CrossRoads RV, Topeka, Ind., will provide the California Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (CalARVC) with a 2011 Slingshot RV travel trailer to be awarded as a grand prize during the California State Fair in a sweepstakes competition designed to promote camping and RVing.
CalARVC Executive Director Debbie Sipe and CrossRoads RV President Mark Lucas announced the promotion recently during the association’s annual convention and tradeshow in Reno, Nev.
“I can’t tell you how excited we are to have a partnership with CrossRoads RV,” Sipe said. “They understand the importance of promoting RV and camping options in California. Our members and the camping public will benefit from this partnership for years to come.”
Lucas said he, too, is excited about the promotion. “The California State Fair is a great opportunity to showcase the family friendly activities available throughout the state and we’re thrilled to have our Slingshot as the grand prize,” he said “Just as camping is accessible to all types of families, this trailer, the lightest in the industry, can be towed by all types of vehicles. There is no need for a special heavy-duty truck because fuel-efficient minivans, small SUVs and crossovers are the perfect tow vehicle for this unit.”
The Slingshot travel trailer to be awarded at the California State Fair will be provided by Happy Daze RV’s in Sacramento. “We think this is a great opportunity. RVing is about spending time with family. It’s also a great way to see California,” said Ronnie Radigan, general sales manager for Happy Daze RV’s.
The CrossRoads Slingshot and other RVs will be on display along with other camping equipment July 24-27 at the California State Fair at Cal Expo in Sacramento.
Campgrounds, RV parks and resorts and travel destinations will also be featured at the fair, which will include a 2,500-square-foot display that shows people how they can camp in different parts of the state. “We’ll have hands on activities, such as geocaching, demonstrations on how to set up a tent and use a Coleman stove as well as classic outdoor games, such as sack races and water balloon tosses,” Sipe said.
Monthly drawings are already being held to determine the semifinalists who will compete for the Slingshot travel travel in the drawing . Other prizes, including free camping opportunities and camping equipment, will also be awarded to contest participants.
For a list of campgrounds and RV parks that are participating in the RVing Rewards! Scratcher Program as well as other rules and restrictions governing this promotion, please visit www.Camp-California.com.
CrossRoads RV has announced the appointment of Tim Dennig as regional sales manager for the SlingShot product brand.
Dennig joins the CrossRoads RV team as a 15-year veteran of the industry and has been instrumental in defining the lightweight market as well as developing and selling many of the lightweight travel trailers currently built by today’s manufacturers, according to a news release from Topeka, Ind.-based CrossRoads.
Dennig led a team to place the first lightweight trailer as No. 1 overall in retail sales for the entire industry.
“Other lightweight products defined the lightweight market, but with amazingly low dry weights, I believe the SlingShot will not only redefine the lightweight market, but it will tap into a whole new market in the lightweight segment,” Dennig said.
“Tim is a welcome addition to the CrossRoads RV team, and his expertise in lightweight products makes him a valuable asset,” said Rudy Boals, product manager and national sales manager for the SlingShot line. “The SlingShot has been improved with enhancements to the interior design and floorplans without adding weight and extra cost. We look forward to Tim and the SlingShot having great success here at CrossRoads RV.”