‘FMCA’ Announces Dates For 2019 Conventions

May 25, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Last year’s FMCA convention in Perry saw wall-to-wall traffic. The Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA), a Cincinnati-based international association for RV owners, has announced the dates and locations for its conventions in 2019. According to a press release, FMCA will be making a return visit to a popular venue for the association’s 99th International Convention and RV Expo — the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter in Perry, Ga. The March 13-16, 2019, gathering will mark the... Read more

Cooler, Wet Weather Slows Start Of ’18 Season

May 16, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Some campgrounds have had to combat heavy snow and cooler temperatures this spring. Photo courtesy of Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Kozy Rest. Campground association directors have told Woodall’s Campground Management (WCM) that RV park and campground owners in northern states have had to deal with unseasonably cool temperatures and in some areas late spring snowfall, which has slowed the start of the 2018 camping season. According to the National Weather Service, several areas in Wisconsin... Read more

RVC Outdoors Starts 2018 Off On Strong Note

April 30, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Alex Embry In 2018, officials at Memphis, Tenn.-based RVC Outdoor Destinations said they hope to continue adding amenities and improving the customer experience at the 10 resorts RVC owns throughout the United States. Alex Embry, RVC’s vice president of marketing, told Woodall’s Campground Management (WCM) that all of their resorts have opened for the 2018 season and that a number of them have improvements. “We have expanded Catherine’s Landing in Hot Springs, Ark.,”... Read more

IMHA-RVIC’s RV Show Open At HOF In Elkhart

April 27, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Many people went out to enjoy the sunshine at the opening day of the Spring Hall of Fame RV Show at the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Ind. It kicked off Thursday (April 26) morning and runs through Sunday. WNDU reported that leaders in the RV industry say now is a great time to buy, as fierce competition amongst manufacturers is driving down prices and as interest rates remain low. Many families are taking the opportunity to buy and travel together. Last year, over half a million units were shipped... Read more

WCM Feature: Lake Rudolph Always Improving

April 25, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Lake Rudolph is installing 20 new “holiday” cottages in 2018. Improvements at Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort in Santa Claus, Ind., continue as the park, owned by Southfield, Mich.-based Sun Communities Inc., prepares for its opening day on May 1. The resort is putting the finishing touches on 20 new “holiday” cottages and 20 new deluxe RV pull-through sites that will feature concrete pads and patios. David Lovell, divisional marketing manager for Sun Communities,... Read more

WCM Preview: Dog Parks Grow In Popularity

April 18, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

More and more campers are bringing along their pets when they camp. As the camping arena begins to see a rise in interest from people that come from all walks of life, campground owners are reporting that more and more campers are bringing along their furry family members. The 2018 Kampgrounds of America (KOA) North American Camping Report highlights this trend, stating that 20% of campers in 2017 considered whether a campground allowed pets or had a pet area as a top five consideration in selecting... Read more

KOA Study: Tech Can Distract While Camping

April 13, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Campground owners need to be willing to embrace technology at their campgrounds, but how campers use that technology while camping may be shifting, according to the 2018 North American Camping Report, which was commissioned by Billings, Mont.-based Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA). The report indicates that 93% of campers bring some form of mobile device with them on camping trips, while one-fourth of all campers “say it is important to them to share their experiences on social media.” Wi-Fi... Read more

Chinese President Xi Is Vowing To Slash Tariffs

April 11, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

A day after President Trump called aspects of the U.S.-China trade relationship “stupid,” his Chinese counterpart tried a different strategy. He responded on Tuesday (April 10) with a promise to slash auto tariffs and further open the country’s markets to imports. The Los Angeles Times reported that President Xi Jinping — in his first public comments since the two nations veered toward a trade war — presented China as a steady, globalizing force that seeks to partner with countries... Read more

Class B Coach Sales Rise 23.6% For 2 Months

April 11, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Class B sales remained strong during the first two months of 2018, posting double-digit growth as overall registrations jumped 23.6%. Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI) reported that Winnebago Industries Inc. led the segment through February with a 39% market share followed by Erwin Hymer Group North America (28.1%) and Thor Industries Inc. (12.3%). To subscribe to this or other SSI reports, contact Scott Stropkai, national RV sales manager, at (616) 281-9898 ext. 128, or (616) 901-8335 (cell). Share... Read more

Ventura Ranch KOA Waiting To Begin Cleanup

March 30, 2018 by · 3 Comments 

Ventura Ranch KOA owner Scott Cory Editor’s Note: In December, the Ventura Ranch Kampgrounds of America (KOA) Holiday in Santa Paula, Calif., fell victim to the Thomas Fire, losing more than 20 buildings. The Thomas Fire would go on to become California’s largest recorded wildfire, burning 281,893 acres and destroying 1,063 structures, according to CalFIRE. Woodall’s Campground Management (WCM) recently checked in with Scott Cory, the owner of the 148-site campground for the past 8 years,... Read more

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