Emily Buckley, editor in chief 

This year just may be “the year of the camper.” Considering that millions of cooped-up Americans are eager to get out and travel and that driving will be the preferred method of transportation for the near future, self-cocooning in some sort of RV would seem to be one of the most desirable ways to travel with family or close friends.

“We are some of the fortunate who have thrived during this pandemic,” Derek Hendricks, marketing manager for Castle Country RV in Logan, said. “Apart from providing several jobs and hiring new employees during this pandemic, we have been able to help a lot of people find an RV that suits their needs so they can camp in comfort and luxury.”

Randy and Valorie Haugen, and their son, Jason

Anyone with travel plans this spring or summer has had to reevaluate them, and Castle Country RV has been there to help. “We have focused on helping people who have had their vacation plans changed,” Derek said.

“With shutdowns of major cities and cruises, along with several travel restrictions, many people have turned to vacationing and social distancing in nature. With camping being one of the only options for deviating from the typical routine of work and home life, many people have been looking for trailers to plan trips and carry all of their toys.”

Castle Country RV is under new ownership this year. Randy and Valorie Haugen, and their son, Jason, who are the majority owners of Legacy RV Center in Salt Lake City purchased the business in February. “Although we are under new ownership, Cache Valley residents can expect the same quality service they’ve always gotten at Castle Country RV,” Derek said. “We offer the lowest prices in the country on trailers and strive for greatness.

The only changes we plan to make are for improvement — our new owners have a great vision for the future, and we are excited to see what this new adventure brings!”

Castle Country RV is starting work on a new 20-acre lot in Wellsville that will better fit their inventory. Along with more space for trailers, the new store will provide more bays for service, have a larger parts department, offer a dumping station, and, in some cases, let customers stay the night in their trailer.

If your family is wanting to join in on the year of the camper, Castle Country RV wants to make your RV shopping experience as safe and easy as possible. To accommodate those who are at high-risk for sickness or feel less comfortable, they are offering contactless, free delivery within 100 miles. They have also adjusted store policies, are avoiding handshakes, and are allowing customers to walk freely through trailers and contact a salesperson once they have questions.