Travel Channel hosts 2nd 'Big Time RV' Season with Lazydays
Premieres Sunday August 16th, Takes Viewers into the Most Luxurious and Tricked Out Motorhomes on the Market Today
August 10, 2015
Travel Channel’s "Big Time RV" gives viewers an all-access pass inside America's largest, and one of the most prestigious, RV dealerships located in Tampa, Fla., and Tucson, Ariz. While touring and testing every make and model of RV available, the expert sales force and first-rate customization center work together to satisfy the demands of RV lovers looking to buy or rent the biggest, most over-the-top RVs in the business.
“Big Time RV’s” second season will feature 13 half-hour episodes showcasing the diversity of RV customers and RV lifestyles. The series features fun-loving clients, from football tailgaters and roller derby teams, to equestrians, cowboys and newlyweds – all looking to find their ideal RV. The series is produced for Travel Channel by Half Yard Productions, acclaimed producers of “Say Yes to the Dress” and “The Last Alaskans.”
“We had a ball filming with the Lazydays team for Big Time RV; these guys are the real deal and the most professional in the business,” said Abby Greensfelder, Executive Producer-Owner at Half Yard Productions.
“They gave us incredible access and let us take a deep dive into the happenings with the customers and on the lot.”
“I would like to thank all of our customers, RV manufacturer partners and Lazydays employees in both Tampa and Tucson for doing a fantastic job” said Lazydays CEO Tim Sheehan. "The world's largest RV dealership is a perfect backdrop for such a great show like Big Time RV ".
“We couldn’t be more excited to be a part of Big Time RV’s second season,” said John Lebbad, Chief Marketing Officer at Lazydays. “Big Time RV is great for the entire RV community, exposing viewers to all the fun and excitement of the RV lifestyle. The program also gives our expert sales and service teams, along with our loyal customers, the chance to showcase the stellar Lazydays experience to the Travel Channel audience.”
SEASON TWO PREMIERES SUNDAY, AUGUST 16 AT 8:00 P.M. AND 8:30 P.M. ET/PT ON TRAVEL CHANNEL (BACK-TO-BACK EPISODES)
“Windshield Wipeout” – Sunday, August 16 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT
Antique dealers Jeff and Judy are trading in their two-year-old coach for a larger, more luxurious model. With a whopping $500,000 budget, the couple meets up with Lazydays RV Expert Demond McKinley. First, Jeff and Judy look at the used 2003 Prevost Millennium, a luxury coach that typically retails for well over a million dollars when sold new. When Judy notices the weathered-looking kitchen cabinets, McKinley shows them the brand new Tiffin Zephyr – which is $67,000 over their price range. Next up is the Winnebago Grand Tour – at $436,000, it fits their budget. But the small master bath may be a deal breaker. While vacationing in Alaska, the windshield of David and Kathryn’s Class A coach was damaged by rocks. They arrive at the Lazydays service center in Tampa, Fla., and meet certified tech Michael Varga to see if the 200-pound windshield can be fixed. Over in Tucson, Ariz., the traveling vaudeville act Carnival of Illusion is in the market for a trailer with a large bed and storage space for costumes. The Airstream Eddie Bauer is just shy of their $95,000 budget, but Susan likes the roomy interior and storage capacity. A less expensive option, the Airstream International is priced at $70,000. Roland likes the gray interior, but Susan feels it lacks enough space. Which RV will make the best traveling green room for these performers?
“16 Women, 1 RV” – Sunday, August 16 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT
Dan and Nikki are trading in their old RV so they can upgrade to a spacious, luxury model with enough torque to tow Dan's toys. They meet up with Lazydays RV Expert Tracy 'Bama' Elliot to find out just how much of an upgrade they can get on their $325,000 budget. In Florida, a dynamite roller derby team known as the Tampa Tantrums is tired of shelling out money for hotel rooms when they're on the road. They decide it's time to rent a road warrior that can sleep 16 teammates without sacrificing space and comfort. The team gets paired with Lazydays RV expert Steve Mularz to find a large sleeper coach within their $1,500 weekly budget. An unlikely duo of ravers, mother Suzie and her teenage daughter Sami, are looking for the perfect-sized caravan to hit up as many EDM festivals over the summer as they can. While Sami prefers glam upgrades, Suzie is more practical and focused on the bare necessities. RV Expert Steve Spears tries to show Suzie and Sami the best of both worlds, but may have to exceed their $30,000 limit.
About Travel Channel
Travel Channel is a multiplatform travel lifestyle brand with the core mission of providing inspiring and compelling programming that takes viewers beyond their everyday destinations, making the unfamiliar familiar, whether it's around the world or around the block. A dual feed network that is also available in HD, Travel Channel is the world’s leading travel media brand, and is available in over 94 million U.S. cable homes. Owned and operated by Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI), Travel Channel has offices in Chevy Chase, Md., and New York, N.Y. Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI) also owns and operates HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel and Great American Country.
Lazydays®, founded in 1976, is the world’s largest RV dealership. Based on 126 acres outside Tampa, FL since 1996 and over 30 acres in Tucson, AZ since 2011, Lazydays has the largest selection of RV brands in the nation. Lazydays features nearly 300 service bays, more than 1,400 new and pre-owned RVs, and 2 onsite campgrounds with over 700 RV campsites. Lazydays has built its reputation on providing an outstanding customer experience with exceptional service and product expertise, and as a place to rest and recharge with other RVers. More than a quarter million RVers and their families visit Lazydays every year, making it “their home away from home.” Lazydays has been recognized as a “Top 50 RV Dealer” by RV Business and as one of Tampa Bay’s “Top Work Places.” The Lazydays Employee Foundation, supported by payroll contributions from over 70% of Lazydays’ employees, has contributed more than one million dollars to make many historic changes for at-risk children in the Tampa Bay and Tucson communities. For most people, Lazydays isn't just the beginning of their journey; it's very much a part of their ride. To learn more, visit http://www.lazydays.com.
About Half Yard Productions
Half Yard Productions is an award-winning entertainment development and production company with offices in New York and Bethesda, MD. From character-driven reality series and documentary narratives to historical specials, Half Yard Productions delivers high-quality programs on a diverse array of subjects. Half Yard Productions is part of the Red Arrow Entertainment Group, to learn more, visit http://www.halfyardproductions.com.
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