Keystone's new Vantage trailer

Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) has teamed with Keystone RV Co. and The Coleman Co. for “KOA’s 50th Anniversary Giveaway,” according to a press release.

Beginning March 1, campers will be able to register each week for a chance to win one of 50 weeks of free KOA camping anywhere in North America. Once each month, a lucky entrant will also be selected to receive a $500 shopping spree at Coleman.com. And, in October 2012, a camper will be selected to win a $40,000 Vantage travel trailer from Keystone.

Campers can enter their names once each week at www.KOAKompass.com.

“We think this will be a very fun way to celebrate our 50th birthday,” said KOA CEO Jim Rogers. “We partnered with Keystone RV last year to give away a great Keystone Springdale RV, and it proved to be wildly popular with campers. So, being able to offer a brand new Keystone Vantage – which is now in its very first year of production – is a real treat.”

“Our joint promotion with KOA in 2011 was widely successful,” said Matt Zimmerman, president of Goshen, Ind.-based Keystone RV. “This 50th Anniversary KOA celebration is even bigger and better.”

The Vantage trailer is built using curved, laminated fiberglass sidewalls and an arched roof, offering wide-body livability and comfort in a distinctive look. The Vantage interior features contemporary-glazed maple cabinets, two-tone fascia, and an open-air spaciousness.

Rogers said The Coleman Co. – another iconic name in the camping industry – is a natural partner for “KOA’s 50th Anniversary Giveaway.”

“Everyone knows Coleman and the quality that name brings to mind,” he said. “Who hasn’t camped with a Coleman lantern or sleeping bag over the years?”