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Excel Club of New Mexico
2013 Spring Camp out


When: April 26, 27, 28th
Where: Elephant Butte RV Resort in Elephant Butte, NM, N of T or C.
Phone: 575-744-5996
Directions from Albuquerque: South on Interstate 25 to Exit 83 go 3.7 miles on the right side of road.

Rates: $34.00 per night. same rate will apply if you wish to come early or stay late.
Please tell them you are with the Excel of N. M. please make your reservations as early as you can, a one night deposit will be taken.

Agenda: NOTE ALL EVENTS will take place in the Banquet Room of the Elephant Butte Inn across the road from the RV park.
Friday: the 26th 4:00 PM Registration
6:00 PM Finger foods with a CASINO NIGHT to follow. This will be a relaxed event run by our club. Each person will be given [...]

IN NEW MEXICO THIS YEAR!Back again – bigger and better for 2013!January 4 – 6, 2013
Albuquerque Convention Center
401 2nd St NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Show Hours

Friday: Noon – 7pm
Saturday: 10am – 7pm
Sunday: 10am – 5pm

Ticket Prices

Adults: $8.00
Children 12 & Under: Free


If you love the outdoors, you will love this show! Whether you enjoy the freedom of traveling in an RV, boating, or camping, you will find it all at the New Mexico RV, Boat & Travel Show in beautiful Albuquerque.

The show will feature millions of dollars of RVs & boats, jet skis, ATVs, and motorhomes to choose from. Shop special show pricing from 10 local dealers –

all under one roof!

Check out [...]

This is a beautiful trailer!
The living-room is in the front of the rig and the bedroom is in the rear.
The living area is perfect for entertaining! It has 2 couches and a recliner.The fireplace is perfect for “setting the mood.”
The kitchen is a cooks dream come true.It’s wide open with plenty of room for more then one cook to be in the kitchen.
The back bedroom is huge! There are 4 feet between the foot of the bed and the closet.
Let’s not forget that there are 5 slides AND 2 entry doors!

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RV Technology for your RV

Check out this informative write up on solar.

Lots of great information if you’re thinking about solar for your rig.


Our Trick or Treat, Trailer to Trailer Event has come and gone.

We had over 1300 goblins join in on the fun!

Everyone that came in paid either $1.00 or a canned good

that all went to Bethel Storehouse.


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RV dealerships experienced a banner first seven months of the year selling highline fifth wheels, according to data collected through July from Statistical Surveys.

“It seems like it is the bigger product and the more expensive product that is having the growth in the industry now,” Tom Walworth, president of Statistical Surveys, told RV PRO.

While overall fifth wheel sales improved 5 percent through July, units priced at $60,000 or greater retailed 92 percent ahead of last year’s tally. Among all fifth wheel sales, those 31 feet or longer increased 9 percent through July, while those under 31 feet long decreased by 4 percent.

In other segments, fifth wheel units priced between $20,000 to $40,000 decreased in sales by 8.5 percent; and units costing $40,000 to $60,000 improved 3.6 percent, according to Statistical Surveys.

Walworth speculated the $60,000-plus fifth wheel customer is [...]

SKOKIE, Ill. — Yesterday, Rand McNally introduced the RVND 7720, a new seven-inch RV GPS device with Wi-Fi connectivity allowing for real-time weather information and display, and new hardware with rugged casing, video input, and a brighter screen.

The new device – shipping now to stores, online retailers, and RV dealers and distributors – joins Rand McNally’s line of RVND GPS devices for RVers. Rand McNally pioneered RV-specific navigation by launching the first GPS device designed specifically for RVers and campers, states a press release from Rand McNally.

RV-specific navigation is necessary to route large vehicles and towables around road restrictions, low bridges and other physical hazards. However, like all Rand McNally RV GPS devices, the RVND 7720 can be used as a car GPS as well – merely by changing a simple setting.

One of the new features of the RVND 7720 is Wi-Fi connectivity, which [...]

NORTH LIBERTY — Unique Tooling, started in May 2007 to serve the RV industry, managed to grow during the economic downturn and has accelerated by diversifying into plastics, metal and wood-cutting devices as well as tool sharpening.

The firm, which operates in two buildings in North Liberty and has eight employees, had sales of $1.2 million last year, and owner Tom England expects to reach $2 million this year.

One of the North Liberty storefronts offers blades to homeowners and hobbyists and sharpening for chain saws, lawn mower blades and other cutting tools.

But Unique Tooling mostly supplies customers in the RV, aluminum-cutting, cabinet-making, marine and plastics industries in seven states as well as nearby towns including Elkhart, Shipshewana and Middlebury.

“We supply certain types of router bits and saw cutting items that they use in the RV market,” England says. “We diversified from that [...]

Don’t feel like you have to close up your RV for the fall and winter months and stay home. Bundle up, pack your thick socks and hot chocolate… and get out there and visit some fall and winter destinations. RVing this time of year and in the off season can be a indescribable joy. Not only the beautiful fall colors, but the weather is crisp with sunny skies.

We found this great article to help you plan your winter escape destination.


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