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Campground Targets Electric Tourists

November 27, 2013 by · Comments Off on Campground Targets Electric Tourists 

“Electric tourists,” a new breed of traveler, began frequenting Washington’s Methow Valley this fall. That’s what Anna Kominak calls the owners of electric vehicles who use a new charging station at Pine Near RV Park in Winthrop, the Methow Valley News reported. “Our charger was installed on Sept. 23, and even though this is late in the tourist season, we’ve hosted 22 separate charging sessions as of Nov. 10,” said Kominak, co-owner of the RV park. The electric vehicle charging... Read more

Campground Owner Opposes New Tax

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David Crawford, owner of Crawford’s RV Park, is not pleased with the possibility of an additional 50-cent lodging surcharge in Jackson County, Ala. Crawford addressed the county commission to share his concerns, the Scottsboro Clarion reported. “One of the maladies of our society today is that everybody refuses to take responsibility for their own actions. This is the way I see the lodging tax. Our short fall is not our visitors’ responsibility. This is our government; we are responsible... Read more

RV Shipments Up 16.6% For October

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In news that will have a positive ripple impact on the campground and RV park industry, RV shipments to retailers raced ahead in October this year, climbing 29.3% ahead of the previous month and were 16.6% greater than the same month last year, the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) reported Wednesday (Nov. 27). On a seasonally adjusted basis, October shipments were at an annualized rate near 380,000 units. Double-digit gains were reported in all but one vehicle category, allowing totals... Read more

Calif. RV Park Featured in Writer’s List

November 27, 2013 by · Comments Off on Calif. RV Park Featured in Writer’s List 

Spending the night at the beach is a no-no at most Los Angeles coastal areas. At Dockweiler Beach, however, spending the night is a yes-yes, as long as you have access to an RV or a camping trailer, Long Beach Press-Telegram columnist Richard Guzman reported in the Los Angeles Daily News. Dockweiler RV Park is open throughout the year and lets campers spend the night on the sand. Well, techinically in a parking lot next to the sand, but the water is just a few feet away. Each space has a picnic table... Read more

Snow Doesn’t Deter Campers in Tenn.

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Surprisingly, the chance of snow and ice didn’t keep people from visiting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on Tuesday (Nov. 27). Around 20 campers were ready to brave the cold at Elkmont Campground. “We’ve been in snow so much, I’ve drove through it. We have a four-wheel drive jeep, so not that concerned,” said camper Al Lepine, Knoxville, Tenn., TV station WATE reported. The Lepine family from Iowa already has a week supply of food in their RV and say their diesel... Read more

MARVAC Plans December Luncheon

November 26, 2013 by · Comments Off on MARVAC Plans December Luncheon 

Members of the Michigan Association of Recreational Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC) can attend a meeting an holiday luncheon Dec. 11 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST at the MARVAC office. The cost for the lunch event is $25. The following topics will be discussed: Affordable Health Care Act Update – Bonnie Bochniak, MBPA Finding Financing Alternatives — Jack Brusewitz, Great Lakes Capital Markets Legislative Update — Bill Wortz, Public Affairs Associates “Ask the DEQ” — Paul... Read more

RV Training Business Makes Donation

November 26, 2013 by · Comments Off on RV Training Business Makes Donation 

A World of Training, an RVDA associate member, made a $3,000 donation to the Mike Molino RV Learning Center. The annual fundraising campaign began last month at the RV Dealers International Convention/Expo in Las Vegas. A World of Training provides training solutions for the RV and automotive industry and frequently presents at the convention/expo. “It is our hope to be able to continue to support the Mike Molino RV Learning Center with both monetary and time contributions to work together for... Read more

KOA Names Its Campground of the Year

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KOA President Pat Hittmeier, Fredericksburg, Va., KOA owners Ron and Susan Hart, and KOA CEO Jim Rogers gather on the stage in Austin, Texas. The Fredericksburg/Washington D.C. South, Va., Kampgrounds of America (KOA) was named the winner of the KOA Campground of the Year Award Thursday during KOA’s international convention in Austin, Texas. The campground, owned and operated by Susan and Ron Hart, has been part of the 486-campground KOA system since 1976, when Susan’s father purchased and developed... Read more

AmeriGO RV Club Announces Alliances

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AmeriGO RV Club, set to launch as a “premier member-driven club for RV enthusiasts,” announced new strategic alliances that provide an even greater range of benefits, resources and discounts. According to a press release, AmeriGO’s new partners will offer “value-added perks” in a broad cross-section of RV-related sectors, including insurance, extended warranties and road care plans, along with options for selling and shopping new and preowned RVs. RV enthusiasts will also be able to take... Read more

Southeast Publications Gives $30,000

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Southeast Publications, the largest provider of Guest Guides for RV properties in the United States and Canada, enjoyed sponsorships recently at two national conventions; the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) Convention in Knoxville, Tenn., and the Annual Kampgrounds of America (KOA) Convention in Austin, Texas. At the two conventions, many new RV properties chose to join the 1,400 RV properties around the US and Canada which have partnered with Southeast Publications in their... Read more

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