RoamingTimes.com recently commented on its annual “Green RV of the Year Award” winners and what has happened to them.
Earthbound RV was named the winner in 2010 and has now gone from small to having “more than 40 dealers” and David B. Hoefer, Earthbound’s director, says that the RoamingTimes.com award “played a major part in the success.” They added four new dealers to their roster last week and have added distribution channels for Germany and Australia as well.
Livin’ Lite Recreational Vehicles LLC was given the first award in 2008 (RoamingTimes.com found no suitable candidate in 2009). Since then, Livin Lite has gone from being very small to being recently named one of INC. magazine’s 500 fastest growing U.S. companies. INC. identified Livin Lite’s three-year growth figure as 611% and cited “Roaming Times’ Green RV of the Year” award.
Livin Lite went on to manufacture other RV products that RoamingTimes.com helped promote. For example, Scott Tuttle, president, cited the company’s CampLite lightweight trailer. Said Tuttle, “I received a great e-mail today — typical of what I’ve been getting from a lot of potential customers. It said, ‘We just found you on RoamingTimes.com, and discovered that we can pull your trailer with our new Jeep — the only trailer that we found that we can pull with our new Jeep!’” Since then, Livin Lite has produced a new trailer for Jeep.
Meanwhile, RoamingTimes.com is beginning the selection process for 2011 RoamingTimes.com Green RV of the Year honoree and is looking for suggestions from RVers, wannabe RVers, RV manufacturers and dealers as well as from the media. Send nominees to greenRV@RoamingTimes.com.