San Diego Blood Drive at La Mesa RV

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In the US a blood transfusion takes place every two seconds, and to supply just the hospitals served by the San Diego Blood Bank, about 400 donations are needed every day!  So join La Mesa RV San Diego to reach this goal and help save lives.

La Mesa RV San Diego Blood Drive
Benefiting the San Diego Blood Bank
Thursday January 5th, 2012
11am to 4pm

La Mesa RV San Diego is located at 7430 Copley Park Place in San Diego.  Exit Convoy from Highway 52, click here for location.

Make an appointment online by clicking here for the La Mesa RV blood drive event.  (Alternatively, visit, click “Appointments” under “Donate Blood” and type LMRV for the Sponsor Code and submit)


Pet Travel Made Easy with

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RVing with pets
RVing with pets: Rod & Amy Burkert with Ty (left) &
Buster (right) traveling in their Winnebago
Ever try to plan an RV trip with your dog, but get frustrated about pet restrictions at campgrounds?  Try to find a restaurant that allows pets?  Feel like the trip planning is daunting?

Amy and Rod Burkert felt the same way when traveling in their Winnebago.  So they decided to do something about it.


Bob Tiffin Coming to La Mesa RV

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Bob Tiffin of Tiffin MotorhomesBob Tiffin, founder of Tiffin Motorhomes, is known for spending quality time with customers, catching up with their latest stories and travels, and assisting RV owners hands-on.  Not only does he greet folks at the Tiffin plant in Red Bay, Alabama, but this January 2012 he’ll be stopping by our Arizona RV dealerships. 

Tiffin MotorhomesTiffin has earned a reputation for having some of the best customer service in the industry.  They have a simple mission of “building lifetime relationships by doing [their] best to exceed the sales, service and overall ownership expectations of Tiffin Motorhomes.”


Get Your Rebate on a New Fleetwood RV

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Fleetwood RV

If you’re a Fleetwood RV owner you’ve been thinking about getting a new RV, you’re in luck – now is the perfect time!  Current owners are eligible to trade in their existing RV for a new RV from Fleetwood and receive a rebate up to $5,000.

Now through March 31, 2012, upgrade your Fleetwood at La Mesa RV to a Class C, Class A Gas or Class A Diesel and cash in on these rebates:


10 Gift Ideas for RV Owners

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Still searching for a holiday gift for the RV enthusiast on your list?  Sure, a brand new motorhome would be a fantastic surprise, but while you’re saving up for that, consider gifts that don’t take up too much room and provide a practical use.  Since living quarters are smaller than what you’ll find in a typical house, get creative to find the perfect present.

Whether your loved one is on a fulltime vacation or is an occasional RV adventurer, this list has everything to keep their RV prepared on any budget.


The Healthy RV Lifestyle: Take Your Yoga Routine on the Road

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Yoga RV
Sally Hauca, one of the founders of YogaRVing,
practicing yoga routines on the road.
When Canada native MaryAnne Galey transitioned from a 33 year career to a fulltime RV vacation, she couldn’t be happier fulfilling projects from a lifelong bucket list.  However, she yearned to stay active and missed yoga classes from her yoga instructor, Sally Hauca.


Albuquerque Food & Toy Drive

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Albuquerque RV dealer raises donations
With the holidays upon us, now is the perfect time to help those in need in your community.  Join La Mesa RV in Albuquerque for a Holiday Food and Toy Drive benefiting Joy Junction.  Each donation you bring to our New Mexico RV dealership, you'll be entered to win some awesome prizes.

Raffle prizes include gifts from Papa Murphy's Pizza, Insight Jewelry, Stellar Collar Clothing, Baskets by Nancy, and many, many more.

Now through December 23rd, simply drop off your donations to:

La Mesa RV Albuquerque
8603 Lomas Blvd
Albuquerque, NM 87112

Joy Junction is New Mexico's largest emergency shelter, providing homeless men, women and children food, clothing, shelter and safety.  It is a donations-only charity, so your contributions are key to helping for the holiday season!

For more information, call (505) 716-3900.  Also learn more about our Tucson Toy Drive.


Hiring in Arizona: RV Jobs Open Across the State

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Arizona jobs

Updated 1-6-2012: We now have five RV dealerships in Arizona, which means we have multiple positions open across the state!  Are you looking for a full-time or part-time job in the RV industry?  Looking to switch careers?  We have the perfect opportunity near you, so be sure to read on for more details.


Now Hiring at California RV Dealerships

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California jobs

Updated 1-6-2012: Join industry leader La Mesa RV where the company first opened – in California!  We have three convenient locations in the state with RV jobs now available – jobs in Southern California and Northern California.  We are searching for great people to join our team, so read on to find your dream career.


New Mexico RV Jobs Now Open

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New Mexico jobs

Updated 1-6-2012:  Looking for an RV job in New Mexico?  Or just thinking about switching careers?  We have a La Mesa RV dealership in Albuquerque and are looking to fill openings with great people!  Read on to learn about open positions in Albuquerque.


Florida Jobs: Apply at La Mesa RV

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Florida jobs

Updated 1-6-2012: Live in Florida and looking for a full-time or part-time job?  We have plenty of job opportunities available at our centrally located Orlando RV dealership.  Read on to explore all the possibilities and find your perfect new career.


La Mesa RV Opens Second Phoenix RV Dealership

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Phoenix RV dealers

Looking for a new or used motorhome in Phoenix?  La Mesa RV now has TWO convenient locations in the Phoenix area to serve you!

This month we are introducing our newest RV dealership in Avondale, Arizona.  This full sales and service facility is just west of downtown Phoenix off Interstate 10, located at 10501 W. Papago Freeway in Avondale.  This is the second dealership from La Mesa RV in the Greater Phoenix area to accommodate you wherever you are!  You can also find us east of downtown, in Mesa.


RV Thanksgiving: Celebrate a BIG Holiday in a Small Space

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RV Thanksgiving

Whether you’re a on a year-round RV vacation, or a family with kids on a school break, Thanksgiving is a perfect time to relax in your motorhome.  And just because you have an undersized kitchen doesn’t mean you should be missing out on the best meal of the year.


Winnebago: Setting the Standard

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Winnebago RVs
RV Manufacturer: Winnebago Industries, Inc.
Located in: Forest City, Iowa
In business since: 1958
Types of RVs: Class A Motorhomes and Class C Motorhomes (mostly)

Today Winnebago is known for legendary, reputable Class A Motorhomes – but did you know they first got their start creating travel trailers?


Now Hiring RV Service Technicians in Sanford, FL and San Diego, CA

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Florida JobsNovember 7, 2011 – San Diego, California – La Mesa RV Center, one of the nation’s largest multi-location RV dealerships, has an immediate need to fill several RV Technician positions in both Sanford, Florida and San Diego, California.  Technicians with prior RV experience or skills in heating, air conditioning, plumbing, cabinetry, electrical and propane are encouraged to apply.  Applicants with ASE and RVIA certified with experience in chassis repair are especially needed by La Mesa RV.  Technicians hired for these positions will have the benefit of working for one of the best companies in the RV industry in some of the most enviable locations in the country.


Operation "Stuff the Toy Hauler" Benefiting the Warrior Foundation

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Warrior Foundation
La Mesa RV in San Diego and Yuma invite you to help us “Stuff the Toy Hauler” full of items needed for recovering veterans at the Rick Roberts Warrior Foundation this holiday season.  Donations will go directly to support injured military personnel returning from active war zones around the globe.

Each item you donate gives you one ticket in our raffle, giving you the chance to win many prizes, including the 32” flat screen TV grand prize donated generously by USA Travel Care.  Some of the needed items include bottles of water, clothing, bathroom towels, toys and gift cards.  (For a complete list, see below.)


La Mesa RV Tucson Sponsoring KVOA's "Season 4 Hope" Drive

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La Mesa RV Tucson is proud to participate in the third annual “Kristi’s Kids” Season 4 Hope drive with KVOA.  The campaign will help raise funds and awareness for those in need this upcoming holiday season.


Welcome to Yuma! RV Dealership in Yuma, AZ Opens Again

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Yuma RV dealership

With winter just around the corner, temperatures are dropping, heating bills are rising and snow shovels and thick coats come out of storage.  Unless, of course, you’re a snowbird.  Then you may be prepping your RV for a trip down south.

For many northern snowbirds, Yuma, Arizona is a popular destination.  How could you not love the sunniest year-round city in the US?  Halfway between San Diego and Phoenix on the banks of the Colorado River, Yuma is a friendly community with plenty of outdoor activities, RV parks and shopping.  Sounds like a great place to spend an otherwise chilly winter season.


A Spooktacular Halloween with your RV!

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It seems like Halloween gets bigger and brighter every year, and more people are finding creative ways to join in on the fun.  If you're a RV owner, there are plenty of ways to get your motorhome or trailer involved in the ghostly spirit.  Come Halloween time, do you boast a Fearsome Fleetwood or a Haunted Heartland?


Cargo Carriers with Luxury Living: Work & Play at La Mesa RV

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Work and Play toy haulers
Whether you are taking a car to a show, or just enjoying the outdoors with your cycle or ATV, Work and Play by Forest River RV has the perfect cargo carrier trailer with living quarters for you.


Stop in for a Free Lunch in Tucson

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We can not stress enough how much we love our customers.  We are thankful for you, we love hearing your stories and it brings us great joy watching you build memories with your family.

To show our Tucson RV customers how much we love you, we are providing free - yes, free - lunch to you every day, 7 days a week from 11am to 2pm.  We are serving some very yummy dishes from Chinese, spaghetti, meatball sandwiches, enchiladas and roast beef with mashed potatoes.  You'll even get to finish it off with a homemade dessert.  Each day is a different surprise!

Doesn't that sound delicious?

Our RV dealership in Tucson is located at:
3255 East Irvington Road
Tucson, AZ 85714

We look forward to seeing you soon!


Open Range: Creating Forward-Thinking Towables

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Open Range RV

RV Manufacturer: Open Range RV Company
Located in: Shipshewana, Indiana
In business since: 2007
Types of RVs: Fifth Wheels, Travel Trailers, Toy Haulers

For over 30 years Randy Graber worked in the RV manufacturing and retail industries, where he became known for his “out of the box” development thinking.  He worked for two of the top manufacturing firms, where he gained the experience to start his own company.  Backed by the support of his wife, Pam Graber, Open Range was incorporated in 2007.  Today they are known for their high quality and unique fifth wheels and travel trailers.


How to RV: The Class A Motorhome

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Class A motorhome
The 2011 Tiffin Allegro Bus

If you’re looking for the most lavish and comfortable motorhome experience, forget the Class Bs, move past the Class Cs and settle into a sophisticated Class A motorhome.


La Mesa RV San Diego Turns RV Sales into Meals for Hungry Families

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RV in San Diego

This season, our San Diego location is pleased to announce our partnership with Feeding America San Diego.  Feeding America commits to getting assistance for those who need it most, alleviating hunger issues in the community.  And with your help, we’ll be contributing during an upcoming RV event.


Now Expanding Our Sales Team

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We are happy to announce an exciting opportunity to join the sales team at our RV dealerships throughout the country.

La Mesa RV is a financially stable, multi-location, industry leader with nearly 40 years of experience. We pride ourselves in creating long-lasting relationships with our customers and strive to find the perfect motorhome, fifth wheel and travel trailer for every lifestyle. Many of our employees have happily worked with us for over ten years.

Are you interested in becoming part of our family?


Albuquerque RV Destination – The International Balloon Fiesta

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Albuquerque RV destination: International Balloon Fiesta

Our RV dealership in Albuquerque opened just in time for the city’s biggest – and most colorful – annual event!  The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is a world-renowned attraction and destination held during the first week of October.  Not only is it the largest hot air ballooning event in the world, but it’s also the most photographed event on earth.


Tiffin Motorhomes: A Spotlight on a Leading Class A Manufacturer

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Tiffin Motorhomes

RV Manufacturer: Tiffin Motorhomes
Located in: Red Bay, Alabama
In business since: 1972
Types of RVs: Class A Motorhomes

When customers purchase a new Tiffin motorhome, they can trust they are buying a quality product from an honest and dedicated company.  Family owned and operated since 1972, when it was launched in a Northwest Alabama cotton warehouse, Tiffin Motorhomes has grown to an industry leader with dealerships throughout the US and Canada.


Grand Opening of La Mesa RV in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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La Mesa RV Albuquerque Albuquerque, New Mexico, September 19, 2011 – La Mesa RV Center, one of the nation’s largest multi-location RV dealerships, recently opened a new sales and service facility in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Located at 8603 Lomas Blvd in Albuquerque, this new sales center features new motorhomes from top-of-the-line manufacturers including Heartland, Open Range, Carriage, Fleetwood RV, Coachmen and Leisure Travel Vans.  In addition, La Mesa RV Albuquerque also offers a large selection of certified pre-owned motorhomes from top names such as Winnebago, Allegro, Monaco and Fleetwood.


How to RV: The Class C Motorhome

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Class C Motorhome: Itasca Impulse
The 2011 Itasca Impulse

If Goldilocks were to pick out her motorhome, she would probably opt for the Class C motorhome.  It’s not too big (Class A) or too small (Class B) – but just right.


Motorhomes Save the Day during the San Diego Power Outage

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RV in San Diego

Sweeping blackouts may have taken over 5 million California residents by surprise on Thursday evening, but there were a certain group of savvy RV owners basking in comfort and offering help to others.  While most residents struggled in the dark, fishing out candles and flashlights waiting for the power to return, those with their own motorhomes found themselves surprisingly comfortable and in a position to help out their neighbors.  


Coming Soon to the "Land of Enchantment"...

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Albuquerque RV dealers

Visitors are often pleasantly surprised with Albuquerque – a hidden gem that’s big enough, but not too overcrowded.  Motorhomes in New Mexico have always been welcome, and it’s easy to see why RVers love spending time here.  With over 300 days of sunshine a year, low humidity summers and mild winters, it’s no wonder we chose Albuquerque as our next RV dealership location.


10 Tips for RV Tailgating

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RV tailgating

Tailgating is a uniquely American tradition and experiencing it in a motorhome takes it to a whole new level.  You’ll have a roof over your head to endure any weather, your own bathroom to skip the porta potty lines and a full fridge to keep your beer cold.  And forget about sitting in traffic right after the game.  Grill a few more dogs, watch the game highlights on your TV or play a game of cards.  Let everyone else sit in those long lines to get out of the stadium! 

If you’re planning on catching your favorite college or NFL team this season, here are ten tips to prepare for the perfect tailgate party in your RV. 


How to RV: The Class B Motorhome

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Class B Motorhome: Leisure Travel Vans
The 2011 Leisure Travel Van Free Spirit

If you’re new to the RV lifestyle or you’re considering buying a motorhome, there are a lot of new terms you are learning.  What are the differences between Class C motorhomes and Class A motorhomes?  Are there advantages to owning a Class B motorhome instead?  We’d like to help clarify the differences to assist with your decision.

Motorhomes are motorized recreational vehicles (non-towables), and there are three different types, or classes: A, B and C.  Starting with the smallest, let’s take a look at Class B motorhomes.
Class B Motorhome: Pleasure Way
The interior of the Pleasure Way Excel. 
Class B motorhome interiors are small,
but you'll find most necessary amenities.


NPCA - Protecting National Parks for Future Generations

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National Parks Conservation AssociationYosemite!  Smell the crisp air.  Stand before spectacular waterfalls and creeks with clear rushing water.  Explore the cascading evergreen cliffs in solitude.  When it’s time to move on, drive your RV through California and head out to Arizona.  Wander through the Grand Canyon to explore the awe-inspiring red-carved rocks and sun-soaked hiking paths.

Imagine if you were never able to experience these moments – or worse, what if your children and grandchildren couldn’t?


La Mesa RV Coming to Albuquerque, New Mexico

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The La Mesa RV family is expanding!  This year we are excited to announce the opening of a new RV sales and service facility in Albuquerque, New Mexico.   Our new store is set to open September 2011.


Sharon Padley Joins La Mesa RV Center

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Sharon Padley joins La Mesa RVSAN DIEGO, CA, August 1, 2011 – La Mesa RV Center is pleased to announce the recent addition of Sharon Padley to its management team as Inventory Manager.  Mrs. Padley comes to La Mesa RV with over 20 years of RV industry experience working directly with manufacturers, retail sales managers and retail sales personnel.

In her new position, Sharon will be insuring that La Mesa RV is currently stocking and ordering the units that customers are most requesting with the features that provide the utmost in value.  Mrs. Padley will be interfacing with individual manufacturers with order placements but also by communicating trends in warranty and repair areas.


La Mesa RV Signals New Mexico Hiring Plans

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Albuquerque RVsSAN DIEGO, CA, August 1, 2011 – La Mesa RV Center, one of the nation’s largest RV dealerships, has the “help wanted” sign hanging and is in an immediate hiring mode for numerous positions to be filled in the state of New Mexico. 

In preparation of opening a new facility in Albuquerque, applications are now being accepted for all positions including general sales management, RV sales and finance, service, parts and support functions.  People that are interested in joining this financially stable company are now able to submit applications via email, fax or thru  Hiring personnel will be in Albuquerque on August 9 to conduct local interviews for these positions. 


Tiffin Honors La Mesa RV as a 2011 Top Dealer

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Tiffin Motorhomes for sale

RED BAY, AL, August 1, 2011 – Tiffin Motorhomes has announced La Mesa RV in San Diego as a Top Dealer for 2011.  La Mesa RV has had a strong partnership with Tiffin and been honored with this award multiple times over the past several years. 

Tiffin Motorhomes, founded in 1972, is a leading manufacturer of Class A motorhomes.  The company is a family-owned business based in Red Bay, Alabama.  It is the only privately held company of the top five manufacturers in the motorhome industry, and is nearing its 40th year in business. 


The Healthy RV Lifestyle - Eating Right on the Road

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Healthy RV Lifestyle: Eat healthy on the go

It’s not always easy to eat healthy while on the road, and it can be difficult to stick to a schedule while on vacation.  Especially if you’re stopping off for sweet treats.  You may get tempted to indulge with convenient unhealthy snacks while traveling in your RV, but eating healthy may be easier than you think.


A Sweet RV Trip: Celebrate National Ice Cream Month

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Ice Cream RV Trip
July presents warm weather for RV camping, but did you know it’s also National Ice Cream Month?  According to the International Dairy Foods Association, the US ice cream industry generates more than $21 billion in annual sales and 9% of milk produced by US dairy farmers is used to make ice cream.  In 1984 Ronald Reagan designated July as the month to celebrate America’s favorite dessert.

Creative family trips in your motorhome are a great way to create lifelong memories.  There are hundreds of ice cream manufacturers across the country, and in honor of National Ice Cream Month, add one to your list of destinations and try some ice cream America has to offer.


Seven Ways to Handle Mail While RVing

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Mail while traveling

You’ve mapped out your destination, found the perfect camping spot, stocked the motorhome with food and you’re ready to watch the sunset around the campfire.  Just as you break out the s’mores and begin relaxing it hits you: bills back home are stacking up, your important DMV documents are on their way and “junk mail” drowns your mail box.

Whether you’re hauling your travel trailer to Arizona or taking the new Winnebago to the beaches of San Diego, one of the challenges you’ll face on the road is what to do with your mail while you’re gone.  Thankfully there are many options available these days for each RV lifestyle, no matter how long you’re gone.