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When Johnnie Walker RV’s head of marketing, Michael Walker, had a 350-gallon saltwater fish tank installed in a travel trailer, it was just a novelty idea. Today, more than a month after the RV made its appearance on Animal Planet’s “Tanked” TV show, the vehicle is drawing attention from showroom guests and increasing foot traffic at Johnnie Walker RV’s Las Vegas store.

Johnnie Walker Travel Trailer Fish Tank

Johnnie Walker Travel Trailer Fish Tank Interior

“We didn’t see this coming,” said Walker. “When this project first came along we just thought the idea of being on reality TV would be a neat way to celebrate our 50-year anniversary. After the episode ran it was an unexpected but great surprise to see the increase in business!”

Walker estimates the RV has helped boost foot traffic about 25 percent at the company’s 4784 Boulder Highway showroom location. It has also helped sell Pacific Coachworks’ Econ trailers, the product in which the tank was built into by the Las Vegas-based Acrylic Tank Manufacturing (ATM) with help from Johnnie Walker RV’s staff.

Walker hasn’t set a price for the RV and is uncertain as to whether he will put it up for sale in the future. The project, which took a couple months to complete earlier this year, was initiated to commemorate the family’s 50 years in business. Johnnie Walker RV has remained a family business through four generations.

For more information about Johnnie Walker RV, call 702.458.2092 or visit jwrv.com.

Johnnie Walker RV is also hosting a 2,000 Fan Giveaway on its Facebook page. Simply “like” JWRV on Facebook and be entered to win $100 in credit to the company’s RV parts and accessories store. The winner will be picked on July 31.

 

BRIMFIELD – The June 1 tornadoes caused tremendous damage at Village Green Family Campground, where 95 of 97 camper trailers parked there were destroyed, one woman died when the camper she was in flipped up in the air and landed upside down and all the trees on what used to be a wooded campground were blown down.

Virginia Darlow, 52, was killed at the campground and her boyfriend, Richard Reim, 51, suffered back and neck injuries when their camper flipped upside down.

Campground owner Lester Twarowski said there were a dozen campers and another 10 family members at the campground when the storms hit on Wednesday.

Having received a phone call warning of the storm’s approach, Twarowski and his maintenance worker informed everyone and herded all but a few into the basement of a house on the property.

“We stood in an area the size of a pickup bed, huddling and hugging,” Twarowski said.

After the storms, Twarowski said those on hand had to form human chains to help firefighters lift the few injured people up inclines.

Brimfield Firefighter Peter Fabrycki was one of those who responded to the campground and looked throughout the park for survivors.

“We were going around shouting, to see if anyone would call back,” Fabrycki said. “The place was destroyed. We were crawling over sticks and debris and parts of trailers.”

Twarowski said he plans to rebuild and will probably rent out a few campsites this summer.

He said he feels bad for those who left their campers at Village Green because some lost important belongings, but he is also grateful that the storms came when there were only a dozen campers and not on the previous weekend when there were 500 people there.
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LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Imagine looking out your window and seeing your neighbor’s recreational vehicle parked on the street, month after month.
It’s like that in some Lakewood neighborhoods.
“It looks like a storage lot,” said City Council President Adam Paul, while surveying more than a half-dozen RVs and camper trailers parked along a section of West Mexico Avenue near South Deframe Street.
“This does create a problem and it can lower property values,” Paul added.
Chris Klemick owns one of the camper trailers parked along West Mexico. “The HOA won’t let us park them in our driveways,” he told 7NEWS. “So I just park mine on the street down the block, so I can keep an eye on it.”
To some residents, the RVs are eyesores. To others, like Klemick, they’re an escape.
That’s why an effort by the Lakewood city council to consider an RV parking ban on city streets could end up pitting neighbor against neighbor.
Klemick said he and his girlfriend save money by visiting remote areas of Colorado with their camper.
“We have our entire mode of living available, the fridge, cooking. We just pop the ends open and enjoy the state of Colorado,” he said.
But other residents say enough is enough.
“Even if I had an RV, I wouldn’t want to look out my window all the time and see it,” said Laurel Oliver. “And I certainly wouldn’t want to see somebody else’s RV parked there 24/7 all year round.”
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