Letters to the Editor

Don’t diss RVers who spend lots of money when they travel

To the editor:

Re: Council Dashes RV Lot Proposal, June 1 Capital News.

As an RVer for over 30 years, I take exception to the comments made by Kelowna city councillors about the unsightliness of trailer parks.

First, lets set the record straight. RV parks are not trailer parks. Most people that travel in RVs pour millions of dollars into the local economy. RVers eat out at local establishments and support local tourism attractions—golf and of course in the Okanagan the wineries.

Contrary to the comment that this is a cheap lifestyle, maybe the councillors should spend the $50,000 to $1 million that RVers do on their units. Maybe councillors should spend the average of $50 to $75 per night to park the rig in a local RV park and just maybe they should fill the 400-litre fuel tank at the local gas station.

Kelowna, you are missing a huge tourism market by slamming the RVers who would put big bucks in the coffers.

Don’t make the mistake of insulting RVers. We are a friendly, sociable and tight-knit group—word travels like wildfire if you come across as an RV-unfriendly community.

Do some research and find out how much money RVers spend in a city when they travel.

Ron Kleven,

Kelowna

 

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