RV Park and Campground Briefs
From a news release:
Sun Communities Inc., a Southfield, Mich.-based real estate investment trust (REIT) that owns and operates manufactured housing and recreational vehicle communities, announced the date for its first quarter 2012 earnings results release and conference call.
The company will release its results on April 26, prior to the opening of the market. A conference call to discuss first quarter operating results will be held at 11 a.m. (EST) that same day. To participate, call toll-free (877) 941-8609. Callers outside the U.S. or Canada can access the call at (480) 629-9692. A replay will be available following the call through May 10 and can be accessed toll-free by calling (800) 406-7325 or by calling (303) 590-3030. The conference ID number for the call and the replay is 4525801. The conference call will be available live on Sun Communities website, www.suncommunities.com. Replay will also be available on the website.
Sun Communities Inc. currently owns and operates a portfolio of 162 communities comprising approximately 55,900 developed sites.
From the Loveland Reporter-Herald:
American Land & Leisure has been awarded a five-year permit from the U.S. Forest Service to operate campgrounds and day-use areas on the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland. The new concessionaire will take over operations from Thousand Trails.
According to a release from the Forest Service, American Land and Leisure has nearly 25 years of experience managing public campgrounds, and it operates more than 400 campgrounds on 20 national forests from California to West Virginia.
Under the contract, operating seasons either will remain the same or will be slightly longer, and fees will remain the same, the release stated. Interagency and Golden passes will be honored, and the company also is granting a transition period through 2012 during which it will continue to accept Interagency and Golden passes at Brainard Lake Recreation Area.
From KETK-TV, Tyler:
The victim in Sunday's fatal RV fire in Noonday, Texas, has been identified as Jody Jennings, 47.
The Smith County fire marshal believes that the fire may have started due to a mechanical fire with the RV's electrical system, but it will be several days before they have an official cause.
The smoke in an RV fire is extremely toxic, and can incapacitate those trying to escape.
Jennings' dog also died in the fire. Jennings had only lived in the RV for 10 days before the fire. Today would have been her 48th birthday.
The fire was at the Westberry Landing & RV Park.