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RVWest Awards logoFrom RV destinations to RV dealerships, events to attractions, this list is  a great starting point if you’re wanting ideas for future travels.

According to RVWest Magazine, Arizona, California and Nevada are perennially popular snowbirding spots, but a number of new destinations showed up on the 2015 list.

Our readers have made suggestions for choice places to point your RV in states as far north as Alaska and as far south as Georgia. Montana, Utah, Oregon, Idaho and Wyoming also make an appearance on this year’s list.

In Canada, Yukon in the north and the western provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba all attract avid RVers.”

The following private RV parks and campgrounds were singled out by the magazine’s readers:

British Columbia

  • Platinum: Radium Valley Vacation Resort in Radium Hot Springs
  • Gold: Living Forest Oceanside Campground & RV Park in Nanaimo
  • Silver: Holiday Park Resort Community in Kelowna
  • Bronze: Camperland RV Resort – Holiday Trails in Rosedale
Alberta

  • Platinum: Dinosaur Trail RV Resort – Holiday Trails in Drumheller
  • Gold: Bridgeview RV Resort – Holiday Trails in Lethbridge
  • Silver: Gas City Campground in Medicine Hat
  • Bronze: Lost Lemon Campground in Crowsnest Pass
Saskatchewan

  • Platinum: Manitou & District Regional Park & Campground in Watrous
  • Gold: Prairie Oasis Tourist Complex in Moose Jaw
  • Silver: Northern Meadows Golf Club & RV Park in Goodsoil
  • Bronze: Lampland RV Resort in Saskatoon
Manitoba

  • Platinum: Rubber Ducky Resort & Campground in Warren
  • Gold: Traveller’s RV Resort & Campground in Winnipeg
  • Silver: Meadowlark Campground & RV Park in Brandon
  • Bronze: Green Acres Campground in Swan River
Arizona

  • Platinum: Sunscape RV Resort in Casa Grande
  • Gold: Meridian RV Resort in Apache junction
  • Silver: Orangewood Shadows RV Resort in Mesa
California

  • Platinum: Orange Grove RV Park in Bakersfield
  • Gold: Golden Village Palms RV Resort in Hemet
  • Silver: Anaheim Resort RV Park in Anaheim
  • Bronze: Rio Bend RV & Golf Resort in El Centro
Nevada

  • Platinum: Nevada Treasure RV Resort in Pahrump
  • Gold: The Las Vegas KOA at Sam’s Town in Henderson
Other

  • Platinum: Rocky Mountain “Hi” RV Park in Kalispell, Mont.
    Gold: Hailstone Campground in Heber City, Utah
  • Silver: Chicken Gold Camp & Outpost in Chicken, Alaska
  • Bronze: Seven Feathers RV Resort/Casino in Canyonville, Ore.

For the full list of award winners and for a link to previous award winners, click here.

Pennsylvania RV and Camping Association LogoPennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has proclaimed the month of May as “Recreation Vehicle and Camping Month” for the 23rd straight year.

“The unique sites, history and culture of Pennsylvania can be discovered by the entire family from the comfort and convenience of recreational vehicles,” he said. “I encourages all citizens to pursue their passions and escape with their families on the road across the farthest reaches of our state.”

RVing and camping continues to be a strong force for Pennsylvania’s economy. From campgrounds that extend to the outermost corners of the state to RV dealerships, suppliers, distributors and service providers, Pennsylvania is an example of how people embrace the joys and benefits of RVing.

As host to the industry’s largest industry and retail RV show in the country at the Giant Center in Hershey, (www.largestRVshow.com), Pennsylvania introduces consumers to the latest products the RV industry has to offer. Visitors are even welcomed into Pennsylvania with seven statewide billboards directing them to the Pennsylvania RV and Camping Association (PRVCA) website.

Rebecca Lenington, PRVCA executive vice president, noted, “In conjunction with the governor’s proclamation, PRVCA is kicking off its annual Open House campaign. The goal of the Open House campaign is to direct consumers to their local campgrounds and dealerships and expose them to the many benefits of RV ownership and the freedom that traveling by RV provides.” To view the campgrounds and RV dealerships in your area, visit www.prvca.org and click on “Member Listings.”

Not only does the RV industry offer a great way to discover Pennsylvania, but it also offers career opportunities and apprenticeships to the many campgrounds and RV dealerships across the state of Pennsylvania. People can even become a trained RV technician from the comfort and convenience of their home with online instruction. For more details, visit www.prvca.org and click on “Training.”

2013 Pennsylvania RV & Camping GuideRVers can also learn more about Pennsylvania’s outdoor recreation opportunities by ordering a free copy of the 2013 RV and camping guide, Explore Pennsylvania. The 52-page publication includes feature articles on fun tips and helpful camping hints along with a full PRVCA membership directory connecting readers to hundreds of campgrounds, dealerships, suppliers and manufacturers.

For more information about PRVCA or for a free copy of Explore Pennsylvania, please call (888) 303-2887, e-mail rvcamping@prvca.org, or visit www.paRVing.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chicago-based Equity LifeStyle Properties Inc. (ELS), the nation’s largest RV park owner/operator, is currently testing a rather unique new promotion involving its Thousand Trails membership-based “preserves” and a few aggressive, multi-store RV dealerships in an effort to “leverage the great RV lifestyle and open up to more of the RV universe.”

It’s all part of a new “global relationship” ELS is trying to foster between the industry that produces and sells the RVs and the American public that purchases and recreates in those leisure-time products – a relationship that ELS CEO Thomas Heneghan and President and CFO Marguerite Nader feel is long overdue.

Although there are other potential new components on the table, such as social media initiatives and online parts and accessories sales, the crux of ELS’s new program is that a consumer buying an RV from any participating dealer will receive a free year’s membership to access parks in one of four zones among the 80 Thousand Trails preserves in 22 states and British Columbia.

“What we’re really trying to do is develop products in relation to the RV dealer that help him and us,” says Heneghan, whose 4,000-employee company also operates 90 Encore parks as well as some 200 manufactured home communities. “We think that buying an RV embedded with the lifestyle aspects is a natural and should be something that happens much more frequently than it does. And we designed this kind of dealer program to find RV dealerships across the U.S. that were excited about the opportunity to sell RVs to consumers along with the lifestyle that comes attached with that vehicle so that they’re getting the hotdog and the hotdog bun all at the same time.

“So, that’s been the program,” Heneghan told Woodall’s Campground Management, “but it’s really part of a larger strategy. We don’t really just want to have that one event. We want to have a relationship with the RV dealerships that understand that staying in contact with the customer – meeting that customer’s needs – is going to increase his ability to sell more vehicles over time and get that repeat buyer.”’

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