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California’s Club Royal Oak was nearly wiped out when the Kings River overflowed its banks and flooded the 100-site RV park last spring.

But after the waters receded, park owner Alan Degenhardt got back to work rebuilding his park. He also came up with a new business concept that is drawing even greater consumer interest as Degenhardt is marketing park model RVs that people can place on the campsites they lease at the park.

“The response has been unbelievable,” Degenhardt said in a press release. “In our first weekend marketing these units, we leased 22 out of our 95 campsites. People can put these park models on a campsites and use them as weekend vacation cottages.”

The park models, manufactured by Champion Homes, include bedroom and living areas as well as bathrooms and kitchens with full size appliances and granite countertops. 

Degenhardt plans to lease about 60 of his 95 campsites, with three- to five-year extendable leases, while keeping the rest available for overnight travelers heading up Highway 99 toward Yosemite or Sequoia from Southern California.

The campground includes 36 riverfront campsites with their own private beaches. The 30-acre park also has some of the largest campsites in California, ranging from 3,000 to 12,000 square feet, and most campsites are shaded by 50- and 60-year old ash and willow trees.

Club Royal Oak is a member of the California Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds, which promotes campgrounds, RV parks and resorts through its travel planning website at www.Camp-California.com. For more information about Club Royal Oak, please visit its website at www.ClubRoyalOak.com.