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012 Roadtreking Podcast: A B is a B unless it’s a B+

| Updated Dec 4, 2014

We continue our special coverage of the 2014 National RV Trade Show in Louisville, KY with a series of interviews and reports about the latest trends in the RV industry.

In Episode 12 we learn a lot about the Class B motorhome market, and get a special one-on-one your of the new Leisure Travel Vans B+ models by none other than Dean Corrigal, who has developed a loyal following for his very enthusiastic videos about the LTV motorhome lineup.

We hear from Roadtrek Motorhome experts Joe “Roadtrek Joe” Morales and Billy Cochrane who shed some insight into the booming B market.

And, of course, we answer your questions and much more.


Covered in Episode 012 of the podcast:


Jerry Yeatts (left) and FMCA representatives heling answer RV questions at the National RV Trade Show in Louisville, KY
Jerry Yeatts (left) and FMCA representatives heling answer RV questions at the National RV Trade Show in Louisville, KY

A listener asked how to find people to travel to Alaska with this year. We referred the question to Jerry Yeatts, the executive director of the Family Motor Coach Association, who told us about various trips and tours scheduled for next year, including a big Alaska trip

Fantasy hosts exciting member-only tours to some of the most sought-after vacation destinations. Each tour is professionally planned and includes many organized activities and events. Guests simply show up, take in the sights and enjoy the experience … all in the company of fellow RVers.

The RV owner demographics are changing. To get a handle on the new breed of RVers, we talked to Billy Cochrane, a regional manager for Roadtrek Motorhomes. Billy says new RV buyers are entering the marketplace demanding more hand-on exploration and adventure. He described some of his favorite trips off the beaten pathway.

Among them:

"Roadtrek Joe" Morales
“Roadtrek Joe” Morales

“Roadtrek Joe” Morales
Joe takes many of the “beauty shot” photos of Roadtrek Motorhomes  seen at  I asked and he shared the three elements that make for a great RV photo. Joe answers the “Ask Roadtrek” area of the Roadtreking blog forum.
Then we talked about a Class B motorhome:
•    What it is
•    How many miles a Class B is often are driven
•    How Class B RVs hold their value

Next, we met Dean Corrigal of Leisure Travel Vans

Dean talks about:
•    What is a Type B+ RV?
•    The features of a Type B+ RV
•    The major differences between a Type B and a B+ RV
•    Mileage that can be expected with a Type B+ RV
•    Trends and demographics of Type B and Type B+ RVs

Here's a video of Dean as he gave us a tour of some of Leisure Travel Van's B+ units:

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Mike Wendland

Published on 2014-12-04

Mike Wendland is a multiple Emmy-award-winning Journalist, Podcaster, YouTuber, and Blogger, who has traveled with his wife, Jennifer, all over North America in an RV, sharing adventures and reviewing RV, Camping, Outdoor, Travel and Tech Gear for the past 12 years. They are leading industry experts in RV living and have written 18 travel books.

5 Responses to “012 Roadtreking Podcast: A B is a B unless it’s a B+”

December 18, 2014at4:19 pm, ongre11 said:

In my humble opinion the prime buyers of a B+ are those who want a real shower/toilet setup. And still have fairly decent MPG.

December 06, 2014at10:59 am, Judy Garrison said:

This is something that my husband and I would love you to do. As travel writers and photographers, we’ve had this on our travel list for a long time. Are there RV companies who will sponsor excursions like that, providing a motor home in exchange for the blogging, photography, and promotion of their product? We haven’t started looking deep into this yet, but we love what you do – focusing on boomers, Southern road trips, etc. It’s not something we want to do for an extended period of time, simply for a couple of weeks or long road trip. Thanks in advance. = Judy

December 07, 2014at7:28 am, Mike Wendland said:

Hi Judy… I suppose such things are possible but if it was a reality, manufacturers would be deluged with such requests. I can’t see many of them providing one for someone to do what you hope for,,, it would be nice and if you figure it out, let me know 🙂

December 05, 2014at10:11 am, RT Campskunk said:

whoa! wassup with the laptop Joe’s using? looks like a special Alienware rig…

December 07, 2014at7:29 am, Mike Wendland said:

All I know, Campskunk, is that it glowed in the dark.

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