Autumn Approaches!

Hello RVers!
Summer’s end is fast approaching, and kids are heading back to school.
However, there’s a positive side to this change of seasons, because it
also means tailgating season is right around the corner! Sporting events
and tailgating are a great reason to own an RV. It just makes the whole
experience 10 times better! If you have kids involved with sports teams,
imagine taking the team to games with a great 5 th wheel in tow and
celebrating a win afterwards with a barbeque. Or maybe you have a
favorite football team, and would love to see the game, but the distance
and cost for a hotel are too great. An RV is a great way to spend the
night before a big game on the campus or near the stadium of your
favorite team.

Here are some great features that an RV can
provide you with this season.

1. An Outdoor Kitchen
Jay Flight SLX 324BDS

http://www.camplandrv.com/clw_rvinventory/view.jsp?rvid=30070285&rvstatus=

Imagine 3150BH

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Jayco North Point 375 BHFS

http://www.camplandrv.com/clw_rvinventory/view.jsp?rvid=27287733&rvstatus=


2. Outdoor Entertainment System
Momentum 399TH

http://www.camplandrv.com/clw_rvinventory/view.jsp?rvid=30100691&rvstatus=

Four Winds 29G

http://www.camplandrv.com/clw_rvinventory/view.jsp?rvid=17223058&rvstatus=


3. Party Decks!
Momentum 385 TH

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Jayco Seismic 4113

http://www.camplandrv.com/clw_rvinventory/view.jsp?rvid=29782183&rvstatus=

There are many great reasons to get your own RV to be ready for
tailgating, but we’re here to help give you some great tailgating ideas.


Check out these great tailgating recipes to try at your next pregame
party!

Touchdown Taco Cups

Ingredients:
 1 lb ground beef – browned/cooked
 1 packet taco seasoning mix
 1 package shredded lettuce
 1 8 oz package shredded Taco blend cheese
 1 avocado – prepared into guacamole
 1 cup salsa
 Sour Cream
 Chopped cherry tomatoes, black olives, green onions, jalapenos
for optional garnish
 9 oz clear plastic cups
Instructions
1. Cook ground beef and add in taco seasoning according to packet
instructions
2. Scoop a spoonful of taco mixture into clear plastic cups to use as
the last of the dip, followed by a layer of each listed ingredient
according to your liking. Top with extra cheese, jalapenos, olives,
etc.
3. Enjoy these great appetizers!
Notes
1 lb of ground beef is enough to make about 10 taco cups. Consider
doubling the recipe if feeding a larger crowd.


Ham and Swiss Sliders

Ingredients:
· 12 oz package Hawaiian sweet rolls (12 rolls)
· 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
· 1 1/2 Tablespoons dried mined onion

· 1/2 cup (8 Tablespoons or 1 stick) of melted unsalted butter
· 2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard

Instructions
1. Combine the melted butter, Dijon mustard, poppy seeds, and
minced onion. Whisk together until well blended.
2. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Then cut each roll in half.
3. Cut the deli Swiss and ham in half, then fold each piece in half to
make smaller pieces that will fit on the bread.
4. Layer the sliders by starting with one folded slice of Swiss, then a
folded slice of ham, then another Swiss, one more ham, and finally
top with a folded slice of Swiss. So you’ll end up with alternating
layers of 3 folded pieces of Swiss and 2 folded pieces of ham on
each slider.
5. Complete with the rest of the rolls then put them into a baking
dish, arranged tightly together.
6. Spoon the butter mixture on top of each roll, covering each
completely with onions and poppy seeds.
7. Cover with foil and bake for 15 minutes. Remove foil and bake 2-3
minutes until tops are slightly browned.
Notes
A bit more complicated, but a great tailgating dish. These are best
served warm and fresh! Also, the recipe can be doubled/tripled for
larger crowds!


Or, for those that do no/cannot enjoy ham-

Chicken Parmesan Sliders

Ingredients
 1 Slider buns
 1 lb Breaded Chicken Tenders (Precooked)
 2 c Pasta sauce
 2 c Mozzarella cheese, shredded
 1/2 c Parmesan cheese, shredded
 3 tbsp Butter, melted
 1 tsp Garlic powder (more to taste)
 1 tsp Italian seasoning
Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Place the bottom half of the slider buns in a greased casserole dish.

3. Place cooked chicken tenders on the bottom buns and then cover them
in sauce.
4. Combine the mozzarella and Parmesan cheese and sprinkle it over the
sauce.
5. Place the top buns on the sliders.
6. Melt the butter and mix the garlic powder until it is thoroughly
combined. (feel free to add more garlic powder if you like garlic as
much as I do!)
7. Pour the melted butter over the buns and then sprinkle with Italian
seasoning.
8. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 10 minutes, then remove the foil
and continue baking for another 10 minutes.
9. Remove from oven and Eat!

While you’re partying and having fun, it’s important to remember to be
safe too. So be sure to check over these safety tips to have an incident
free time.


Safety Tips

1. Keep a first aid kit readily on hand.
2. Bring jumper cables and a spare tire kit.
3. Make sure your fire extinguisher is easy to reach
4. Keep important phone numbers and allergy/medical information
nearby.
5. Know your limits!


Well campers, as autumn approaches, remember that as the weather
gets cooler, the fire pits get warmer! And there is one last thing we’d like
to tell you about…

This next weekend on August 20th is our

3 HOUR SUPER SALE!!!

From 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. you may preview the campers on sale.

Then from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. is the sale!

We’ll see you there!

CAMPLAND RV 4th of JULY

CAMPLAND RV 4TH OF JULY!

With the 4th of July fast approaching, we have some great prices on our RVs! We also wanted to help all of our campers spend a fun, safe holiday someplace great. So, we’ve come up with a few tips and some useful information to help you spend this holiday with family, by a campfire, watching fireworks, and just having a good time.

 

This year, some of the surrounding area 4th of July fireworks displays are as follows:

 

*Indiana Dunes State Park, Indiana

When- June 29, 2017 (Rain date July 5)          Fireworks @ 9:15

Cost- In state $7, Out of State $12

 

*Michigan City Washington Park Marina, Indiana

When- July 4, 2017              Fireworks @ DUSK

Cost- FREE

 

*Great Lakes Naval Station, Illinois

When- July 3, 2017              Fireworks @ 9:45

July 4, 2017              Fireworks @ 9:30

Cost- FREE

 

*Navy Pier Fireworks, Chicago, Illinois

When- Every Wednesday (9:30 p.m.) and Saturday (10:15 p.m.) from May 27 through September 2, 2017

Cost- FREE

 

*New Buffalo Beach, Michigan

When- July 3, 2017              Fireworks @ DUSK

Cost- FREE

 

*Grand Rapids, Michigan Amway Family Fireworks

When- July 1, 2017              Fireworks @ 10:30

Cost- FREE

 

*Milwaukee US Bank Lakefront Fireworks, Wisconsin

When- July 3, 2017              Fireworks @ DUSK (approx. 9:25 p.m.)

Cost- FREE

 

*Kenosha Harbor Park Fireworks, Wisconsin

When- July 4, 2017              Fireworks @ 9:30

Cost- FREE

 

*Wisconsin Dells Downtown Fireworks, Wisconsin

When- July 4, 2017              Fireworks @ DUSK

Cost- FREE

 

Here are some amazingly easy 4th of July food recipes!

 

Red, White, and Blue Fruit Salad with Honey Glaze

Ingredients:

  • Blackberries
  • Strawberries
  • Bananas
  • Marshmallows
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Honey

 

  1.  Wash, cut, and combine fruit and marshmallows in a large bowl.
  2. Drizzle the honey over the fruit/marshmallows and stir to coat.
  3. Serve immediately or refrigerate.

 

You can add as little or as much honey to your liking and you’re done! It’s such a great, simple recipe for a fun, hot day!

 

Patriotic Pretzels

Ingredients:

  • Hard Pretzels (You’re favorite kind)
  • Red, White, & Blue Candy melts (can be found at Walmart or Party City)
  • Sprinkles

 

  1. Place Pretzels on a platter with wax paper
  2. Melt red, white, and blue candy melts according to package directions
  3. Dip pretzels in the candy melts and place back on wax paper to dry
  4. Add sprinkles in fun designs

 

Pretzels are a great snack food, and easy to keep on the road. These cute bites will look great for a 4th of July snack bowl!

 

Chocolate Cupcake Ice Cream Cones

Ingredients:

  • 1 Box Chocolate Cake Mix + Box ingredients
  • 24 Ice Cream Cones
  • 24 Maraschino Cherries
  • 1 Cup Softened Butter
  • 3 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla

 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Mix box cake mix and box ingredients for cake batter.
  3. Place 24 ice cream cones in cupcake pan
  4. Fill ice cream cones with cake batter
  5. Bake in oven for 21-24 minutes or until center is baked through (you can check this with a toothpick)
  6. Whip butter and vanilla until fluffy, gradually add powdered sugar, and milk until desired consistency is reached
  7. Transfer frosting to piping bag and decorate creatively (top with red, white, and blue sprinkles and cherries)

 

So this recipe requires a bit more effort, but it’s so much fun! These are a hit at any party/gathering.

 

Now for some tips to help keep your pets safe and happy!

 

  1. Be sure your pet is wearing a visible ID/Tag on their collar (or go a step further and have them chipped).
  2. Have a current photo of your pet.
  3. Make sure your pet doesn’t become overheated, and provide plenty of water for them on a hot day
  4. Never leave your pet in a car without air conditioning!
  5. Let your pet out earlier in the day, before all the loud noises and excitement.
  6. Keep your pet away from any flames or fireworks (including sparklers and glow-sticks)
  7. During fireworks, keep your pet inside with gentle music or the TV on for background noise to muffle the blasts from the fireworks.
  8. Give your pet a comfortable place to escape to, i.e. provide them a closet or smaller room with blankets and treats/food
  9. Never leave party supplies laying around where your curious pet could get into them.
  10. Some pets do well with compression shirts to comfort them during times of stress

 

More pets get lost on the 4th of July than any other day of the year, and lost pets increase by 30% July 4-6. Take note of these tips we provided and your pet will thank you!

 

Thanks for reading our Campland RV blog! We hope you found some useful information for this holiday! Be sure to visit us and check out some of our great summer deals. We hope you have a fun, and safe 4th of July!

CAMP-LAND RV’S 55TH ANNIVERSARY SALE — GOING ON NOW

WE ARE HAVING A SELL-A-BRATION!

 

BIG 55th ANNIVERSARY SAVINGS ON ALL NEW & USED RVs and CAMPERS

EXTRA SPECIAL SAVINGS ON 2016 MODELS

HUGE SELECTION OF RVs PURCHASED ESPECIALLY FOR THIS EVENT

Jayco – Winnebago – Coachmen Apex – Coleman – Grand Design – Four Winds – A.C.E. – Quantum

COME BUY YOUR NEW RV NOW WHILE THE FULL CAMPING SEASON IS STILL AHEAD!

240 RVs in stock — Quick delivery in time for YOUR VACATION

 

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 SERVING CHICAGOLAND/ NW INDIANA CAMPING FAMILIES FOR 55 YEARS

UNDER THE SAME LOCAL FAMILY OWNERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT

 

“RV BUYING MADE EASY”

 

MEMORIAL WEEKEND RV SALE & OPEN HOUSE

2-DAY RV SALE & OPEN HOUSE

FRIDAY & SATURDAY MAY 27 & 28

9 AM – 5:30 PM, CDT

More than 200 RVs OPEN FOR BROWSING and BUYING

HOLIDAY WEEKEND SALE PRICES

FREE Hot Dogs and Refreshments

Easy Bank Financing

COME SPEND THE DAY

 

Help Wanted – High School Seniors & College Students

SUMMER JOB AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES   FOR HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE STUDENTS
PART-TIME NOW  FULL-TIME THIS SUMMER

RV LOT WASHERS
SATURDAYS STARTING NOW UNTIL SCHOOL IS OUT.
YOULL BE OUTSIDE ON OUR SALES LOT WASHING RVS AND SOME GENERAL LOT MAINTENANCE WORK.
ONCE SCHOOLS OUT  FULL-TIME SUMMER POSITION, MONDAY-FRIDAY.

PREPPING RVS FOR CUSTOMERS.
INSPECT, CLEAN, TEST & ADJUST PLUMBING & OTHER SYSTEMS IN NEW TRAILERS  .
SUCCESS IN THIS POSITION WILL GIVE YOU AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE INVITED BACK SUMMER AFTER SUMMER ALL THE WAY THROUGH COLLEGE.

SUMMER CLERICAL POSITION.
YOU WILL ASSIST OUR FINANCE MANAGERS IN PREPARATION OF DOCUMENTATION FOR BANKS AND TITLE WORK.  REQUIRES AN INDIVIDUAL WITH A STRONG APTITUDE FOR DETAIL.

CAREER OPPORTUNITY AFTER GRADUATION
DO YOU HAVE AN APTITUDE FOR FIXING THINGS?  ENJOY WORKING WITH YOUR HANDS? WANT TO LEARN A TRADE THAT HAS A FUTURE?  YOU MAY QUALIFY TO LEARN A SATISFYING NEW TRADE AS AN RV TECHNICIAN, WHILE YOU WORK AT CAMP-LAND RV.  WE OFFER GOOD PAY, BENEFITS AND FREE TRAINING THAT WILL LEAD TO CERTIFICATION AS AN RVDA CERTIFIED RV TECHNICIAN, AND A CAREER WITH NORTHWEST INDIANA/CHICAGO AREAS LEADING RV DEALER.

IF ANY OF THESE POSITIONS INTEREST YOU, COME TO CAMP-LAND RV, 1171 LIONS DRIVE, BURNS HARBOR, IN, MONDAY-SATURDAY, 9-5 TO FILL OUT AN APPLICATION

GRAND DESIGN MOMENTUM 376TH WINS ANOTHER AWARD

 

 GRAND DESIGN MOMENTUM 376TH WINS ANOTHER AWARD

IS IT A CONVENTIONAL 5th WHEEL WITH A HUGE STORAGE COMPARTMENT?  OR …
IS IT A TOY HAULER WITH A FANTASTIC FLOORPLAN?

Grand Design has done it again — They came up with a truly ingenius 5th wheel design that

seems to perform magic.  The Momentum 376TH is a luxury extended-stay, front living room 5th

wheel with a a rear Queen bedroom …. PLUS a garage and an outdoor kitchen tucked away in

the basement.  Seems impossible!  You just have to see it!  VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR LOTS OF PICTURES.

The following item appeared in Greg Gerber’s Jan. 25, 2016 online issue of the RV Daily

Report.

   Grand Design Wins “Best of Show” Honor

The Momentum 376TH garage provides a storage space that allows the vehicle to have all of

the living quarters and interior appeal of a luxury fifth wheel while still having versatile

space for a motorcycle, golf cart, or room for extra storage.

MIDDLEBURY, Ind. — Grand Design Recreational Vehicle Company continues to turn heads as the

new Momentum 376TH was selected by RV Pro as “best of show,” the company announced today.

RV Pro’s write-up on the Momentum hits on how Grand Design listened to customer feedback and

created a class of toy hauler that previously did not exist, the release noted.

The Momentum 376TH garage provides a storage space that allows the vehicle to have all of

the living quarters and interior appeal of a luxury fifth wheel while still having versatile

space for a motorcycle, golf cart, or room for extra storage that might be desired by

full-time RVers.

The RV Pro Best of Show Award is added to the growing list of recent awards received by

Grand Design including the the RV Dealers Association’s DSI Award, the Trailer Life Gold

Readers’ Choice Award, and the RV Business 2016 Top RV Debut.

SOURCE: Grand Design RV press release

 

   RV Pro Magazine’s article about “BEST OF SHOW” Award

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Welcome to RV PRO’s sixth annual “Best of Show” coverage, highlighting

standout motorhomes, fifth wheels and travel trailers on display at the 53rd annual National

RV Trade Show.

 

Grand Design Momentum 376TH

There are a multitude of variations on toy haulers. Basic trailers with few amenities.

Luxury trailers with garages in back. Travel trailers with a deck on the front to load toys.

But with the newest Momentum floorplan, Grand Design hit on a concept that meets some of the

needs that conventional toy haulers haven’t solved yet.

Momentum’s garage is, in essence, a basement that allows the vehicle to have all of the

living quarters and space of a regular fifth wheel while still having space for a motorcycle

or golf cart or just plain room for extra storage that might be desired by full-time RVers.

The 9-foot-long, 54-inch-wide garage area is fully enclosed and separate from the living

quarters.

And despite the garage space, there’s still room for a full-sized bedroom in the space above

the garage. The bedroom features dual closets and nightstands on either side of the queen

bed.

Five slides provide ample interior space for a large kitchen and pass-through bathroom as

well as a large front living room with 50-inch television. The living area includes theater

seating with 80-inch tri-fold sofa beds on both sides of the room.

External features include an outdoor kitchen and entertainment center as well as a second

pass-through storage center.

“I’ve been trying to build a front lounge toy hauler for a number of years, but you always

end up compromising something in order to get the layout you want,” says General Manager

Nate Golden- berg. “These units are pushing 100 grand and the people end up sleeping in the

garage. With this, we were able to build a true front lounge with no compromises. I’m really

anxious to see what kind of customer this attracts. It is really customer friendly. Even

some full-timers might not use the garage for a motorcycle or a golf cart, but they still

have a lot of possessions they want to put in there.”

Momentum 376TH checks in at 15,900 pounds and 41-feet, 3-inches long with fresh water

capacity of 117 gallons. The triple- axle vehicle has a gross vehicle weight rating of

19,500 pounds. MSRP is around $98,000.

What Impressed RV PRO:
Although the garage probably isn’t big enough to handle a Polaris RZR, it will handle a

full-sized motorcycle or golf cart. Having the external, enclosed space makes for a full RV.

It also keeps mud and fumes that might be associated with the toys outside of the living

compartmen

GRAND DESIGN WINS TRAILER LIFE READER’S CHOICE GOLD AWARD

Grand Design AwardGRAND DESIGN 5TH WHEELS WIN 2015 READERS CHOICE GOLD AWARD

MIDDLEBURY, Ind. — Grand Design RV Company was awarded the Gold Readers’ Choice Award from Trailer Life for fifth wheel products.

“We are thrilled to be the recipient of Trailer Life’s Readers’ Choice Award. This award is humbling because it is voted by RV owners and enthusiasts from all walks of life. There are a lot of strong fifth wheel brands in our business. It is especially humbling for Grand Design to be recognized among all RV companies as the only fifth wheel manufacturer to be the exclusive Gold award winner in the fifth wheel category of the coveted Trailer Life Readers’ choice award,” stated Don Clark, CEO and co-owner of Grand Design RV.

“From the inception of Grand Design RV Company, we have tried to be a different kind of company; A company that is focused on building RVs with the highest quality, most features, finest designs and unparalleled customer support. We focus on what our customers desire instead of simply joining the ‘sea of sameness.’ Along with innovative products that appeal to our customers, we literally spend millions of dollars in quality processes that are unique to our industry. It is great for our Grand Design team members throughout our company to see that their efforts are recognized. Thank you to the best dealers in the business and our growing group of loyal Grand Design customers for helping us achieve this award,” Clark added.

Grand Design RV manufactures the Reflection fifth wheel and travel trailer, Solitude extended stay fifth wheel, Momentum toy hauler and Imagine travel trailer product lines.

SOURCE: Grand Design RV press release

INTEREST RATE INCREASE NEXT MONTH A NEAR CERTAINTY

CHICAGO TRIBUNE SAYS INTEREST RATE HIKE COMING IN DECEMBER

Today’s Chicago Tribune reports that a Federal Reserve increase in the interest rate next month is a “near certainty”.  It would be the first interest rate increase in nearly a decade.  The Fed cut the short-term interest rate that it controls to near zero in 2008 to try to stimulate growth during the recession.  Now, with unemployment down to 5%, the Fed is expected to increase rate at their next meeting Dec. 15-16.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR RV LOANS?

Interest rates for RV loans have been at record low levels for so long that it almost seems like the new normal.  But we will probably begin to see a return to the much higher pre-recession rates for auto and RV loans.  It may happen gradually or it may happen more quickly!  This could  be the last chance to lock in the current low rates.

RIGHT NOW IS THE SMART TIME TO BUY NEW OR PRE-OWNED RV

If you are a potential  first-time RV buyer, now is the time to do it!  If you still have an RV with a long term loan at the high pre-recession interest rates, now is the time to trade it in and lock in the current low rates.  You may find that you can have a new RV at a monthly payment that is as low as, or even lower than, the payment on your old one.  The window of opportunity is closing.