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The Tarconish family of Barnesville, Pa., winners of the RV Rescue makeover event performed live April 7-10 at The Rally in Daytona, Fla., will debut their refurbished 1984 Winnebago motorhome at Saturday’s (April 22) Blue-White Penn State football game.
The coach was outfitted with over $50,000 worth of new products supplied by numerous RV companies, including lead sponsor Dometic Corp. The Tarconish family was selected as the makeover winner from a national essay contest that generated over 3,000 entries.
“We worked hard to create an RV the Tarconishes can truly enjoy,” said Melody Rose, RV Rescue designer. “From their enthusiastic responses, I think we succeeded. It will be exciting to see them roll into a game and set up camp for the first time. What better place for them to try it out than at the Blue-White game?”
The all-new exterior features Penn State insignias while the interior boasts a countertop displaying the Nittany Lions logo, as well as lampshades, cabinet doors and curtains in the school’s signature blue.
Parents Ed and Barb and son Jake will join daughter Emily, a Penn State journalism major, at the stadium prior to the game where the coach will be parked alongside a carnival and band stage.
Camping World served as the retail sponsor for RV Rescue, which was filmed live over a 75-hour period and will be aired on RVtoday on the Outdoor Life Network in two segments.
Other participants and sponsors included: Roadmaster tow bars, Hydro-Life water filters, Safe-T-Plus steering controls, LaSalle Bristol, ASA Electronics, Lippert Components Inc., Summit Products, Westland Sales, Xantrex Technology Inc., Jensen Mobile Products, RV Mobile Service, Haulmark Industries, Winnebago Industries Inc., Coachmen Industries Inc., Workhorse Custom Chassis and Samsung.