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

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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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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

10 Tips for RV Travel with Pets

Why leave your beloved furry children with a sitter when you could take them with you on your next RV travel adventure?  There are so many joys to both RV owning and pet owning, and travelling with your pets can be very fun.  But make sure you're safely prepared to take your dogs or cats in your motorhome getaway.

Here are our top ten tips for RVing with pets:

1. Check the RV park or campground's pet policy ahead of time to make sure your destination is pet-friendly.

2. Check with your vet and ask about flea and tick treatments and any other preventative care.

3. Update any vaccinations to make sure they are current and don't forget to pack your pet's medications.

4. Consider pet safety features and look into pet travel carriers and seat belts to provide security for your dog or cat en route.

5. Always attach an ID tag to your pet's collar.  Keep your pet's regular tag on, but add a temporary tag that includes information about where you're staying for every new adventure.

6. Travel with information about local veterinary care in case of emergency.  Make sure to keep your pet's health records handy.

7. Make your pet comfortable by preparing all of his or her necessities: food, treats, toys and water.

8. Take frequent breaks!  Stop every few hours to give your pet a chance for exercise and relief.

9. Practice responsible ownership and never leave your pet unattended.  Don't leave your pet alone in the RV without proper ventilation.

10. Be considerate: clean up after your pet and do what you can to keep barking to a minimum.

Have fun taking your furry friends out on the road with you.  Be sure to share photos of your fun experiences on our Facebook page!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Taking the Scenic Route: America’s Most Scenic Highways

Summer is just around the corner, and you’re chomping at the bit to hit the open highway in your RV. Don’t make the mistake of making the destination the only worthwhile part of the trip. Make the act of travel just as exciting by going on one or more of America’s top scenic highways. Pack up, saddle up, and hit the road!