Episode 48 of RV Industry News is devoted to two groups focused on serving younger RVers — the Xscapers and Fulltime Families.
The Escapees Club announced last month that it was developing an offshoot group called Xscapers, which is focused on serving people who have not yet retired, but are traveling frequently or full-time in RVs. Travis and Melanie Carr are spearheading the Xscapers expansion. They come on the show to talk about the club’s mission and what they plan to do to better equip younger RVs for their journeys.
For more information on Xcapers, visit www.xscapers.com
Kimberly Travaglino, the founder of Fulltime Families, is a repeat guest on RV Industry News. The group, which is celebrating its fifth anniversary, is nearing 1,000 members who are primarily families with children living and working on the road. She describes some new partnerships within the industry, and a new Explorer program designed to give kids a scouting- like experience wherever they travel.
Travaglino also co-hosts a podcast for roadschooling parents that has reached the Top 5 of educational podcasts on iTunes. She talks about the upcoming NOT Back to School roadschooling conference taking place in September as well as various ways her members are engaging their kids in educational experiences.
Another initiative launched by the group is a directory of “Family Friendly Certified” RV parks and campgrounds that are willing to wave extra fees charged for bringing children into the park, something families often refer to as a “kid tax.” The directory helps families with children better identify those RV parks that embrace younger families and differentiates from those that would prefer children go elsewhere.
For more information on Fulltime Families, visit www.fulltimefamilies.com.