Friday, March 24, 2023


The campground of your dreams? No way!

Oh, this is way too funny — a publicity photo from the REV Group, the third largest motorhome manufacturer in America. Maybe a little Photoshop going on here?

If such a scenic campsite did exist, how much do you think it would go for? This ain’t no $60-a-night spot, that’s for sure.

And check out the TV. It’s on! So if the view isn’t good enough, there’s always Wheel of Fortune to keep you entertained.

Yes, there are beautiful campsites around the USA and beyond. But something like this? Ya’ gotta be kidding, REV Group PR people!

Isle of Skye, Scotland.

Okay, this could be a boondocking spot. Where do you think it might be? Hawaii? New Zealand? Does this look like any place you’d find in North America? If you know, tell us so everyone can head over there for this magnificent view.

UPDATE: RV Travel Reader Scott Rossell informed us that the background is the Isle of Skye in Scotland. We’re pretty sure this is not an RVing hot spot for North Americans (or anyone else for that matter!). We tracked down the original photo, and it’s available for about $20 from a stock photo agency.

Maybe the next time the REV Group creates a pretty RV camping scene for its advertising it could pick a background a little more realistic. It’s not like we don’t have some beauty spots here in the USA and Canada.

What a hoot!


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2 years ago

Yeh. It’s about as funny as the car television commercials showing the featured model cruising free down a scenic highway with no other vehicles in sight for miles in either direction. Running free… with no speed limit. Dream on.

2 years ago

Even the picture on the TV is scenic!

Roger Marble
2 years ago

Maybe a shot on the rim of the Grand Canyon or facing Old Faithful in Yellowstone would be more realistic. At least those locations would be physically possible.

2 years ago

Not only did they use the “Isle of Skye in Scotland” picture but they reversed it – see here

Debbie PJ
2 years ago

I do have to say I have seen many scenes similar in the NW~ not with campsites though~ HAHA

Thomas D
2 years ago

With the sun behind the motor home you’d expect to see some shadow.
Hope the parking brake holds

Dave Solberg
2 years ago

You will find most of the people working in the RV industry especially sales and marketing don’t RV! Sure, once a year they take a demo unit out to tailgate or drive the family to Disney World. Almost all ads, brochures, and PR shots are taken with white screens and clip art is photoshoped inside and out! It’s amazing how many times I’ve seen a motorhome with the entry door on the wrong side because they like the direction and space that way! They know nothing about the RV community, you could pull them out of their company and place them in washing machine sales and they wouldn’t know the difference

2 years ago

Is it a 30 or 50 Amp hookup?

Jesse W Crouse
2 years ago

If you are dumb enough to believe that picture you deserve what the RV salesman is going to do to you.

2 years ago
Reply to  Jesse W Crouse

Jesse: You know the answer to your own question! This is why Camping World makes so many sales!

2 years ago

What do you expect a photo of a tight spot next to the highway, the train tracks 100 yards away, a neighbor with a unit falling apart with a blue poly tarp on the roof and all kinds of junk scattered around with the dump station and garbage dumpster in the background? Wait, that describes the spot we had for a 1 night stay this past summer!

3 years ago

Have you seen the REV group Fleetwood brochures? Every pic is photo-shop’ed!!

2 years ago
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2 years ago
Reply to  Dave

Hahaha. I replied to my future self 11 months later.

2 years ago
Reply to  Dave

Too funny, Dave! 🙂

3 years ago

Are we the only ones that don’t get excited about being able to watch t.v. outside of our RV? Not a big sale point to me.

Bill T
2 years ago
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3 years ago

It’s marketing folks….nothing more

Judy and Bob
3 years ago

Them boots ain’t made for hikin’ !

3 years ago

Thanks for the laugh Chuck. If such a place exists in Canada, we’ll never get our hands on it, we refuse to book a year in advance and that’s exactly what you’d have to do to get your hands on such a fine location. Boondocking all the way for us (when we can) where the view sometimes is spectacular and most importantly “all ours”.
We always reward (or at least attempt to) our hosts handsomely.
Psss, but don’t tell to many people, we want this to last.
Thanks for the phoney reveal Chuck, as if I coming from a four decade run in the automobile industry didn’t know a little about obfuscation in advertising – hahahaha!

4 years ago

I’m pretty amused by the way the RV industry promotes itself… and I’m amused by the myriad car ads on TV, too — you know, the ones that show cars flying from bridge to bridge, or driving sideways on buildings. Maybe the RV industry just needs to ad the same sort of fine print the car ads have, something like, “Fictionalization. Professional RVers on a closed course in an inaccessible location.”

Robert Gauthier
4 years ago

WEll these kind of place exist in America as I just completed a 15 weeks trip. One of these place is Gooseneck Point in Utah. I have another one outside the Grand Teton in a BLM
You can go and see it,
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4 years ago

It’s indeed a goofy ad, with the TV on, but when I was a full-time boondocker with a 20′ RV, I often camped at equally beautiful sites. You have to be adventurous and willing to take unmapped dirt roads to find these sites, but they do exist. However, the bigger your RV, the less likely you are to be able to fit into these spots, or even to travel on the roads to where they exist.

Mike Bacque
4 years ago

Lots of smoke and mirrors in RV sales. It’s no wonder anyone getting into RVing these days is bound to get the short end of the stick.

Bob Godfrey
4 years ago

It’s almost as good as those used that have the RV parked overlooking the ocean……pick an ocean!

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