This May, we had the great pleasure of welcoming 72 attendees to our third annual Advanced-RV Fest/Open House at our headquarters in Willoughby, Ohio. Wondering what it’s like to come together with Advanced-RV clients, staff and suppliers from around the nation? Read on, watch our video, and save the date for the fourth annual Advanced-RV Fest—May 5-7, 2017—to find out for yourself.
Advanced-RV Fest is all about belonging. We connect with all of our guests, share stories, exchange information, and explore the unique, innovative motorhome features we’ve created at Advanced-RV. One guest provided us with this feedback: “The loving, caring attitude which the Advanced-RV team shows is really hard to describe in words. We feel like we are coming to visit family anytime we come here. The team is so amazing in so many ways besides knowledge of their job.”
This year, our property became a lively campground with a total of 17 RVs on site. Twenty-two clients arrived in 12 Advanced-RV motorhomes built on the Mercedes-Benz 3500 Sprinter platform, and five other Class B RVers were also in attendance. This spot became a hub for talking about Class B features, sharing stories, and meeting old and new friends from Oregon to Maine.
We kicked off Friday with Family Night. Staff members and their families, guests and clients enjoyed Pranzo wood-fired pizza plus music from our own Deury Estrella and Elix. Frank Kolasinski played drums for the next act, the band Pawn.
Saturday provided great opportunities for guests to learn from our staff and various suppliers, including Silverleaf, VB Air Suspension, Elite Power Solutions, First Merit, Progressive and Mercedes-Benz. We discussed insurance, security, energy, entertainment, and more. “These workshops are so important,” said one guest. “It was also amazing that existing owners had so much to discuss.”
Guests visited the factory floor to see motorhomes in different stages of their builds, tour the upholstery shop, watch demonstrations of lithium batteries, and more. After a full day, we relaxed with a food truck dinner from Frank’s Bratwurst and the music of Alex Bevan around a campfire.
Sunday morning began with a pancake and sausage breakfast, prepared by Brittany Immormino’s church group. Ohio maple syrup came from the Neundorfer family’s sugarbush. Four current Advanced-RV owners formed a panel to answer questions from Brittany on topics ranging from cooking, packing and traveling, to how they picked their motorhomes’ names.
The third annual Advanced-RV Fest was a realization of where Advanced RV has been, where we are today, and where we are going. According to one of this year’s guests, “Advanced-RV has developed an atmosphere of trust, loyalty, enthusiasm, excellence, and a feeling of family with your staff and clients. It doesn’t get any better.”
Join us May 5-7, 2017 to experience Advanced-RV Fest for yourself!