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Kansas ARVC Sets 2009 Spring Fling Dates

The Kansas Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (KARVC) will hold its 2009 Spring Fling March 2 and 3 at Topeka's Capital City KOA, formerly known as Capital City RV Park. According to KARVC’s recent newsletter, the event will include a social, open discussion cracker barrels on park operations, the annual meeting and an auction. The focus is on having fun while sharing with and growing from one another. Supplier members are invited. David Kepler of Walnut Grove RV Park is the project's... Read more

Annual 'Snowbird' Camping Migration Begins

It’s become a rite of passage – that annual fall (and winter) migration of "snowbirds" to the Twin Oaks RV Park and Campground, located just off I-75 (exit 127) south of Perry in central Georgia. With RVers headed to Florida making their way back from the Northern states, I-75 at times seems like a moving parking lot with thousands of “snowbirds” flocking to their warmer Southern home destinations, according to a press release. The migration phenomenon was validated by University... Read more

Mich. State Parks Drop Mid-Week Storage Fees

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has dropped a $4-a-day fee for storing RVs on sites during the week. At participating parks, people who pay to camp on Friday and Saturday nights can leave their units on site from Sunday through Thursday for free, then come back to the campground the next weekend. Camping costs $19-21 a night with electric hookup, according to the Bay City (Mich.) Times. "It sounds like a swell idea to me," said retiree Dennis Tressic, who had his 39-foot fifth-wheel... Read more

Campers Protest Rate Hikes in Oregon Park

Like a can of sardines, nearly 40 people sat, stood and squished into the small Port of Siuslaw office for the regular commission meeting Sept. 24 to discuss the rate increase at the Port of Siuslaw Campground and Marina, according to the Siuslaw (Ore.) News. Oregon and California residents, who use the municipally-owned campground yearly, expressed their concern to the commissioners about the additional hundreds of dollars in monthly fees. “We know you have to have an increase, but we feel the... Read more

East Texas RV Park Nears Completion

An RV park taking shape on Loop 485 in Gladewater, Texas, will be unique and a drawing card for RVers to stop here and shop Gladewater, as well as take sightseeing and shopping trips to neighboring East Texas cities, developers say. Larry Seery, half owner of L&M Construction, teamed up with Bennie Cornutt, owner of B&B Antiques, and together they started development of Antique Capital RV Park, according to the Tyler Morning Telegraph. It is the first RV park constructed in Gladewater and... Read more

ACLU Helps Full-Timers Retain Voting Rights

Full-time RV residents with ties to the state of Tennessee will be allowed to vote in the November presidential election, thanks to an agreement reached between the Tennessee chapter of the ACLU and Bradley County Election Commission. Ron and Leone Teel and Tom Layton, who live full-time in their RVs, were among more than 250 full-time RVers who were purged from Tennessee voting rolls in 2006 based on a change in Tennessee law which prohibited people from using a commercial address to register to... Read more

Industry Vet Tom Gerken Joins USI Midwest

Following four years of success providing property and liability coverage for Jellystone Park franchisees, USI Midwest and Tom Gerken, consultant for USI Midwest, are expanding their park insurance program to the campground industry. USI is the ninth largest insurance broker in the U.S. and has a comprehensive array of insurance products and services to offer the industry. As a full-service broker, USI Midwest offers commercial auto, workers compensation, bonds, employee benefits, personal lines... Read more

Mid-Atlantic Conf. to Convene in March

The 18th annual Mid-Atlantic Campground Conference, conducted by the campground owners of the states of New Jersey, Maryland and Delaware will be March 2-3, 2009, at Dover Downs in Dover, Del. The conference will feature educational sessions certified by the National Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds (ARVC) for Certified Park Operator (CPO) credit, a trade show of industry suppliers, networking opportunities and socializing, according to a news release. Dover Downs is the home of the monster... Read more

Woodall’s to Hold Camping Life Family Weekend

The 5th Annual Fall Festival and the First Woodall’s Camping Life Family Weekend will be Oct. 17-19 at the San Diego Metro KOA. The inaugural Family Camping Weekend is presented by Woodall’s Family Camping Magazine, and will include several camping gear and RV manufactures and vendors, including Bass Pro Shops and Camping World. Presenters will give camping seminars on outdoor cooking and camping gear, as well as demonstrations of new camping innovations, according to a news release. “This... Read more

Oregon RV Park Gets City’s OK

The city of Forest Grove, Ore., has given the green light to a new 21-space recreational vehicle park on the east side of town. The City Council on Monday (Sept. 22) overturned the planning commission's denial of a conditional use permit for the park after it became clear the city would be able to limit visitors' length of stay, according to The Oregonian, Portland. Planning commission members had been told that a new state law would prevent the city from limiting visits, leading commissioners... Read more

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