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National parks plan week of free admission

The National Park Service says it will swing open the gates of all national parks during the week of April 17-25. The open week celebrates National Park Week, and the NPS says many of its parks will have special activities during the week. [Read More...]

Ocean Lakes Sets Campground Recycling Standard

Ocean Lakes Family Campground has become the first resort along the Grand Strand in Myrtle Beach, S.C., to dedicate a truck and manpower to haul its own recyclables to the Materials Recycling Facility in Horry County, according to WMBF-TV, Myrtle Beach. The effort is part of the campground’s commitment to being “green friendly,” an initiative that [Read More...]

FMCA: Price, Trust, Credit Big Factors Today

Strolling through the Family Motor Coach Association’s (FMCA) 83rd International Convention, “Albuquerque Fiesta,” which concluded Thursday (March 25) at the Expo New Mexico fairgrounds in Albuquerque, N.M., several things were self evident for those who closely follow the North American RV business: Price counts more than ever in this business, just as it does in an [Read More...]

Forest Service Leaves Discount Program in Place

U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell announced Wednesday (March 17) his decision not to implement proposed changes to fees charged to holders of passes at Forest Service campgrounds operated by private businesses. The chief’s decision means seniors and people with disabilities will continue to receive a discount at Forest Service campgrounds run by private [Read More...]

RV Dealers Sponsor 128 WW II Vets’ Trip to D.C.

Mark and John Finnegan, owners of Finnegan’s RV Center in South Beloit, Wis., will use eight donated RVs and two charter buses to take 128 World War II veterans to Washington, D.C., all free of charge through a project they call “Vets Roll,” according to WIFR-TV, Rockford, Ill. The vets will visit the new WWII memorial, something they [Read More...]

2011 Monaco RV Cayman Motorhome Unveiled

Monaco RV LLC has launched it 2011 Monaco Cayman. The Cayman steps up to the eight-air bag proprietary Roadmaster chassis, from the previous four-air bag model of 2010. The eight outboard-mounted air bag RR8R Roadmaster chassis provides a wide and stable platform for the coach, improving drivability, according to a news release. The 2011 Monaco Cayman is powered by [Read more...]

Americans once again rolling with their RVs

U.S. News & World Report   
Elkhardt, Ind., is the groundhog of the recovery. As home to much of what's left of the recreational vehicle industry, Elkhardt has been the poster child of the Great Recession. It is regularly cited as an example of what's not working with the economy. So, when we say that signs of a recovery are appearing in the RV industry, let's hope Elkhardt doesn't get frightened by its shadow and disappear for another six months. Like other early indicators of the recovery, this one is not as robust as we may like. READ MORE

Travel Promotion Act Levels the Playing Field

President Obama’s signing of the Travel Promotion Act could translate into millions of dollars in new business for campgrounds and RV parks in both rural and urban areas across the country, according to the trade association that represents privately owned parks. The legislation, approved with bipartisan congressional support in late February, creates a Corporation for Travel  [Read more...]

Iowa State Parks Campsites Are A Big Draw

Iowa’s state park campgrounds are filling quickly for the Memorial Day weekend that is nearly three months away. The window to reserve the first major camping holiday of the summer was Feb. 28. Campers seeking sites with electricity will already find slim pickings, according to Best of Boating. As Iowa campers become accustomed to the reservation.   [Read more...]

FRVTA Regional RV Shows Draw Huge Crowds

The Florida RV Trade Association (FRVTA) just completed the fourth of five regional shows held around the state and the attendance numbers have been fantastic, according to a news release. The Fort Myers RV Show celebrated its 25th year of providing residents of Southwest Florida with the finest in camping. This year’s event featured 15 dealers.   Read more...

Crystal River, FL RV "Lot For Sale"

 This lot has just been reduced.  Located in Citrus County which abounds with crystal clear spring fed lakes and rivers flowing into the Gulf of Mexico. Provides some of the best water sports, fresh and saltwater fishing in Florida. The Cross Florida Barge Canal and Greenway is adjacent to us. With a 4.5 mile paved biking/hiking/equestrian trails to the Gulf, boat ramp, canoeing, picnicing and quiet bird watching.  Learn more...