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RV Wars comes to Kelowna

Three of the Okanagan’s biggest RV companies are going to war in Kelowna this weekend, but the winner will definitely be the customers who show up to watch the battle.

RV Wars is a four-day event in which three RV companies bring some of the best tent trailers, travel trailers, toy haulers, fifth wheels and motorhomes to the Orchard Park Shopping Centre parking lot, and attempt to outsell each other.

“By doing it this way, it’s allowed us to save money by hosting our own show and passing the savings along to our customers,” Traveland RV general manager Tyler Steel says.

Traveland RV, which is in West Kelowna, is being joined by Kelowna’s Country RV and Vernon’s Mike Rosman RV. The businesses have invited all the factory reps to attend the event so they can answer any questions potential buyers might have. There will be on-site financing to make the process even easier for consumers.

“It is more convenient for our customers to have us all in one place rather than driving from one end of the valley to the other in order to see the inventory in person,” Steel says.

The event started on Thursday and will continue until Sunday. The gates will be open between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. The Wars are being held on the part of the Orchard Park Shopping Centre parking lot that is on the northwest corner of Springfield and Dilworth—directly across the street from the Kelowna Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market.

“This is geared for the customers’ benefit,” Steel says. “We have a food truck here. The manufacturers have helped out with rebates that allows us to have some of the most aggressive pricing of the year.

“Customers are going to be able to get a deal through the manufacturer that they wouldn’t normally be able to get.”

The dealers have brought more than 100 units to RV Wars, and they range in price from $14,000 to $350,000, which means there is something for everyone—from those who want to do family camping on the weekend to those who want to live full-time in a motorhome.

There is no cost to get into RV Wars.



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