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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OVERVIEW OF DAY’S ACTIVITIES OCT 10 FESTIVAL

 

You  are  invited …

CAMP-LAND’S FALL RV FESTIVAL

For the Love of Camping

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10th

DOORS OPEN AT 8:30 A.M. CDT

A FULL DAY OF FREE FUN & COMRADERIE

FOR CHICAGOLAND / MICHIANA CAMPING ENTHUSIASTS

COME EARLY — DOORBUSTER GIVEAWAYSFREE LED Camping Lanterns for the first 25  families through our doors.

         FREE COUNTY LINE ORCHARD DONUTS & COFFEE   8:30 – 10:00 AM                                 

SEMINARS – Topics of interest to all RV’ers 9:00 A.M. — 12:00 P.M

      Everything from resident Indiana Dunes reptiles to maintaining your RV  (Door prizes)

FREE PIG ROAST with Live Music – (Pork, chicken, hot dogs, dessert & soda)

      Lunch will be served 12:30 – 2:00 P.M

 

ENTERTAINING AFTERNOON PROGRAMS –  GRAND DESIGN, FOUR-WINDS & COACHMEN APEX Product Presentations  (11 am – 2 pm)   

NEW THIS YEARHOOTS TO HOWLS Wildlife Program featuring live native owls. Campers of all ages will love this. 2:00 – 3:00 P.M.

BRING THE FAMILY – SUPERVISED KID ACTIVITIES (Crafts, games & face painting)  ALL DAY                       

ALL DAY –

    * FREE RV SHOW – 200 NEW & USED RVs OPEN all day for browsing & buying. See new products from Grand Design, Jayco, Winnebago Four winds..  Fall RV Deals you won’t believe! 

            BLOWOUT PRICES on remaining 2015  Model RVs.  All RV buyers on Festival Day will get to jump into the MONEY BOOTH to grab as much Camp-Land Cash as you can.

    *10% OFF ALL PARTS & ACCESSORIES

    *JOIN FELLOW CAMPERS AROUND OUR CAMPFIRE

 

 

 

BRIEF OUTLINE OF FALL FESTIVAL EVENTS

QUICK SUMMARY OF DAY’S EVENTS OCT 10

8:30 AM, CDT  — DOORS OPEN

Doorbuster Giveaways – First 25 families thru the doors receive FREE LED Camping Lantern.  FREE donuts and coffee in the seminar area

9 AM – 12:30 PM – CAMPING KNOW-HOW SEMINARS

Prepare Your RV for the Off-Season; Enhancing your Camping Experience; Understanding RV Electrical Systems; “Ask a Tech” Session; SCALES & TALES – A Naturalist will introduce you to resident Indian Dunes Reptiles.

12:30 – 2:00 PM – LUNCH –  FREE PIG ROAST & LIVE MUSIC

PORK, CHICKEN, HOT DOGS, DESSERT, SODA & CIDER

2:00 – 3:00 PM  “HOOTS AND HOWLS” NATURE PROGRAM

Get acquainted up close and personal with some of Indiana’s big birds.  Campers of all ages will enjoy this presentation on native wildlife species and habitat.

ALL DAY

SUPERVISED ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN

ALL 200 RV OPEN FOR BROWSING and BUYING.  (RV buyers get to jump into the MONEY BOOTH to grab as much Camp-Land CASH as you can!)

COME ENJOY A FUN-FILLED DAY AT CAMP-LAND

ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL COMING OCT. 10

MARK YOUR CALENDAR for OCT.10

Camp-Land’s 6th Annual Fall Festival will be on  Saturday October 10.  We have a big day planned for the whole family.  Educational seminars of interest to newcomers to RV’ing as well as veterans.  Also, representatives of RV manufacturers will be here to answer your questions.  We have added some new CAMPFIRE PROGRAMS that will be entertaining and informative.  There will be supervised activities for KIDS and a new NATURE PROGRAM that will interest campers of all ages.  And , of course, the ever popular ………

FREE PIG ROAST & LIVE MUSIC

Who doesn’t like a FREE meal, entertainment and a campfire?  There will be plenty of free time to just relax and enjoy the comradery of fellow camping enthusiasts around the campfire.

 WATCH FOR DETAILS OVER THE COMING DAYS

Watch our website and this blog  over the coming days for more details and a complete schedule of the day’s events.

 

CAMP-LAND’S DAY OF FUN, FOOD AND CAMPING SEMINARS SAT APRIL 25

You are invited to …                                              CAMP-LAND'S BIGGEST SPRING EVENT

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SPRING CELEBRATION & SEMINARS

SATURDAY APRIL 25  •  8:30 AM – 5:30 PM, CDT

DOORBUSTER GIVEAWAYS (for the first 20 Families through the door)

FREE coffee & donuts.  8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

FREE Camping Know-How presentations & Door Prizes – 9:00 AM till Noon
Getting your RV ready for the season, “The National Lakeshore” presented by a National Park Ranger , New developments in Camping Gadgets.

250 RVs open all day for browsing.
Manufacturer representatives will be on hand to answer questions

Enjoy the fellowship of other camping enthusiasts all day around the campfire
(or indoors if the weather doesn’t cooperate)

Timely specials on selected items in our parts & accessory dept. as well as 10%  OFF all other accessory purchases.

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Camp-Land RV
U.S. 20 & I-94, Exit 22A • Burns Harbor, IN 46304 
1-800-344-5074
www.camplandRV.com

CAMP-LAND’S FALL FESTIVAL SAT OCT 12

FREE DAY OF FUN FOR CAMPERS – SAT OCT 12

FOR THE LOVE OF CAMPING, please come enjoy the day with other Chicago-NW Indiana area campers at our Fall Festival and Seminars at Camp-Land RV on I-94 & US 20,  Burns Harbor, Indiana.  Festivities start at 8:30 am, CDT, with the first 20 families thru the doors receiving a DOOR-BUSTER FREE GIFT of 2 camp chairs (retail value of over $100).  FREE donuts and coffee at 8:30.  Seminars start at 9:00 am.  Free RV SHOW all day (230 new and used RVs open for browsing).  The winner of the $1000 Grand Prize of the AMAZING CAMP-LAND RV RACE will be announced.  THE PIG WILL BE ROASTING ALL FORENOON and will be served  at NOON.  Live music and the comraderie with other campers.  FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF EVENTS AND SEMINAR SCHEDULE PLEASE GO TO:  http://www.camplandrv.com/fallseminar.jsp  Come j0in the fun.  Plenty of FREE parking.

It is Fall Festival Time in Indiana

Visit some of these 2013 Fall Festivals

October 5-6: Feast of the Hunters’ Moon *Northern Indiana*  46th annual Feast of the Hunters’ Moon at Historic Fort Ouiatenon Park near West Lafayette, Indiana. A re-creation of the annual fall gathering of the French and Native Americans which took place at Fort Ouiatenon, a fur-trading outpost in the mid – 1700s.

October 11-20: Parke County Covered Bridge Festival *Western Indiana* This countywide festival, Indiana’s largest festival, always starts on the 2nd Friday in October is nationally known as one of the largest. Enjoy visiting  communities throughout the county with a wide array of shopping and a variety of food that is sure to please everyone. Covered Bridge Festival

Saturday October 12: Camp-Land’s Annual Fall RV Festival & Seminars.  Free all-day event (8:30 am – 5:30 pm) is bigger and better than ever.   Featuring a FREE PIGROAST at Noon , live music, door prizes, Door-Buster giveaways for early birds, Free RV Show (230 New & Used RVs open for browsing) and SEMINARS of interest to all  Midwest RV’ers (9am – 2 pm).  More details and complete schedule of events will be available soon.

The Team Bakun Camping Trip : Circumnavigating Lake Michigan

Here are a few of the places visited on this journey.

Team Bakun's journey starts.

Team Bakun’s journey starts.

Mackinac Bridge picture taken from the ferry.

Mackinac Bridge picture taken from the ferry.

Mackinac Island State Park

The park was first established as Mackinac National Park in 1875, which was the second national park established in the United States after Yellowstone National Park. In 1895, it was transferred to state control and reorganized as Mackinac Island State Park, which was the first state park in Michigan. The park contains many important historical and geological features, such as Fort Mackinac, Fort Holmes, other historic buildings, historic sites, limestone caves, and other unique rock formations.

Team Bakun at Mackinac Island State Park on a chilly day in July.

Team Bakun at Mackinac Island State Park on a chilly day in July.

A woman in the period dress at Fort Mackinac

A woman in the period dress at Fort Mackinac

 A reenactment of Court Martial at Fort Mackinac

A reenactment of Court Martial at Fort Mackinac

A beautiful Michigan sunset

A beautiful Michigan sunset

Bells Point Beach

Located on beautiful St. Mary’s River, 1/2 KM east of the Hwy By-Pass. Bell’s Point is the destination of choice for families visiting Sault Ste. Marie, Echo Bay, Desbarats, and those who stop in while traveling the Trans Canada Highway.

Team Bakun upon arrival  at Bell's Beach

Team Bakun upon arrival at Bell’s Beach

Agawa Canyon

The Agawa Canyon is a shallow canyon located deep in the sparsely populated Algoma District in the                       Canadian province of Ontario. It was created 1.2 billion years ago by faulting along the Canadian Shield  and then enlarged by the erosive action of the Agawa River. The Agawa Canyon Wilderness Park is only accessible by hiking trail or the Algoma Central Railway, and is located 114 rail miles north west of Sault Ste. Marie.

Barbara from Team Bakun resting and taking in the  Canadian Wilderness' beauty.

Barbara from Team Bakun resting and taking in the Canadian Wilderness’ beauty.

Alvin sitting in front of Bridal Veil Falls in Agawa Canyon

Alvin sitting in front of Bridal Veil Falls in Agawa Canyon

Black Beaver Falls

Black Beaver Falls

 

Wells State Park

 Wells State Park (also known as J.W. Wells State Park) is a state park in the U.S. state of Michigan.

The 678-  acre (2.74 km2) park is located in Menominee County on the shore of Lake Michigan‘s

Green Bay, just south of Cedar River. It is on M-35, roughly midway between Menominee and

Escanaba

The park was established in 1925 through a donation by the children of John Walter Wells, a pioneer lumberman in the area and the mayor of Menominee for three terms beginning in 1893. Many of the park’s buildings, landscaping and water and sewage systems were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s and 1940s

Alvin Bakun, hanging out at a state park in Michigan.

Alvin Bakun, hanging out at a state park in Michigan.

Bakun's home sweet home: camp site 108 at Wells State park

Bakun’s home sweet home: camp site 108 at Wells State park

A dragon fly at J.W. Wells State Park.

A dragon fly at J.W. Wells State Park.

Marinette County  Historical Museum

Stephenson Isle
Marinette, Wisconsin

The logging museum on Stephenson Island features artifacts of trading posts, Indian culture, logging and lumbering history, farming, fishing, etc. The Evanchek log cabin provides an authentic example of how this  area’s rural pioneer families lived. A recently acquired saw mill found its new home here at the museum in late 2009. In addition to the museum and cabin.

Marinette County Historical and Logging Museum

Marinette County Historical and Logging Museum

Map showing general  area covered by Team Bakuns Lake Michigan Trip.

Map showing general area covered by Team Bakuns Lake Michigan Trip.

Amazing Race Logo

THE AMAZING RACE IS UNDERWAY!

Apps of interest to RV’ers

 SOME APPS FOR RV TRAVELERS

These Apps might be handy ones to have on your Phone or Tablet when you travel away from home:

To find a reliable dealer for service when traveling:     “Priority  RV Network”,     “RVDA RV Dealer Locator”

To find camping sites while on the road:    “Woodalls”,        “Passport America”

To reach the mobile website of Camp-Land RV, go to “mobile.camplandrv.com”

 

More About the Amazing Camp-Land Race

Campfire cooking

Share camping recipes, cooked over a fire or on the stove.

The Season-Long Game of CAMPING Fun and Adventure will reward you for completing Challenges.

You don’t need to complete any specific Challenge, but any one you do complete adds to your  point total for the season.  Reaching certain point goals during the summer will win prizes and personal satisfaction.  Having the highest totals  at the end of the season will win bigger prizes – AND SOME GLORY!

Challenges that earn points will include the following:

  • Favorite camping recipes and campfire cooking
  • Camping hobbies & activities (Everything from Geocaching to fishing to leaf collecting & more)
  • Overnight or longer camping visits at any campground  in the US, Canada or Mexico
  • Camping at specially targeted National, State or Private Parks within our 4-state area of IN, IL, WI & MI.
  • Overnight camping at specially targeted National, State or Private Parks outside our 4-state area.
  • Bonus points for visiting designated places & landmarks within the targeted Parks
  • Camping at targeted Events like festivals, rallies, etc

Participants will receive helpful information about exciting places to camp  in the 4-state area surrounding Chicagoland-NW Indiana, as well as some more distant camping destinations.  Also, ideas about activities that will make your camping trips more interesting for yourselves and children of all ages.

More details will be coming soon.  Stay tuned!