Category Archives: NERVDA Live Talk Show

Coronavirus and the RV Industry

An unscheduled Saturday night special edition of RVing in New England. Answering our fans questions about the potential impact on the RV dealers and campgrounds with the current healthcare environment in our country today. We had 2,100 views when the show ended, and 2,500 views less than 30 minutes after the show ended. We have never had numbers like this since we launched the show in January 2018. Thank you for your encouragement, support and acceptance of RVing in New England presented by NERVDA, the New England RV Dealers Association.

Podcast 043 – Elkhart Open House Review

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Podcast 042 – RV Wanderlust Full-Timer Guests

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Podcast 039 – Campground Owner and Dedicated Volunteer – Brian Saunders

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Podcast 038 – Good Sam Chapters and Their Volunteer Work

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RVing in New England Talk Show

Oct 13th, 2021

Join us for our end of season conversation with campers and campgrounds, and a special appearance from "Traveling Robert" from a campground in New Hampshire.

Oct 6th, 2021

Join us tonight at 7PM right here on our Facebook page. See the very first RVing in New England TRIPLE PLAY show with three industry All Stars!
Michelle Fontaine from Rollin' On TV to talk about Care Camps benefit Sweepstakes
Sandy Ellington at the Albuquerque Balloon Fest
Chuck Woodbury from RV Travel

Sept 29th, 2021

Where do all the new first-time buyers go for education? The same place veteran RVers have been going for the last 22 years!
In 1999 Mark and Dawn Polk had a vision of what RV consumer education in the future should look like. It was a video tape – remember those? Through the years the business evolved with each new technology and continued to grow. Today, RV Education 101 is the premiere consumer go-to website to learn about their RV training programs and have a library of information that directly relates to the type of RV they own or are considering buying.

Sept 22nd, 2021

The industry is abuzz with the increasing popularity of van campers, Type B and small Type C motorhomes powered with lithium battery technology. Fueled (no pun intended) by young professionals working from the road, outdoor enthusiasts that have embraced boondocking and off-the-grid activities, and new families living and traveling in an RV while road schooling their children.

Sept 15th, 2021

Understanding RV LIFE with RV Life
Join us at 7PM and meet Andy Robinowitz and Patrick Buchanan explain their RV LIFE PRO software and how it will make all your RVing experiences more enjoyable.

Sept 8th, 2021

Labor Day is in the rearview mirror, nights are a little chilly, and we want to squeeze out another month or two of fall camping. But, it is now time to get the RVs ready for winterization and who better to turn to than our good friend Randy Murray, Director of Service for Pete’s RV Centers. With so many first-time buyers during the pandemic, it is important to understand what you should – and should not – do to get your investment ready for hibernation. And that means understanding all the things you should be checking out, making appointments for service work, and doing some fall cleaning inside and outside your RV.

Sept 1st, 2021

As we come into the long Labor Day Weekend, It’s crazy to think that our short camping season here in New England will soon be ending! This will be followed with about six more weeks of camping that will get us past the Columbus Day weekend and then you get ready to hibernate your RVs for the winter or head South for some snowbirding adventures before we see you back here in the Spring.

August 25th, 2021

Live from the 2021 Ally Rally of Alliance RV Owners

August 18th, 2021

Join us for a fun hour with Mark Howlett, COO of Truma - an industry leading supplier of heat and water systems, propane systems, coolers and air conditioners.

August 11th, 2021

Rescue My RV
As the industry continues to break records every month with new product sales, it creates opportunities for new companies to enter the industry with exciting new ideas and services. One of those company’s is our newest NERVDA Associate Member, Rescue My RV, the brainchild of co-founders Brenton Jones and Philip Pietrowski, Jr.
Although they market the services to RV dealerships, we thought it would be helpful for them to talk to our fans about the service, what is is and what it isn’t and how they are helping RVers that have service issues or breakdown while traveling to their next destination or weekend camping adventure.

August 4th, 2021

This has been another, absolutely crazy, season for RVers and RV Dealers and Campers and Campgrounds. And here we are half-way through the traditional Northeast camping season and we have so much to talk about, and we know you do also.

July 28th, 2021

Utopia: Doing what you love to do on your own terms!
When Mike Gast majored in journalism at the University of North Dakota School of Journalism he probably didn’t imagine a twenty-year break in his writing career to communicate with the world about camping and campgrounds. As the VP of Communications for KOA, many of us in the media had the pleasure of working with Mike and his team as we witnessed the tremendous growth of that iconic brand in the outdoor hospitality business.
Mike recently retired from KOA and has moved to Hawaii, returning to his roots as a creative writer and journalist, writing for RV Travel and other companies looking for a man of such talents.

July 21st, 2021

RV Inspector – From Retired to Small Business Owner
You have often heard us speaking about the National RV Training Academy and the National RV Inspectors Academy. Well, this week we are going to introduce you to a retired business professional that was an active Rver who decided to learn more about his RV. Along the way he turned it into a second successful career and has now self-published the story that many RVers are going to be able to relate to quite easily.

July 14th, 2021

The much-anticipated launch of Marc and Julie Bennett’s second book has arrived. And one of the first stops on their media tour will be right here on Wednesday evening.

July 8th, 2021

Boston Rob and Amber rocked it last night on RVing in New England.

June 30th, 2021

Our guest tonight is Ben Quggle, Editor of Woodall's Campground Magazine

June 23rd, 2021

Open Mic tonight - Ask us Anything!

June 16th, 2021

RV Self Park concept. In fact, it has gone from concept to reality and if you are traveling in Missouri you could be one of the first RVers in the country to try it out.
I’m sure our fans will have a lot of questions and feedback for Jim as he explains how he came up with idea and how he is making it happen. He will also discuss his plans for other locations along America’s highways and byways.
And it took an RVer to do it. We all know most of the great ideas in RVs and campgrounds come from veteran RVers who solve the challenges of the lifestyle and make it easier for others.

June 9th, 2021

Cold Springs RV is a true full-service dealer that offers everything an Rver would need to enjoy their RV. First, they have a large inventory that covers everything from pop-up trailers to park model RVs for destination camping. Inside the dealership you will find a large parts and accessories store. After sales service is available in their new state-of-the-art RV Pro Service Center.

June 2nd, 2021

With Memorial Day Weekend in the rearview mirror, the camping season is off to a wet start but with great expectations of a return to a more normal lifestyle in the great outdoors. Tonight, we want to hear from you, our fans, campgrounds and dealers on your views of what camping will be like in 2021 versus the pandemic we endured in 2020.

May 26th, 2021

It can be difficult to stand out from the crowd, especially in such a competitive environment among our NERVDA dealers and the professional sales reps that help consumers find their perfect RV. One that stands out is Bernie Culliton, affectionately known as “Uncle Bernie” by many of his fans.

May 19th, 2021

Nathan and Alicia Lawson will open their ”dream come true” campground on June 1 – and it’s only a five-minute walk from one of NASCAR’s most popular racing venues.

May 12th, 2021

Eric Jackson is a full-time Rver, a World Champion and Olympic Kayaker, a very successful entrepreneur, and a YouTube star.

May 5th, 2021

One of our newest Associate Members has major investments in the outdoor hospitality industry right here in New England. John goes solo this week as he welcomes Dean Geracimos to RVing in New England to tell us all about the company and why they are so bullish on a new strategy of developing outstanding RV and Camping resorts in our back yard.

April 28th, 2021

Our guests tonight are Tony and Peggy Barthel from

April 21st, 2021

Our guest this week is Randy Murray, Director of Service at Pete's RV Centers.
Baseball has returned, flowers are blooming, good weather is arriving and that can only mean one thing, we better get Randy Murray back on the show to make sure you kick off the camping season the right way. And that means understanding all the things you should be checking out, making appointments for service work, and doing some spring cleaning inside and outside your RV.
We want everyone to enjoy trouble-free camping, but it doesn’t come automatically and these hand-made pieces of mobile enjoyment and camping under the stars do need some TLC to be READY when you are ready to hit the road.
Randy is a YouTube rock star with his helpful videos on a myriad of topics and is the Director of Service for the five Pete’s RV Centers from New England to Indiana.

April 14th, 2021

Meet Heather Ryan, She’s here to help!
There are a lot of RVers that are going to want to meet Heather tonight. She is the “tax queen” for location-independent business owners. As an enrolled agent (EA), she is a federally licensed tax practitioner authorized to practice before the IRS in every state. She takes the burden of finances off the shoulders of entrepreneurs, so they can focus on growing their business. She is also a full-time RVer and has been on the road since September 2016 with her husband and two dogs. They have visited 38 states, 2 Canadian provinces, Baja Mexico, hiked countless miles, and explored many new places all while enjoying over 90 local breweries and wineries along the way.

April 8th, 2021

Please join us tonight at 7PM as we test out a new broadcasting platform for RVing in New England. Bob, John, Billie McNamara and Bill Sell will give their final report leading up to the New England RV and Camping Expo that takes place on Saturday and Sunday. We want your feedback on the new platform to see if it improves the quality of our show . . . thank you.

March 24th, 2021

Traveling Robert - Join us tonight as this videographer, song writer, content creator and all-around nice guy tells us about his journey to stardom on the Internet. He has over 180,000 followers on YouTube, over 40,000 on Facebook and a very loyal fan following that is growing rapidly.

March 17th, 2021

Tonight we are pleased to introduce you to the new Girl Camper Guide for Massachusetts.
Kim Foley MacKinnon is a Boston-based editor, journalist, and travel writer. Over the past 15 years, her work has appeared in the Boston Globe, AAA Horizons, Global Traveler, Business Traveller, Boston Herald, Parents magazine, Food Network, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report and many other publications. She has also written seven guidebooks and contributed to several others.

March 10th, 2021

Celebrating 60 Years of Happy Campers Popular campground in Maine creates magic moments for their guests

What makes a campground special? Why do several generations of families keep coming back year after year? How many life long Friends have met around a campfire? What is your favorite part of camping, and perhaps camping in Maine? Join the conversation with Billie McNamara.

Part 2

March 3rd, 2021

We have a tremendous legion of independent and mobile RV technicians around the country who can supplement the services provided by our dealers. Meet Ryan!

Feb 24th, 2021

The Ladies of the RV Industry - with Susan Carpenter of RVWA

Feb 17th, 2021

The Changing Campground Landscape

Feb 10th, 2021

The New England RV and Camping Expo Team!

Feb 3rd, 2021

Author of Pull Through Sites - Rusty and Jessica Rider

Jan 27th, 2021

A Teaser About Something Big Coming!

Jan 20th, 2021

Janine Pettit of Girl Camper returns!

Jan 13th, 2021

Mike Perry returns with RV product ideas!

Jan 6, 2021

Girl Camper College on RVing in New England

Dec 30th, 2020

Casual Conversation with Bob Martin, CEO of Thor

Dec 23rd, 2020

Bob and John and YOU - recap 2020!

Dec 16th, 2020

RV Enthusiasts Magazine - Learn about it!

Dec 10th, 2020

RVesy - RV Owners in the Drivers Seat

Dec 3rd, 2020

Amazing Vintage RV Restorations in Maine - Jim Roy, Silver Moose Restorations, Maine

Nov 18th, 2020

Brian Hazelton as Senior Vice President of Winnebago-Brand RVs

Nov 11th, 2020

Greg Gerber Returns!

Nov 4th, 2020

Review of a Crazy Year and looking at 2021

Oct 29th, 2020

Great show tonight with Randy Miller

Oct 21st, 2020

Our guest is Curt Hemmeler, Executive Director of the RV Technical Institute in Elkhart, IN.

Oct 14th, 2020

Great show tonight with Ben Hirsch, COO of Campers Inn RV

Oct 7th, 2020

Marcia Galvin of Normandy Farms and More returns to the Show!

Sept 30th, 2020

Protecting your RV Investment - How Dealers Can Help You

Sept 23rd, 2020

Pandemic creates $1,000,000 shortfall that impacts the mission of Care Camps

Sept 16th, 2020

Meet the Spencers - Full-Time RVers and Athletes!

Sept 9th, 2020

An American Success Story - and a New Campground in Georgia

Sept 2nd, 2020

Northeast Region Camping Charity at their 7th Annual Family Fun Fest

August 26th, 2020

Chris Bornemann, Director of Government Affairs, RV Industry Association

August 19th, 2020

Girl Camper Janine Pettit, joins Bob and John Tonight

August 12th, 2020

Guest Andy Pargh known as “The Gadget Guru” on NBC’s Today Show in the 90’s!

August 5th, 2020

informal conversation with Gaelan Bayley, a third generation Bayley of Bayley's Campground in ME.

July 29th, 2020

This week we welcome Don and Pat Hawes to learn about Workamping

July 22nd, 2020

This week we welcome back one of the most qualified technical experts in our industry today, Chris Dougherty.

July 15th, 2020

Creators of the Mobile Internet Resource Center are our guests

July 8th, 2020

Mike Perry from Dealers Resources Group introduces us to exciting new products

July 1st, 2020

Our guest this week is Mark Koep, the Founder and CEO of Campground Views

June 24th, 2020

A look back at the first 6 months of 2020!

June 17th, 2020

RVillage and Mark Lucas as Business Development Manager

June 10th, 2020

RV Education 101 returns!

June 3rd, 2020

Whitney Scott from KOA Joins Bob and John

May 27th, 2020

Karen Redfern from RVIA Joins Bob and John

May 20th, 2020

Great show tonight with Chris and Jason Andro of Hemlock Hill RV

May 13th, 2020

Andy Robinowitz, the founder of Social Knowledge

May 6th, 2020

RV Women’s Alliance recent appointment of Sandy Ellingson as their first Executive Director.

April 28th, 2020

Meet the man behind the numbers and charts in the annual KOA North American Camping Report.

April 25th, 2020

How the Pandemic is Affecting Full-Time RVers and Outlanders

April 22nd, 2020

Joel Holland of Harvest Hosts returns!

April 18th, 2020

Saturday night Updates!

April 15th, 2020

RV Education 101 returns!

April 11th, 2020

Saturday night Updates!

April 8th, 2020

Tonight we talked to two NERVDA dealers who have just returned from family motorhome vacations out West. Nick Wright will be on at 7PM and David Major will be on at 7:30PM

April 4th, 2020

Continuing Saturday Special Editions on the state of camping in Covid-19 times

April 1st, 2020

Discussion of hot water and heating technologies that are improving the quality of your RVing experience.

March 28th, 2020

Saturday Special - Updates on how RV Dealers are doing and more.

March 25th, 2020

Keep it positive on RVing in New England

March 21st, 2020

Special Edition - Coronavirus and the RV Industry

March 18th, 2020

Our guest - Anthony Nalli, creator of the new television show, The RVers.

March 11th, 2020

Live from the Winnebago Dealer Show in Palm Springs, CA

March 4th, 2020

Our guests - Jeremy and Stephanie Puglisi, co hosts of The RV Atlas podcast

February 26th, 2020

Meet Earl of Black Folks Camp Too!

February 18th, 2020

Howard and Linda of on tonight's show

February 12th, 2020

Meet the Owners of Facebook Group RV Tips which is home to 159,000+ RVers.

February 5th, 2020

Discussing RV weight management and safety - very important subject!

January 29th, 2020

Wrap up of the Boston RV & Camping Expo at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

January 22nd, 2020

It’s showtime. Dealers and exhibitors are busy loading RVs and accessories into the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

January 15th, 2020

RVers Julie and Marc and their popular RV book.

January 8th, 2020

RV Self-Service Campsites!

December 23rd, 2019

A look back (live) review of our best shows in 2019!

December 18th, 2019

Chris Dougherty returns with his view of new RVs and innovations!

December 11th, 2019

More Gifting Ideas from Janine Pettit of Girl Campers!

December 4th, 2019

Do you find your RV friends and family members difficult to buy gifts for each year?

Nov 20th, 2019

Let's discuss major industry events and answers questions from our fans!

November 13th, 2019

John speaks with Mae of Under Canvas

Nov 6th, 2019

We are delighted to have 13 year old Nolan Pastore as our guest this week.

October 30th, 2019

Quarterly Meeting with our Fans!

October 16th, 2019

Are you and your RV ready for winter?

October 9th, 2019

Part 2 of Open House - by Popular Demand!

October 2nd, 2019

Wow! Elkhart Open House reviewed!

September 25th, 2019

broadcasting live from the RVIA’s new RV Technical Institute

September 18th, 2019

Meet Full-Timers Known As RV Wanderlust!

September 4th, 2019

Bob shares RV trends from Europe at Caravan Salon in Germany!

August 28th, 2019

Renting an RV - Let's chat with Fuller RV!

August 21st, 2019

Campground owner and dedicated volunteer .. guest Brian Saunders.

August 14th, 2019

Dedicating the show to our local Good Sam Chapters and the incredible volunteer work they do

August 7th, 2019

Leading the transformation of FMCA, our guest... Chris Smith

July 31, 2019

Mark Spilsbury of GoPower talks about Solar for RVs.

July 24, 2019

We will be with Mike Happe, CEO and President of Winnebago Industries

July 17, 2019

Rollin' On TV Joins RVing in New England

July 10, 2019

Joel Holland of Harvests Hosts Updates us on his great RV free camping program.

June 26th, 2019

Meet Chad Reece, Chairman of the RVIA PR Committee and also Director, Corporate Relations at Winnebago Industries.

June 19th, 2019

Meet Dave Prata who will visit 48 National Parks in 2 Years with Journey in a Journey.

June 12th, 2019

Learn more about Janine and her Girl Camper movement. This movement is for all women . . . no boundaries

June 5th, 2019

Veteran RVers, Audrey & Bob Egan, talk about their RV adventures scheduled for this summer.

May 30th, 2019

Our guest tonight is Steve Anderson, President of Workamper News.

May 22nd, 2019

Guests Walter and Donna Swenson, MA Good Sam State Directors

May 15th, 2019

Learn about the Escapees new Hangouts program from David and Cheryl Goldstein.

May 8th, 2019

Guest Curt Hemmeler, new Executive Director of RVTI

May 1st, 2019

Major's RV in Bourne MA - Talking about RV Service!

April 24th, 2019

Camping and campground trends in 2019 with Editor of Woodalls Campground Management

April 17th, 2019

Randy Murray on RV Service

April 10th, 2019

New Goodies for your RV with Mike Perry

April 3rd, 2019

Discussing the new RV Women's Alliance with Susan Carpenter!

March 27th, 2019

Kevin Broom - RVIA media - Effects for RV Consumers

March 20th, 2019

RVX Review

March 13th, 2019 - Part 2

RVX Part 2

March 13th, 2019 - Part 1

RVX Part 1

March 6th, 2019

Mike Sokol joins us to discuss RV Electricity

February 27th, 2019

Mark Koep, founder and CEO of CampgroundViews

February 20th, 2019

Mark Douglass, CEO of RVing Accessibility Group

February 13th, 2019

Randy Murray with Pete's RV - a Service Tech Pro

February 6th, 2019

Mark Polk, RV Education 101, on RVs in 'Deep Freeze'

January 30th, 2019

Chris Dougherty joins us once again to talk about all these new RVs.

January 23rd, 2019

Joe Gonsalves, producer of the Northeast RV & Camping Show in Hartford, CT

January 20th, 2019 - Special Edition

Live from the Boston RV & Camping Expo

January 19th, 2019 - Special Edition

Live from the Boston RV & Camping Show

January 16th, 2019

Hyping up the Boston RV Expo!

January 9th, 2019

A great family show tonight with the Harvells

January 2, 2019

Greg Gerber - RV Daily Report

December 26, 2018

Ending an Awesome Year!

December 20, 2018

Paragon Group's Carolyn Weston

December 13, 2018

Changes at Harvest Hosts

December 5, 2018

Holiday Gift Ideas from an RV Pro

November 27, 2018

Let's Talk 'Green' RVs

November 21, 2018

Pre-Thanksgiving Day Show! What are you Thankful For?

November 14, 2018

Veteran RVers Audrey and Bob Egan from Massachusetts

November 7, 2018

Live from the RVDA International Conference in Las Vegas!

October 24, 2018

Mike Keller Talks about Electricity, Solar and more!

October 17, 2018

Vintage RV Restoration

October 10, 2018

RV Education 101

October 3, 2018

Rollin' On TV

September 26, 2018

Elkhart Open House Review

September 19, 2018

Toby O'Rourke, President of Kampgrounds of America

September 12, 2018

Vitrifrigo America, LLC

September 5, 2018

Pat Hunt, Equal-i-zer & Fastway products

August 29, 2018

Don Clark of Grand Design!

August 22, 2018

Chris Dougherty Returns!

August 16, 2018

The Texas RV Professor!

August 8, 2018

Meet the owner of Sealtech Mfg RV leak detection systems.

August 1, 2018

Tonight we showcase YOU!

July 25, 2018

Meet Mike Happe, President and CEO of Winnebago Industries.

July 18, 2018

Meet Logan Gregoire, who was also elected to the NERVDA Board of Directors

July 11th

Meet Joel, the new owner of Harvest Hosts.

June 27th

Special guest Ray Verhelst answers all your questions about electric bikes.

June 20th

We spoke the bass player for the Kenny Rogers band.

June 13th

Listen John and Kathy Huggins of Living the RV Dream.

June 7th

June 7th's special guest was Jerry Plante, a certified RV inspector

May 30th

Listen to Alan Warren, National RV talk show host.

May 23rd

Guest Sherri Fuller of Fuller RV Rentals and Sales.

May 16th

Mike and Jennifer Wendland - Roadtreking

May 9th

May 2nd

April 25th

April 18th

April 11th

April 4th

March 29th

March 21st

March 14th

March 7th

Feb 28th

Feb 21st

Feb 14th

Industry Happenings!

Feb 7th

Our subject continues with YOUR favorite subject - Destinations!

Jan 24th

We're talking about Destinations!

Jan 17th

Our subject is Campgrounds!

Paragon Group Carolyn Weston on Boston RV Expo

The consumer RV show season will soon be here. In New England the show season starts with one of the best indoor RV shows in the country - the Boston RV & Camping Expo. Our guest is Carolyn Weston, Group Director - Outdoor Lifestyle Events for Paragon Group in Needham, MA. We will discuss the…
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Harvest Hosts owner Joel Holland Joins Us!

Joel Holland, CEO of Harvest Hosts, joins us for the 2nd time on this show. Harvest Hosts allows RVers to dry camp at over a 1000 locations across the United States for one membership fee. Over 670 locations and 300 of them are wineries. Others include breweries, museums, farms... and now there is an update…
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RV Holiday Ideas on this Talk Show

Chris Dougherty, Technical Editor for Travel Trailer and Motorhome Magazines, joined Bob and John last night on their weekly Facebook Live Show. Since we are in a big holiday month, Chris shared ideas for RV gift ideas! Chris had is own selection of items he's personally reviewed and he asked his team for ideas. He…
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