Joe McAdams - CEO, Thousand TrailsThe Buzz Word is Variety

We’ve got plenty of options when it comes to your summer travel choices!

The Campfire Buzz…
The Great Outdoors! Back to Basics! Get Connected by Unconnecting! These are just a few of the catch phrases being highlighted in a number of travel publications as retirees and families alike begin planning their summer vacations. This summer, we are making it easier for travelers to take a break without breaking the bank with dozens of vacation values beginning at $20 per night!

We have launched a variety of products to meet the needs of today’s RVers and outdoor enthusiasts. Our goal, quite simply, is to allow folks to travel where they want and how they want, whether it’s staying in an RV, tent, cabin or renting a cottage for a season. Considering today’s economy, current travel trends and the fact that we offer plenty of locations in some of the hottest vacation destinations, we definitely provide a lifestyle that is quickly becoming the preferred travel choice by more and more people.

A number of our new products are highlighted in this issue including Ready Camp Go!, One Park Memberships and our Annual Site Program, to name a few. By continuing to develop new and innovative membership options, we can keep Thousand Trails growing and moving forward.

Spread the word…
With 8 million RV owners and over 20 million camping enthusiasts in the country we are confident that the lifestyle we offer is unmatched in the industry. With your help, we can keep our referral program going strong. When you refer your friends and family, our goal is for your guests to like what we offer, ultimately saying, “Yes, I want to buy a membership!” And don’t forget that by referring a guest who purchases a membership product you may be entitled to Free or Reduced Dues for 2010 (up to $450.) With so many product options, and the buzz of summer, spreading the word is becoming easier and easier!

Don’t delay! Our referral program applies to new members who purchase an eligible membership product by December 31, 2009. Contact our member referral department today at (877) 284-3002 for more details on this program.

New Resorts Added……
Finally, I wanted to let you know that Equity LifeStyle Properties (ELS) has acquired three new resorts. Two are located in Pennsylvania’s Dutch Country – Sun Valley Campground and Robin Hill RV Resort – while the third, Plymouth Rock Camping Resort, is located in Plymouth, Wisconsin. These resorts are part of the ELS system and are available to Trails, Outdoor World and Mid-Atlantic members for a nightly fee. For more information about these resorts, their amenities and nightly rates, visit or call ELS reservations at (877) 362- 6736.

Until next time,

Joe McAdams
President, Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc.