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Encore Resorts Appeal to Grapefruit League Fans

Each spring, 15 professional baseball teams arrive in central Florida for the Grapefruit League spring training to prep for the upcoming MLB season. Beginning Feb. 23, baseball fans visiting spring training from around the U.S. can benefit from nearby Encore and Thousand Trails RV resorts for accommodations, according to a news release. For more information on the Grapefruit League and the spring training schedule visit www.FloridaGrapefruitLeague.com. RV travelers who want the best in resort-style... Read more

PRVCA Begins Selling Space for 44th Annual Hershey Show

New wrinkles added to 44th annual show. The Pennsylvania RV and Camping Association (PRVCA) is now selling space for its 44th annual RV show, scheduled for Sept. 10-16 in Hershey, Pa. The show space drawing for the nation's largest RV show is set for May 9 in Hershey. The deadline to register for the space drawing is April 2, according to a news release. The event is a strong indicator for the strength of the RV market. PRVCA continues to strive to improve each year and has reformatted the Industry... Read more

Destination Camping Boosts Pinnacle Park Homes Sales

Pinnacle Park Homes Inc. park models on site at an unidentified campground. Pinnacle Park Homes Inc., a park model and camping cabin manufacturer based in Ochlocknee, Ga., reported an increase in year-over-year sales in January. According to a press release posted on the RVBUSINESS.com website, this month’s sales have surpassed January totals from 2010 and 2011. “While 2010 and 2011 were very good years for Pinnacle Park Homes, we can see 2012 being even better,” said Sales Manager Andy Davis.... Read more

Forest Service Action Angers Park Residents

Satellite view of Roosevelt Lake (center) located in Arizona's Tonto National Forest. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia. After a decade of threats, the Tonto National Forest is moving to shut down a 167-resident mobile home park overlooking Roosevelt Lake near Payson, Ariz. The Forest Service has decided that the decades-long lease of the land for the park filled mostly with trailers owned by vacation homeowners violates its policy barring exclusive private use of public lands, The Payson Roundup reported. However,... Read more

Ontario Council Waffles on Campground Support

Don’t expect city council members to gather around a campfire to sing Kumbaya anytime soon with the future of Beavermead Campground in Peterborough, Ontario. The city-owned campground divided the council Monday night (Jan. 30), the Peterborough Examiner reported The council endorsed the city continuing to operate the 98-site campground next to Beavermead Park this season, but stopped short of giving an open-ended endorsement of the service. It voted 6-4 against removing the year 2012 from council’s... Read more

Campground Owners Work Booths at RV Show

The Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington, W.Va. In preparation for the upcoming summer season, the 2012 RV and Boat Show took anchor at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington, W. Va., to showcase a wide array of recreational activities. Jeff Scott, show coordinator, said the show catered to a wide demographic. "This is a record-breaking year for vendors," Scott told The Parthenon, the student newspaper at Marshall University. "There is plenty going on here for everyone to... Read more

Michigan Developer Plans 118-Site RV Park for Lansing Area

January 31, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Red pin points to the intersection of Clark and Wood roads north of East Lansing, Mich. where an upscale RV park is proposed. Map courtesy of Google. A Lansing, Mich., developer is promising to work with area residents on its plan to build a seasonal recreational vehicle resort on a 53-acre tract at Wood and Clark roads in DeWitt Township north of East Lansing. “We would be a good neighbor there,” Alex Coss, a representative for Bath Township developer Daryl Kesler, told the township board on... Read more

RV Industry Partners Roll Out Consumer Promo

Four RV industry players have banded together to sponsor and launch a national promotion that allows RV consumers the opportunity to win a 2012 Jayco White Hawk ultralight travel trailer. The sponsors are Jayco Inc., RV Trader, RV America Insurance and the Passport 66 RV Club, according to a news release and reported by RVBUSINESS.com. “We are excited to participate in this unique marketing consortium as a creative way to not only introduce consumers to the White Hawk, our newest line of ultralight... Read more

Report on America's National Park Summit

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar (center) with Derrick Crandall (left) at National RV Trade Show on Nov. 29 in Louisville, Ky. Visit http://www.2016parksummit.org/ to learn more about last week's summit. Recognizing a growing need to unite the advocates, partners and supporters of national parks in advance of the upcoming 2016 National Park Service (NPS) centennial and beyond, the most diverse group of national park leaders ever convened gathered last week in Washington, D.C., to attend America’s... Read more

Idaho Park Director Gives Legislature Her Budget Pitch

Green squares mark the locations of Idaho's 30 state parks. Idaho Department of Parks & Recreation Director chief Nancy Merrill gave her budget pitch to the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee today (Jan. 30) in Boise, the Spokane (Wash.) Spokesman-Review reported. She said volunteers are contributing more than 86,000 hours to the park system each year; overnight camping is up 1.07 percent and visitation is up 8 percent, despite drops in staffing and state funding; surveys also show increasing... Read more

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