Enjoy this month’s roundup of interesting RV news items:
Floyd’s RVs celebrates 45 years
Floyd’s RV, an RVT dealer, is celebrating no less than 45 years in business this year (which means they started out back in 1969!) For more information, see the press release. You can also visit their website for more information about Floyd’s, and see their current inventory on RVT.
Advanced RV Open House May 2-4
Advanced RV will host its first annual Advanced Fest May 2-4, 2014 at its production facility at 4590 Hamann Parkway in Willoughby, Ohio, 20 miles northeast of Cleveland. A certified Mercedes-Benz Class B upfitter, Advanced RV specializes in personalized motorhomes. Kicking off at 3 p.m. Friday, the open house will feature interactive technical and travel seminars, factory tours, delicious food and Saturday bonfire with live entertainment. Cutting-edge motorhomes will be on display; and the Advanced RV team will be available to consult with motorhome enthusiasts. Cost is $35 which includes food and dry camping on the company’s factory grounds. Registration is required.
Tents for Troops Expands RV Campgrounds into Canada
Carefree RV Resorts has joined the Tents for Troops, expanding the nationwide network of RV parks and campgrounds into Canada where Carefree operates 14 RV resorts. Non-profit T4T offers free campsites to active U.S. military, reservists and their families at RV campgrounds across America. By showing their military ID, service members and their families can enjoy 2 free campsites for 2 nights at participating campgrounds. Carefree plans to extend T4T camping privileges to active Canadian armed forces.
Tents for Troops was founded in 2010 by Charlie Curry, owner of Toutle River RV Resort in Washington, as a way to thank men and women in the military for their service. Through Charlie’s dedication, nearly 300 campgrounds across the U.S. – and now Canada — participate in the T4T program. Click here for TNT campground locations. Find links to RV campground reviews on RVT.com.
Texas Museum Chronicles RV History
From a 1921 Model T Kampcar to a 1960s VW Bus, the Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum at 4341 Canyon Drive in Amarillo, Texas showcases RV history through an eclectic display of 15 unusual RVs. Owners of Traveland, the Lone Star state’s oldest RV dealership, the Sisemore family has been collecting and restoring vintage RVs for 25 years. The free museum is open Monday through Saturday; closed Sundays and holidays. It’s worth a stop if you’re in the neighborhood.