About Our Partners
Regardless of what anyone tells you, running a website like the Fit RV isn’t a way to get rich. That’s just fine with us, because we view the Fit RV as an enjoyable hobby and we leave the money-making to James’ day job (he works in the software industry) and Stef’s online coaching. Our main goal is to keep the Fit RV fun for us, independent of outside influence, and pressure-free. We do, however, “partner” with various industry entities whether it be on single projects & deliverables (like leading seminars at RV events & shows or doing short social media videos on RVing health tips) or more of an ongoing basis like the ones below. We’ll also occasionally produce a sponsored video, if it’s something that we think you’d find interesting. But, as you’ve probably noticed you’ll find no advertisements on our website and our partner list is very short. We’re proud of that and plan to keep it that way.
We love being ambassadors for Winnebago. Our relationship with Winnebago started way back in 2014, actually… when an email hit Stef’s inbox, with the subject line reading, “We love theFitRV!”. That seemingly innocuous email, which was sent at the request of the one and only Russ Garfin (former Winnebago Director), set off an incredible chain of events that completely changed the course of TheFitRV from that time on. Since that time, we’ve owned two Winnebagos (Travato and EKKO), and we’ve supported Winnebago through various new model launches (Travatos, Revel, Solis, Boldt, EKKO). We also attend many events on behalf of Winnebago, and do other projects for them, like educational videos, blog posts, product testing, etc. While we love many different brands of RVs, Winnebago is more than just a brand to us. It’s family. We’re proud to support this awesome company.
Stef here. If you’ve ever watched one of our videos and thought…wow, her outfit is cute, it was probably from Aventura! Aventura Clothing provides me with a few outfits each year, some for the summer season and some for the winter; and full disclosure, they don’t provide any monetary support, just clothes. Their clothes are comfortable with an active focus, which make them perfect for RVers or outdoor enthusiasts. I especially love that Aventura focuses on using organic and sustainable fibers wherever they can, creating a lighter eco footprint… and they’re incredibly passionate about this. Even better, their stuff is made in Fair Trade certified factories, which means the world to me. Check out their website, Aventura Clothing, and buy their stuff with confidence and my full endorsement.
Old Ranch Brands
James here. I still have T-shirts from 1992, so Stef is particularly glad that Old Ranch Brands has stepped up to provide me with a few outfits each year. They make clothes that are stylish and outdoorsy. That’s what Stef likes. What I like is how comfortable everything is, and it all travels well without getting crazy wrinkled. The material they use in their bottoms is super comfortable and has some flexibility for different sized physiques (like me, smaller waist, larger thighs; it’s that cycling thing). Genius! Anything cool-looking you see me in is likely theirs. But I’m just not parting with my AC/DC t-shirt… Sorry Stef.
National Park Foundation
Starting in early 2019, we embarked on a national parks tour on behalf of Winnebago and the National Park Foundation. Our goal was to visit and promote #parkslesstraveled in the Limited Edition National Park Foundation Travato, and we did just that throughout 2019. The van was loaned to us for the year, and in return each month we provided a video project related to the van and our time in the parks. Being the huge parks nerds we are, we were so excited to have this incredible opportunity! If you missed it, you can read some of our parks adventures in the ‘Our Travels‘ tab here on the homepage. #Findyourpark everyone!!!
We like to describe GoRVing as the “Got Milk” of the RV industry. It’s actually a coalition of RV manufacturers, component suppliers, dealers and campgrounds that works to promote RV travel through various media. In the past, we partnered with GoRVing on a variety of projects: Twitter parties, Instagram videos, articles, recipes, etc. We’re very proud of GoRVing for their work towards promoting healthful RV living and helping us spread the #fitRVing message.
RV Magazine and RV.com
RV Magazine and its partner website rv.com officially launched in January 2021 and published monthly print magazines until December 2023. In all 36 issues, Stef wrote a health/fitness column. James also wrote a monthly column focused on RV tech (in almost all 36 issues), too. Writing for a print magazine was a fun challenge for us both, and such a different experience than writing for online publications. We learned a lot and are grateful for the opportunity!
In the past, we partnered on a wide variety of health and fitness projects with Camping World, and very much appreciate their work to promote a healthy RV lifestyle. Projects we’ve done with Camping World include fitness/healthy eating videos, writing about Fit RVing in their various publications, a “Meet the Fit RV” interview during their virtual Ultimate RV Show, and we’ve even participated in a 3-episode cooking reality show they produced back in 2021!