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As part of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) media spokesmen program, David Woodworth and Brad and Amy Herzog hit the road this year for their 15th and 7th tours respectively.
According to a press release, these tours are an integral part of the RVIA’s media outreach efforts.
Woodworth launched his “National RV History Tour” in April. He traveled in a 2006 Winnebago Tour motorhome, selected by lottery, with his fully restored 1931 “Mae West” RV in tow, which was presented to the RV/MH Hall of Fame/Museum in Elkhart (Ind.) County earlier this month.
According to RVIA, Woodworth’s 60-day media tour spanned 27 markets in 15 states. By showcasing his fully-loaded, modern RV along with the antique model, Woodworth demonstrated the evolution of the industry.
“The National RV History Tour is equal parts education and celebration,” said Woodworth. “Most people may not know that RVing started back in the early 1900s. Nearly everything – the vehicles, the technology, even the industry itself – has changed dramatically in the past 100 years or so.
“But the reason so many people hit the road in RVs is the same today as it was back then: People love their freedom.”
Generation-X RVers Brad and Amy Herzog launched their “See America Family” tour on June 14, traveling with their two sons, Luke, 5, and Jesse, 4.
While crossing the country in their Winnebago Adventurer motorhome, the Herzogs will promote the convenience, value and family togetherness that RV travel affords young families, according to RVIA.
The Herzogs’ tour will begin in Evansville, Ind., and make media stops in 10 states and 24 markets over the course of their 60-day campaign.