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Utility to Repair Flooded Campgrounds

Ameren Corp. reached a settlement that will require the utility to pay $180 million in cash and property to compensate for damages resulting from the Taum Sauk reservoir collapse in Missouri two years ago, The Associated Press reported. Ameren is expected to announce the settlement soon, bringing an end to months of negotiations between the St. Louis-based company and three Missouri agencies. The agreement will end a civil lawsuit filed by Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon and settle all other... Read more

RV Info Providers Team Up

Camping.com and RV Xtreme magazine have partnered to offer consumers a one-stop shop for RV- and camping-related information and services. As part of the alliance, Camping.com will provide RV Xtreme with ongoing editorial content and RV Xtreme will publish a special interest micro-site on Camping.com and its sister site, RVSales.com. RVXtreme.com will also feature online campground reservations using ReservationFriend – a product of another Camping.com sister company, Friend Communications. According... Read more

Mexico’s Copper Canyon Tours Halted

El Paso, Texas-based Tracks to Adventure has modified its popular railroad tours into Mexico's Copper Canyon after the government there decided to prohibit the practice of allowing RVers to stay in their units that were affixed to flat cars while traversing the canyon in the northern state of Chihuahua. The Mexican government said the practice was not safe, although Tracks President Larry Olsen said there had been no serious mishaps during the 33 years that he arranged trips for some 8,000 RVers. “It's... Read more

Ontario Campground Assn. Rebrands

The Ontario Private Campground Association recently unveiled its new brand identity, Camping in Ontario. For years, the association’s annual camping directory and website were both titled Camping in Ontario. Building on that strength, the association will now operate under this banner as well. “Campers know us as Camping in Ontario,” Beth Potter, executive director, explained in a news release. “It is a strong brand that tells people we have what they are looking for, camping opportunities... Read more

U.S. Economy Has Strong Summer

The economy barreled ahead in the summer, growing at a 4.9% pace. The performance was the strongest in four years, but isn't expected to last through the current quarter amid the continuing housing slump and credit crunch, according to The Associated Press. The Commerce Department's new reading of the gross domestic product (GDP) from July through September, released today (Nov. 29), was even better than the government's initial estimate of a brisk 3.9% growth rate for the period.... Read more

Park Trailers Offer RV Alternative

Watching its recreational vehicle sales slow because potential customers could not afford both the RV and the vehicle to tow it, CrossRoads RV, Topeka, Ind., has expanded into the recreational park trailer market. These customers, Jim Fox, national sales manager at CrossRoads, explained, are attracted to the RV lifestyle and want to enjoy the outdoors with their families. Consequently, park trailers become the viable solution, giving them the RV experience without the hefty price tag, according to... Read more

RVIA Forecasts Down Year in '08

Amid the talk of the RV industry's potential, manufacturers, suppliers and dealers heard some sobering news during the opening breakfast to the 45th Annual National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky. The industry has seen its fortunes decline in 2007 with shipment totals expected to sink to 351,200 units by year's end, almost 40,000 less than the record-setting 390,500 RVs shipped in 2006. And the slowdown is expected to continue into 2008 with shipments settling at 334,200 units, according... Read more

LSI Names Franchisee Develop. Director

Leisure Systems Inc. (LSI) has named Kelly Jones director of franchisee development for its Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park camp-resorts. Jones has been involved with the Jellystone Park in Amboy, Ill., since 1976. As general manager of the park, Jones was recognized in 2003 and 2006 as Operator of the Year, an award given to the camp-resort that demonstrates the strongest overall business system among the 70 Jellystone Parks in the United States and Canada. According to a news release, Jones’ new... Read more

B.C. Loses 10% of Campsites in Last 3 Years

The newly elected president of the BC Lodging and Campgrounds Association (BCLCA) discussed the paradox of shrinking RV sites in British Columbia amid growing RV ownership during BCLCA’s 64th Annual General Meeting held Nov. 7 in the River Rock Casino resort in Richmond, British Columbia. President Chris Bower, who also is general manager of Nk’Mip Campground and RV Park in Osoyoos, told members at the annual meeting, “In the past three years there has been a noticeable decrease in the number... Read more

More Gulf Coast Resorts in the Works

There will soon be a steady procession of high-end recreational vehicles rolling along Gulf Coast interstates, searching for a place by the beach to park, according to the Mobile Press-Register. Or so developers in south Baldwin County are betting. On 40 acres near Gulf Shores, Ala., Sagebrush Realty Development is mulching trees and preparing to excavate an H-shaped fishing lake to be the centerpiece of its 176-lot, full-service motorcoach resort, Bella Terra. Around 4,000 square feet in a four-star... Read more

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