Back in 2008, Roaming Times, a recreational vehicle site with a consumer focus, branched out to include RVs with a bit of green flair. In that same year, Roaming Times announced that the Livin Lite RV would become the first recipient of the site's "Green RV of the Year Award." Interestingly, in 2009, Roaming Times declared that there was no RV deserving of the award. For 2010, the suitably named Earthbound RV captured the title.

Judging by the recent expansion of both Earthbound and Livin Lite, it appears as though capturing the Green RV of the Year Award is a recipe for immediate success. Earthbound went from a small outfit to one that now has, "more than 40 dealers" and David Hoefer, Earthbound's director, gives credit where it's due by claiming that the Roaming Times award, "played a major part in the success." Livin Lite, the 2008 award recipient, has also expanded over the past two years, being named one of INC. magazine's 500 fastest-growing companies in the U.S. Livin Lite's projected three-year growth figure is a shocking 611 percent.

Roaming Times is looking for nominees for the 2011 Green RV of the Year and hopes that suggestions from RVers, dealers, manufacturers, and even wannabe RVers will help reveal a candidate worthy of the award. Hit the jump for more on the "where are they now" status of the previous Green RV award winners.

[Source: Roaming Times]

PRESS RELEASE Green RV of the Year Award

And the Winners Were ... What happened to them?

PHOENIX, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ --, the world's leading RV review website for more than 11 years, comments about the annual Green RV of the Year Award winners and what has happened to them...

EARTHBOUND RV was named the winner in 2010 and has now gone from small to having "more than 40 dealers" and David B. Hoefer, Earthbound's Director, says that the award "played a major part in the success." They added 4 new dealers to their roster last week and have added distribution channels for Germany and Australia as well.

At the recent Hershey RV Show (America's largest RV show), the Earthbound RV was suggested to be the "Star of the Show." Congratulations Earthbound.

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

LIVIN LITE RV was given the first award in 2008 ( found no suitable candidate in 2009).

Since then, Livin Lite has gone from being very small 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 cited Roaming Times' Green RV of the Year award.

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

Livin Lite went on to manufacture other RV products that helped promote. The CampLite for example; Scott Tuttle – Livin Lites' President - told "I received a great email today – typical of what I've been getting from a lot of potential customers. It said, 'We just found you on, and discovered that we can pull your trailer with our new Jeep - the only trailer that we found that we can pull with our new Jeep!'" Since then, Livin Lite have produced a new trailer for Jeep... Congratulations Livin Lite. is beginning the selection process for 2011 Green RV of the Year is looking for suggestions from RVers, wannabe RVers, RV manufacturers and dealers as well as from the media - email


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