RV Industry Rallies Behind Alaska Couple
The RV industry is providing support to an Alaska couple who were profiled on the CBS News Early Show a week ago (May 22).
Robert and Theodora Tyler of Anchorage were the subject of a feature during the Early Show’s Week of Wishes.
Theodora has terminal cancer and has about a year to live. Her husband, a truck driver, wanted to take her on a cross-country trip so she could see many of the sights he experienced during his years on the road.
However, the couple was unable to afford such a journey, until three RV industry firms … Gulf Stream Coach Inc., the Good Sam Club and Kampgrounds of America (KOA) … stepped in.
Gulf Stream is providing one of its Independence diesel pushers to the Tylers for five month while the Good Sam Club is covering all of their insurance expenses and will provide roadside assistance if needed.
KOA gave the Tylers a VIP card that allows them to stay for free at any of the 500 KOA campgrounds across the U.S.
Appearing on the Early Show last week representing Gulf Stream were Dan and Brian Shea, co-CEOs, and Sue Bray, executive director, represented the Good Sam Club.
Jim Rogers, KOA’s president and CEO, represented the campground franchisor on the TV program.
Additionally, Exxon Mobil will give the Tylers $15,000 to $20,000 worth of diesel fuel and Sharp Electronics provided them with a digital camcorder along with tapes and batteries.