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Canadian RV Camping

Representatives from the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) of Canadaand the Canadian Camping and RV Council (CCRVC) are on Parliament Hill today to urge the federal government to address critical infrastructure needs for the industry.

“Going hand in hand with RVing, campgrounds are the primary destination of Canadian RV customers,” addedMaryse Catellier, CCRVC President.  “Campgrounds offer an opportunity for families to spend time together, create life-long memories and discover the beauty of Canada’s natural landscape.  They also stimulate economic activity in small communities across the country.”

In 2011, Canadians spent $1.6 billion by staying at one of the 3,000 independently owned and operated campgrounds in Canada.  That same year the total economic activity associated with the Canadian RV industry reached $14.5 billion.

As campground services continue to rise in demand, critical infrastructure needs – such as sizing requirements to accommodate larger RVs and access to appropriate electrical outlets and waste disposal facilities – remain unfunded.

Together, the RV and campground industries play an important role in the health of Canada’s tourism sector and make a significant contribution to Canada’s economy.  In order to keep this momentum going, dedicated investment in tourism policies to support the RV and campground industry is urgently needed.

The RVDA of Canada and the CCRVC make the following recommendations to the federal government:

  1. Provide targeted and dedicated investment in camping/RV infrastructure in Canada’s National Parks.
  2. Have CTC advertising and messaging include particular reference to RV and Camping opportunities to those target markets where RV rentals are being offered in Canada. Promotion should gear towards highlighting a new way to discover Canada.
  3. Equate public campsite rates with those of independently owned campgrounds and extend the operating seasons ofCanada’s historic parks and canal systems to help finance infrastructure improvements.
  4. Reduce the Canada Small Business Financing Program’s two per cent registration fee and eliminate the aggressive repayment schedule to make the program accessible to businesses that operate seasonally.

“Investing in RV and camping infrastructure will play a critical role in the overall contributions of the tourism industry to future economic development and prosperity,” Catellier said.

“Not only is RVing in Canada an exceptional way to travel, but it also has a considerable impact on the Canadian economy,” concluded Redmond.  “We look forward to continuing to work with government and key stakeholders to ensure that proactive roles are being taken to develop policies that support all travel and tourism, and recognize RVing as a prosperous tourism activity.”

The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association of Canada is a national, volunteer federation of provincial and regional RVDA associations and their members, who have united to form a professional trade association for all businesses involved in the recreation vehicle industry.

The Canadian Camping and RV Council is a Canada-wide industry association that represents approximately 1500 campgrounds as well as RV manufacturers and retailers. Its mission is to support Canada’s camping and RV industries, foster projects to enhance the camping experience for Canadians and international visitors and work with federal decision makers to ensure a thriving Canadian tourism sector.

SOURCE Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association of Canada


LazyDays RV's Campground Tucson Arizona

LazyDays RV's Campground Tucson Arizona

TUCSON, Arizona — The world’s largest single-site RV dealer, Lazydays, is now entering the Arizona market. With headquarters in Tampa, Florida, Lazydays recently completed the sales transaction on the dealership formerly owned and occupied by Beaudry RV in Tucson.

Having closed on the property, they will now begin obtaining the necessary business permits and do a thorough review and inspection of the property in the process of creating the Lazydays customer experience in Tucson.

“This is an exciting day for Lazydays,” said John Horton, President and CEO.  “We’ve worked very hard to build a reputation and a culture geared toward an unparalleled customer experience, and we’re very enthusiastic about bringing that experience to RVers in a new market.”

Different than most other RV dealers, Lazydays considers the entire RV ownership process to be part of the customer relationship and focuses on product knowledge and expert service to endear RVers, many of whom return repeatedly over the years to purchase multiple times. Within a few months, Lazydays will create a similar customer experience at its new Tucson location.

Lazydays is also an active participant in local charities and organizations dedicated to civic improvement and charitable fund-raising and was voted number 2 among the top 20 places to work in Tampa Bay.

Current plans are to open the campground and service facilities mid-summer and to be ready to sell RVs a short while later.

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Celebrate the 100th anniversary of RVing in America. Enter the California RV Show “Best RVing Memory” essay contest.

It is easy and fun.  Just write 100 words on one of your most memorable or fun RV experiences and enter it in our essay contest. Winners will be featured in the 58th Annual California RV Show program book for the October 15th-24th show at Fairplex in Pomona. Winners receive $100 each and complimentary family admission to the show.

Entries must be received by September 1st by the California RV Show, 6835 Aldea Ave, Van Nuys, CA 91406 or by e-mail to Write your 100 word essay in the body of the e-mail.  Do NOT attach a document.

One entry per person. Must be a California resident. Void where prohibited. Be sure to include your name, mailing address, phone number and e-mail with your entry. Winners will be notified by mail and e-mail on September 15th. All entries become the property of the California RV Show and may be used for publication at the show, on show web sites and other promotional uses.

With the current upswing in the RV market, the 58th Annual California RV Show is definitely THE PLACE to go for all your RV wants and needs.  Come see all the new 2011 models and take advantage of the special manufacturer discounted prices.

Acres of vehicles, products, services and special events all located in one area allow you to browse and shop at your leisure. Enhance your RV ownership and travel with the newest and best in products and accessories.  Be sure not to miss the Big Tent filled with exciting RV products and accessories.

This is the show you won’t want to miss, so be sure and mark your calendar.

For additional information, discount coupons, show hours and other pertinent ifacts, check out the California RV Show website at

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