Spend the night in a can of beans? Well, sort of. It’s a can-shaped trailer painted to look like a giant can of Bush’s Beans. But it’s not filled with beans. Inside, it looks very much like a very nice camping trailer, although in this case it’s called a “canper.” Yes, a can-per!
The unique “RV” is from the folks at Bush’s Beans, who are working in partnership with the National Park Foundation to support the non-profit’s mission of protecting and preserving the 400+ U.S. National Parks.
The lighthearted contest is for a two-night stay in one of three National Parks—Great Smoky Mountains, Big Bend or Grand Teton.
Three grand prize winners (one for each of the three National Parks listed) will receive a stay for two. Airfare is included plus round-trip ground transportation to the “canper” location and a chef-prepared breakfast and dinner on-site each day. A one-day excursion in or around the park and a $200 American Express gift card are also included.
The website that promotes the contest touts: “Our delicious little legumes have been a campsite essential, fueling outdoor exploration for generations.” We trust they are not referring to the same type of “fueling” that was satirized in the fart scene in Mel Brook’s movie “Blazing Saddles.”
Inside and outside the Bush’s Beans canper
It’s evident that Bush’s Beans has put a lot thought into most every detail, with the exterior featuring artistic renderings of a can with peeled-off labels and ribbed circles, reminiscent of an actual can. Could this be a prototype of a trailer designed to rival Airstream? Perhaps a playful name like “Beanstream” with a tagline of “Camping is not all about fresh air”? All right, enough with the jokes.
The bean theme is carried throughout the trailer, with a bounty of Bush’s Beans to keep adventurers fueled up for their journey.
Inside is also a bean-shaped table, bean can light fixtures, a comfy bed and a small kitchenette.
Enter to win a two-night canper stay
The “Can-tastic” adventure requires no purchase to participate and is open to all legal residents of the United States who are at least 21 years old. Three grand prizes will be awarded, each valued at $6,000. Entries are open now until April 26. So get moving if you want to enter.
To enter visit www.bushcanper.com and complete the entry form. (Caveat: Read the Bush’s Canper Sweepstakes Official Rules.)
Dave Solberg is a leading expert in the RV industry and author of the “RV Handbook.”
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Those Sweepstakes Rules bloviate into a huge cloud of odorous Bush Bean gas! The legal terms stated by RVTravel to allow this comment are expressed clearly in one page of understandable English.
After your comment, I just had to look at the rules. I started to laugh when reading and then after the first hour of reading I finally figured out that there is a real good chance that they will never have to award any prize. DW/ND thanks for bringing this amusement to my attention.
Hi, Kelly and Doug (DW/ND). After proofing Dave’s post, I decided to look at the rules. After having been a paralegal/legal secretary for 40+ years, the rules, etc., were beyond mind-boggling to me! Good grief!!! That’s why I put that little “caveat” into Dave’s post.😉 Y’all have a great day! 😀 –Diane at RVtravel.com
What a “gas” man! Loved the puns. Great story with a can do attitude.😉