Not just a num­ber

The Glengarry News - Glengarry Supplement - - News -

There was a time when the Alexandria Camp­ing Cen­tre, lo­cated at 3875 County Road 34, sold both recre­ational ve­hi­cles (RVs) and cars. Not any­more. For more than five years, the com­pany has been deal­ing ex­clu­sively with the RV mar­ket and it has made all the dif­fer­ence in the world. “Sell­ing RVs is a fun busi­ness,” says op­er­a­tions man­ager Do­minique Tan. “You’re sell­ing peo­ple their va­ca­tions and hol­i­days. It’s fun deal­ing with peo­ple like that. They’re buy­ing some­thing that’s go­ing to give them plea­sure rather than a car that they may need.” The camp­ing cen­tre, lo­cated on about five acres at Alexandria’s south end, has a two-acre satel­lite op­er­a­tion in Lan­caster. It’s not un­com­mon to see peo­ple vis­it­ing it from as far away as Mon­tréal or Ot­tawa. Mr. Tan says that’s be­cause the cen­tre prides it­self on pro­vid­ing ex­cel­lent cus­tomer ser­vice.

“They come here be­cause they know they won’t be treated like a num­ber,” he says.

“We of­fer fair com­pet­i­tive prices. We’re ru­ral so we don’t have the over­head prices like the big guys.” As far as se­lec­tion goes, five acres can house a lot of RVs.

Mr. Tan’s brother, busi­ness man­ager Pas­cal, de­scribes the se­lec­tion as “vast.” If you have sim­pler tastes, you can get a tent trailer, which Mr. Tan de­scribes as “one step up from a tent.”

“It gets you off the ground and gets you away from the dew and the sore back,” he says.

From there you can go all the way up to the more so­phis­ti­cated des­ti­na­tion mod­els that of­fer every­thing from air con­di­tion­ing, ap­pli­ances, bath­rooms with sewer sys­tems and gen­er­a­tors.

The camp­ing cen­tre has a num­ber of clear­ance mod­els and pre-owned RVs.

It also of­fers af­ford­able leas­ing op­tions to help any RV enthusiasts find the per­fect model to fit their bud­get.

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