Friday, August 29, 2014

The Road to Savings

Happy Labor Day weekend! For those of you who spend a lot of time on the road for work, or traveling from state to state for kids soccer tournaments you may be surprised at how cost effective an RV can be in helping you save money. From all inclusive RV campsites to fully equipped kitchens La Mesa RV is here to show you how affordable RV travel can be. 

Be sure to check out our Labor Day Savings event going on now, click here for more details!

Monday, August 25, 2014

La Mesa RV, Home of the Brave
La Mesa RV is bringing ‘groovy’ back with the arrival of the retro 2015 Brave and Itasca Tribute by Winnebago . Reviving the unmistakable “Flying W” that became synonymous for RVs  in the 60’s, Winnebago has combined classic style and heritage with state of the art features into the Brave and Tribute.

The 2015 Brave and Tribute Class A motorhome are available in two roomy floor-plans and offer fun throwback inspired exteriors like Mellow Yellow and Woodstock. While the 60’s drum up memories of Avocado Green and Golden Hues, the 2015 Brave is anything but dated.  Their interiors provide a fresh and fabulous update in addition to cutting edge technology like slide-outs, automatic hydraulic leveling jacks, a Ford F53 chassis and a studio loft bed. The Brave is the perfect way to hit the road in a style that will get attention.
Image courtesy of My Winnebago Story
Jim Walters, President of La Mesa RV, is excited at Winnebago’s decision to bring back a classic. “Priced to fit a growing family’s budget, the Brave is the perfect motorhome to introduce to the next generation of RVers. With its bold new styling and innovative features the Brave is the perfect way to experience life on the road.”
La Mesa RV known for their Everyday Low Pricing takes all of the guess work out of buying your new RV. The company was founded in 1972 in La Mesa, California, a suburb of San Diego.  Since then the company has grown significantly with headquarters in San Diego as well as stores in Davis, California; Sanford, Port Saint Lucie and Fort Myers Florida; Tucson, Mesa, Phoenix, Yuma and Quartzsite, Arizona; and Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Today La Mesa RV is known for being one of the top RV dealers of Winnebago and one of the very first dealers to carry the Brave or Tribute coast to coast. So throw on your bellbottoms, grab your lava lamp, and get ready for a Brave new world!   
Image courtesy of My Winnebago Story
Additional information about La Mesa RV, product offerings and locations may be found online at To check out more about the Brave and Tributes history visit

Friday, August 22, 2014

Join the La Mesa RV Family

La Mesa RV Center, one of the nation’s largest multi-location RV dealerships, announced it is taking aggressive measures in order to hire additional qualified personnel at its site in San Diego as well as other locations across the country. The company said it has “taken the bold move of installing a billboard at a major intersection in San Diego to alert passers-by that the company is hiring.” Specifically, the company is looking to fill slots for service advisors, service and smog technicians plus sales personnel.

According to Jim Walters, president of La Mesa RV, “with our continued selling pace, we are having to take aggressive measures to assure that we are able to align the needs of our customers with their service expectations. We want our customers to be completely satisfied with their experience at La Mesa RV and that includes being able to have their RV serviced with qualified personnel in a timely manner.” Walters declined to indicate how long the billboard would be in place but suggested it would be determined on the level of new hires that the company is able to acquire.

Yvette Broderick, director of human resources for the company, said the dealership chain has a number of openings for qualified personnel “not only in our San Diego store but as well as in all of our 10 other stores across the country.” Broderick said the company’s website, had a full listing of all current openings and encouraged anyone interested to explore the site further.

La Mesa RV was started in 1972 in a suburb of San Diego known as La Mesa, Calif. Today, the company has grown to 11 locations across the country in four states including the corporate headquarters and sales facility in San Diego. Additional sales and service points for the company include Davis, Calif., Yuma, Tucson, Phoenix, Mesa and Quartzsite, Ariz.; Albuquerque, N. M.; Sanford, Port Saint Lucie and Fort Myers, Fla.

Today La Mesa RV said it is known for being one of the top RV dealers of Winnebago, Tiffin, and Heartland, as well as the premier dealer in the country of late-model, low-mileage, high-quality pre-owned motorhomes. The company strives to offer customers an “everyday low price,” giving them no need to wait for a sale on the perfect RV for their lifestyle.

Additional information about the company, product offerings, locations and job openings may be found online at

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Last Minute Labor Day

Looking for a last minute RV getaway this Labor Day weekend?! La Mesa RV has got you covered, we scoured the Nation for the best deals, parks and activities for a weekend of family fun!  

Here are our Top 5 picks:

Myrtle Beach KOA- Enjoy a weekend filled with arts, crafts and movies at their giant outdoor cinema!
613 5th Avenue South Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 To Reserve: 800-562-7790

San Antonio KOA- From a Belly Flop contest to tye-dyed momentos there is something for the whole family this Labor Day weekend.
602 Gembler Road San Antonio, TX 78219-1013 To Reserve: 800-562-7783
Emerald Beach RV Park- Enjoy the same low rates over the holiday weekend while painting your own souviners and an all you can eat Pancake Breakfast on Saturday August 30th. While in town make sure to stop by one of our Florida RV Dealerships and say hello!

8885 Navarre Pkway Navarre Florida To Reserve: (850) 939-3431

Flagstaff KOA- Escape the Phoenix heat and head for the hills for some family fun this labor day! Enjoy everything from a splash pad and bounce house to mini golf and movies. 

5803 North US Highway 89 Flagstaff AZ 86004 To Reserve: (800) 562-3524

Kamp Klamath in Northern California- As if all you can eat BBQ dinner, bonfires and live music weren’t enough, enjoy 3 nights for the price of 2 this labor day weekend.

1661 West Klamath Beach Road Klamath, CA 95548 To Reserve: 866-KLA-MATH

Make sure to Like us on FaceBook and send us your photos for a chance to be featured on our page! Wherever this Labor Day takes you, have fun, be safe and we hope you experience all that life has to offer!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Entertaining Kids on an RV Trip

"Are we there yet?"

It's the question all parents dread on a road trip.  While an RV road trip is the perfect opportunity for the ultimate family adventure, your kids are bound to get restless and bored being cooped up for long distances.  To make the most of your family vacation, here is a brief guide to keep your kids entertained.

What to Bring

  • Toys and games: favorite toys, books, board games, craft and art supplies, balls and frisbees for outdoor fun.
  • Snack pack: healthy, fun snacks such as fruit, trail mix, granola bars and juice.  For night time, bring a fun s'mores kit with marshmallows, graham crackers and chocolate.
  • Devices: music that suits everyone's age and interests, an audio book or CD play for kids to listen to their favorite stories, movies and video games for kids to play on TV.
Travel Tips
  • Make frequent stops: look for places of interest along your route for a change of pace.  Stop at rest areas every few hours for kids to work off energy.
  • Play interactive games: play fun road trip games like "I Spy" and the license plate game.
  • Get everyone involved: get kids to help plan the itinerary schedule and teach kids to navigate using maps and the GPS.

Campsite Activities
  • Research campgrounds beforehand: find parks with
  •  kid-friendly activities such as pools, playgrounds, game rooms, mini-golf, etc.
  • Explore: hike through local nature trails to sight-see.  Create a scavenger hunt for things in the wilderness.  Try out fishing at a local river or lake.  Play catch outside.
  • Teach the kids how to set up a tent and safely build and put out a fire.
  • Create arts and crafts out of nature: leaves, flower petals and sticks.
  • Of course, enjoy some s'mores and storytelling over a cozy fire!
What to you do to create the best family-friendly RV trip?  We'd love to have you share some stories!  Plan your next vacation with La Mesa RV at

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Attend the Scottsdale Polo Championships in an RV

Photo via Scottsdale Polo Championships
Horses and horsepower... in style!

Watch some of the best polo players in the country from the comfort and luxury of your RV!  As the Valley’s leading luxury RVdealership, we are excited to announce our sponsorship of the only overnight experience at the renowned 4th Annual Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships: Horses & Horsepower. RV enthusiasts can park on an elevated road above the Omni Scottsdale Polo Field at WestWorld to have a truly unique experience at America’s most attended polo event with thousands.

Alongside the riveting polo matches will be plenty of fun for all! With The Canine Couture Fashion Show, 2014 Arizona Porsche Concours d’Elegance, and Larsen Art Gallery’s LIVE Contemporary and Fine Art Auction, there is something for everyone to enjoy.  Not to mention an exciting preview for any RV enthusiast -- a behind-the-scenes tour of the country’s top selling luxury motorhome for eight years running. The Tiffin Phaeton runs 36 to 42 feet and is powered by a Cummins ISL 380 HP diesel engine.

We truly appreciate your business and to thank you for being a loyal customer we’re proud to offer you 10% off all ticketing options for this unforgettable event, including the two RV options available. Both of the RV pass options include attendance to the event for all in your vehicle. Use the promotional code LAMESARV to receive your discount.

One Day Pass: $250 per vehicle.  
Weekend Pass: $400 per vehicle with an overnight stay.

There are only so many spots available, so snag your spot today!  For more information please go to

La Mesa RV has two convenient locations in the Phoenix area in both Mesa and Phoenix.  We've got you covered in the Valley for all of your RVing needs.

Monday, June 30, 2014

How to Maintain RV Value with Regular Upkeep

Buying an RV involves a much larger commitment than with other vehicles, financially and otherwise. Even when an RV sits in the driveway, it requires some regular maintenance to stay in good working order. Some of the maintenance should be left to professionals, but there are a few things that RV owners can, and should, do for themselves.

Fresh Water Maintenance
There are several things you need to keep in mind when it comes to properly maintaining the fresh water supply in your RV. Keep these suggestions in mind:
  • Use a water filter and change it annually. You may want to change it more often if you notice a funny taste or experience restricted water flow.
  • Consider investing in a water purification system. A filter can clean the water for you but will not fully purify it.
  • Empty out the water heater and potable water tanks if you will not be using your RV for over a month.
  • Flush your water heater quarterly to get rid of any sediment buildup.
  • Keep a supply of fresh water bottles or gallon jugs on board. Replace any that you have used on a monthly basis.

Exterior Maintenance
  • The way your RV looks on the outside is more than just aesthetics. Problems in the exterior can point to big trouble inside. When it comes to your RV’s exterior:
  • Conduct a roof seal inspection every three months. Check around the roof and areas, including plumbing vents and TV antennae. A rubber roof should also be treated at least once a year with a UV protectant to keep the sun from causing any damage.
  • Check the seal around your windows every three months. Look for cracks or holes in the sealant that could let in water and damage the interior.
  • Cover the RV when it is not in use. This will make the exterior finish last longer while protecting the vehicle from extreme heat and cold. Be cautious when putting on the cover though. It should fit snugly so that the wind does not toss it around and cause even more damage to the exterior.

Interior Maintenance
The comfort level of your RV depends on the upkeep of its interiors. Treat it as you would a normal residence. You should also:
  • Ventilate properly. Condensation forming on the inside of your RV can cause a real problem for the smell and look of your interior. When possible, keep a window open (or at least cracked). When your RV is covered during warmer months, the temperature outside can reach 130 degrees.  Be sure to have vents open during this time and invest in vent covers to avoid rain from entering the RV.
  • Use special cleaning products. The toilets, sinks, and showers of your RV are made of plastic, so you do not want to use abrasive household cleaning products on them. Instead, buy RV-specific cleaning products or use ½ a cup of nonabrasive cleaner with 2 cups of warm water. Do not use a toilet brush. Instead, wear rubber gloves and use a soft cloth to clean these spaces
  • Mind the floors. In general, RV floors can be cleaned and maintained in the same way as floor surfaces in the home. Check with your RV manufacturer to make sure before using a particular type of cleaner or polish.
  • Aside from these do-it-yourself maintenance tasks, you should also make sure to hire a trusted mechanic for regular tune ups. By keeping up on maintenance and repairs along the way, you can ensure that your RV lasts many years and is safe to drive, wherever life may take you
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