Roaming Times Green RV of the Year Awards - what happened to the winners? - October 2010 update
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And the winners were...  What happened to them?
October 2010 update

PHOENIX, Ariz., October 3rd, 2010 - Roaming Times, the world’s leading RV review website for more than 11 years (, has comments about the annual Roaming Times Green RV Award* winners and what has happened to them...
C. David Hoefer - who has had a hand in founding a number of companies over the years, including Dutchmen, Hart Housing, Four Winds and Pilgrim RV.
C. David Hoefer - who has had a hand in founding a number of companies over the years, including Dutchmen, Hart Housing, Four Winds and Pilgrim RV.
Earthbound RV was named the Green RV of the Year 2010 and has now gone on to have "more than 40 dealers."

At the recent Hershey RV Show (America's largest RV show), the Earthbound was suggested to be the "Star of the Show." You can see the 2011 Earthbound travel trailer review here. Congratulations Earthbound....

Why was Earthbound chosen? - You can read the press release here.

It's early days but Earthbound are really gaining traction...
Within hours of the RoamingTimes Green RV press release being made, David B. Hoefer Earthbound's Director of Sales, Marketing and Product Development emailed "On the road today, but saw Forbes and other majors picked it up from AP. Nice work."
Today (10/3/2010) David commented: "A lot is happening and I thank you for all of your support!  We added four new locations to our dealer roster last week"
Congratulations once again Earthbound.... (see their website) (see the latest RoTi Earthbound review)

Livin' Lite Recreational Vehicles manufactures all-aluminum camping trailers under three brands: the Quicksilver automotive tent camper line; the Camplite enclosed travel trailer line; and the VRV camping/cargo trailer line. Because the campers are so lightweight, they can be towed by even the smallest cars. Livin' Lite's Quicksilver camper was named Roaming Times' Green RV of the year in 2008 for its energy-saving lightness, long-life all-aluminum construction, and completely formaldehyde-free construction.  did not choose a Green RV in 2009, but Livin Lite RV was named the Green RV of the Year 2008.
 Since then it has gone from a small start-up manufacturer to being recently named one of INC. magazines 500 fastest growing US companies. INC gave a Livin Lite's 3 year growth figure as 611% and said that Livin' Lite's Quicksilver camper was named Roaming Times' Green RV of the year in 2008 for its energy-saving lightness, long-life all-aluminum construction, and completely formaldehyde-free construction.

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Why was Livin Lite chosen? - You can read the press release here.
When the press release was made, Scott Tuttle, Livin Lite President said "I am truly amazed at how much traction this story is getting. It has literally been picked up by just about every major; mid; and minor news organization out there!!!! Bravo to Roaming Times."  And in early 2009, when the market for RVs was down: "THANKS!   We are one of the few RV manufacturers that I know that had our production scheduled out through March.  Your E-magazine has been a big part of that, and for that I thank you."

Livin Lite went on to make other products of course and helped promote them. The CampLite for example; Scott Tuttle told "I received a great email today – typically of what I have been getting from a lot of potential customers. It said, 'We just found your CAMPLITE on the web on Roaming Times, and discovered that we can pull your trailer with our new JEEP Patriot. So far, it is the only trailer that we found that we can pull with our new JEEP!' "

Since then Livin Lite have produced a trailer for Jeep - see an article about it here - congratulations Livin Lite....   (see their website) (see the latest RoTi Livin Lite review)

We'll keep you updated about progress with Livin Lite and Earthbound

Livin Lite says green RVs should be "wood free, less fuel"
Earthbound says "the rules have changed"
What do you think?

Tell us what you're doing to help the environment...

We're beginning the process of choosing the 2011 Green RV of the Year and looking for the suggestions of RVers, wannabe RVers, RV manufacturers and dealers as well as those of all the RV and travel media - email 

*Note: The purpose of the Roaming Times' Green RV of the Year selection, is to recognize and highlight innovation in the RVing industry that supports environmental factors for the world in general, and the RVing, travel and leisure industries in particular.


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