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”

 

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

scheduled for our Fall Festival this year.compressed owl

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 LABOR DAY RV OPEN HOUSE

230 NEW & USED RVs OPEN FOR BROWSING

BETTER THAN AN RV SHOW

ALL DAY SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 5

FALL CLEARANCE PRICES ON EVERY NEW & USED RV ON OUR LOT

Come browse as long as you like.  We post our ACTUAL SELLING PRICE in every RV on our lot.  See lots of fresh new products we have never had before.  Like lightweight  IMAGINE Travel Trailers by Grand Design, DESTINATION 5th WHEELS FROM WINNEBAGO, JAYCO  WHITE HAWK  Travel Trailers, GRAND DESIGN REFLECTION Travel Trailers, TREND small motorhomes by Winnebago, JAYCO  OCTANE Toy Hauler travel trailers, the new MODEL 29G FOUR WINDS  Class C Motorhome, AND  dozens of other  new 2016 models of all our popular brands.

We have many models in stock that are of special interest to Fall Campers.  Grand Design 5th wheels for example: Reflection, Solitude and Momentum Toy Haulers.  And motorhomes:  The pet-friendly A.C.E. Class A’s, Winnebago A’s and C’s, Four Winds Class C’s and an assortment of small driver-friendly motorhomes from both Winnebago and Four-Winds.  And then there are our small lightweight travel trailers built for two — a wide assortment of Apex travel trailers, Colemans, Winnebago Minnies, Jay Feathers and Jay Flight SLX’s.

And, we haven’t forgotten that families love Fall camping, too.  We have dozens of fresh, new 2016 bunkhouse models.  The proven standbys like the Jayflight 32 BHDS but also some totally new and different models from Grand Design and Jayco.

COME SPEND THE DAY ON SATURDAY SEPT. 5

RV SHOPPING MADE EASY

 

 

CAMP-LAND’S 53rd ANNIVERSARY SELL-A-BRATION

ANNIVERSARY SAVINGS ON ALL 235 RVs IN STOCK

*** HUGE SELECTION     ***UNBEATABLE DEALS
*** EASY FINANCING      ***WE WANT YOUR TRADE-IN
*** ANNIVERSARY SPECIALS on camping gear & supplies,
*** QUICK DELIVERY IN TIME FOR YOUR NEXT OUTING
*** OPEN 9AM-8PM Mon thru Thurs; 9 -5:30 Fri & Sat

For more details, please go to the Camp-Land RV website  http://camplandrv.com

There are lots of exciting new product developments for you to see during our Anniversary event.  One of the most exciting new things is Jayco’s new option of a fiberglass exterior on their industry leading Jayflight line of travel trailers.  Jayflight was already the # 1 best selling line of aluminum campers in the country, with their sharp interiors and cabinetry.   The optoion of replacing the aluminum skin with fiberglass isn’t terribly costly and you have all the hail resistance and easy cleaning of a laminated fiberglass exterior.  Laminated construction is lighter weight, but if weight isn’t a problem, these Jayflights with the fiberglass exterior are SHARP.

If weight is a serious consideration, a couple of real winners have come to the forefront this year.  Apex by Coachmen is a rising star.  Extremely lightweight because they are not only of laminated fiberglass construction but also use more costly Adzel Composite panels instead of wood paneling.  Surprisingly the overall cost of the Apex trailers is not much more than a conventionally built Apex 288 BHS

fiberglass camper.  Apex also has some innovative floorplans that are HOT.  They were one of the first to introduce double over double bunk beds which are comfortable for adults as well as children.  The Apex 288 BHS is a bunkhouse that weighs under 5,000 lbs. and has created quite a sensation.  It has double over double bunks, a slideout and private queen  bedroom.  The new fiberglass front end cap with LED lighting is a very classy touch.  The only down side is that we have a hard time getting them fast enough during the busy season.

Winnebago Minnie Travel Trailers are all under 5100 lbs. and their colorful exterior fiberglass is striking.  In fact, more colorful exteriors are a trend that is noticeable.  Most are not quite as bright as the Minnie, but grey and beige are becoming more common than plain white.  Winnebago  Ultralite 31 BHDS bunkhouse and the Coleman 297 RE are hot new  floorplans for families and couples respectively

HUNDREDS CAME FOR CAMP-LAND’S FESTIVAL OF CAMPING

Camp Land Fall Festival Seminar

There was a line waiting when the doors opened at 8:30 on Sat. Oct 12.  By the time  the first seminar started at 9:00 am, nearly 100 people were roaming the lot looking at RVs.  A few dozen settled in for donuts and coffee and the first seminar on winterizing your RV.  Some folks attended nearly every seminar and others drifted in and out, catching a seminar here and there, roaming the lot in between.  It was very relaxed and everyone seemed to be having fun.  2013 Festival00072013 Festival0003

 

 

 

 

The pigs were roasting on the spit, and some of the kids were having fun learning a new craft.  The Seminars continued, with presentations on TV satellite systems for RVs, RV appliances and how to keep your RV from developing roof leaks.  There was a lot of friendly camping conversation around our campfire, which, like most campfires, smoked a little bit. 

Background music was provided by, “Rick and Donny”, the popular NW Indiana accoustic guitar act.  Their rendition of Beetles favorites and other

Rick and Donny

RICK AND DONNY

popular songs was just right for the outdoors, campsite atmosphere.

The elevated rear patio of the Grand Design Momentum Toy Hauler 5th Wheel made a perfect stage for their performance.

Everyone enjoyed a fine lunch of roast pork, baked beans, potato salad and dessert.

Representatives of RV manufacturers were mingling and chatting with campers all day, as were some members of the press.  During a short noon intermission, the President of Grand Design RV, Don Clark, cut the ribbon and presented the keys to Camp-Land management for the 1000th Solitude 5th Wheel Camper manufactured at the new Grand Design plant in Middlebury, IN.

As the beautiful, sunshine-filled day came to a close, a number of visitors came to me to express their appreciation for the day’s hospitality and events.  That means a lot to me and especially to all the members of the Camp-Land team who spent many long hours planning and preparing for the Festival.  Thank you all for coming.