This May, we had the great pleasure of welcoming over 100 attendees to our fifth annual Advanced RV Fest and Open House at our new plant in Willoughby, Ohio. Wondering what it’s like to come together with Advanced RV clients, staff and suppliers from around the nation? Read on, and save the date for the sixth annual Advanced RV Fest—May 3rd-5th, 2019—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 motor home features we’ve created at Advanced RV. One guest provided us with this feedback: “So many [favorite moments]: the opportunity to learn about systems during seminars, to interact with current owners…it was beyond expectations”
Our property became a lively campground with over 40 RVs on site. Twenty eight Advanced RV motor homes returned for the festivities and ten other Class B RVers plus a fifth wheel were also in attendance. This spot became a hub for talking about Class B features, sharing stories, and meeting old and new friends from across the country.
We kicked off Friday with Family Night. Staff members and their families, guests and clients enjoyed dinner catered by Mario Fazios, plus music from Dreadlock Dave. We made smores around a campfire later in the evening.
Saturday provided great opportunities for guests to learn from our staff and various suppliers, including Silverleaf, Volta, Xantrax, Espar, and Mercedes-Benz. We discussed connectivity, battery systems, climate control, design, and more. One guest stated the importance of the workshops as “staying informed about advances and what can be retro-fit.”
Guests visited the factory floor to see motor homes in different stages of their builds, tour the cabinet and upholstery shops, view a demonstration of hydro dipping, and more. After a full day, we relaxed with a food truck dinner from Frank’s Bratwurst and the music of Alex Bevan. Another campfire followed.
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 the group about American Glamping.
The fifth 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 guest, “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.”
Want to see more? Check out our video highlights of the event!