Silvio DiSalvatore (Photo courtesy of RVIA)

Silvio DiSalvatore (Photo courtesy of RVIA)

Silvio DiSalvatore, winner of NBC’s summer hit “Great American Road Trip” and a fan favorite on the show, entertained “Outlook 2010” attendees at RVIA’s 47th National RV Trade Show with stories of his family’s adventures on the popular reality show and his newfound love of RVing.

“Great American Road Trip,” which was seen by millions of viewers this summer, followed seven American families from divergent backgrounds as they traveled iconic Route 66 from Chicago to Los Angeles in motorhomes through cities large and small, all while competing in a medley of humorous challenges that ultimately led the DiSalvatore family to victory.

DiSalvatore, who hails from Yonkers, N.Y., described how the trip cross country in a motorhome brought his family closer together. “I spent 32 days traveling nine states with my family in an RV,” he said. “My kids’ eyes were wide open the whole time. And let me tell you, the United States is one of the most beautiful places on the planet. I was mind-boggled.”

“My wife is 4-foot, 10,” he continued. “And she handled that motorhome like it was a Mini Cooper.”