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Adventure RV relocates

Adventure RV has relocated, and their grand opening at their new location is now, from April 5 to 9, Wednesday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

We just outgrew our old building, Owner Joe Tintes remarked to explain the businesss move from Westgo Square to a larger area at 1220 West Main Ave.

They have doubled the outside yard, Shop and Parts area, and its a lot easier for our customers to access our new facility off Main Avenue.

In addition to renting and selling recreational vehicles, fifth wheels and pull-behind trailers, Adventure RV specializes in providing service after the sale.

We specialize in service to our customers, which makes the difference, he said. A lot of companies only care about making the sale, but we will help you long after that.

Adventure RV was in the Westgo Square mall for 17 years. Wally and Mary Ann Tintes and Joe and Amelia Tintes started the business 18 years ago.

We saw there was a market for recreational vehicles in our area, and thought it could grow, so we picked up the Coachmen RV lineup of campers in 1988 and have had it ever since, Joe said.

Wally and Joe looked forward to a time when baby boomers would be retiring and start traveling and enjoying life more. That time is now, and Joe said his intent for the company in its new location is more growth in the City on the Grow.

Adventure RV sells and rents five different lines of RVs, and theyre all loaded with comfort and automation.

The RVs sold today are user-friendly, built better than ever and easier to use, so people are not nervous about using them. Thats probably why we rent so many units; customers take them all over the place and at all times of the year, from summer trips to the mountains to ski trips in the winter, Joe added.

Several issues have hit the RV industry in the last couple of years, such as the cost of the raw materials, and the price of fuel. While this has caused the price of the finished product to increase, Tintes noted that there hasnt been a decline in sales relative to the increase in price. Its an industry that continues to move forward.

People are still going to go on their vacations, he said. In fact, while the prices of products have gone up some, sales have steadily gone up. Families still want to get out and enjoy the great outdoors and each other. Maybe people are conserving more. Now, instead of renting an RV and driving out to California, theyll rent one and go down to the Black Hills or Yellowstone.

Adventure RV is preparing for a busy summer season and pressing forward with a Web site that has up-to-date pictures of all their goods. It can be found on the Internet at

For more information, call 277-1165.