We want to introduce you to a camping family that stayed with us back in June of this summer. They are Al & Janice Geniviva, and their daughter, Juliet!
They are from Gibsonia, PA and camped with us on their “shake-down cruise”. A shake down cruise is a camping trip taken by purchasers of a new RV to make sure they’ve “worked all the bugs out” before a big trip! Nothing ruins a vacation any faster than vehicle or RV trouble while traveling. So most prudent new owners do a trial run to help prevent such catastrophes!
You see they purchased their new 18’ Bambi Airstream Trailer in Greensburg, PA from Airsteam of Western PA (pictured in photo)! Known for their quality and value, Airstream trailers generally have few, if any bugs to work out. But it’s always better to be safe, than sorry. After all, we all know that “stuff happens”! And according to these folks they believe in that old adage that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
They are planning a week-long vacation in late July to Belfast Maine! They wanted to make sure they were good to go before taking off on a long distance trip like that. We could tell from our brief conversation that they were very much looking forward to this trip, and wanted everything to go well.
When asked why they purchased an Airstream, they answered that they tow it with a small truck, and wanted something that was light weight, high quality, and would hold its value. Airstream trailers certainly have a reputation for meeting their criteria. But moreover, they just love the Airstream and what it had to offer them.
New, first time campers or campers with new RVs aren’t anything new to Meadville KOA. We escort every RV camper to their campsite and help get them parked. It's part of our customer service and hospitality services. It gives us a chance to help teach people some basics about backing an RV up, or positioning their RV on a campsite. Our staff often shows campers how to hook up utilities, level, dump tanks, etc. Of course the best time to do a shake down cruise or first time outing is in the spring or early summer when campgrounds are less busy. But even on busy weekends, our staff tries to take the time to answer questions, and help new RVers learn the ropes. We’re honored to have so many customers come camp with us to try out their new RV and ask questions. It’s just another part of paying it forward and helping our campers.
We hope that you’ll come see what’s behind the yellow sign at Meadville KOA this summer, bring the family and spend your vacation enjoying a campground where modern convenience meets nature!
Until we see you, we wish you safe and happy kamping, where ever your travels take you!
By Robyn Chilson
Tim & Robyn Chilson, CPOs, who own and operate Meadville KOA Campground in Meadville, PA. Robyn can be reached at 814-789-3251.