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FMCA Opens 98th Convention In Gillette, Wyoming

July 18, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

FMCA Executive Director Chris Smith It’s been five years since the Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) congregated on the expansive grounds of the CAM-PLEX Multi-Event Facilities in Gillette, Wyo., for its annual International Convention & Expo. And, as officials engaged in final preparations for a projected 1,550 to 1,600 rigs at the 98th convention from July 18-21, Executive Director Chris Smith reflected on the organization’s upward path during that pivotal period that has resulted... Read more

RV Industry Drives New Elkhart Boys & Girls Club

November 2, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

A primary donor for the Boys and Girls Club was the Brady family, including Jeannelle and Brian Brady (C, R) and Jeanelle’s mother, Mary Naquin (L) A primary donor for the Boys and Girls Club was the Brady family, including Jeannelle and Brian Brady (C, R) and Jeanelle’s mother, Mary Naquin (L) The launch of the Elkhart Boys and Girls Club was officially ushered in Wednesday (Nov. 1) afternoon as around 280 people gathered for a grand opening ceremony held at the new facility built alongside... Read more

200 Boy Scouts Help Improve Park in W. Virginia

August 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Approximately 200 Boy Scouts, including some who are mobility challenged, teamed up with the National Park Service and West Virginia Citizens Conservation Corps Wednesday to make improvements to the Grandview Sandbar Campground and River Access area. The Fayette Tribune reported that the improvements were based around making the area more accessible for those who are mobility challenged and wish to attend the park and enjoy all it has to offer. Scouts worked on day use areas of the park by putting... Read more

Camp Anytime Helping Parks Boost Bottom Line

July 26, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Real Hospitality Group COO Ben Seidel With a focus on improving sales and ultimately the bottom line, Ocean City, Md.-based Real Hospitality Group is now setting its sights on the campground industry with the official launch of Camp Anytime Management. Applying a sophisticated business model that yielded a successful seven-year run in the hospitality industry, Camp Anytime provides campground operators with a suite of management services including day-to-day operations, marketing and sales, human... Read more

VIDEO: TXAD’s Walker Addresses Website Hacks

July 24, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

In this week’s episode of the Web Advise Video Podcast, Braden Walker of TXAD Internet talks about the ever growing problem of website hacks. Share this:LinkedInEmailFacebook Read More →

Opinion: Turn Prince George Into an RV Heaven

July 7, 2017 by · Comments Off on Opinion: Turn Prince George Into an RV Heaven 

Editor’s Note: The following editorial appearing in the Prince George Citizen offers a plan to improve private campgrounds and tourism options to entice more of the RV traffic to stay in the area. “North to Alaska, go north, the rush is on,” Johnny Horton sang in 1960. And they still head that way today, tourists in their motorhomes, fifth wheels, trailers and campers, often passing through Prince George, either on the way there, on the way back or both. Prince George offers three... Read more

Lemonis Will Keep 57 Gander Locations Open

June 30, 2017 by · Comments Off on Lemonis Will Keep 57 Gander Locations Open 

Camping World Holdings Inc. President and CEO Marcus Lemonis said today (June 30) that the company will keep 57 Gander Mountain and Overton’s brand locations in operation that it acquired earlier this year. Previously, Lemonis indicated the goal was to keep 70 of Gander Mountain’s 160 stores open but pared the number to 57 sites that demonstrated they “have a clear path to profitability,” according to a MarketWatch report. Gander Mountain filed for bankruptcy in March, placing its retail... Read more

RVIA: Expanding Buyer Base Fueled Record 2016

January 27, 2017 by · Comments Off on RVIA: Expanding Buyer Base Fueled Record 2016 

The overall tenor delivered by Wednesday’s (Jan. 25) year-end industry shipments report from the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) offered resounding confirmation of the sector’s continued resilience and its ability to keep pace with shifting demographics and emerging consumer trends. Highlighting the glowing report card were some significant benchmarks as 2016 marked the highest shipment total in more than 40 years with 430,691 units landing on dealers’ lots. The December tally,... Read more

Ore. Parks Opening Reservations For ’17 Eclipse

November 16, 2016 by · Comments Off on Ore. Parks Opening Reservations For ’17 Eclipse 

Starting Thursday (Nov. 17), Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) will begin taking campground reservations for the spectacular total solar eclipse next summer, happening on Aug. 21, 2017. According to the Oregon Beach Connection, the eclipse is a massive stellar event that will be particularly dramatic along the central Oregon coast and through parts of the Willamette Valley, where most lodgings for that day are already completely booked.  Normally, the OPRD campsite system takes... Read more

N.Y. State Park Beginning $2.9M Cottage Project

November 15, 2016 by · Comments Off on N.Y. State Park Beginning $2.9M Cottage Project 

A state park in New York’s Seneca County will soon offer “an alternative to traditional camping” once work is complete on a $2.9 million project that’s part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s state park improvement initiative. Auburnpub.com reported that crews are in the early phases of building The Cottages at Sampson, 10 vacation cottages that will be constructed on the shore of Seneca Lake inside Sampson State Park. The cottages will have one or two bedrooms, a bathroom,... Read more

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