. households and is one of cable’s top-rated networks. HGTV.com is the nation’s leading online home and garden destination that attracts an average of 5.2 million unique visitors per month.

 

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HGTV to Air 14th Running of Annual RV Special

October 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

For a 14th consecutive year, HGTV is producing its annual RV special, which will premiere New Year’s Day and be rebroadcast several times throughout 2012.

The RV segment has been HGTV’s highest rated special the past several years.

Producers worked with the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) in mid-September to film this year’s show at the Pennsylvania RV and Camping Show in Hershey. Twenty-two RVs will be highlighted on the hour-long special.

HGTV is received in more than 99 million U.S. households and is one of cable’s top-rated networks.

 

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HGTV Show Features 20 Models on ‘RV 2011′

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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HGTV’s ‘RV 2011′ Premiers Saturday, Jan. 1

December 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Chi-Lan Lieu, hostess of HGTV's 'RV 2011'

Chi-Lan Lieu, hostess of HGTV's 'RV 2011'

Along with parades and college bowl games, RVs will be in the national spotlight on New Year’s Day.HGTV_new_logo

HGTV’s annual RV special, “RV 2011,” will premiere Saturday (Jan. 1), at 4:00 p.m. EST. Check your local listings for the time in your area.

Chi-Lan Lieu hosts the show.

This marks the 13th consecutive year that HGTV has showcased new RV products and trends in a one-hour program, according to a news release from the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA).

Producers worked with RVIA and its agency, Barton Gilanelli, to tape this year’s show last September at the Pennsylvania RV and Camping Show in Hershey. It will be rebroadcast several times throughout the year.

HGTV — America’s leader in home and lifestyle programming — is distributed to more than 99 million U.S. households and is one of cable’s top-rated networks. HGTV’s website, HGTV.com, is the nation’s leading online home-and-garden destination, attracting an average of 4 million unique visitors per month.

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Heartland’s MPG in HGTV Special Spotlight

December 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Heartland RV's MPG teardrop trailer

Heartland RV's MPG teardrop trailer

Heartland Recreational Vehicle LLC’s retro-styled MPG ultra-lightweight travel trailer will be showcased as part of a one-hour TV special on HGTV filmed during last September’s Pennsylvania RV and Camping Show in Hershey, Pa.

The eco-friendly MPG, sporting aluminum-and-fiberglass construction and an aerodynamic teardrop design, caught the eye of host HGTV Chi-Lan Lieu who toured the annual consumer event searching for the hottest trends in today’s RV market, according to a news release.

The special is set to air Jan. 1 at 4 p.m. EST on the popular cable channel.

Chi-Lan Lieu

Chi-Lan Lieu

“One of the things that stands out with the MPG is its true teardrop shape,” said Ryan Wiese, sales representative for the Elkhart, Ind.-based builder. “It gives the trailer a very unique look and offers a lot more headroom than the competition because the rear end is rounded versus slanting down. But what really struck a note with HGTV is that we are bringing a full-featured, competitively priced laminated trailer to market that can be towed by most crossover vehicles and mini-vans.”

With a dry weight under 3,000 pounds, the aluminum-and-fiberglass MPG is available in eight 19-foot floorplans, six featuring a single slideroom and two offering a hybrid design with tent extensions. Originally targeted to attract a younger, more active buyer, Wiese said the demographic had broadened since the brand’s debut at the 2009 Louisville Show.

“Experienced RVers are seeing the MPG as a getaway or everyday unit to complement their larger trailer,” he said. “They also recognize the brand’s overall craftsmanship and styling. The MPG really has opened up a new market for our dealer body because its appeal has proven to be across-the-board.”

Equipped with a one-piece, seamless fiberglass roof, the MPG is available with an optional high-gloss, platinum fiberglass package that creates a distinctive, contemporary look enhanced by a choice of four colorful exterior graphics. Floorplans are designed to be versatile and maximize interior space with a spacious kitchen pantry and two models featuring fold-up bunk beds and a larger baggage door.

Interior of Heartland's MPG

Interior of Heartland's MPG

The MPG is also packaged with a host of standard amenities normally representative of higher-priced trailers such as A/C, microwave, two-burner cooktop and an AM/FM CD/DVD player equipped with an iPod connection and compatible with discs from digital cameras. Other key set-apart features include retro-style aluminum wheels, optional TV, 15-inch tires and rear bumper with a hitch receiver and built-in sewer hose storage.

“In just one year, the MPG has proven to be one of the hottest sellers in one of the hottest segments of the travel trailer market,” said Brian Linn, brand manager. “I think it was MPG’s striking design – a unique blend of contemporary and retro – that attracted HGTV for its upcoming special. But ultimately it’s Heartland’s ability to offer affordability without sacrificing structural integrity or those sought-after features that has made the MPG a big hit with consumers, and a tremendous value for our dealer body.”

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HGTV’s Highly Rated ‘RV 2011′ Airing Jan. 1

December 13, 2010 by · 6 Comments 

Chi-lan Lieu, hostess of HGTV's popular "RV" series

Chi-Lan Lieu, hostess of HGTV's popular RV show.

HGTV’s RV 2011 – a one-hour TV special – will air Jan. 1 at 4 p.m. EST, examiner.com reported.

Host Chi-Lan Lieu will be on the hunt for the most luxurious, over-the-top coaches, trailers and toy haulers in the United States. On location at America’s largest RV show in Hershey, Pa, Chi-Lan will also tour the coolest new high-tech and eco-friendly recreational vehicles and take three families on the shopping trip of a lifetime, searching America’s largest RV show for the recreational vehicle of their dreams.

According to her bio Chi-Lan Lieu is a self-proclaimed karaoke addict and gadget geek. She began her career as a TV writer and producer for several cable networks prior to being named host and expert on HGTV’s I Want That! Tech Toys. Chi-Lan revels in giving people gadget-buying advice and will be taking an inside look at all the hottest trends, styles, and RV accessories for 2011.

The Pennsylvania RV and Camping Show – held annually in September at the Hershey Entertainment and Resorts Co. Giant CenterSM in Hershey, Pa. – is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Recreation Vehicle & Camping Association (PRVCA). The show ranks No. 11 out of the 200 largest tradeshows in the U.S. and Canada with 59 leading manufacturers and over 100 supplier vendors represented. The 2010 show reported record attendance with a turnout of 35,020 people for the Retail Days alone.

Over 970 units were on display, a 43% increase over the previous year. “We had dealers from South Korea, Jamaica, Slovenia and Canada.” said Rebecca Lenington, executive vice president of the PRVCA.

HGTV – America’s leader in home and lifestyle programming – is distributed to more than 99 million U.S. households and is one of cable’s top-rated networks. HGTV’s website, HGTV.com, is the nation’s leading online home-and-garden destination, which attracts an average of 4 million unique visitors per month.

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HGTV Shooting ‘RV 2011′ Show at Hershey

August 2, 2010 by · 6 Comments 

Chi-Lan Lieu, hostess of HGTV's popular RV program

Chi-Lan Lieu, hostess of HGTV's popular RV program

For the 13th consecutive year, Home and Garden Television Network (HGTV) is planning a one-hour special on RV innovations and product trends. “RV 2011″ is scheduled to air next March and will re-air several times throughout the year. Chi-Lan Lieu — a self-proclaimed karaoke addict and gadget geek — will be hostess of the show.

HGTV is planning to shoot at the Pennsylvania RV and Camping Show in Hershey from Sept. 14-19 and is seeking press information and product literature for new RV models that will be on display, the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) reported. The network is particularly interested in the latest industry innovations and cutting-edge RV features and would like to receive materials as soon as possible.

All materials should be sent via mail or e-mail, to senior producer, Bart Makatche, at the following address:

Bart Makatche, senior producer, Nancy Glass Productions, 211 Rock Hill Road, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004;  (610) 668-1668; bart@nancyglassproductions.com.

For more information, contact Fran Connors at RVIA’s PR agency, Barton Gilanelli & Associates, (215) 592-8601 or fran@bartgil.com<mailto:fran@bartgil.com>.

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