The Travel Channel Sunday (March 5) will air two pilot episodes of ”Beachin’ RVs,” a half-hour program that focuses on restoring vintage travel trailers for people who want to spend their free time on water.
The episodes will be televised at 11 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Sunday, and be repeated several times after that. Restorations were completed by Flyte Camp, a Bend, Ore., company operated by Ann and Justin Scribner.
The couple over the last two years produced 26 episodes of ”Flippin’ RVs,” which was televised on the Great American Country and the Travel Channel cable outlets.
“Flippin’ RVs” followed the Scribners as they restored vintage trailers in their small Bend factory. ”Beachin’ RVs” is a derivation of that format.
”It follows the restorations we did for different clients, each wanting some kind of mobile beach house,” said Anna Scribner.
According to Greg Glass, president of BCII, the company that produced ”Flippin’ RVs” and ”Beachin’ RVs,” the pilot episodes were filmed in Coos Bay and Tierra del Mar, Ore.
”We reached out to vintage trailer owners who have units that aren’t in the best shape,” Glass said. ”They get a bit of financial help from the show for their participation.”
Whether there will be future episodes beyond those being telecast Sunday will depend on the Travel Channel, Glass said.
”This is known as a pilot premier,” he said. ”Travel Channel will launch with a couple of shows and then look at their data and come back to us for an order. Hopefully, they will order a ton.”