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Wis. County Seeks Input On Park Model RVs

Five organizations will be contacted requesting each to appoint a representative to a subcommittee of Sawyer County (Wis.) Zoning Committee to discuss defining park model RVs for amending the county’s ordinance, the Sawyer County Record reported. Dale Olson, Sawyer County zoning administrator, submitted suggestions to the zoning committee at its Feb. 20 meeting. They include Hayward Lakes Visitor & Convention Bureau, Sawyer County Lakes Forum, Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe,... Read more

NPR Reporter Profiles Ariz. Snowbird Resort

Frida Silverman, who goes by "Babs," moved to Tucson, Ariz., from the suburbs of Philadelphia about 25 years ago. She is one of about 700 residents who lives at the Voyager RV Resort year-round but during these warm winter months the park’s population swells to somewhere closer to 3,000, Arizona Public Media reported. The Voyager is one of the first RV parks you hit when you’re driving into Tucson from the east. Babs' golf cart – its license plate reads "Ms Babs" –... Read more

Developer Building N.Y. Motorcoach Resort

An Alexandria Bay, N.Y., developer plans to spend up to $9 million to build a luxury motorcoach resort with 280 RV pad sites and a 100-slip marina along the St. Lawrence River near the Thousand Islands Bridge, the Watertown Daily Times reported. Robert J. Reddick said that Swan Bay Resort will be built over the next three to five years with a total investment of $7 million to $9 million. The resort will have a soft opening in July, Reddick said, when 75 RV sites, five two-bedroom chalets and a floating... Read more

Campground Reservations Go Live Sunday

Making online reservations for the most popular sites in PacifiCorp's Lewis River Recreation area in southwest Washington goes live at 9 a.m. on Sunday (March 1) according to information provided by PaficiCorp, as reported by The Oregonian. These campsites are some of the closest to water for boating within a short drive of the Portland area and thus are extremely popular during peak summer camping season. Available will be all campsites at Cresap Bay and Cougar campgrounds, and the A-Loop of... Read more

Campground Still Pushing To Become Town

The Buffalo Chip Campground near Sturgis, S.D.,  still has some ground, both legal and physical, to cover before it gets the OK for an election to incorporate, the Rapid City Journal reported. Kent Hagg, attorney for the campground, appeared Wednesday (Feb. 25) before the Meade County Commission, but he ended up asking for an extension to submit an amended incorporation petition. The commissioners had a motion to deny the petition on Wednesday, but instead will carry it over to a 10 a.m. meeting... Read more

Idaho RV Park Losing Ground To Overpass

The Post Falls (Idaho) Urban Renewal Agency's quest to secure right of way for the under-construction Greensferry overpass has resulted in another condemnation lawsuit, the Coeur d'Alene Press reported. The URA, which is funding the $15 million overpass expected to be completed this fall, filed suit in First District Court against Coeur d'Alene RV Resort Inc. and Downey Enterprises, a Washington partnership, to obtain a strip of property on the east side of Greensferry north of Interstate... Read more

RVIA: Jan. RV Shipments Best Since 2006

Total RV shipments to retailers in January totaled 28,494 units, 11.9% greater than the same month last year and the largest January total in nine years, the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) announced. Fueled by growth in all vehicle categories, shipments this January were 6.5% greater than a strong final month last year, holding promise of further gains ahead. Improved consumer confidence buoyed by an improved general economy, increasing consumer discretionary income and low interest... Read more

How To Get The Most From Your Website

When the Ott family purchased a dilapidated, failing campground near Orlando, Fla., in 2008, the first changes they made were brick and mortar: new paved roads, concrete pads, all-new electrical, cable and Wi-Fi, new shower and restroom facilities, as well as a 9,000 square foot clubhouse. And, of course, those improvements were the most critical in making Wekiva Falls RV Resort the successful business that it has become. More recently, however, as Wekiva Falls left its partnership with Kampgrounds... Read more

Park Model RV Financing Deal Expanded

Pinnacle Park Homes and Full Circle Finance Inc. announced that after a successful two-month test of a park model RV financing option, an expanded financing program is available for Pinnacle Park's rental-ready line. "Last month Pinnacle Park and Full Circle partnered to offer an introductory lease-to-own option for specific park models built by Pinnacle Park. This offer was to expire at the end of February; however, due to a favorable response the companies are extending the offer,"... Read more

Frustrations Mount As City, RV Park Battle

Steve and Shirley McGlennon said all they ever wanted to do was operate a top-notch RV park. But, since purchasing Mariposa Creek Estates on Elm Tree Road last June, Shirley McGlennon said working with the city of Kawartha Lakes (Ontario) has been a frustrating experience, This Week reported. Now, they maintain they are dealing with historical fallout that has strained their finances and physical and emotional well-being. And, the bottom line for the city is simple — since the campground was built... Read more

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