NEWS RELEASE: Pete's RV Center Acquires American Family RV in Virginia


On July 22nd, Vermont-based Pete's RV Center officially assumed ownership of American Family RV with dealership locations in Chesapeake and Salem, Virginia.Opened in 2012 by Layne and Carol Rowland, American Family RV grew into a reputable dealership for sales and service in the Hampton Roads area and into the Outer Banks of North Carolina.  In 2018, American Family RV continue...

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Salute Our Heroes

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In 2020 and 2021 we have been shown that Heroes come in all forms and that we need each one to create a strong and thriving community. American Family RV is taking two weeks in January to say thank you and recognize industries that keep the Roanoke Valley and Hampton Roads the place we love and call home. Event Dates: January 10th through January 22nd On these days all those associated in that ind...

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Cold Weather Camping Tips and Tricks

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RV campers who love the open road and the quiet of getting away from things may have noticed that the road has recently been a little less open and the campsites a little less quiet. The COVID pandemic has caused a boom in RV camping that has increased traffic to popular destinations. But if it’s quiet you seek, there’s a solution. You can still enjoy the social interactions of the warm spring and...

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6 Cool Cold Weather Accessories to Winterize Your RV

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Winterizing your RV for the season isn’t just about prepping water pipes and water tanks. Finding the right cold-weather accessories to bring along for the trip can make your winter experience much more comfortable and enjoyable. Here are six cool winter weather accessories to help you get your RV ready for the winter.  1. RV Skirt An RV skirt is the best way to keep your pipes and water tank...

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5 RV Winterization Actions You Need to Know

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Hitting the road during winter with your RV can put a lot of pressure on all the systems. With lots of plumbing and water tanks, RV winterization is a must-do to prevent water pipe freezing and other very common problems during the winter months. Here’s what you need to do to winterize your RV and have it in perfect shape by springtime.  1. Drain and Flush Water Tanks & Heaters If you’re ...

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Top Campgrounds for Halloween Camping

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The most wonderful time of year might actually be Halloween, and one of the best ways to truly embrace the spookiness of the fall season is in the great outdoors. A chill in the air, the crunch of leaves, and a bright fire that lights up the night are the perfect backdrop for family fun, ghost stories, pumpkin carving, and all things Halloween. So if you dare to venture out on All Hallow’s Eve, th...

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6 Cool Campgrounds in the South East

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There’s more to the South East region in the United States than amusement parks, warm beaches, and shopping malls. Here are six great camping parks to take your RV and drive down there with the whole family. Or to call these campgrounds home for a few days while you’re on the road.  1. Oak Mountain State Park, Alabama Oak Mountain State Park is the largest state park in Alabama. It’s a perfec...

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Cool Accessories for Your RV

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According to the RV Association, wholesale shipments of RVs increased 11% between June of 2019 and June of 2020. This statistic suggests that contrary to other travel trends that have been hindered by Covid restrictions, RVing has boomed as a means of getting away from the confines of home during the pandemic. In fact, one Los Angeles RV manufacturer, Happier Camper, reported a nearly 200% increas...

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Benefits of an Extended Service Agreement

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If you’re over 30 and have been at a gathering around a firepit, a dinner party, or even just social chat at work, you’ve probably heard someone say how they dream of buying an RV and traveling around the country. It’s that dream of freedom and the open road, of being immersed in nature and of experiencing various landscapes. But the transition from dream to reality is an expensive one, with the a...

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RV Roof Maintenance

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The roof of a Recreational Vehicle (RV) is one of the core components that safeguards its entire interior environment. Unfortunately, this critical space is often uncared for, and neglecting regular roof maintenance can cost owners big bucks in the long run. Putting routine roof maintenance at the top of your list can prevent leaks and having to replace your roof in its entirety. A combination of ...

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Salem Virginia 24153

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