Silvio DiSalvatore, winner of NBC’s summer hit “Great American Road Trip” and a fan favorite on the show, entertained “Outlook 2010” attendees at RVIA’s 47th National RV Trade Show with stories of his family’s adventures on the popular reality show and his newfound love of RVing.
“Great American Road Trip,” which was seen by millions of viewers this summer, followed seven American families from divergent backgrounds as they traveled iconic Route 66 from Chicago to Los Angeles in motorhomes through cities large and small, all while competing in a medley of humorous challenges that ultimately led the DiSalvatore family to victory.
DiSalvatore, who hails from Yonkers, N.Y., described how the trip cross country in a motorhome brought his family closer together. “I spent 32 days traveling nine states with my family in an RV,” he said. “My kids’ eyes were wide open the whole time. And let me tell you, the United States is one of the most beautiful places on the planet. I was mind-boggled.”
“My wife is 4-foot, 10,” he continued. “And she handled that motorhome like it was a Mini Cooper.”
Silvio DiSalvatore, father of the New York family that won NBC’s hit summer reality show “Great American Road Trip,” will share his tales from the road as a special guest at the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) “Outlook 2010: Let the Sun Shine” Dec. 1 in Louisville, Ky.
The DiSalvatore family members were fan favorites on the show, which showcased the adventures of seven families traveling in motorhomes on a cross-country trek and competing in made-for-TV competitions. With his outgoing personality, Dad Silvio was especially popular with viewers as he brought a little of Yonkers, N.Y. to the great outdoors.
“Not only did Silvio and his family win the competition, they showed America that RVs are a great way for families to travel, to bond and to experience all this country has to offer,” said Gary LaBella, RVIA vice president and chief marketing officer. “He will have a great story to share about his family’s journey and why this RV trip was the best time he has ever had.”
“Outlook 2010: Let the Sun Shine” will kick off RVIA’s 47th Annual National RV Trade Show with a lineup of presentations that will stress a strong message of optimism as the RV industry looks to rebound in the coming year.