Camping Just Got Cooler!

Campers and RVers can say goodbye to RV kitchen cupboards filled with boring paper plates and plastic forks.

Camping Just Got Cooler!
Camping Just Got Cooler!

Agoura Hills, California-based Camp Casual, the creative venture of Rosie Hirsch and her sister Cheryl McCarthy, offers a line of vintage and retro inspired houseware items for the RV aftermarket.

The company’s initial product is an artistic 12-piece dining set featuring BPA-free heavyweight, 100 percent melamine dishes consisting of four unique plates, four salad plates, and four bowls.

“We started hearing from a lot of dealerships and customers that were saying they wanted something different, something that speaks to the RV lifestyle,” said Hirsch.

“Our product adds a little flare and style to campsite dining, while also calling back to why we all started to camp and RV in the first place. We designed the plates and bowls to pay homage to classic, retro-styled custom caravans, vintage camper trailers, travel trailers, and the people who love them.”

Hirsch said the product is also designed to be easy to carry and store, saving valuable space and time by keeping everything compact and simple to find.

Camping Just Got Cooler!
Camping Just Got Cooler!

She said the quality of the product is unbeatable as well.

“We wanted to make a product of the highest quality,” said Hirsch.

“Our company could have easily cranked out simple 99-cent plates, but that’s not really what we wanted to do and what consumers and dealerships were asking for. Melamine is virtually indestructible, making it the ideal choice for our dish set. We went through additional testing so our product is BPA free and FDA tested, meaning customers don’t have to worry about bleaching and chemicals, which is great.”

  • The 12-piece dish set from Camp Casual includes:
  • Set of 4 x 11-inch unique dinner plates
  • Set of 4 x 8.5-inch unique salad plates
  • Set of 4 x 6-inch unique bowls
  • Reusable box with handle

“We are very excited by all the positive customer feedback,” said Hirsch.

Camping Just Got Cooler!
Camping Just Got Cooler!

“We delivered a high quality product with Camp Casual’s dish set, and we’re building on that momentum with a new product line set to launch in July. Like our first kit, the new kit will also blend classic vintage design with modern style and functionality; it’s going to be really cool!”

Details

Camp Casual 

Camp Casual offers unique products for the RV and camping enthusiast.

Camp Casual is the new RV and camping party in a box.

Address: 29399 Agoura Road, Suite 109, Agoura Hills, CA 91301

Phone: (818) 864-2707

Website: www.campcasual.com

Camping Just Got Cooler!
Camping Just Got Cooler!

Worth Pondering…

But can’t you hear the wild?

It’s calling you.

Let us probe the silent places,

Let us see what luck betide us;

Let us journey to a silent land I know.

There is a whisper on the night wind,

There’s a star agleam to guide us,

And the wind is calling,

calling.

Let us go.

—Robert Service

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Buddy Box: Camper-In-A-Box System

A camper-in-a-box system, the Buddy Box provides innovative and creative ways to expand your vehicle’s regular functionality beyond what you could ever imagine.

Buddy Box: Camper-In-A-Box System
Buddy Box: Camper-In-A-Box System

The designer of this ingenious idea, Gerhard Euchenhofer, states the idea behind the Buddy Box is to help people get the most from their vehicles and to be as flexible as possible when on the go.

The Buddy Box is a versatile companion in everyday life and on the road: traveling, camping in the van, day trip to the amusement park, in the garden, or the next barbecue.

Multi-functionality, ease of use, and a modern, thoughtful design are some of the aspects that makes these furniture and storage modules versatile.

Made of sturdy plastic, they are virtually indestructible and prepared for any challenge.

The Buddy Box is available in a variety of versions, all unique and unlimited combined with each other in their own way, so that all your needs are unfulfilled.

When you’re camping, fishing, or engaging in an activity that requires prolonged distance from stores or markets, it can be tricky and inconvenient to figure out the basics, such as what do you do about a restroom, washing your hands, or storing food that needs to be refrigerated in a small amount of space. The Buddy Box is your answer!

Buddy Box: Camper-In-A-Box System
Buddy Box: Camper-In-A-Box System

The Buddy Box come in a variety of styles to be whatever you need them to be, from a mini fridge, to a toilet, to a bathroom sink with a mirror.

The Buddy Box has a varied options to make every adventure that you take more pleasant and convenient.

The Buddy Box modules can be used individually, but can also be combined to form a complete and mobile small kitchen with a table.

Modules include the Wash Buddy, the Cook Buddy, and the Space Buddy.

The Space Buddy offers simple storage space.

The Wash Buddy is a self-sufficient drinking water dispensing module with plastic body and a non-slip surface of the lid made ​​of teak. The Wash Buddy is equipped with a faucet, fresh and waste water tanks, each with an electric water pump, plugs, and mirrors as well as storage space for care utensils such as toothbrush and toothpaste.

Buddy Box: Camper-In-A-Box System
Buddy Box: Camper-In-A-Box System

The Kitchen Box supplies a table with adjustable leg, shelf, and a gas-fired cartridge stove.

The product itself is considered to be a sort of camper-in-a-box system.

The Buddy Box maintains all the functionality you need while fitting into a small space.

As most times, when you go on a long trip or camping, for example, the last thing you need to worry about is not having enough space for everything that you need.

Once you arrive at your destination, simply unpack, place the Buddy Boxes wherever you like, and enjoy the convenience of modern amenities in even the most desolate locations.

The boxes easily load up when you need them and come out just as easily when you don’t.

For anyone that travels on a regular basis or anyone that enjoys the great outdoors, the Buddy Box is a must-have.

It makes every trip a more satisfying, modern, and accommodating adventure for all involved. You can now completely focus on enjoying the wonder of nature with no inconvenience.

“Maximum freedom and flexibility in any situation, that’s the standard by which we continue to develop our buddies and optimize,” according to the company.

“Also for your comments and suggestions we are open so that we can offer you the freedom and luxury exactly that you wish for.”

Buddy Box: Camper-In-A-Box System
Buddy Box: Camper-In-A-Box System

Details

Buddy Box

Address: Olgastraße 8, 72827 Wannweil

Phone: 07121-4347062

Website: www.buddybox.de

Worth Pondering…

Everything is connected. The wing of the corn beetle affects the direction of the wind, the way the sand drifts, the way the light reflects into the eye of man beholding his reality. All is part of totality, and in this totality man finds his hozro, his way of walking in harmony, with beauty all around him.

—Tony Hillerman

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Camping World Updates 2015 Growth Strategy

In previous articles on Vogel Talks RVing, I’ve reported on markets selected by Camping World Inc. and Good Sam Enterprises LLC for expansion and development of RV SuperCenters. I later reported that Camping World Inc. and Good Sam Enterprises LLC had updated their expansion plans to include three additional locations.

Camping World, Ashville, North Carolina
Camping World, Ashville, North Carolina

Camping World Inc. and Good Sam Enterprises LLC announced additional markets for their 2015 supercenter expansion and future development to meet customer needs for products and services across the United States.

The newest developments raise the total number of Camping World SuperCenters to just shy of 120 nationwide, according to a company news release. Additionally, the company is under contract with land owners and existing dealerships actively pursuing new markets and acquisitions that will be announced over the next six months.

Plans are underway to expand the company footprint with additional locations in high traffic, outdoor-centric areas within the following markets:

First quarter 2015

  • Jackson, Mississippi

Second quarter 2015

  • Idaho Falls, Idaho
  • Greensboro, North Carolina (relocation from Colfax, North Carolina)
  • Wentzville, Missouri (St. Louis area)
  • Lexington, Kentucky
  • Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Texas City, Texas
  • Savannah, Georgia (relocation from Pooler, Georgia)

Third quarter 2015

  • Newnan, Georgia (South Atlanta area)
  • Conroe, Texas
  • Erie, Pennsylvania
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Camping World near Yuba City, California
Camping World near Yuba City, California

“Camping World and Good Sam are committed to offering quality outdoor products and services to the customers and travelers of these markets,” said Marcus Lemonis, CEO and Chairman of Camping World and Good Sam and star of CNBC’s The Profit.

“As part of our growth strategy, the brand is making major investments in the quality of its dealer network. From facility upgrades to new store openings, the company’s network will continue to expand and evolve while serving as our customers’ one-stop location for everything outdoor and RV.”

The aforementioned markets are in addition to highly visible locations that opened in 2014, which include:

January 2014: Lake Park, Georgia

February 2014: Coburg, Oregon and Fresno, California

April 2014: Saukville ,Wisconsin

July 2014: Olive Branch, Mississippi and Rossford, Ohio

“This is an exciting announcement not only for those of us who love the outdoors, but also for the community members of these great cities. These recent acquisitions not only increase our presence in existing markets and new territories but are also in alignment with the strategic growth plans we have for the company,” said Lemonis.

“We are constantly reviewing our footprint and evaluating where we can strengthen our position within each of our markets.”

Details

Camping World & Good Sam

Camping World Good SamBoth founded in 1966, Camping World is America’s #1 source for RVs, camping accessories, RV maintenance, and repair; and Good Sam is the world’s largest RV owners organization offering helpful technical tips, vacation planning, extended warranty, magazine subscriptions, roadside assistance, and more to serve the outdoor enthusiast.

Partnered together, Camping World and Good Sam offer more to those who love the RV lifestyle by offering one-stop shopping and resources for everything RV and outdoors.

Camping World features over 10,000 quality products located at just under 100 SuperCenters nationwide, easy online and catalog shopping as well as stocking a wide selection of new and used trailers and motorhomes from top RV manufacturers.

Good Sam members receive cost-saving benefits and services, plus loads of valuable RV information and travel tips to get you ready for your next adventure.

Additionally, Good Sam represents more than 1,500 local RV chapters designed to bring RVers together from similar geographic regions for group camping excursions.

Camping World is the title sponsor of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series™ in addition to the Official RV and Outdoor Retailer of NASCAR®.

Websites: campingworld.com and goodsam.com

Worth Pondering…

Arguably the best slogan ever written to describe the RV lifestyle comes to mind: Wherever you go, you’re always at home. We have much to be thankful for, including our great RV lifestyle…

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Multi-Functional Traveler Table Compliments the Campsite

RVers can now pull into their favorite campsite, meet up with old friends, enjoy an evening of stories and laughs, and not have to worry that their favorite beverages might spill.

Multi-Functional Traveler Table Compliments the Campsite
Multi-Functional Traveler Table Compliments the Campsite

The Traveler Table, with its four built in cup holders, is like having two extra sets of hands that will let users enjoy their company and minimize worries about beverages spilling on the ground. The Traveler, in addition to the cup holders, also comes with a removable serving tray that makes it neat and easy to pass around favorite party food.

“It’s a concern of many of us who want to enjoy a day or evening with friends,” said Joe Perri, CEO of The Table Server.

“We realize that at most campgrounds the ground is not always a level surface. The Traveler Table, in teak or acacia, has deep cup holders that will safely hold most glasses, cans, or bottles. The result is that campers will spill less and therefore have less to clean up.”

The Traveler Table offers campers an attractive multi-functional piece of quality furniture that will help them keep the party going and will also travel easily to the next stop on the itinerary. The Traveler Table comes with its own canvas travel case and folds flat for easy storage.

“When you want to set up for your next party, simply take it out of the case and with no tools necessary, you’ll be ready in minutes for your next party,” said Perri.

Details

The Table Server

Phone: (360) 516-3124

Website: www.thetableserver.com

Worth Pondering…

There is something very special about the natural world, and each trip outdoors is like an unfinished book just waiting for you to write your own chapter.

—Paul Thompson

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Shurhold Introduces Top Snapper

Shurhold Industries’ Top Snapper canvas snap tool takes the struggle out of snapping canvas.

Shurhold Top Snapper
Shurhold Top Snapper

Experienced RV owners know that putting up and removing canvas isn’t always an easy task.

Canvas shrinks, snaps corrode, and aligning snaps can quickly become a two-person job.

The Top Snapper is a canvas snap tool that will work on both inside or outside snaps.

The Top Snapper’s two stainless steel blades slip over the snap shoulder to snap and align the snap halves.

The longer blade is ideal for fastening snaps from inside, while the shorter blade is ideal for outside snaps. Both blades work equally well to unsnap the snaps without tearing or ripping the canvas, the release noted.

Making snapping covers and tops simple, the Top Snapper features a rubberized handle for an easy grip. It even works on corroded snaps and shrunken canvas.

Backed by a lifetime warranty, Shurhold’s Top Snapper costs $19.98.

The Top Snapper is the only canvas snap tool that will work on either inside or outside snaps.

The Top Snapper features include:

  • Makes snapping covers and tops easy
  • Dual blades to fasten inside and outside canvas snaps
  • Both blades are ideal for unsnapping snaps without ripping your canvas
  • Easy-to-grip rubberized handle
  • Works on corroded snaps and shrunken canvas
  • Lifetime Warranty

Special Offer 

Buy a Top Snapper tool by the end of this month and get a FREE Tube of Snap Stick.
Snap Stick is a Snap and Zipper lubricant and protectant. Over a $6 Value FREE.

Details

Shurhold Industries

shurhold-logo1-mediumShurhold manufactures specialty care items and accessories to clean, polish, and detail.

Shurhold began as a small, one-man operation based out a garage in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

It was started on July 1, 1973 by William E. Peach, who self-admittedly had no knowledge about the design or manufacturing of Boat Detailing Products.

Since its beginning in the garage plant, Shurhold Industries has designed and manufactured the most innovative specialty care and accessory products available for the marine, RV, and auto industries.

Shurhold is dedicated to educating owners on RV value preservation.

As the original creator of the “One Handle Does It All” design, Shurhold continues to maintain the highest standard of quality and service. Innovative designs, combined with top quality materials, and meticulous workmanship make each and every Shurhold product a premium item.

Address: 3119 S.W. 42nd Avenue, Palm City, Florida 34990-5558

Phone: (772) 287-1313 or (800) 962-6241 (toll free)

Website: shurhold.com/rv

Worth Pondering…

When I was very young and the urge to be someplace was on me, I was assured by mature people that maturity would cure this itch.

When years described me as mature, the remedy prescribed was middle age.

In middle age I was assured that greater age would calm my fever and now that I am fifty-eight perhaps senility will do the job.

Nothing has worked…

In other words, I don’t improve, in further words, once a bum always a bum. I fear the disease is incurable.”

—John Steinbeck

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Camping World Announces Expansion Plans

Camping World Inc., the nation’s largest RV and outdoor retailer, announces that it has acquired property in both Saukville, Wisconsin (Milwaukee area), and Fort Pierce, Florida, for expansion and future development to meet customer needs for product and service in new markets.

CW-GS-Combo-Logo-Print1Plans are underway to expand the company footprint with two additional locations in high traffic, outdoor centric markets, according to a company news release.

“These are great markets for Camping World/Good Sam to expand to,” said Marcus Lemonis, chairman and CEO of Camping World.

“These locations fit nicely into our existing footprint and have a strong base on Campingworld.com customers as well as Good Sam members already in the area. We are excited to move forward in our own growth while serving our customers’ outdoor, RV, and camping needs.”

The Camping World of Milwaukee and Camping World of Fort Pierce will feature motorhomes and towables from the finest manufacturers and brands including Winnebago Industries, Fleetwood, Thor Motor Coach, Itasca, Coleman, Heartland, Keystone, Forest River, Cross Roads, Monaco, Holiday Rambler, Jayco, Starcraft, and Coachmen.

camping_world_logoOn the accessory side the new locations will feature new and innovative products including interactive displays and customer experiences from the top vendors such as Dometic, Thetford, Honda, Goodyear, Winegard, ADCO, Camco, Roadmaster, Husky, Resse, Cequent, Exide, Ultra-Fab, Coleman, Valterra, Dicor, Champion, Rand McNally, Max-Air, BAL, Cummins, Onan, Progressive Dynamics, Weber, HWH, Presto-Fit, Stromberg-Carlson, Atwood, Xantrex, Magellan, King Controls, Charbroil, Amerigas, Exxon Mobil products, and Norcold.

“These new locations position Camping World for continued growth in both Florida and Wisconsin. Today the company operates a store in Madison, Wisconsin and in nearby Island Lake, Illinois. In Florida, the existing 13-store Florida network will be enhanced with the new Fort Pierce location. Our Florida customers continue to embrace our growing presence in the sunny state,” stated Johnny Sirpilla, chief business development officer for Camping World/Good Sam.

“We look forward to delivering the highest quality and outstanding service that Camping World customers have come to know and expect across the country.”

Details

Camping World & Good Sam

Both founded in 1966, Camping World is America’s No. 1 source for RVs, camping accessories, RV maintenance, and repair.

Good Sam is the world’s largest RV owners’ organization offering helpful technical tips, vacation planning, extended warranty, magazine subscriptions, roadside assistance, and more to serve the outdoor enthusiast.

Good-Sam-Club-logo-300x259Partnered together, Camping World and Good Sam offer more to those who love the RV lifestyle by offering one-stop shopping and resources for everything RV and outdoor.

Good Sam Enterprises LLC is the parent company of Camping World and the Good Sam Club.

Camping World features over 10,000 products located at over 100 SuperCenters nationwide, easy online and catalog shopping as well as stocking a wide selection of new and used trailers and motorhomes from top RV manufacturers.

Good Sam members receive cost-saving benefits and services, plus valuable RV information and travel tips.

Additionally, Good Sam represents more than 2,000 local RV chapters designed to bring RVers together from similar geographic regions for group camping excursions.

Camping World is the title sponsor of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in addition to the Official RV and Outdoor Retailer of NASCAR. NASCAR is a registered trademark of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc.

Websites: campingworld.com and goodsam.com

Worth Pondering…

Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.

—Demosthenes

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