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New Owner's Clinic for First Time RVers!

With camping season in full swing, we recently hosted a New Owner’s Clinic at our Orchard Park Dealership to help improve our customers’ camping experiences. In the last few years, more people have started camping than ever before. RV camping specifically is at an all-time high, with 11 million RV owners camping last year, and two million new RV renters in 2021 according to KOA’s 2022 North American Camping Report

The same trends are proving true right here in Western New York, as more and more families are taking advantage of our limited camping season. As anyone who has spent any time in Western New York knows, weather can be a bit unpredictable here no matter winter or summer. A heavy rainstorm - one an employee’s girlfriend described from their home by Lake Erie “the worst I’ve seen since we moved here” - rolled in and blew through just in time to dry off the chairs. Providing some much needed relief from the prior heat and humidity.

As guests arrived, they were greeted by Michele and Valerie’s welcoming smiles. A Colton RV gift bag and a leather bound Padfolio full of useful tips were provided at registration, setting the stage for a fun and informative evening. BW’s Barbecue catered delicious summertime grub and the tent just outside our building provided guests with some shade from the returning sunshine to sit and eat.

Bill, General Sales Manager at our Orchard Park Dealership, hosted the evening and expertly directed us through a program full of Most Frequently Asked Questions for First Time RVers answered by our Camping Specialists. Rueben, our Parts Specialist, and John, our Service Manager opened up the knowledge banks and provided a bounty of useful information and helpful tips while guests dried up the ink in their pens taking notes for their next trip. We covered everything from how to maintain your RV’s roof, to the best practices for setting up/breaking down camp.

Every family’s camping experience is unique, so every family has unique and specific questions or issues they’ve run into while camping. Once we answered the Most Frequently Asked Questions for First Time RVers, Colton team members from each department (Sales, Service, Parts and Finance) were set up for guests to stop by and have their unique questions answered One on One. Every guest headed home from the evening armed with knowledge and information from our team to make their next camping trip easier and more enjoyable. Plus Yeti mugs for all, and a Yeti cooler door prize for Bonnie! You get a Yeti, and you get a Yeti!

RVing is an involved process, and can seem overwhelming at first. When you purchase a camper from Colton RV, you’re a member of the Colton family. And that means that our team is here for you every step of the way, even long after you first take your first camping trip. Whether you’re on the road, at the campsite, or just thinking ahead to this weekend’s adventure - Colton RV is here to answer your questions and help you go camping. 

Stay tuned for more Events, Workshops and Summer’s Fun at Colton RV!