Business of the Week

Apache Camper



What gets mom, dad, and kids to set aside their schedules and spend time together?  Before you answer, consider that it also provides a flexible, inexpensive way to travel or even live temporarily in a better climate?  The answer is a recreational vehicle.  Our KFOR Business of the Week, Apache Camper Center, offers all sizes of RV's....

Owner David Sothan “We started off with very small fold downs that we sold back in 1967, and today we’re now a full line RV dealer.  By that I mean we sell fold downs, travel trailers, fifth wheels, truck campers and now motor homes”. 

David Sothan is the second generation owner of Apache Camper Center, a business his parents founded over 40 years ago.  It's family owned, and serves families....

Owner David Sothan “Most of our customers are people who both work and are home owners.  They have a family of maybe two or three kids and they normally have camped as a kid with their mom and dad and their grandma and grandpa took them out.  So a lot of the campers or customers we see today are second or third generation campers”.  
   
David says that RV camping or vacationing not only saves the cost of motel rooms, and provides a familiar space to bed down every night.  It also creates peace of mind...

Owner David Sothan “They like the outdoors.  The kids can run around and have so much freedom out there.  They get so relaxed and burn off some energy that they don’t get to do at home. They get away from the phone, from the neighbor, the yard work and just do something that is fun and relaxing.  So when you get home….you’ve just had a great experience”.
    
RV's are a time tested way for empty nesters and snow birds to see other parts of the country.  They're also increasingly tailgate party headquarters....

Owner David Sothan “You’ve got a bathroom on board, some place to go in and change clothes.  The main thing is you have a portable generator, so you have electricity.  You can watch your TV, watch other games that are going on.  If it’s hot you can run your air conditioner, so it just makes tail gating so much more enjoyable”.

Apache Camper Center also offers expert service.  Owner David Sothan “We do a lot of winterization.  They do have wheels on them, so you have to re-pack wheel bearings approximately every five thousand miles.  They do have appliances in them, like a refrigerator, furnace and air conditioner.  Every now and then you get one that just doesn’t turn on.  So we’ve got master electricians here that are qualified and trained to take care of those situations”.  

Apache Camper Center has a five acre location at Highway 77 and Saltillo Road on the southwest edge of Lincoln.  They have another location in Bellevue, and later this year will open a Kearney location.  Some of their customers grow through as many as five or six different units as their needs and family sizes change.  Apache Camper Center, our KFOR Business of the Week, is a family owned and family oriented business that is known for saying "You've got your own way of camping."  The units they sell and service, from small pop-up campers to large motor homes, make it possible for families of all sizes and types to enjoy the outdoors, their own way.