It’s the latest trend in the Travel Industry: modern RVers, AKA bloggers, YouTubers and authors, building a reputation of influence in the industry. Thousands of followers, thirsty for RV travel knowledge, are reading these bloggers’ sites, tapping into their YouTube channels or connecting with them on social media to receive the most up to date content about RV travel. These bloggers and YouTubers are shaping how travel enthusiasts learn more about the RV lifestyle.
With the support of the Florida RV Trade Association (FRVTA), RVnGO sponsored the first ever RV Show After Party on Thursday, January 16th. The RV industry’s key influencers from across the nation were invited to welcome attendees, meet, answer questions and share their knowledge.
The Florida RV SuperShow is the largest RV show each year in Florida. It is a must-see a show for all RV and travel enthusiasts. 15 acres of RV camping, huge exhibit halls and outdoor displays of the newest, top of the line RVs available filled the Florida Fairgrounds.
The Florida SuperShow is a great opportunity to see what the latest trends are in the RV industry. All of the major RV manufacturers were on display: Airstream, Winnebago, Coachman, among others. National RV dealerships like CampingWorld and RV One offered special show pricing for their RVs on display which were selling out minute by minute.
All types of RVs were on display, available to walk through and purchase – from small travel trailers to bus conversion luxury motorhomes. No matter what type of RVer you are or where you want to travel, you can find the perfect RV for you at the SuperShow.
“There’s been a major shift in the RV industry; numbers show enormous growth among all ages buying and renting RVs to hit the road,” said Paul Kacir, CEO of RVnGO.com. “Along with that growth these very well-respected travel bloggers and influencers, who are guiding folks through the process, have established a strong online presence. They are providing valuable resources to travelers of all ages and in all stages of their RVing experience.”
Fans Meet Famous RVers
Among the highlights of the 6-day show was the After Party, held at The WingHouse across the street from the fairgrounds. Hundreds of fans came out to see the jam-packed line-up of RV influencers, YouTubers, TV stars and authors.
The Creator and Host of the new TV show The RVers on the Discovery Channel, Anthony Nalli, Co-Hosts Tom and Caitlin Morton of Mortons on the Move and Peter Knize and John Sullivan of The RV Geeks were at the event meeting with fans of the show.
Mike and Jennifer Wendland of RV Lifestyle met with fans and answered questions about RVing across the country, how to choose to choose the best RV for your lifestyle, among other. A couple even came by with their motorcycle to get photos of The Wedlands on their bike.
Kyle Brady of Drivin’ & Vibin’ performed for all of the people waiting in line to get red carpet photos, while his wife Olivia Brady and their young baby met with the fans. Check out their album, Among The Giants.
Jason and Rae Miller, known as the Getaway Couple braved the crowds up front and center, sharing their RVing tips & tricks and taking selfies with fans.
Nathan and Marissa Moss of Less Junk, More Journey could not shake the hundreds of people waiting to meet them. A line of people formed an hour before the event started and no matter where they moved, they all followed!
Nobody left empty handed – everyone at the After Party left with bags full of useful and trendy schwag.
Combined, these influencers provided an in-depth platform of resources about everything and anything travel and RV-related.
“We’re were excited to be part of this, and happy to connect with other RVers too, especially those who are new to the RV journey,” said Rae Miller, of the Getaway Couple. “This was a great opportunity for RVers to make connections.”
The event went on far past the advertised time as fans wanted to meet with and take photos with all of the influencers. It was apparent that attendees at the RV Show After Party had a blast and gained valuable resources to aid in their journeys.
Check out a video from the Florida RV SuperShow and RVnGO After Party:
See you at the Florida RV SuperShow next year!