RV Park and Campground Briefs
From the Dubuque Telegraph Herald:
Some campers are irked by a new lottery system for holiday reservations at a park in Dubuque, Iowa.
The city says reservations at Miller Riverview Campground for Memorial Day, July Fourth and Labor Day weekends will be done by random drawing instead of a first-come, first-serve basis.
Leisure Services Director Marie Ware told the Telegraph Herald that the reason for the change is to discourage campers from lining up in their cars days in advance.
Frequent camper Dick Lang, of Dubuque says the lottery system is unfair. He also says the overnight lines of vehicles are harmless. Ware says encouraging people to stay in their cars isn't safe.
The drawing is Saturday. Campers can submit one form for any or all three holiday weekends.
From a Recreation Vehicle Industry Association news release:
The effort to harmonize United States’ and Canadian RV safety standards into one single North American standard continues with two key meetings taking place this spring where code change proposals to attain this goal will be considered.
The CSA Z240 Technical Committee, which governs Canada’s RV standards program, will meet April 30 – May 1 in Toronto to review approximately 50 code change proposals to the Z240 program. That session will be followed by a meeting of the NFPA Technical Committee on RVs from May 22 – 24 in Seattle, WA where over 100 suggested code changes to the NFPA 1192 standard will be discussed.
The code change proposals that will be considered at the meetings were developed by a joint Ad Hoc Committee, composed of members of the CSA Z240 Technical Committee and the NFPA Technical Committee on RVs, during a meeting in March.
The two groups are working toward publishing harmonized requirements in the 2014 editions of both the CSA Z240 and ANSI 1192 standards with a single CSA/NFPA documents with both designations potentially published in the 2017 cycle.
From a news release:
Ocean Canyon Properties (OCP), a privately owned membership camping resort company, has announced that it has acquired Texoma Shores Resort on Lake Texoma in Madill, Okla.
Texoma Shores Resort offers more than a mile of shoreline on Lake Texoma. The resort features a swimming beach, boat launch and a new fishing pier. Accommodations range from pull-through RV sites with full hook ups to newly renovated two-bedroom cabins and a 16-unit motel. This location additionally offers boat and RV storage for its guests' convenience.
The launch of Texoma Shores Resort is an exciting milestone for the company and its 11,400 members. OCP has enjoyed great success with membership camping sales at their other seven properties — Bear’s Den Resort in Grove, Okla., Tres Rios Resort in Glen Rose, Texas, Millwood Landing Golf and RV Resort in Ashdown, Ark., Abita Springs Resort in Abita Springs, La., North Shore Resort in Greensboro, Ga., Styx River Resort in Robertsdale, Ala., and Mountain Lakes in Langston, Ala –, and the expectation is that Texoma Shores will be just as successful.
Ocean Canyon Properties President Mike Pournoury states: “The growing customer base and market need for private membership camping motivates our expansion.”