RV Shipments Close Out 2015 Up By 4.9%

Wholesale shipments to retailers of all RVs finished up 2015 quite strongly, rising to 28,025 units in the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA’s) December survey of manufacturers, 4.8% ahead of the final month of 2014 and the largest December total since 2005. For the year as a whole, all RV shipments reached 374,246 total units, an increase over the previous year of 4.9% and the best yearly total since 2006. This year marked the sixth consecutive annual increase in RV shipments... Read more

New Vendors Are Sign Of The Good Times

January 29, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

The following Editor’s Notes column by Woodall’s Campground Management Editor Justin Leighty appears in January’s WCM. Justin Leighty While the 2015 boost has been well documented in statistics and anecdotes from various private campground providers across North America, the push outdoors was bigger than that. The U.S. National Park Service saw a record in visitation to the 409 national parks in 2015 with roughly 300 million visitors. And this year promises to be another record... Read more

Surf & Stream Unveils ’16 Event Schedule

Surf & Stream Campground in Toms River, N.J., has released its updated calendar of events for the 2016 camping season, posted on the park’s website. The calendar includes activities beginning in April through September. Guests can look forward to drive-in movie nights, bingo, a carnival day, a murder-mystery dinner and several appearances from DJ Joe. Other events making a comeback this year include karaoke night, kids game night and adult picture painting. Visit Surf & Stream Campground’s... Read more

Video: First Time RVers Enjoy Nova Scotia

Go RVing Canada sent two couples on a vacation and gave them each an RV for a week to explore beautiful Nova Scotia. To see their story, click below or to the right. Visit to discover more about the RV lifestyle. Share this:LinkedInEmailFacebook Read More →

Fla. RV Resort Hosting Pickleball Tourney

Silver Palms RV Resort, one of South Florida’s premier five-star RV resorts, announced  that it will serve as host of the 2016 Big Lake Pickleball Tournament from today (Jan. 29) through Sunday. A portion of event proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen foundation. In addition to the three-day tournament, Silver Palms also offered free pickleball clinics for the public on Thursday. Following Saturday’s competition, the “The Voice” finalist Tom Jackson will perform with his band, the... Read more

Mich. RV Resort Owner May Add Racetrack

Thursday night (Jan. 28) people weighed in on the possibility of a new car racetrack in Kalkaska County, Mich., television station WWTV reported. The property for a new proposed track is in Boardman Township near Vista Green RV Resort. During Thursday night’s Boardman Township Planning Commission Meeting, plans for a new racetrack were to be revealed, but Bill Stepke, the man behind the project and owner of Vista Green, didn’t show up, leaving more time for discussion. Bill Billett used to... Read more

Work Slowly Continues On Lake Tahoe Site

Work is continuing on a proposal for a campground within the Lake Tahoe Basin on the North Shore — despite a recent presentation informing the public otherwise, the Sierra Sun reported. At Tuesday’s (Jan. 26) Placer County (Calif.) Board of Supervisors meeting in Kings Beach, Paul Thompson, assistant director for the county’s Community Development Resource Agency, informed the board and public that work on the Brockway Campground is being put “on hold” due to a request by project applicant,... Read more

Calif. RV Resort Hits Quarter-Century Mark

Imperial County, Calif., celebrated Wednesday (Jan. 27) the 25th anniversary of the Sunbeam Lake RV Resort in Seeley, the Imperial Valley News reported. District 3 Supervisor Michael Kelley and RV Park Manager Ed McGrew addressed a crowd of 150 resort residents in attendance. “It’s wonderful to see the great turnout we received at today’s celebration, including the enthusiasm and excitement of the park residents,” said Kelley.  “The winter visitors, those we affectionately refer to as... Read more

Cavco Industries Sees Q3 Earnings Boost

Cavco Industries Inc. announced its financial results for its third fiscal quarter, which ended Dec. 26, and the park model RV and manufactured housing maker saw big jumps in net revenue, net income and pre-tax income. Part of the boost came from Cavco’s 2015 acquisitions of Chariot Eagle and Fairmont Homes. According to the release from the Phoenix-based company, financial highlights include the following: Net revenue for the third quarter of fiscal year 2016 totaled $181.4 million, up... Read more

Jay Nixon Given Coleman Outdoors Award

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon received the 2015 Sheldon Coleman Great Outdoors Awards at a ceremony in Jefferson City, Mo., today (Jan. 28). Recreation leaders from the private and public sectors joined the American Recreation Coalition (ARC) and the Coleman Co. as Nixon received the recreation community’s most prestigious award.  Nixon shares the 2015 award with Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead, who was recognized in Cheyenne Dec. 9, according to the ARC’s announcement. ARC has presented this award... Read more

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