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

 

 

 

OCT 10 FALL FESTIVAL SEMINAR SCHEDULE

PRELIMINARY SEMINAR SCHEDULE

9:00 A.M.          PREPARE YOUR RV FOR THE OFF-SEASON – WATER SYSTEMS AND BEYOND.  Proper storage of your unit during the winter months involves more than just putting anti-freeze in the water system!  Join us as one of our certified technicians speaks about the importance of ALL aspects of maintenance to prepare for the off season.  Our helpful tips will help you to protect your investment and help ensure you are ready to camp when the warm weather returns.

 

10:00 A.M.        ENHANCING YOUR CAMPING EXPERIENCE.  Dave Voelker from NTP/Stag (the largest RV parts and accessory distributor in the country) will present the following:

  • Winterizing and Storage Products.  Dave will present products that will keep dampness, odor, rodents and others out of your RV while it’s stored for winter.
  • Extending Your Camping Season. – Dave will tell you how you can camp longer in the Fall and earlier in the Spring. During this segment Dave will present heated accessories.
  • New Camping Gadgets. -.Dave will show you the newest camping inventions.

                          

10:30 A.M.        UNDERSTANDING RV ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS. Ever wonder how your electrical systems work in your RV?  Join us as one of our certified RV technicians explains the difference between 12 volt DC and the 120 volt AC systems.  We’ll help you understand how your electric devices are powered and we’ll also show you some tips to help you get the most enjoyment and longevity from your electrical system.  Stop blowing fuse and tripping breakers – join us for this information packed session.

 

 

11:30 A.M.        “ASK A TECH” SESSION – a crowd favorite.  The only dumb question is the one not asked.  Your maintenance and technical questions will be answered by one of our certified service technicians. (So write ‘em down and bring ‘em in.)

 

12:00 P.M.        SCALES AND TALESBrad Bumgardner, Interpretive Naturalist at the Indiana State Park will present “Scales and Tales”.  Meet some of the resident Indiana Dunes reptiles up close, as well as the stories behind them during this 30-minute program.  A good program, expecially if you’re uncomfortable around these critters.

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

NEWS ABOUT FALL FESTIVAL OCT 10

NATURE PROGRAMS AT FALL FESTIVAL

SOMETHING NEW THIS YEAR — We have a couple of entertaining Nature Programs

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SCALES and TALES

Brad Bumgardner, Interpretive Naturalist at the Indiana State Park will present “Scales and Tales”.  Meet some of the resident Indiana Dunes reptiles up close, as well as the stories behind them during this 30-minute program. 

HOOTS TO HOWLS

Get acquainted up close and personal with some of Indiana’s big birds.  Kim Hoover, State Licensed rehabber and wildlife educator,  from “Hoots to Howls” Wildlife Rehab Center will present an entertaining and educational program featuring live native Owls.  Campers of all ages will enjoy Kim’s presentation on native wildlife species and habitat.

THIS IS IN ADDITION TO …..

The FREE PIG ROAST, LIVE MUSIC, CAMPING KNOW-HOW SEMINARS, KIDS ACTIVITIES, DOORBUSTER PRIZES, MORNING COFFEE & DONUTS, CAMPFIRE POPCORN & COMRADERY, 200 RVs OPEN FOR BROWSING, ETC.

MORE DETAILS OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS

 

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.

 

WE ARE RE-PAVING OUR RV SALES LOT

CAMP-LAND’S RV SALES DISPLAY AREA PAVING

We put it off as long as we could, but finally we just have to do it.  It is a huge job of moving RVs from place to place to make room for the paving company to do their job.  The next few days we will move about 80 RVs off the paved sales lot.   Happily, a nice neighbor is letting us move them on to a big grassy field right next door, so we can keep on selling during the whole process.  Then a week later we will move about that many more over onto the newly paved area.  After that we will reverse the whole moving job and move them all back where they belong, but onto a nice new asphalt surface.

WE WILL BE TRYING VERY HARD TO SELL AS MANY RVs AS POSSIBLE THIS WEEK

While all this is going on we will try to sell as many RVs as we can so there will be less to move around.  So we are having a big “RE-PAVING RV SALE”.  Every RV we sell is one we won’t have to move around.  It will be a little inconvenient for customers to have to walk around on grass to see some of the motorhomes and 5th Wheels, but we will reward RV buyers with a special PAVING SALE PRICE as a special “thank you”.  We already made our moving job a bit  easier by selling about 25 during the week before the paving starts!  We have plenty of incentive to sell them instead of moving them around.  There are many nice Fall weeks left for camping and we can make quick delivery of any we sell.

INTEREST RATES ARE STILL AT AN ALL-TIME LOW

This week the Federal Reserve decided to delay the long-expected increase in interest rates.  This may be the last chance for RV buyers to lock in the low rates before they go back to more normal levels.  This is a huge opportunity for RV owners with long-term loans taken out years ago at high rates to trade into a new RV at the current rates.  Sometime it is even possible to reduce the payment by trading  into a new RV!

 

CAMP-LAND’s 54th ANNIVERSARY SELL-A-BRATION

Camp-Land RV’s 54th Anniversary Sell-a-bration is  now going on!  Huge savings on all 225  new and used RVs in stock.  Quick delivery in time for your vacation.  This is the perfect time to trade in your present camper for a new one.  Interest rates are at an all-time low.  If you financed your present camper when interest rates were higher, you may be able to upgrade  without increasing your monthly payment.  Come see the latest developments in innovative floorplans, lightweight construction, kitchen islands, double-over-double bunks, outdoor patio kitchens, LED lighting, electric awnings & tongue jacks, fiberglass exteriors and much more.  And, if you are thinking of a 5th wheel, you MUST see the new  industry sensations —  Reflection & Solitude by Grand Design RV!

For your convenience, we are now open till 8 PM, Mon. thru Thurs.

CAMP-LAND’S FALL FESTIVAL A HUGE SUCCESS

We couldn’t have picked a worse day, weatherwise, than Sat. Oct 4 for our Annual Fall Festival.  It was cold, rainy and windy!2014 Fall Festival0013

But cold, wind and rain can not stop campers from doing their thing.  We had an all-time record crowd and everyone I talked to seemed to be having a good time.

There was a line waiting at the door at 8:30 and the parking lot was overflowing onto the grass with cars till 5 o’clock in the afternoon.  Twenty-two dozen donuts lasted till

shortly after noon (apple-cinnamon ran out before the glazed pumpkin).  Hot cider was very popular.  The first seminar on, “Getting your RV Ready for Winter”, was well2014 Fall Festival00012014 Fall Festival0004

attended and Camp-Land’s Fred Dooley did his usual great job of explaining the importance of doing it right.

Many attendees stayed all forenoon and, joined by a steady flow of newcomers (and one very patient and well-behaved dog), were on hand for other seminars on electronic

devices, roof materials and maintenance.  The always-popular, “Ask a Tech” session generated a lot of good discussion.
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Meanwhile, children were busy with their own supervised fun.  Getting their faces painted was the most popular activity.
The pigs had been roasting all forenoon and the lunch break was a lot of fun, in spite of the weather.  Mostly, we moved indoors, but some brave souls stayed outdoors underthe tent.
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Indoors, the chairs were rearranged and tables moved in for eating.  The popular and very talented NW Indiana band, “Barking Moonbats” provided live music during lunch, and

after.  They included a lot of top songs from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s that were a big hit with the audience.
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The afternoon was busy looking through all the RVs on display and with test drives of Motorhomes and test towing of trailers.  Michigan City Dodge had a group of beautiful

Dodge trucks on display that were equipped for towing. A representative of Michigan City Dodge was present to answer questions about towing and the Winnebago Trend motorhome

that is built on the Dodge Ram chassis.

Most visitors stayed late into the afternoon, listening to the music or mostly looking at the interiors of RVs.  It was a chance to really relax inside a unit and imagine what

it would be like to spend weekends and vacations living in it.  Motorhomes and 5th wheels got a lot of attention.  Probably the single most-visited unit was the new Reflection

travel trailer just introduced by Grand Design RV.
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All in all, it was the best-attended Fall Festival we have ever had.  It is our way of saying “Thank You” to the Chicagoland-NW Indiana camping community that has supported

Camp-Land for over 50 years.

CAMP-LAND RV SUMMER NEWSLETTER

CAMP LAND RV NEWSLETTER

JUNE 2014

AN OCCASIONAL LETTER TO LET OUR CUSTOMERS KNOW ABOUT CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS

We are in the midst of our month-long 53rd  Anniversary Sell-A Bration and want to invite you to come visit us.  We are proud to have been in this exciting business for 53 years —  now with 2nd  generation management.

There are a lot of great things going on right now in the RV world.  New products.  New features.  Fresh new floorplans.  Ways to make campers lighter weight.

# 1 SELLING JAYFLIGHT TRAVEL TRAILERS are now available with optional fiberglass exterior.  Jayflight has for years been the country’s most popular aluminum-skin line of travel trailers because of their practical floor plans and quality interiors and cabinetry.  Now you can get the same Jayflight with optional fiberglass in place of the aluminum skin.  Fiberglass looks sharp, is easier to keep clean and is hail resistant.  Hail resistance is especially desirable here in the Midwest where hail storms are common.

LIGHTWEIGHT TRAVEL TRAILERS – Expandable hybrid  travel trailers have been very popular for several years as one answer to the need for more room in a lightweight, easy-to-tow camper.  Jayco has been dominant in expandables and has come out with several new floorplans and lighter weight models.  We have a huge selection in stock, ready to go for your next camping trip.

Travel trailers with laminated fiberglass construction are lighter than conventional wood construction.  They have walls with an aluminum framework instead of wood.  The walls are a sandwich of fiberglass outer skin, a thin plywood underlayment, thick foam insulation center and the inner paneling.  Lighter weight and resistant to water, they usually cost more than conventional campers.

Apex travel trailers built by Coachmen have taken lightweight one step further.  They have a laminated fiberglass exterior and foam insulation but the layer between the outer fiberglass and the foam insulation is Azdel composite panels instead of plywood.  Azdel panels are thin rigid panels made from a synthetic material that is impervious to water, won’t rot or mold and is extremely light weight.  It cannot delaminate the way the plywood underlayment can when wet.  Costs a little more, but not as much as you might expect. For example, the Apex model 288BH has double over double bunkbeds, private walkaround queen bedroom and outdoor patio kitchen.  It weighs under 5000 lbs. and is selling for under $26,000 during our Anniversary Sale.

SMALL MOTORHOMES –  The pet-friendly Thor A.C.E. class A motorhomes were so popular that we ran out early last summer.  We stocked up this Spring and have more on the way, so we hope we won’t run out this year.  There are several floorplans from 27 to 31 feet, all featuring private bedrooms with walkaround queen beds (or king in one model).  They also have an electric drop-down queen bed over the front living area, which provides a second bed that can be left permanently made up, if you need it.

There are exciting developments in really small, fun-to-drive motorhomes.  Without the height and cabover of a conventional Class C, they are sleek and aerodynamic.  Winnebago’s diesel View has been around for a while.  Their model 24 G has a rear slide-out that makes possible a walk-around queen bed in the rear bedroom.  The new Four Winds Siesta 24 SR has a similar rear slide-out bedroom and is also on a Mercedes Benz Sprinter chassis.

The big news this year is Winnebago’s sleek new Trend Motorhome built on the RAM ProMaster 6 cylinder, front-wheel drive, gasoline chassis.  All the people here at Camp Land that have taken it for a test drive came back with the same report: “It is a joy to drive!”  There are two floorplans, both of which have a queen size electric drop-down bed over the living area.  One model also has a permanent ground level bed in the rear.  If ease of driving is high on your priority list, you should look at the Winnebago Trend.

LARGER MOTORHOMES   Two 35 foot Winnebago models have emerged as leaders among the larger motorhomes.  The bath-and-a-half Vista 35F has created a bit of a sensation.  It has a great master bedroom suite with a large bathroom and another half bath in the living area.

The Sightseer 35G has 3 big slide-outs which allow room for a king size bed and a spectacular living room.  It comes with washer/dryer, LED lighting and all the quality extras you would expect in a Winnebago Sightseer.

GRAND DESIGN 5th WHEELS   The Grand Design family of 5th Wheels are the most exciting new RVs we have seen in many years.  The Grand Design Solitude is an extended stay 5th Wheel that comes in several models. The bedroom is amazing. The Grand Design Reflection is a luxury 5th Wheel that falls in a popular price range.  There are several models to choose from and they sell as fast as we can get them.  The Grand Design Momentum is a top-of-the-line toy hauler available in three different floorplans.  If you are in the market for a 5th Wheel, you must see the Grand Design products.

PLEASE COME JOIN OUR SELL-A-BRATION

Come take advantage of special anniversary pricing thru June 30.  We have the best selection ever of 2014 and 2015 model RVs,  as well as a huge selection of recently traded in, pre-owned RVs.  We are open 4 evenings each week, for your convenience.  Please visit our website for more information.  www.camplandRV.com

 

SUMMER HOURS:

Monday thru Thursday   9 am – 8 pm

Friday & Saturday     9 am – 5:30 pm