Media Contact: Annie Colletti

Equity LifeStyle Properties




CHICAGO (June 11, 2012) – Thousand Trails, home to some of the most beautiful and natural campgrounds across the U.S., is giving outdoor enthusiasts and their friends a chance to get out and camp with the Camping is Better with Friends sweepstakes.  One lucky camper and a friend will win a free week of camping and a camping gear package, with a combined value of $2,100.  Sweepstakes entrants will also be entered for a chance to win one of five second place prize packages.


The sweepstakes grand prize includes a week long camping trip for the winner and a friend at any participating Thousand Trails or Encore RV resort campground.  In addition, the winner and his or her friend will both receive a package of camping gear, including the following: Eureka! Mansard tent; Rand McNally Trip Maker RVND 5510; Slumberjack Big Timber 20; Strongback chair; Lodge seasoned carbon steel skillet; ThermaCELL outdoor lantern, mosquito repellant appliance plus refills, holster and swivel light; Coghlan’s Camper’s S’mores Grill and Corn Popper; MyRVMarket Party Table; Funky Colored Flames; Lunkerhunt Edu-kit and fishing lures; Winlow Handy Beaner; ChicoBag Bottle Sling rePete; Outdoor Products Trail Diva; Camp Cooking; Industrial Revolution Stormproof Match Set; Nite Ize Meteorlight LED ball; Coleman Instastart Coffeemaker; Coleman All-In-One Portable Sink; $100 gas card; Thousand Trails backpack blanket, travel mug, koozie, window cling; one year subscription to Trailblazer magazine; and Nature-Zyme products.


Five additional winners and a friend of their choice will be selected to receive a second prize package that includes a Thousand Trails backpack, blanket, travel mug, koozie, window cling and a one year subscription to TrailBlazer magazine.


To enter, visit the Thousand Trails Facebook page at  Entrants are also encouraged to invite their Facebook friends to enter.  All official terms and conditions can be found on the Thousand Trails Facebook page.  The contest will run through June 29, 2012.


About Encore and Thousand Trails

Encore and Thousand Trails feature 173 RV Resorts across North America.  Owned and operated by Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. (NYSE: ELS), Encore, Thousand Trails, and its affiliates offer RV and outdoor recreation enthusiasts opportunities to enjoy the outdoors in top vacation destinations, complemented with resort-style amenities.