Media Planner 2023
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2023 Media Planner
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RV Enthusiast is dedicated to the technical side of RV ownership. Every monthly issue will illustrate — in an easy-to-follow, step-by-step process — how to maintain, repair and upgrade towable or motorized rigs!
man doing maintenance on a water tank in his RV
man doing repairs to his RV
man attaching a hitch to his RV
woman working under the hood of a truck
Tow Vehicles, too!
The First Magazine Created By and For Hands-on RV Enthusiasts!
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ervice has always been a vital part of RV ownership. But while most people love their RVs, they don’t necessarily know how to fix, maintain or upgrade them to suit their particular needs. As a result, the service bays of most RV dealerships and repair centers are often flooded with motorhomes and trailers in need of some attention, oftentimes creating a service backlog of a month or more. And as RV popularity continues to surge, this situation isn’t likely to change anytime soon.

At RV Enthusiast magazine, we have a better idea.

Fix it yourself.

Granted, not all RV owners possess the information and inclination needed to diagnose and repair an engine or transmission, but how many times do major components really break down, anyway? No, the service bays at RV dealerships are filled with vehicles housing refrigerators that don’t cool, electrical systems that don’t function and holding tanks that leak.

These things can be repaired by RV owners armed with a toolbox and accurate knowledge of exactly what the repair requires. Just as they can maintain their AC generator, replace a water heater, install an awning or upgrade the power converter.

That is what RV Enthusiast is all about. It is, from its very first issue, North America’s premier ‘how-to’ RV magazine.

Knowing how to present technical information to readers isn’t easy. To that end, we’ve assembled the most experienced group of technical writers and editors ever seen in the RV industry:

Bob Livingston — Perhaps the most experienced technical writer in the RV industry, Bob spent more than 40 years at Trailer Life and MotorHome magazines, overseeing the technical writing as he climbed the ladder, finishing his career there as Group Publisher. Bob is also the author of Trailer Life’s RV Repair & Maintenance Manual, long considered the authority on RV repair for the do-it-yourself crowd. Today, Bob and his wife, Lynne, are full-time RVers and spend the majority of each year traveling the country. He was inducted into the RV/MH Hall of Fame in 2014.

Bruce Hampson — A gearhead who grew up spinning wrenches on cars, Bruce took his knowledge and experience to the publishing field, where he oversaw a number of top automotive, marine and RV magazines during his 40-year career (including MotorHome). He also learned the inside of the industry firsthand as longtime editor of the premier trade magazine RVBusiness. His favorite RV memory revolves around a summer-long cross-country trip in a restored/modified Winnebago Brave motorhome with his son, Jeremy, and their Siberian Husky.

Bill Gehr, Technical Director — Bill started his 50-year career in the RV industry when he went to work for an Airstream dealership before eventually deciding to open his own business — Bill’s RV Service — in Ventura, California. He soon met Bob Livingston, and together they worked on hundreds of technical editorial projects at his shop. Bill also eventually joined Bob on the TV show “RVtoday,” filming a number of hands-on projects. After retiring, Bill headed out full-time in his fifth wheel and toured 39 states while writing technical articles for Trailer Life and MotorHome magazines.

The personalities behind RV Enthusiast also include Sue Seidlitz, who brings to the magazine a wealth of sales acumen honed during more than 35 years at Trailer Life and MotorHome magazines. While Sue recently traded her Jayco Eagle fifth wheel for a Sundowner horse trailer to transport her riding buddies Rio and Stetson, her knowledge of the industry and outgoing personality make her a perfect fit as Advertising Director.

This core group will ensure RV Enthusiast focuses on subjects that matter most to RVers — maintaining, repairing and upgrading their RVs and tow vehicles. Along the way, readers will also learn how to choose new vehicles, components and accessories; follow complete RV makeovers done the correct way; get much-needed information on the latest vehicles; read helpful reviews; and much, much more.

RV Enthusiast is an informative and entertaining source of knowledge that readers will refer to over and over again. By presenting technical and how-to articles in a friendly, conversational format, readers will know more about their RVs and feel more confident about working on them — which will continue to fuel the passion for RVing we’ve all enjoyed for decades.

Staff Contacts
PUBLISHER: Bob Livingston – (805) 320-6909
[email protected]

EDITOR: Bruce Hampson – (574) 584-4616
[email protected]

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: Bill Gehr – (805) 340-5015
[email protected]

ADVERTISING DIRECTOR: Sue Seidlitz – (805) 816-8759
[email protected]

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Digital Advertising Rates
(All rates are per insertion)
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Ad Dimensions & Pricing
17” x 11”
Bleed: 8-1/2” x 11”;
Non-bleed: 7-7/8” x 10-1/4”
2/3 PAGE
5-3/16” x 10-1/4”
1/2 PAGE
Horizontal: 7-7/8” x 4-7/8”;
Vertical: 5-3/16” x 7-3/8”
1/3 PAGE
Horizontal: 5-3/16” x 4-7/8”;
Vertical: 2-1/2” x 10-1/4”
1/6 PAGE
Vertical: 2-1/2” x 5”
*Cover rates upon request
2023 Editorial Calendar + Ad Deadlines
JANUARY — RV Renovations / Modifying & upgrading used RVs. Plus: 2023’s new RV parts & accessories. Ad space reservations close Dec. 22; materials due Jan. 3.

FEBRUARY — Road Worthy / The latest suspension upgrades, how they work and why you need them. Ad space reservations close Jan. 25; materials due Jan. 31.

MARCH — Getting Ready for the Road / De-winterizing tips & spring detailing secrets. Plus: Tow vehicle maintenance. Ad space reservations close Feb. 23; materials due Feb. 28.

APRIL — Portable Power / Staying off the grid longer with compact generators, solar power, battery banks & LED upgrades. Ad space reservations close March 23; materials due March 30.

MAY — Build the Ultimate Road ‘Garage’ / tools & spare parts to carry, pro pointers. Plus: Storage compartment organization tips. Ad space reservations close April 20; materials due April 27.

JUNE — 10 Problems, 10 Solutions / The 10 most common RV ailments & repairs. Plus: Small electronics: converters to inverters. Ad space reservations close May 24; materials due May 30.

JULY — Chill Out / Inside the latest A/C units; making in-camp repairs, improving efficiency. Plus: More tech tips & tricks. Ad space reservations close June 22; materials due June 28.

AUGUST — Water Works / How RV plumbing systems work; tips to prevent failures; how to keep water safe to drink. Ad space reservations close July 21; materials due July 28.

SEPTEMBER — High-Tech Camping / Top WiFi & Internet options for staying in touch on the road; pet & temperature monitors, security systems. Ad Space reservations close Aug. 23; materials due Aug. 29.

OCTOBER — Appliance Repair / Maintenance, repair & upgrade options for your galley. Plus: Winterizing tips. Ad space reservations close Sept. 21; materials due Sept. 28.

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER — Cold Camping / Equipping an RV for winter use; heating options. Plus: 2024’s Hot New RVs. Ad space reservations close Oct. 25; materials due Oct. 31.

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Materials submission requirements: Accepted file type: jpeg / Max file size: 10MB
Submission instructions: Upload to or email to: [email protected]
Website & Newsletter Rates
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Banner $475 per month
  • Client to provide materials in two sizes: 970×250, plus 300×250 for our mobile users
  • Supply URL
  • Accepted file type: jpeg / Max size: 200kb
Sponsored Content $1250 for one month
  • Banner + 600-900 words of content and 2-3 images
Annual Spotlight Company Profile $2600 ($1300 Until Dec 31, 2021)
  • Your Annual Spotlight Company Profile resides on for a full year. It includes video, scrollable company information, product features and photos, plus dealer locator if applicable. Implemented as a high value digital brochure landing page for the advertiser, this page is optimized for SEO and lead generation or traffic handoff to the advertiser website. This spotlight also provides the advertiser an additional conversion button to double click-through results on all ads appearing in the issue.
Sponsored Podcast $1500
  • RV Enthusiast podcasts are created by the staff and feature educational, informative, and entertaining content for all RVers. Podcasts can be interview style online, or in-person videos and demonstrations. Podcast resides on for one year.
RVExpert Weekly Newsletter Advertising Opportunities
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  • Pro Tip Sponsored Banner Your 970×250 or 300×250 Banner is placed along with the Pro Tip of your choice. $350/issue
  • Social Media Package 970×250 Banner + Content (image and 600-900 words) + Facebook Post(s) $1500/issue*
  • RVExpert Issue Sponsorship Your sponsorship of the entire issue includes a 970×250 Banner + Content (image and 600-900 words). $1250/issue*
  • Sponsored Video Package  Image + 600-900 words linked to customer-supplied video $1250/issue*
  • Sponsored Podcast  RV Enthusiast podcasts are created by the staff and feature educational, informative, and entertaining content for all RVers. Podcasts can be interview style online, or in-person videos and demonstrations. $1500/issue*

*Content, video, podcast must be for a different product/topic for each Newsletter issue.

The RVExpert Weekly Newsletter deploys every Monday and closes for space and materials 10 days before deployment date.

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