Big Rig Resorts

Gasoline Prices Falling Ahead of Labor Day

There is good news at the gas pump, as Americans get ready to fill their cars, RVs and boats for the Labor Day weekend, Associated Press reported. The national average price for gasoline has been falling steadily this month, reaching $2.678 for a gallon of unleaded Monay (Aug. 30), according to AAA, Wright Express and Oil [Read More...]

RVDA Con/Expo Comes at Industry Juncture

The RV Dealers International Convention/Expo, scheduled for Oct. 4-8 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev., comes at a crucial time for the U.S. economy in general and the RV industry in particular as both work their way out of the tough recession of 2008/2009. On one hand, the industry’s rebound has [Read More...]

Another Banner Year for Hershey RV Show?

Organizers of the 42nd Annual Pennsylvania RV & Camping Show, America’s largest RV show, are looking for this year’s Hershey Show to give the RV industry – RV parks and campgrounds, manufacturers and their suppliers included – the kick it needs to continue digging out of the forgettable recession of 2008-09. The U.S. economy has not [Read More...]

Surles Plans Major Oklahoma RV Resort

Firekeepers’ RV Resorts Ltd. has announced to the city of McLoud, Okla., its intentions of building a first-class RV resort on property it owns in that city, located just east of Oklahoma City in the center of the state. The new resort is to be located a mile from the Firelake Grand Casino, less than [Read More...]

Lakeview RV Park Named Tennessee’s Best

Lakeview RV Park on Boone Lake in Bluff City, Tenn., been named Campground of the Year 2010 – 2011 by the Tennessee Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds, according to a news release. The award is given in recognition of member accomplishments in campground operations, marketing, management, and industry unity. Lakeview is a 151 site [Read More...] Expands into RV Sector a Salt Lake City, Utah-based finance and technology firm, has expanded into the RV industry with a product designed to offer RV dealers with more aggressive consumer finance options. Billy McKee, president of, stated in a news release, “The most challenging thing about today’s market is the severe lack of liquidity. This is why [Read More...]

Trio Tours in Vegetable Oil-Powered RV

Jaunts around the country in an RV fueled by waste vegetable oil are rare, but that’s just what three recent University of Florida (UF) graduates undertook — and lived to tell about, the Gainesville Sun reported. “People don’t need gas anymore,” said one of the voyagers, Sergio Gutierrez. “People don’t believe it until you show them.” The trio [Read More...]

500,000 Expected at Sturgis Bike Rally

Sponsors expect close to 500,000 people to attend the 70th Annual Sturgis Bike Rally, which gets underway today (Aug. 6) in Sturgis, S.D. Early indications point to a big rally this year. Campgrounds were reporting an increase in reservations, only about 20 to 30 motels rooms out of the 5,300 in Rapid City were still [Read More...]

RVing 101: National Park Service offers fee-free days

There are an unlimited number of unique travel experiences in both the United States and Canada. Some of our favorite experiences have come from visiting national parks in both countries. We’ve traveled through much of the U.S. and have been fortunate to visit numerous national parks including Arches, Bryce, Zion, Great Smoky Mountains, Blue Ridge Parkway, [Read More...]

ARVC Tackles New Tax Requirements

One of the most daunting new paperwork and record keeping burdens for small business to come along in quite some time is the new requirement that every firm submit 1099 forms for all vendors with whom it does more than $600 in business. President Obama in April convened a one-day conference on America’s Great Outdoors [Read More...]