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Sunland RV Resorts, a luxury RV resort company, is encouraging RV travelers to join their online community starting with Facebook. The resort company gives RV enthusiasts good reason to join their social networks with a sweepstakes for free week stay at any Sunland RV Resort of the winner’s choice. Contests rules are available on the official contest page. People who “like” a Sunland Facebook Fan Page will be entered for chance to win this prize valued up to $500.00. Three grand prizes of the free week will be given away. One winner will be announced each month from January through March. The sweepstakes began earlier this month and will run through January 31, 2012.

Contest: “Like” a Sunland RV Resort Facebook Page and get entered for a chance to win a free week stay at ANY Sunland RV Resort.
Contest Duration: December 9, 2011- January 31, 2012
Prize Value: Up to $500.00

Participants can increase their chance of wining when they invite their friends to participate. To claim credit for spreading the word, a referred person needs only post who referred him or her on one of the resort’s Fan Page walls. Sunland has seven resort properties and seven corresponding fan pages, one for each resort that offers its own amenities and cultural flavor.

“This is just the beginning of spreading the rich culture Sunland has developed physically at the resorts over the years. People who join our online community will gain access to giveaways and exclusive deals for community members. Additionally, this platform gives Sunland guests an easy way to maintain friends they have made at our resorts when away on other adventures.” – Reza Paydar, Sunland RV Resorts Owner

Sunland RV Resorts also encourages the RV community to join their other social media channels including Twitter, YouTube, and Flickr. It’s likely other contests and sweepstakes will follow for these sites in the future.

Sunland Facebook Fan Page: http://facebook.com/sunlandrv
Official Contest Website: http://sunlandrvresorts.com/fbfreeweek/?utm_source=PRWeb&utm_medium=Rekease&utm_campaign=FBContest
Sunland RV Resorts’ Properties: http://sunlandrvresorts.com/category/rv-resorts/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/sunlandrv
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/SunlandRV

As Southern California  gas and diesel prices climb past $4 per gallon, some snowbirds in fuel-guzzling recreational vehicles say the rising costs could keep them closer to home.

They include Larry and Vivian Wiebe, who drive each year to the valley from Alberta in their RV and are parked at the Palm Springs Oasis RV Resort in Cathedral City.

Fuel prices have risen about a dollar a gallon since the couple spent $579 on gasoline in November to make the 1,500-mile trip. Now, they’re faced with paying considerably more to get back home.

“It’s a strain. (But) we have to get back,” Larry Wiebe said.

If prices stay this high, the Wiebes said they may visit the Coachella Valley every other year instead of annually.

The price spike came late enough last year that it didn’t hurt local RV park occupancy, operators say. But they’re watching those prices closely and are worried that gloomy predictions of $5 gas will lead many RV owners to leave their rigs in the driveway.

“Are we concerned? Yes,” said Greg Sidoroff, vice president of Sunland RV Resorts, which operates Emerald Desert RV Resort in Palm Desert. “We just hope that our great guest service and marketing efforts will carry us through.”

“We’ve had a few cancelations across the system, but not a great panic as the last time,” Sidoroff added, referring to 2008, when prices at some California gas pumps hit $5 a gallon.

That $5 mark is the “psychological barrier” that keeps many RVs off the road, he said.

For the return trip to Alberta, the Wiebes plan to prepare meals instead of spending at restaurants along the way to help offset costs.

“We won’t be eating out, we just have to buy gas,” said Anna Calvert, also of Alberta.

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