Despite Mother Nature bringing some unwelcome wet weather to the week, the 2019 üCamp was a resounding success. In this post, Allison Stutzman, nüCamp Director of Special Events, shared some post-event insights along with pictures of those who attended.
This was the 3rd annual üCamp event. How has it grown over the years?
Our first üCamp was held in 2017 and we sold 76 tickets. In 2018, we sold 154 tickets. This year, we sold out in less than eight hours and sold a total of 197 tickets. That included onsite tickets, boondocking tickets, generator sites and offsite camping.
The 2019 üCamp was the biggest one yet, with more than 350 people from 33 states plus Nova Scotia and Ontario. What draws people from so many places to come?
It’s the family experience that you receive when you are there. People enjoy being able to go to the factory and see where the campers were made. They also love being able to mingle with the team members of nüCamp when they come down to visit.
What were some of the events at this year’s üCamp?
Monday night we held the wine and cheese night. We also had a swap meet/vendor day, Q&A sessions for each model, a potluck dinner and Bahler Street Pizza. There was also factory tours, prize give-a-ways and daily breakfasts.
What new models were on display for campers to check out?
We had five models that our üCampers checked out: the Barefoot Travel Trailer, the AVIA, the TAB 400 BDL, the TABS BD Edge and TAGXL.
- The Barefoot Travel Trailer is a unique, nostalgic and spacious unit that provides luxury in a small package, and nüCamp is excited to bring this modern-retro camper to North America. The curvy fiberglass body and the free-flowing interior make this a head-turner, conversation starter, and is just right for the camper who likes to stand out!
- The AVIA (äh-vee-uh) is our all-new, full-sized travel trailer. The aluminum frame technology and Lamilux4000 exterior are crafted together to give a smooth, graceful silhouette, complemented by an elegant interior. From its modern cabinetry to plush fabrics to high-end components, the AVIA provides panoramic spacing to deliver an experience that is second to none. It’s a perfect addition to the nüCamp family.
- The TAB 400 Boondock Lite is the fusion of Ohio Amish craftsmanship with modern, European styling. It’s equipped with a queen-sized bed, a 24-inch TV and entertainment center, full kitchen, larger wet bath and second sleeping area. In addition, the TAB 400 Boondock Lite features some of the most innovative components in the RV Industry: 15-inch matte black sport rims, aggressive off-road tires, heavy-duty pitched axle, 15-inch standard spare, aluminum platform, diamond plated tub and boondock entry handle and graphics.
- Our TABS Boondock Edge teardrop camper has plenty of room to stand inside, along with a stylish seating area, a kitchen equipped with a sink, stove, and fridge, and the choice of a wet bath or a wardrobe. It also comes with 15-inch matte black sport rims, aggressive off-road tires, heavy-duty pitched axle, aluminum platform, diamond plated tub, boondock entry handle and graphics, 15-inch full spare with matte black rim & custom tongue mount, 52-inch light bar with two spotlights, Yakima® roof rack and 5-piece exterior accent kit.
- Our TAG XL Teardrop proves that great things can come in small packages. The ultimate two-person sleeper, it’s our lightest teardrop and can be towed by just about any vehicle. The TAG is easy to hook up and is always ready for an adventure.
Big or small, modern to retro design, our 2019 üCamp camper display demonstrated the range of nüCamp models that are available for any budget or preference!
What were some of the comments you received from attendees?
They loved the factory tour and the repairs being done onsite. Even though the weather wasn’t the best all week, everyone had fun and ended up bonding together.
Why should those who have never attended üCamp or something similar consider doing so? What can they gain from it?
It is such a great learning experience for newbies!!! There are so many of our customers that share their knowledge and experience including ideas for modifications with new RV-ers. This year, some of our attendees also organized two different sessions. One was a “Stump The Chump” with our campers asking quite a few of technical questions. They also held a “nüCamp Ladies,” focusing on traveling alone and what to be aware of as well as some points to make traveling and setting up easier. Both of these sessions were so beneficial to our members and it was great to see the attendance at both of them.
I encourage anyone that wants to attend to do so. Even if they can’t stay onsite, it is still worth staying offsite and then coming over each day for the events and to mingle. Our üCamp Facebook page has also been a great tool to help people connect and to stay in touch with each other.
We also really tried to take the suggestions our attendees had from last year and use them to make this year’s experience even better. I want them to feel valued and know that we listen to their feedback and appreciate the fact that they take time to help us improve.