According to a press release, Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) will create a simulated campground at the show that features a brand new KOA deluxe cabin that includes a full-size kitchen, living area, bedroom and a loft for the kids.
“It’ll be just like the deluxe cabins we have at my campground and at other KOAs throughout the U.S.,” said Scott Cory, co-owner of the Ventura Ranch KOA in Santa Paula, Calif., who will be visiting with consumers throughout the Oct. 11-20 RV show at the Pomona Fairplex.
KOA’s deluxe cabins also have decks with outside tables and chairs and propane-fired barbecues. KOA also provides each deluxe cabin with its own fire ring, which is set in the ground near each unit so that families can roast s’mores and tell stories around the campfire and enjoy the night sky before retreating into the furnished comfort of their park model cabin.
Cory has 13 deluxe cabin rentals at the Ventura Ranch KOA. But demand for rental accommodations in campgrounds is growing so much that Cory hopes to eventually add dozens more of the attractive rental units in the near future.
Tim Gage, national vice president for park models and cabins in Phoenix, Ariz., said his company has seen continued demand for park models and cabins, which diversify a campground’s business base by making camping accessible for all people who don’t have a tent or RV, but still want to experience the outdoors and enjoy quality time with friends and family.
Cory said the KOA campground display at the Pomona show will also feature tipis and fire rings as well as literature that highlights fun places to camp throughout California and Nevada.
The California RV Show runs from Oct. 11-20 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.