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:
LISTENER QUESTION OF THE WEEK:
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.
NEWS OF THE WEEK
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.
“Roadtrek Joe” Morales
Joe takes many of the “beauty shot” photos of Roadtrek Motorhomes seen at Roadtrek.com 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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