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Hershey RV Show Rebounds After Meager Start

Visitors examine the RV displays at this week's Pennsylvania RV & Camping Show in Hershey, Pa. Photo courtesy of RVBUSINESS.com. Overcoming media reports of widespread flooding, the 43rd Annual Pennsylvania RV and Camping Show in Hershey saw steady traffic as the public days opened on Wednesday (Sept. 14) while event organizers reported that today’s gate  was on track for an even stronger showing. The event is set to run through Sunday at the expansive GIANT Center. “The first two days... Read more

Firm Turns Tennis Court into 'Golf Course'

Fort Sill GolfCourt installation Adventure Golf Services of Traverse City, Mich., turned the tennis court at Fort Sill Army base near Lawton, Okla., into a GolfCourt, a golf learning/practice center. The Fort Sill model includes five driving stations, six contoured chipping stations, a two-person sand bunker, a 1,300-square-foot contoured putting area, open space for group instruction or relaxing, retractable safety net separators, an overhead ball containment net, second cut rough perimeter and... Read more

Wisconsin Park Welcomes Jack Russell Terriers

A view of the Apple River Family Campground Approximately 121 terriers took over the Apple River Family Campground near Somerset, Wis., on Sept. 10-11 for the Arctic Blast Terrier Trials. “This has been our biggest year ever,” Brenda Buckles, one of the organizers of the event, told the New Richmond News. The trials are a nationally recognized event for Jack Russell terriers and other working terriers, which feature races, barn hunts and obedience competitions. Prior to moving to Somerset, the... Read more

Vacation Cost Comparison Shows RV Travel Edge

Consumers looking to save on vacation travel should go RVing, according to preliminary data from updated  vacation cost comparison research by PKF Consulting. Commissioned by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), the study shows that even during a time of  economic turmoil and fluctuating fuel prices, RV trips remain the least costly, according to a news release. PKF, an international travel and tourism consulting company, found that RVing is 28% to 59% less expensive than other... Read more

CONY Withdrawal Letter Cites Reasons

Editor's Note: The following is a copy of the letter sent from Campground Owners of New York (CONY) to the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) informing ARVC of CONY's decision to leave the national association. National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds Chairman David Berg 9085 E. Mineral Circle, Suite 200 Centennial, CO 80112 Dear Chairman Berg, On Monday September 12th In one of the most controversial and heart felt discussions, the CONY board Voted 11 yea,... Read more

ARVC Seeks CONY's Return to Membership

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The executive committee of the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) convened Thursday (Sept. 15) and decided to ask the board of Campground Owners of New York (CONY) to reconsider its decision to leave ARVC. ARVC's request appears in a letter sent today to CONY Chairman Scott Sherwood, ARVC Chairman David L. Berg told Woodall's Campground Management. CONY's board met Monday and voted  11-2 with one abstention to drop its affiliation with ARVC. (It was previously... Read more

Bond Denied for Myrtle Beach Stabbing Suspect

An 18-year-old North Carolina man, charged with the stabbing death of another teen at an Myrtle Beach area campground last month, was denied bond Thursday (Sept. 15). Circuit Court Judge Benjamin Culbertson denied bond for Adam Taylor Dwiggins of Shelby, N.C., on a murder charge in the fatal stabbing of 17-year-old Michael Dalton Fitch, also of Shelby. Dwiggins will remain at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center pending the outcome of the case against him, the Myrtle Beach Sun News reported. Members... Read more

Go RVing's 'Away' TV Spots in Production

Go RVing photo shoot in a Western locale. Filming for Go RVing’s three new 30-second “AWAY” television commercials is taking place this week at scenic locations in California. New, unbranded RVs representative of today’s market conditions and consumer preferences are being provided by Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) member manufacturers in response to a vehicle lottery invitation, according to a news release. A variety of RV types were selected to appear in the TV ads. These... Read more

RV Park and Campground Briefs

IDAHO From The Boise Statesman: The Bull Trout, Bear Valley and Fir Creek campgrounds between Lowman and Stanley are temporarily closed on a varied schedule through Oct. 5 due to insect infestation treatments, according to a press release from the Boise National Forest. Each campground will close at different times depending on weather and scheduling opportunities, so campers should contact the Lowman Ranger District for current updates. All of the facilities are within the Lowman Ranger District... Read more

Irene Ends Another Campground's Season

Cleanup is underway removing felled trees and rocks that floated into the campground at Camping on the Battenkill near Arlington, Vt. Camping on the Battenkill near Arlington, Vt., has closed for the season as the result of severe flooding damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene, the Bennington Banner reported. Lesley Nase, who owns the campground with her brother, Peter Pratt, and sister, Molly Pratt, said this is the time of the year the campground generally makes most of its money. Its closing is... Read more

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