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Countdown to Camping Sales Event April 19-21

Countdown to Camping Sales Event April 19-21

It’s Coming!  Save the dates and come join us for our Countdown to Camping Sales Event April 19-21!

We are giving away a North Trail to one lucky winner if they bring in the winning number!

Join us for a Hotdog BBQ on Saturday April 21st from 11am-2pm to benefit New Life Church’s Choir’s mission trip to Uganda this June!  Donations will be accepted for your hot bbq lunch and cold refreshments.  Help the team get to Uganda and serve at the orphanage this summer.  Thank you!

Bring the whole family!  Door and raffle prizes drawn DAILY! It’s going to be a lot of FUN!

4815 E. Platte Ave. Colorado Springs, CO 80915 

http://www.pikespeakrv.com

Countdown to Camping Sales Event April 19-21

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Happy 4th of July week!

Pikes Peak Traveland hopes you had a happy and safe 4th of July weekend with your friends and families. Did you go camping over the weekend? Have any fish tales to tell? What did you eat? Where did you stay? We’d love to hear your stories.

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Hosted our 10th Anniversary Weight & Safety Seminar

We had a great time Friday and Saturday night with a lot of great RVing folks.  Dozens of customers showed up Friday night at Pikes Peak Traveland to learn about how to safely and properly load and balance their RV.  We had guest speaker Walter Cannon who is the Executive Director for RVSEF – Recreational Vehicle Safety & Education Foundation.   He brought his expertise and put on a fine seminar.  On Saturday we had state patrol officer Nick helping out on the scene for the weigh ins.  He’s an avid RVer and had a great time helping us out.  Be sure to come to next year’s weight & safety seminar.  It’s always jam packed full of education and experience so you can get the most out of your RV.

Below are pictures of Officer Nick and a really nice rig that pulled in to be weighed!

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Annual RV Super Show THIS Week!

Thursday, March 10 – Sunday March 13 is the 2011 Annual Southern Colorado RV Dealer SUPER SHOW! This year it’s located at University Village Colorado 5050 N. Nevada Ave. Colorado Springs (East of the new Costco!) Hours are Thur-Sat 10am-6pm and Sun 10am-3pm.

Tickets are $5 and children under 18 are free with parent.

Senior day (55+) is Friday Only and Tickets are $4.  Hope to see you there! Come down and say hi!

We have 22 RV’s to browse through this weekend at AMAZING LOW show prices!

Here is a line up of everything we carry!

Heartland 5th Wheels
Big Horn
Big Country
Elk Ridge
Sundance

Heartland Travel Trailers
Edge
North Trail

Open Range and Open Range Residential 5th Wheels

Fleetwood RV Motorhomes
Storm
Terra
Southwind
Jamboree
Jamboree DSL

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Happy New Year!

Phew the holidays flew by like a whirlwind. We are on the countdown to spring now. Yay! I know, I know…it’s just January, but this time of year fills me with hope. This is the time of year that we start booking our spring/summer camp reservations. This is when we really get antsy staring at the calender counting down the days until the grass starts to come back and trees start to bud. Our family adores being outdoors! We love to camp, bike, hike, explore & enjoy the fresh air!

Are you gearing up for that first BBQ of the season? Can you picture yourself sitting outside in the shade, wearing a short sleeve tropical shirt (perhaps with pineapples all over it) and shorts and sandals, drinking a cold one and eating off one of these bad boys:

Parts66.com Stack N' Serve Plates

Parts66.com Stack N' Serve Plates


Single-handedly manage your plate, glass and utensils at mealtime! Glass fits in the holder and utensils attach to the side of the plate support for added convenience. Unbreakable ABS plastic is dishwasher safe and reusable. 4 per set.

And where will you sit once you have your BBQ chicken leg, mom’s potato salad and the world’s best baked beans on your cool stack n’ serve plate? Well in this chair of course:

Parts66.com Elite Folding Chair - Blue

Parts66.com Elite Folding Chair - Blue


Enjoy hours of campsite comfort from these stylish lightweight chairs! Midnight blue fabric against gun metal gray tubular steel frame is comfortable and attractive. Designed for comfort by eliminating the cross bar that typically goes across the front of most folding chairs. Safety latch locks chair in position. Chair is 23″W x 34″H x 24″D and weighs 9-1/2 lbs.

Ah, that’s the life. Well I’m off to go scrape my car windows off while dreaming of bermuda shorts, tropical drinks with umbrellas and great BBQ! Be back soon!

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Entertained: 10 Things To Never Do With Your RV!

To keep the post light and entertaining I found this list of ten things you NEVER do with your RV. Some of these are just plain old common sense, some you learn the hard way and some… well you just don’t do it with an RV!

10) While traveling on the interstate in your RV floor it to see what your top speed is.

9) Assume you can fit under that two lane road bridge that doesn’t have the height posted.

8) Wait until next week to winterize the RV when the current temperature outside is 15 degrees.

7) Attempt to empty the holding tanks when your sewer hose almost reaches the drain outlet.

6) Loan your new RV to your best friend for a week. You may be looking for a new best friend!

5) Back the RV into the campsite hoping there is nothing behind you.

4) Take your 35 foot RV on the scenic mountain parkway where the posted sign reads no RV’s over 25 feet allowed. Trust me on this one!

3) Take your brand new RV on a hunting trip with all the guys, trust me on this one too!

2) Believe the RV salesman who says, you’re truck can pull anything on this lot!

And #1: When you’re camping in bear country you never put your trash bags outside the camper door!

These came from: http://blog.rv.net/2009/02/the-lighter-side-10-things-you-should-never-do-with-your-rv/

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The New & Improved Fleetwood RV!

Fleetwood has always made a great product.  The quality of their motorhomes and trailers stood the test of time.  We’ve been proud to carry the Fleetwood brand for many many years.  They recently became Fleetwood RV and we are still as proud as ever to carry their exceptional line of gorgeous RVs.

A few of us at Pikes Peak Traveland recently went to the RVDA annual convention for RV dealers in Las Vegas.  During that convention we were able to sit in on a Fleetwood RV dealer meeting and we got to meet with the top executives of the new company.  They are a humble bunch who truly love their customers.  They want to meet and exceed customer expectations going forward and we believe they will do just that.  It was nice to see their heart behind their company vision.  It just reaffirmed our love for their products.

This is a video they just released talking about Honoring their Legacy.  We hope you enjoy it.

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A little of both.

Happy Fall!  What a glorious October this has been in Colorado thus far.  The weather is in the mid-70’s today.  There is a nice breeze.  The sun is shining.  The leaves are falling and they are so golden and colorful!  Makes for a very good mood.

Well the Winterizing Seminar we held on Saturday evening was a raging success.  We had around 80 people attend.  Almost all of them are in our ABC club membership which they get when they either buy a motorhome or buy a club membership at our parts counter.  It gives them a year of 10% off their store purchases plus some other perks. 

Tim and Traci Biles hosted the seminar.  Snacks and homemade chocolate chip cookie bars lined the table.  Fresh hot coffee and tea as well as cold beverages were served.   There were interactive handouts and a raffle drawing. 

Tim started the presentation at 4:30pm and had a fabulous presentation all about winterizing.  There was a lot of interaction and there were some excellent questions asked.  At right about 6pm we wrapped it up with our raffle.  We gave away a few prizes and the guests really seemed to enjoy that.  Overall it was a wonderful afternoon/evening.  So if any of you are here reading this…thank you very much for coming!  We are looking forward to seeing you at our next seminar to be announced in the near future.

We have pictures of the seminar and those will be added to this blog post in the next couple of days.

And without further ado…a video…for entertainment purposes:

I wouldn’t recommend building an RV like this and trying to drive it down a highway…in the rain. 😉

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Entertained.

Hi again!  Hope you are having a fantastic morning so far.  I’m sitting here and I’m just awed an amazed at the Chilean mine rescues going on.  Number 18 Esteban Rojas just came out of the capsule and immediately kneeled down and prayed to God to give thanks for his rescue.  I can’t even fathom what it would be like to be trapped underground…1/2 mile down for more than 2 months.  These men have a lot of strength and a lot of faith.  Just incredible.

Ok so in the previous post I mentioned that my goal was to entertain you in this post.  Let’s see if I can live up to your expectations.  I found this video that just made me chuckle.  For your viewing pleasure:

Yes they actually made a camper out of duct tape. For more viewing goodness check out their website: http://www.ducttapecamper.com/  Tip:  Don’t leave home without it (the duct tape that is).   I wonder how it would hold up in a rain storm.  Could turn into a sticky situation!  Ok that wasn’t punny.

But I digress.

I want to mention something serious here.  I guess that would make this a 1/2 entertain & 1/2 inform post.  Anywho…

We are having our annual FREE winterizing seminar this Saturday (10/16/10) at the dealership.  We are located at 4815 E. Platte Ave. in Colorado Springs.  It’s at Platte/Wooten and it’s just 2 doors down from the Flea Market.  Our seminar starts at 4:30pm and goes til about 6pm.  We will be serving light refreshments (my homemade chocolate chip cookies which are heaven in your mouth!)  You don’t want to miss this!   RSVP by calling Sam at (719) 596-2716.  We’d love to have you!

Homemade Chocolate Chip CookiesFREE Winterizing Seminar

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Informed.

Well good afternoon!  I’m sitting here and it’s a true fall day.  Chilly.  Damp.  Leaves falling. I’m in the mood to bake something pumpkin or apple related.  Yep definitely the definition of fall in Colorado.

This is the first official post of our new blog.  I decided it would be good to inform.  The next post’s goal will be to entertain.

Without further ado, a video…to inform.  Specifically to inform you on How to Handle a Tire Blowout in Your RV.  We show this video at our Weight and Safety seminar we hold at our location annually.  Enjoy!

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