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CBC: RVs Outpacing Tents in Saskatchewan

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May 20, 2014 by   Leave a Comment

Roughing it just isn’t as appealing to the people of Saskatchewan as it used to be, CBC News Saskatchewan reported.

But the good news for RV campers is they aren’t bothered by drizzly weekend weather, like Regina experienced on Monday.

Jaylene Brass admitted that taking down a tent in the rainy weather can cause some tense moments. She and her husband upgraded from tents to a small trailer to a larger RV.

In fact, industry statistics show that one in four people in Saskatchewan and Alberta own an RV, said Jaques Landry of Village RV in Regina.

“If you were camping over the long weekend, you’ll likely have noticed the RVs far out number the tents in our parks,” he said.

Landry said that even the RV dealers are surprised how well the high end models are selling.

At his dealership, a nearly 40-foot RV with lavish furnishings such as a leather couch, fireplace and king-size bed will sell for $80,000 to $90,000.

Village RV sold five of those last week.

“Being such a large unit, we were wondering – it was a guess how many would sell – but actually it’s exploded. We are actually one of the top dealers in North America selling these for high volume,” Landry said.

Brian Albert drives his RV south for the winter, but camps in Saskatchewan all summer. His RV has two flat-screen TVs.

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