The Latest RV Park and Campground Briefs
From The Morning Journal, Lorain:
The Great Lakes Recreational Vehicle Association’s Ohio RV Supershow, billed as America’s largest indoor recreational vehicle show and January’s major respite from Northeast Ohio winters, celebrates 37 years of showcasing the newest RVs all under one roof Jan. 9-13 at the at the I-X Center in Cleveland.
RV enthusiasts and casual lovers of road travel can check out more than 600 of the newest RVs at the show.
“The Ohio RV Supershow is the largest indoor RV Show of its kind in the country,” said Bruce Wolfson, president of the Great Lakes RV Association.
Attendees can gather RV-related information at the Campground and RV Supplier Area, which is filled with brochures and other materials on more than 100 campgrounds, sporting vacation areas and RV clubs and organizations from Pennsylvania, New York, Kentucky, Michigan, West Virginia and Florida.
Back by popular demand at the Ohio RV Supershow is the chance for attendees to win 15 days of free camping in Ohio, sponsored by www.campohio.net. Winners will be picked every hour each day of the show.
From The Rockport Pilot:
The Fulton Town Council held a public hearing concerning an RV Park at 1508 Lone Star Road and then discussed rezoning the property for business.
During the meeting, Randall Rowe, owner of the 4.2699 acres on Lone Star Road, said he plans to place 21 RV sites at the property. “These sites will be a little bigger than other RV sites,” said Rowe. “Our site will presently be primarily for Winter Texans.” He added he might add mobile home rentals “three or four years” in the future.
The council took no action pending review by the Planning and Zoning Committee.
From the Jacksonville Progress:
Apparently, the Lake Jacksonville campgrounds are the new rock ‘n’ roll – with fans willing to wait overnight for tickets and everything.
At least, that’s how it seemed Wednesday (Jan. 2), when more than 300 people arrived to make Lake Jacksonville campground reservations for 2013.
The lot of them spent more than $7,500 to secure reservations for July 4 and Memorial Day, in the process completely maxing those days out.
“Some of them stayed all night,” said Will Cole, public works director for the city. “They were there when we first opened the door.”
It was a first-come, first-serve proposition, City Manager Mo Raissi said, with crowds of people flocking around the city’s Public Works Building at 1220 S. Bolton St. on Wednesday to secure their reservations.
But calling didn’t get them any further ahead in line than those who arrived in person, Cole said. City officials took the “first-come, first-served,” policy quite seriously. Anyone who called to make their reservation was forced to wait until everyone who was in line at the time of the call had been helped.
Cole said there is a core group of residents who are quite experienced at waiting and pouncing when the reservations become available each Jan. 2. But the amount of people vying for reservations does continue to increase each year, he added.
At one point the credit card machine at the public works facility went out and had to be repaired – but not because of overuse, officials said.
From The Ada News:
County commissioners may have to scale down plans on 20 new RV hookups for visitors to the Agri-Plex.
After a second-round of bids ran higher than originally expected, the commissioners put the agenda item on hold Monday (Dec. 31).
“We may have to build just half as many of the RV hookups as we’d planned,” said Agri-Plex Manager Junior Grissom. “They’re really expensive.”