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RVC Outdoor Destinations Beefs Up Staffs

RVC Outdoor Destinations has hired general managers at its Pine Mountain, Ga., and Freeport, Fla., properties. The new managers bring experience in the travel and leisure industry and add to the group of managers RVC already has on board, according to a news release. Additionally, the company is training another team of staff for the opening of their Arkansas resort, Catherine’s Landing, in March. “We’ve made many changes within the past two months at each and every property, internally and... Read more

TengoInternet Adds 29 U.S. & Canada Customers

TengoInternet, the oldest and largest wireless Internet provider for the outdoor hospitality industry, today (Jan. 31) announced 29 new customers in 11 U.S. states and two Canadian provinces. As the industry's largest provider, TengoInternet offers comprehensive network and guest services that properties need to increase occupancy and guest satisfaction, according to a news release. With these new locations TengoInternet manages more than 900 wireless networks across 49 states, Canada and Mexico. TengoInternet's... Read more

RVIA: 2010 Shipments Total 242,300, Up 45.6%

Buoyed by a surprisingly strong December, wholesale shipments to RV retailers soared to close the 2010 year at 242,300 units, up 45.6% over 2009 and the highest annual totals for RV shipments in the past three years. Underscoring an improved level of dealer confidence, the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) reported today (Jan. 26) that total wholesale shipments to retailers of all RVs increased to 18,300 units in RVIA’s December 2010 survey of manufacturers. The total was 36.5% greater... Read more

RV Park Part Of $260M Kansas Horse Project

Horse enthusiasts in Kansas say an equestrian center that is part of Peninsula Gaming's proposal for a destination casino south of Wichita would fill a huge void that forced a premier horse show to be held last year in Oklahoma, The Wichita Eagle reported. Kansas regulators picked the Dubuque, Iowa-based Peninsula in December to build a state-owned casino near Mulvane in southern Kansas, just off the Kansas Turnpike. The $260 million project includes a hotel, RV park and 10,000-square-foot equine... Read more

Industry Speakers Top CalARVC Education Forum

Delegates and exhibitors are encouraged to register for the Education Forum on March 1-2 in Anaheim, Calif., sponsored by the California Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (CalARVC). Industry speakers are Evanne Schmarder, Bob MacKinnon, John Pentecost, and Rick Wiseman, all of whom will address topics on marketing and park administration, according to a news release. Schmarder of Roadabode Productions will conduct three separate seminars. She will be helping attendees take a fresh look at "Developing... Read more

Civil Dispute Lands RV Park Operators in Jail

Five operators from the Capilano RV Park in West Vancouver, British Columbia, were arrested Wednesday morning (Jan. 26) after police, armed with a court order, swooped in to remove them from the property, the North Shore News reported. The Squamish Indian Band obtained the order Jan. 14 to enforce an injunction they filed with the British Columbia Supreme Court in December against the six operators of the park: Darlene Baker, Dennis Baker, Franklin Baker, Wade Baker, Wayne Baker and Pamela Pack. The... Read more

Campground Horror Film Earns Sundance Award

Canadian campground film earns Sundance award. Click here to watch a trailer from the movie. Warning: portions of the clip are violent. A Canadian short film about a campground has received honorable mention at the Sundance Film Festival, CTV.ca reported. Quebec's Jerome Sable and Eli Batalion were lauded for their musical horror tale, "The Legend of Beaver Dam," about a campsite stalked by a crazed killer. The award was presented at a ceremony held in Park City, Utah, on Wednesday... Read more

City Eyes Mountains for Primitive Campgrounds

Glendale, Calif, with Verdugo Mountains in background. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia. Overnight campgrounds nestled among Glendale, Calif.'s 5,000-plus acres of open space are on the drawing board as city parks officials launch two public input meetings next week, the Glendale News-Press reported. Jeff Weinstein, the city's trails and open-space specialist, said his staff hopes to create two campgrounds in the Verdugo Mountains, Deukmejian Wilderness Park or the San Rafael Hills. The Boy... Read more

Florida City Sides with RV Parks on RV Parking Issue

January 28, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Enforcing a Lake City, Fla., law for no recreational vehicle camping in commercial parking lots is an issue of fairness, said Cecil Shaw, owner of E-Z Stop RV Park. “The only thing I ask is you be fair about it,” he said. “Enforce the law where RV park owners can make their money.” Overnight parking has been an issue Shaw has battled for several years, but he is finally starting to see results, he said. Signs have recently been put up in Wal-Mart’s parking lot indicating the ordinance to... Read more

ARC's Crandall Touts Texas USACE Project

Editor's Note: Derrick Crandall, president of the American Recreation Coalition (ARC), posted this comment on the "America's Great Outdoors" website in response to a solicitation of ideas that work in the nation's outdoor recreation theater. This and other posts are located at http://ideas.usda.gov/ago/ideas.nsf/0/29BC06CDA181B6118625782500506E85. Lake Grapevine is one of several US Army Corps of Engineers sites in the Fort Worth District — serving about 6 million... Read more

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