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Orangeland RV Park Making History

Back in the early '50s on a road trip, Virginia and Eldredge "El" Welton passed a trailer park in Vermont and spotted a New Moon trailer, a brand Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz made famous in their 1954 movie "The Long, Long Trailer." Cute, thought the Weltons, avid travelers. But too bad the surroundings aren't nicer, El said. Instead of a dirty old trailer camp, why not make it someplace pretty? Why not someplace with trees and flowers? They didn't know it then,... Read more

Newfoundland RV Park Manager Honored

Fred Parsons is a familiar name not only in Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland, but also around the Exploits Valley and the province. Last weekend, his name may have become more widely known as he was honored with the prestigious Doug Wheeler Award, which recognizes an individual who has made a long-term contribution to the tourism industry, the Grand Falls-Windsor Advertiser reported. Terry French, minister of tourism, culture and recreation, presented Parsons with the award during Hospitality Newfoundland... Read more

KOA/Keystone RV Launch RV Giveaway

Industry leaders launch 2011 contest North America’s largest producer of recreational vehicles is partnering with the continent’s largest camping company for the 2011 “Kamping in Style” RV Giveaway. The contest, sponsored by Keystone RV Co. and Kampgrounds of America Inc., will present one lucky winner with a fully equipped 28-foot Keystone Springdale camping trailer. The winner will also receive 10 free nights of KOA camping at any KOA location in North America, according to a news release. “This... Read more

Mannings Get Shady Rest Back in Plea Deal

Susquehanna County, Pa.,  District Attorney Jason Legg described the past four years of battles that Mary Alice and Arnold Manning have had with Tamara Santarelli as a "nightmare." That nightmare came to a close Thursday (Feb. 24) with the Mannings back as the owners of the Shady Rest Campground after Mrs. Santarelli, 42, was sentenced in Susquehanna County Court in connection with two fires at the property, the Scranton Times Tribune reported. Mrs. Santarelli, of Harpursville, N.Y., and... Read more

Campground Owners Sue Canadian Province

The owners of a campground near Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, are suing the provincial government over losses they claim are related to massive flooding in June. Rebne and Pernell Lehr filed their lawsuit in January, asking for an unspecified sum of money to cover repairs and lost income, CBC.ca reported. According to the statement of claim, the couple did receive $475,000 in disaster assistance money, however they say that is not enough to cover their losses. "This will not cover the reconstruction... Read more

Ground Broken on New East Texas RV Park

Dirt work has begun on the newest recreational vehicle park in Lufkin, Texas, which should be open in time for summer, The Lufkin Daily News reported. David Overdorf, who plans to open the park, expects to complete the first phase and open for business before July. Phase one will include 33 RV spaces, plus two cabins. Overdorf said he talked to his family about opening their own RV park when they realized there was not a high-end park in the area. Lufkin is a city of more than 30,000 in east Texas. “We’ve... Read more

Strawberry Park Auction Leaves Lot Owners in limbo

At Strawberry Park in Preston, Conn., there were no fun and games inside the campground's arcade room Saturday (Feb. 26), but instead a serious bidder — TD Bank — offering $8 million for the foreclosed property. One of just two bidders, Alice Paxon, a representative of TD Bank, won with her initial and only bid of $8 million for the property, theday.com reported. She declined to comment on what the bank has in store for the 160-acre resort campground. Paxon outbid Seymour Adelman,... Read more

Sun Communities Reports Higher Sales/Profits

Sun Communities Inc., a real estate investment trust  that owns and operates manufactured housing and recreational vehicle communities, today (Feb. 25) reported its fourth quarter and year ended Dec. 31, 2010 results. According to a news release, the following are financial highlights of 2010, vs. 2009: Funds from Operations, excluding certain items described in this release, was $2.97 per share share  as compared to $2.86 per share in 2009, an increase of approximately 3.9%. Same Site Net Operating... Read more

Wichita Falls Resort Plans Event Expo

An eventful weekend will take on a whole new meaning this weekend at the Coyote Ranch Resort near Wichita Falls, Texas. It's at the resort where the Event Extravaganza will make its debut from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday — a must-attend event for anyone planning a party, the Times Record News reported. More than 30 businesses that are in the business of event-planning will be at the Extravaganza. "We just invited local and surrounding vendors to participate and wanted to show what we could... Read more

Cookbook Celebrates a Century of RV Culture

February 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

RV Centennial Cookbook cover They were called motorcoaches, house cars, travel trailers and even mobile bungalows. Recreational vehicles are now celebrating a century of putting America on the road with some of the comforts of home, the Waco (Texas) Tribune reported. The first mass-produced campers were manufactured in 1910. As part of the highway-hopping hoopla associated with the RV centennial, local author Evada Cooper has compiled “Centennial RV Recipe Cookbook: Celebrating 100 Years of RVing.” The... Read more

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