Sunday, February 08, 2009

Economy leads some to camping for summer getaways

mankatofreepress.com
Rhonda and Steve Lensing came to Mankato Saturday to window-shop new campers.

Not that they’re in a buying mode — yet.

The Bird Island couple bought their first camper in 2000 — a 24-foot used trailer — and were smitten.

They’re on their fourth one now — a 34-footer bought new.

The type of camper the Lensings own is in the taller-cotton class of RVs, but at Saturday’s show it was the new kid on the entry-level block that caught the eye.

The R-Pod is a retro-look trailer in which form follows function and can be had for $11,500 to $14,000, depending on desired bells and whistles.
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