Marcia and Rich Maslyn, winners of a new Keystone Vantage RV in the Kampgrounds of America 50th Anniversary Giveaway

Marcia Maslyn didn’t think she had a chance of winning a brand new, $40,000 Keystone RV in Kampgrounds of America’s 50th Anniversary Giveaway. But she did everything she could to increase her chances.

“I entered the contest every week online, like it said I could,” said Maslyn, a dedicated camper from Clifton Springs, N.Y.

That persistence paid off this week when Maslyn was selected from among 250,000 entries to win the new travel trailer, provided by Keystone RV Co.

“This is just unbelievable,” Maslyn said. “We’ve had a Keystone Cougar fifth-wheel in the past, but we decided to was a bit too big. This new Keystone is going to be so much fun!”

Camping enthusiasts form throughout North America have been entering the KOA contest since last March. Maslyn’s name was randomly selected on Nov. 1 from the quarter million entries.

On Tuesday (Nov. 6) Rob and Rachel Kaiser, owners of KOA franchises in both Medina and Houghton, N.Y., made the short drive to Clifton Springs in the Finger Lakes Region of Upstate New York to break the happy news to Maslyn and husband Rich.

“We thought we were dreaming,” Maslyn said. “But, we got up this morning and, sure enough, the balloons were still here. It really happened!”

The Maslyns are dedicated campers, logging thousands of miles on cross-country camping trips.

“We always love our KOA stays,” she said. “And now we’ll get to travel in that beautiful new Keystone RV. I just can’t believe it.”

KOA will be working with Keystone RV Co. again in 2013 to give away yet another Keystone RV. Watch the 2013 KOA Directory for contest details.