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Owners, Mike and Shirley Groseclose (seated) and staff of Buckeye Lake/Columbus East KOA.

Owners, Mike and Shirley Groseclose (seated) and staff of Buckeye Lake/Columbus East KOA.

Buckeye Lake/Columbus East KOA owners Mike and Shirley Groseclose have always used every tool at their disposal to better understand their guests. That effort has led to four consecutive KOA Founder’s Awards, along with impressive customer service scores from their campers, according to a news release.

That deep understanding of their guests led the Grosecloses to make the decision to transform their campground in central Ohio into a KOA Holiday park.

“We’ve used all of KOA’s camper feedback tools to learn about and implement the amenities our campers want. We have always been pro-KOA and one of the first ones to implement any of the programs. We’ve tried to adopt whatever KOA moves forward with,” said Mike Groseclose.

The Grosecloses have kept their campground modern, updated, and loads of fun, making their qualification as a new KOA Holiday – which focuses on providing great family camping experiences for all ages – an easy transition. “We’ve put in state-of-the-art restrooms and RV patio sites, as well as a jumping pillow, shuffleboard, and golf,” says Mike.

Although the facilities and amenities are impeccable, Mike credits the campground’s staff members as the biggest reason campers return to the KOA, “We are so proud of our employees. They are some of the best people we could hope for. Our guests love them and it shows in their comments.”

Also announced

Bill and Barbara Olendorf, owners of the Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) in Point South, S.C.,

Bill and Barbara Olendorf, owners of the Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) in Point South, S.C.,

Bill and Barbara Olendorf, owners of the Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) in Point South, S.C., added the new KOA Journey brand to their campground. KOA Journey is one of three new brand categories being added to KOA’s 485-campground system in North America.

KOA Journey campgrounds offer campers a convenient, clean and restful stop during their travels, helping them enjoy the rest of their journey.

“The decision to move forward with KOA’s brand positioning effort comes from our desire to keep our business cutting-edge,” said Bill Olendorf. “Progress and evolution is vital in meeting our guests’ expectations and needs. We expedited the transition because it gives us focus, so we can serve our campers’ specific desires and create memorable stays. We are striving to make our great campground even greater.”

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Jeep Tent Camper Trailer

Embracing the Jeep® lifestyle means sometimes packing up and heading outdoors to enjoy a weekend of camping. To make this more enjoyable, Jeep® and Mopar® have developed the perfect accessory for the Jeep® owner who wants to go camping. For years, people who are off-roading enthusiasts and enjoyed camping have had to pack tents and set up camp on the ground. Traditional pop-up campers are typically unable to negotiate rough terrain due to their small tires and lightweight frames. Now, with the development of both a Trail Edition and an Extreme Trail Edition Jeep Camper, off-roaders can pull their pop-up camper behind them while on the trail. The Jeep® Camper Trailer is the perfect way for Jeep® owners to go off-roading and take their pop-up camping trailer with them.

The Jeep® Camper Trail Edition is the way to go when the casual Jeep® trail driver wants to go family camping in the backcountry or in an established campground. The camper trailer weighs only 850 pounds and pulls easily behind any Jeep® 4X4 vehicle. This trailer is perfect for someone who wants to stop at a campsite located down a rough backcountry road far away from civilization. With 12 inches of ground clearance and 32-inch tires, this camper will go wherever your Trail Rated® Jeep® will go. With lightweight, all aluminum construction and trailing-arm suspension, the Jeep® Camper Trailer is strong enough to take the abuse of a rough trail. While folded down, the camper can hold up to 450 pounds of additional gear secured with the included hood mounted tie-downs. Once up, the camper has ample headroom and sleeps four adults comfortably either on a queen-size bed or fold-out sofa.

Jeep Tent Camper Trailer Interior

Jeep Tent Camper Trailer Interior

For the hard-core off-roader, the Extreme Trail Edition is just the ticket. With 35-inch tires, extra-rugged construction, and 15 inches of ground clearance, this trailer has the capability to go anywhere that your modified Jeep® will go. It is specifically designed to handle extreme off-highway terrain. The trailer weighs 1050 pounds, which is 200 pounds more than its little brother, the Trail Edition. This is necessary to accommodate the beefier tires, the heavier frame, and skid plating.

Both versions feature a premium pop-up canvas enclosure mounted on a rugged pull-behind trailer. They both incorporate Wrangler Rubicon design cues including 17-inch aluminum wheels, taillights, fender flares, and a rear bumper. The interiors of both versions have a stowable center table, 110-volt inverter, built-in cabinet, premium window screens, and privacy shades. Jeep® Camper Trailers can be ordered at any Jeep® dealership and come in a variety of colors: Bright Silver Metallic/Black, Flame Red, Mango Tango Pearl, and Natural Green Metallic.

Whether you are a casual camper or hard-core off-roader who likes to test the limits of their Jeep®, these new lightweight camping trailers are perfect for your next camping or off-roading trip. They offer the benefit of a lightweight recreational pop-up camper, while utilizing Jeep® design and capability to follow your vehicle over any challenging terrain you might encounter along the way to your campsite

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