Animal Planet show highlights floating RV tonight

“Flipping Ships,” airs tonight at 9 p.m. EDT and features the transformation of a vintage camper into a floating RV.

Animal Planet’s latest episode of a new series, “Flipping Ships,” airs tonight at 9 p.m. EDT and features the transformation of a vintage camper into a floating RV.

The six-part series follows singer-songwriter Edwin McCain’s company Boats Have Souls — a business based in Spartanburg, S.C., that is dedicated to restoring abandoned vessels and transforming them into nautical masterpieces.

In the 1990s, McCain’s music took him to the Top 10 music charts. These days, he’s restoring and reinvigorating abandoned, ramshackle boats with fellow singer and longtime friend Darius Rucker.

In each episode, this quirky band of gearheads perform acts of nautical salvation on boats that have been abandoned for so long, they're beginning to forge with nature — and not in a good way. When a boat's floorboards have long been replaced by grass and dirt, the team goes to work reinventing these disasters into fishing vessels, open-water cruisers and family houseboats.

The upcoming episode showcases McCain’s challenge to re-create a local car collector’s 1968 Avion trailer into a camping cruiser fit for the family, which loves to spend time together outdoors.


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