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Thu Mar 9, 2017
Fort Myers, Florida - Cypress Trail RV Resort, Southwest Florida’s newest RV Resort, is offering RVers who are affected by the recent spate of wildfires in Collier County a free four-day stay at the resort until the situation stabilizes. The resort is located in Fort Myers, Florida, off I-75, exit 139.
“We’ve seen the devastation these fires have caused our winter RV visitors and want to extend a helping hand to them so they can continue to enjoy their stay in Southwest Florida,” Cypress Trail Marketing Manager Amir Harpaz says. "RVs are susceptible to fire, but since they can move we thought this would be something to help their situation.”
Cypress Trail RV Resort currently is expanding its number of lots, Harpaz says, so the upscale resort has availability to host up to 40 additional RVs on these newly developed sites.
“The sites haven’t yet been sold, so we can host them on a temporary basis for free for four days until March 14 while the fire is contained,” he says. “Hopefully RVers will take advantage of this offer since this obviously is a very dangerous situation.”
Presently, fire officials report that a huge wildfire has burned about 7,500 acres in Collier County and is only 30 percent contained. This has forced many RV Resorts to evacuate, thereby forcing their winter RV residents to move to a shelter or leave the area. Presently, many exits along the I-75 corridor, including “Alligator Alley,” are closed to traffic as well.
RVers who desire to relocate to Cypress Trail RV Resort are encouraged to call the resort directly at 239-333-3246 to alert management of their intention to relocate.
“We want to make sure all winter RVers enjoy the wonderful weather and environment found here in Southwest Florida,” Harpaz says. "so we’re extending a welcoming hand during this ordeal.”
For more information on Cypress Trail, visit the resort’s website at www.CypressTrailRV.com, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 239-333-3246.