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Go RVing Popular at Country Living Fair

October 31, 2013 by · Comments Off on Go RVing Popular at Country Living Fair 

The Country Living Fair in Atlanta’s Stone Mountain Park from Oct. 25 – 27 drew more than 23,000 visitors with 4,000 visiting Go RVing’s interactive RV display featuring Airstream and Livin’ Lite travel trailers, according to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA). This was the third Country Living Fair where Go RVing had a display that offered attendees the unique opportunity to tour an RV and learn more about RVing. The previous events in Columbus, Ohio, in September, also... Read more

Arizona RV Resort, Golf Course Set for Auction

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Higgenbotham Auctioneers, in cooperation with NAI Horizon, announced the auction of the Turquoise Valley Golf Course, Restaurant & RV Park at 11 a.m. (MST) Nov. 16 at 1794 W. Newell St., Naco, Ariz. This “turn key” operation includes all equipment and furnishings. The 18-hole golf course is the oldest continuously operating course in the state, open year ’round and features the longest hole in Arizona – a 747 yard, par 6. The property also includes a full-service restaurant and bar... Read more

Flooding Hits Another Texas Campground

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The Pecan Park Campground along the San Marcos River faced heavy flooding which prompted evacuations Thursday morning (Oct. 31). Throughout the morning, trucks have been pulling RVs and campers out of the park, with many people saying their vehicles were taking on water before they realized how bad the flooding is, according to a report by Your News Now Austin. Just a bit west of the campground, the Blanco River rose so high it lapped against the S.H. 80 bridge. A campground in New Braunfels was... Read more

City in Ark. Considers RV Park Regulations

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An ordinance establishing regulations for recreational vehicle (RV) parks will be considered by the Russellville (Ark.) City Council after gaining approval Monday (Oct. 28) from the city’s planning commission. The city has worked toward regulating RV parks since the summer. Earlier this month, the city council requested the RV ordinance be sent back to the planning commission to consider proposed changes, reported the Russellville Courier. On Monday, City Planner David Harris said two changes had... Read more

Texas RV Park Evacuated For Flooding

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Between 30 and 40 RV’s were evacuated in Comal County, Texas, due to flooding conditions early Thursday morning (Oct. 31). The River Ranch RV Resort near I-35 and Seguin Street in New Braunfels experienced flash flooding off the river according to park owner Peter Serebrenik, TV station KENS reported. “The water started  coming up around 2 o’clock and our managers started evacuating people,” said Serebrenik.  “It came up so fast all we had time for is to get people... Read more

Texas City Board Votes No on RV Park

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The Rockport (Texas) Planning and Zoning Commission voted against a request for a nearly 10-acre RV park in the city. The commission made its recommendation to the Rockport City Council, suggesting the council not approve a conditional use permit for Sandra Musser to develop Coconuts RV Park on 9.88 acres at 1802 N. FM 2165, abutting many homes on Augusta Drive in the Rockport Country Club, the Rockport Pilot reported. That action took place at the P&Z’s regular meeting Monday (Oct. 28). The... Read more

Missouri National Site Raising Camping Fees

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Ozark National Scenic Riverways (ONSR) in southern Missouri is seeking an increase in camping fees that would take effect next year for the five developed campgrounds within the park. These campgrounds are at Alley Spring, Big Spring, Pulltite, Round Spring and Two Rivers. According to ONSR, the proposed rate increase is necessary in order for park camping fees to remain comparable with local privately owned businesses, according to the Springfield News-Leader. The camping fees have not been raised... Read more

Virginia Campground Closer to Expansion

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Despite the objection of an adjacent homeowner, the Pulaski County, Va., Board of Supervisors approved a property rezoning that helped move a campground expansion one step closer to reality. The board voted o rezone five acres on Rakes Road from single-family Residential (R-1) to Agriculture (A-1). However, the board also unanimously voted to table a request for a required special use permit pending the applicant’s submission of a site plan, the Southwest Times reported. Stuart Covey Jr. petitioned... Read more

Study Looks at Playground Materials Safety

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A recently completed study of accessible play surfaces highlighted the importance of proper installation and regular maintenance, according to the California Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (CalARVC). The study, conducted by the National Center on Accessibility (NCA) at Indiana University with funding from the U.S. Access Board, assessed the performance of different surfacing materials at 35 new playgrounds over a three-year period. Surface materials tested include poured-in-place rubber,... Read more

Board Issues Outdoor Site Access Guidelines

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On Sept. 26 the U.S. Access Board issued new accessibility guidelines for outdoor areas developed by the federal government, according to the California Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (CalARVC). CalARVC notes that the guidelines are only for federal recreation sites, and it will be several years before commercial businesses will have to comply with the guidelines. The guidelines provide detailed specifications for accessible trails, picnic and camping areas, viewing areas, beach access routes... Read more

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