Fatten Up Your Wallet with Fleetwood Rebates at La Mesa RV

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La Mesa RV Center is very excited to be part of the Fleetwood Rebate Program this season! Customers will receive up to $5000 off on select new 2014-2015 RV's from October 24th through January 31, 2015. 

La Mesa RV already offers huge savings with Every Day Low Pricing and has a great selection of Fleetwood RV's eligible for rebate including the Class A Diesel Discovery, the Class A Gas Southwind and Bounder*! We are including a link below with the rebate form, please don't hesitate to contact the dealership nearest you for more information on how to save big. 

*Excludes Bounder Classic Models


The History of Winnebago RVs & Motorhomes | La Mesa RV

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In the world of luxury RVs & classics, Winnebago RVs are internationally recognized for their long history. View the history of Winnebago timeline now! 


The Second Honeymoon: Benefits of a Class B Motorhome

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Looking for a hassle free way to travel? Where practicality meets wanderlust, the class B motorhome is perfect for anyone young or old who craves adventure at a moments notice! Class B motor homes are the perfect size for a weekend getaway or for those who love to go off the grid. Perfect for retirees taking their second honeymoon and people who love to explore without being tied down, class B motorhomes are becoming more and more popular because of their capability to travel off the beaten path. 
What if you could enjoy many of the amenities that a full size RV has to offer, but still fit in a regular parking space?!  Some of the unique benefits of a Class B motorhome include car-like handling, great gas mileage and an easy to store size. Here are the top five reasons buying a Class B motorhome might be right for you:

  • Maneuverability: A majority of todays Class B motorhomes are built on a Pro-Master or Freightliner Sprinter chassis, which are designed for maneuverability and easy handling! In other words, driving a class B motorhome is comparable to driving an SUV.
  • Amenities: Class B RV’s still contain a full range of luxuries from a stove and fridge to showers and TV’s. Live large in a small space!
  • Off the Grid: Because of their size and handling, class B motorhomes can go off the beaten path and take you where most Class A or C motorhomes can’t—and thanks to amenities like an on board generator, you can stay there!
  • Gas Mileage: Some of the latest models like the Winnebago Travato get upwards of 24 MPG on the road so you don’t have to worry about breaking the bank every time you fill up.
  • Storage: There is a surprising amount of storage in a Class B RV allowing you to take everything you need for life on the road with you! Class B RV’s are easier to store themselves when you’re not out on the road and can fit in many regular parking spaces and even some garages.

Whether you are taking shorter trips but want all of the conveniences of home or wandering off the grid to explore a path less traveled, a class B motor home is a great way to go. For more information on Class B motorhomes from top brands like Winnebago, RoadTrek and Leisure Travel Vans check out Lamesarv.com.


The New 2015.5 Unity RV Now at La Mesa RV

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A queen-size murphy bed, exceptionally large washroom and shower, contoured fiberglass exterior...these are just a few of the features from the brand new 2015.5 Unity by Leisure Travel Vans. Powered by Mercedes-Benz 3500 Sprinter Chassis, the Unity will allow you to enjoy a smooth yet powerful with class leading fuel efficiency estimated at 15-19 MPG.

To find out more about the Unity, or to find the La Mesa RV location nearest you visit our website at lamesarv.com or contact us at (888) 509-4199.


Deck the Halls: The Top 5 RV Parks to Visit During the Holidays

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The holidays are right around the corner and you know what that means, Christmas lights! When enjoying life on the road in your RV, going home for the holidays might not be quite like it is for other folks…but that doesn’t mean you have to give up your favorite holiday traditions! La Mesa RV scoured the Nation to find the best and brightest Holiday Light Shows around. Here are 5 RV Parks with Christmas lights so spectacular you’ll feel right at home: 

Branson Lakeside RV Park: Branson Lakeside RV Park located in Branson Missouri and home to literally millions of Christmas lights. Branson Lakeside is also only a quick stroll away from Historic Downtown Branson which has shopping and plenty of restaurants to choose from.

James Island County Park: The James Island County Park in South Carolina comes alive for the holidays with over 700 displays and two million lights for their Holiday Festival of Lights which is a time honored tradition for locals and visitors.

River Country Campground:  River Country Campground in Alabama has one of the best displays of Christmas lights you will ever see. Enjoy a light show synchronized to their local radio station 89.1 FM that plays everyone’s favorite holiday hits.

Campland On the Bay:  Escape the snowy weather at San Diego’s Campland on the Bay. Multiple holiday attractions including Balboa Park December Nights and the San Diego Bay Parade of Lights are just moments away and fun for the whole family!

The Grand Canyon Railway RV Park: All aboard The Polar Express in William, AZ. The Grand Canyon Railway comes alive when the train departs the Depot and takes off for a special visit to the ‘North Pole.’


The 4th Annual Polo Party

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The 4th Annual Polo Party was the place to be in Phoenix this weekend, and La Mesa RV had a front row seat! We were super excited to be a part of the event as the official RV Sponsor and brought our best dressed RV's out to the field.

Offering personal tours, free goodies and A/C our coaches were a big hit! Our most popular unit was by far the Allegro from Tiffin showcasing luxury and the ultimate comforts of home including a fireplace! Check out our photo album from the event here!

Be sure to 'Like' us on Facebook for opportunities to win tickets to events like this one and stay up to date on the latest and greatest from La Mesa RV!


Buy Now, Pay Later

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La Mesa RV rings in the holidays with huge savings offering NO PAYMENTS UNTIL FEBRUARY on all new and used Motorhomes, 5th Wheels, Trailers, and Toy Hauler in stock model year 2008 or newer!!! Get behind the wheel of the RV you have always wanted just in time for Christmas and still have money to splurge on all of your presents for under the tree!

For a limited time, La Mesa RV is offering no payments until February 2015 for all qualified customers. 

La Mesa RV offers Every Day Low Pricing on hundreds of  RV's including premium brands like Tiffin, Winnebago and Fleetwood just to name a few! Fore more information, contact any one of our La Mesa RV dealerships and ring in the new year experiencing life in style!


Fleetwood Rebates Will Save You Big Money!

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La Mesa RV Center is very excited to be part of the Fleetwood Rebate Program this season! Customers will receive up to $5000 off on select new 2014-2015 RV's from October 24th through January 31, 2015. 

La Mesa RV already offers huge savings with Every Day Low Pricing and has a great selection of Fleetwood RV's eligible for rebate including the Class A Diesel Discovery, the Class A Gas Southwind and Bounder*! We are including a link below with the rebate form, please don't hesitate to contact the dealership nearest you for more information on how to save big. 

*Excludes Bounder Classic Models


Bubbles, a Brave and the Boys and Girls Club

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La Mesa RV Center is proud to be a part of CBS 5’s annual Paul’s Pay it Forward Car Wash benefitting the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Central Arizona. Paul Horton one of our favorite meteorologists from CBS5 will be camping out in a new RV provided by La Mesa RV from Monday, October 20th through Friday, October 24th so he can wake up bright and early to wash cars daily from 5:00AM to 8:00PM. Did we mention he will still be broadcasting the weather!

The 7th Annual Car Wash is taking place at Desert Ridge Marketplace just north of the Tatum exit and the 101 freeway in Phoenix. The overall donation goal is to raise over $200,000. Make sure you stop by and bring co-workers, family and friends to enjoy activities all week long including a performance by the Whiskey Tango Band, Face Painting, and the opportunity to meet the Arizona Cardinals Cheerleaders, and Miss Arizona! To find out about more details of the event be sure to check out the week’s activities here.

La Mesa RV Center is sponsoring Paul with a brand new 2015 Winnebago Brave to call home during the event. The Brave is a 2015 Winnebago Class A Motorhome that continues making waves in the headlines and might look vaguely familiar. In the lates 60’s and early 70’s the Flying W became synonymous with RVing and this model was one of the family favorites. Reintroducing the Brave is aimed at boomers who grew up RVing and can connect with the nostalgia of this instant classic. Better yet it offers all of the new amenities current day RVs offer such as a couch that converts to a table and a bed that folds up to reveal tie-downs for extra cargo like a bike.

The throwback styling is one of the best parts of the Brave and comes in groovy color schemes like Mellow Yellow. The ‘flying W’ has become synonymous with RVing, and is the perfect way to attract the right kind of attention for this event and on the road. There are two floor plans currently available with a third floor plan hitting dealerships late December.

La Mesa RV has been in business for 42 years and is known for their Everyday Low Pricing which takes all of the guess work out of buying an RV. Additional information about La Mesa RV, product offerings and locations may be found online at www.lamesarv.com.


[Infographic] Most Expensive RV's | Luxury RV | La Mesa RV

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#1: EleMMent Palazzo
Brand: Marchi Mobile
Special features:
530 horsepower, turbo-charged diesel engine
Pop-up fly bridge lounge area
Two-story design layout
Glow-in-the-dark exterior paint options
Fully operational fireplace
Underfloor temperature control
Special aerodynamic design for 20% reduction in fuel consumption
Price Tag: $3.1 million

#2: Vantare Platinum Plus
Brand: Featherlite Luxury Coaches
Special features:
Italian leather & Inca marble interior design
Sub-zero appliances
Plasma television
Hide-away treadmill with 13-inch LCD TV
Avic N-2 global positioning driving system with real-time traffic reports
Sport car garage under the deck
Price Tag: $2.5 million

#3: Country Coach Prevost RV
Brand: Country Coach
Special features:
On-board barbeque
Stainless steel integral framing
3-speed engine cooling fan
Full refrigerator
U-Line wine cooler
Power slide-out kitchen island
Stacked washer/dryer combo
Price Tag: $1.3 million

#4: 2012 Newmare King Aire
Brand: Featherlite Luxury Coaches
Special features:
Central air conditioning
Full-size stainless steel refrigerator
Water dispenser with filtration system
40” Sony LCD Cable television
Padded vinyl ceiling & custom cabinetry
Comfort Drive™ technology
Black-out window shading
Price Tag: $738,645 

#5: Monaco 44 SIG Premier
Brand: Monaco
Special Features:
Turbo diesel engine
Aluminum wheels
LCD lighting
Full-size refrigerator
Full lounge
Custom leather interior design
Price Tag: $700,000



Autumn Adventures: Peak Times To Experience Fall Foliage

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There is no better way to experience the changing seasons than a cross country scenic drive in an RV. La Mesa RV takes a look at the most popular travel destinations for RVers eager to go on an autumn adventure, along with peak times to enjoy fall foliage.

Peak Time: Early October
Dominant Colors: Gold, orange, red
Suggested Destination: Oak Mountain State Park (Pelham, AL)

Peak Time: Early November
Dominant Colors: Gold, orange, red, purple
Suggested Destination: The Ozark National Forest (Hagarville, AR)
Peak Time: Early November
Dominant Colors: Yellow, gold, red
Suggested Destination: Sequoia National Forest (Centerville, CA)

Peak Time: Late September
Dominant Colors: Yellow, gold
Suggested Destination: Maroon Bells (Aspen, CO)

Peak Time: Mid-October
Dominant Colors: Yellow, orange, red
Suggested Destination: Mohawk State Forest (Cornwall, CT)

Peak Time: Early November
Dominant Colors: Orange, gold
Suggested Destination: Amicalola Falls State Park (Dawsonville, GA)

Peak Time: Mid-October
Dominant Colors: Yellow, red
Suggested Destination: Great Rivers National Scenic Byway (Alton, IL)

Peak Time: Early November
Dominant Colors: Yellow, orange, red
Suggested Destination: Daniel Boone National Forest (Winchester, KY)

Peak Time: Mid-October
Dominant Colors: Red, purple, yellow
Suggested Destination: Moosehead Lake Region (Greenville, ME)


Peak Time: Early October
Dominant Colors: Red, orange
Suggested Destination: Upper Peninsula area

Peak Time: Late October
Dominant Colors: Yellow, red
Suggested Destination: Mt. Hood National Forest (Sandy, OR)


Peak Time: Mid-October
Dominant Colors: Yellow, orange, red, purple
Suggested Destination: Shenandoah National Park (Front Royal, VA)
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La Mesa RV Center Goes Pink

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La Mesa RV Center is proud to announce their participation in the fight against breast cancer. Winnebago Industries has produced a limited edition pink Minnie with the breast cancer awareness ribbon on them to help spread awareness about the disease. The pink Minnie 2015 Travel Trailer is limited edition and available in 7.5-ft and 8-ft floorplans.

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, and over 200,000 new cases will be diagnosed in women this year. La Mesa RV is offering the Pink Minnie at multiple locations and with every purchase, Winnebago will make a $1,000 donation to the American Cancer Society.

On a more personal note, employee Cheryl Fleming participates in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day every year which entails 300 miles of training prior to the event and 60 miles over the course of 3 days.  “I walk because I cannot walk away. I’m proud to work for a company supporting the employees and our community the way La Mesa RV is.” For more information about supporting her team please visit her page by clicking here.


The Great Lakes Are For RV Lovers

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The Great Lakes Circle Tour, which is comprised of over 6,500 scenic miles connecting the five Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River, makes for a beautiful, interesting, and RV-friendly adventure (or several).

On the lakes, you’ll find exciting sites like the longest suspension bridge in the western hemisphere, working lighthouses, quaint museums and restaurants, lots of family- and pet-friendly campgrounds, and a diverse array of flora and fauna—and that’s hardly scratching the surface.
It is important to note that there are a few documents you will need to have readily available when driving through the Canadian territories. Drivers should be sure to have an updated passport, proof of vehicle insurance, and a Non-resident Inter-Provincial Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance Card. This indicates that you are covered with the minimum legal insurance requirements throughout Canada.
Lake Huron

During your 1,059-mile trip around Lake Huron, you’ll pass through both Michigan and the Canadian province of Ontario, so prepare to have proof of insurance available while driving through. Before crossing the border into Canada, it may be a good idea to reference border-check wait times. This preparation may help you compare which border entrance to take, and will help save on travel time.

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Barrie, Ontario
Along that 1,059-mile trek, you’ll pass through scenic and historic Barrie, Ontario. Actually, forget “passing through” and plan to stop and stay a day or two. Barrie is home to white sand beaches and a lovely, picturesque downtown filled with shops and cafés. Outside Barrie is the Barrie KOA campground, which is family, pet, and older-adult friendly all the way.

Bruce Peninsula National Park
If you prefer things a bit more roughhewn and less “civilized,” be sure to check out Bruce Peninsula National Park, also on the Canadian side of the lake on Georgian Bay. It is home to massive, rugged cliffs and thousand-year-old cedar trees. There is a great diversity of habitats in the park, from the dense forest to the rare limestone barrens.

Port Huron, MI
Port Huron, MI, features the state’s oldest lighthouse, the Great Lakes’ only working lightship, and its lovely waterfront. It has the Vantage Point Maritime Center, the Port Huron Museum, and the Ice Museum (all about the ice industry that once flourished along the shores of Lake Huron). And that’s along with 2 beaches, quiet parks, and coffee houses, shops, and restaurants to please nearly every taste and budget. Don’t forget the thriving art galleries, too. All in all, Port Huron is a small city with a lot of what the big cities have to offer. There are four campgrounds in the Port Huron area, including the Port Huron KOA and the Port Huron Township RV Park. Stop and enjoy all this great destination has to offer, or use it as your “home base” before and after your Port Huron Circle Tour.

Lake Ontario
The Lake Ontario Circle Tour is only 900 miles long, and much of that passes through the more-urban areas of Toronto and Kingston, Ontario, as well as Niagara Falls and Buffalo, New York. If you are entering through the Canadian borders, temporary visitors are advised to prepare two copies of a list of all items to be imported temporarily, with indicators to the approximate value where applicable. Having this recorded ahead of time can help cut down on travel time and waiting.

Old Fort Niagara
Old Fort Niagara on the southern end of the lake is a must-stop for history buffs, with its reconstructed buildings, costumed re-enactors, and living history exhibitions. Settled in 1679, and vital to defense and trade through the French and Indian War, the American Revolution, and the War of 1812, the Fort’s history lives on. 

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One of the shorter circle tours, the Lake Ontario tour can be  perfect for those short on time, or looking for a side trip while on a longer trek through New York, Ontario, or New England in general.

Lake Michigan
The only circle tour that is completely in the U.S., the 1,100-mile-long Lake Michigan Circle Tour is one of great contrasts.  A Mix of Nature and Urban Jungle

You’ll pass through some beautiful natural surroundings like Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, where you can stay at the highly rated campgrounds. You’ll also travel through such small towns as Chicago, Milwaukee, and Green Bay. This tour also gives you another chance to cross Mackinac Bridge (if you didn’t do so on the Lake Huron tour). All in all, it offers a nice chance to enjoy the contrast between the natural and urban worlds.
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Manistique, MI
Don’t miss lovely Manistique, MI, with a boardwalk, lighthouse, and Palms Book State Park. In fact, there are several state parks and forests in the area, offering a wide choice of camping facilities.

Lake Erie
The smallest of the lakes, Erie offers the RV lover a great tour anyway. This tour is the shortest, and can be completed in just a few days, but with all there is to see and do, you could easily turn it into a week or more of vacation enjoyment. Fun for the Young and Young at Heart
With destinations like Niagara Falls, Cleveland, and Sandusky (home of Cedar Point Amusement Park and all its attractions), and with crowd-pleasing attractions like the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this tour is perfect if you’ve got teens or young adults in tow—or if you are just a kid at heart.

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Folly’s End Campground
Lake Erie offers lots of small towns and shell-filled beaches, too, for the more laid back and relaxed RVer. Folly’s End Campground near Erie, PA, comes highly recommended, with lovely waterfalls and full family-friendly amenities.

Lake Superior
The largest of the Great Lakes and the largest freshwater lake in the world by area, Lake Superior is an inland sea all unto itself.

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Sault Ste. Marie (Times Two)
As with every well-traveled “sea” route, Lake Superior is the resting place of many a ship and boat. Many of these from Superior and the other four lakes are immortalized at Michigan’s Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, a must-stop for every traveler to the city of Sault Ste. Marie. While there, check out the lighthouses and port, too. Sault Ste. Marie is the oldest city in Michigan and the third-oldest in the U.S. Cross International Bridge into Ontario to visit the Canadian city of Sault Ste. Marie—a much larger and bustling urban center.

Thunder Bay
Don’t miss out on Thunder Bay and its surroundings. Kakabeka Falls takes its 12-story plunge into the gorge near Thunder Bay, while Fort Williams Historical Park gives visitors an insight into Ontario’s past.

Pukaskwa National Park
Ontario’s only wilderness park, and its largest national park, Pukaskwa National Park, will have you thinking you’ve left the Great Lakes behind and headed up into the mountains. The perpetually cooler air from the world’s largest freshwater lake means the park is home to more spruce and pine than maple and oak. You can even find rare arctic-alpine plants in the northern reaches of the park. Boggy areas grow wild blueberries and Labrador tea. Loons, black bears, beavers, and even a small protected herd of caribou call the park home. For the outdoor lover, or for those who just like unique and wonderful experiences, Pukaskwa National Park along the Lake Superior Circle Tour is a must-stop destination.

Whether you travel all five lakes or choose just one, you’ll find plenty to see, do, and experience along the way. Bon voyage!
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