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FRVTA Readies for Crowds at 34th Tampa Show

December 14, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Last Year’s Tampa SuperShow reported record attendance of 73,061 There’s an early sense from organizers that the Jan. 16-20 Florida RV SuperShow is poised to build on last year’s record attendance, which saw 73,061 RV enthusiasts pour through the gates at the Florida State Fairgrounds. “Things certainly seem to be pointing toward a good show,” offered Lance Wilson, executive director for the host Florida RV Trade Association (FRVTA), noting the 2019 show will mark the 34th running of the... Read more

Zion Park Scrambles to Retain Shuttle Bus Fleet

December 13, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

After 19 years driving up and down Zion Canyon, it should be a surprise that the shuttle bus fleet at Zion National Park is beyond its expected life. What also shouldn’t be surprising is that replacement parts for the fleet are getting harder to find, and funding to replace the buses is also hard to come by. “At some point things need to get replaced, so we’re working on that, but it’s a big price tag,” Zion Superintendent Jeff Bradybaugh said. “We’re trying to get funding... Read more

RVIA’s ’18 California Show Draws in Record Gate

October 16, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

RVs cover the grounds at the Los Angeles Fairplex in Pomona, Calif. Despite a steady rain and chillier weather — at least by West Coast standards — on the final weekend of the 10-day 66th California RV Show, the event registered an all-time attendance record of 40,191 at the Los Angeles Fairplex in Pomona, edging out last year’s high mark of 40,167. “Opening weekend we had approximately 8,500 people on Saturday — which is typically our strongest day — and then around 7,600 on Sunday,”... Read more

California RV Show’s Gate Up 4% At Midway Point

October 11, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Huge Ferris wheel is a draw at Pomona show As the 65th California RV Show reached the midway point Wednesday (Oct. 10), organizers are pointing toward another strong-selling event driven by textbook West Coast weather and a buyers market that appears to still have legs. “I have to say everything is going our way,” said Tom Gaither, western show director for the host RV Industry Association (RVIA), noting Wednesday that attendance was up around 4% from 40,167 in 2017. “The weather is absolutely... Read more

PRVCA Primed For Record Gate at ‘Hershey Show’

August 14, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

All the traditional benchmarks seem to be pointing toward a record-setting turnout for this year’s 50th edition of America’s Largest RV Show, slated for Sept. 12-16 at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. As usual, however, the one looming unknown is the weather. “I put in my order a year ago for good weather,” said Heather Leach, executive director for the host Pennsylvania RV & Camping Association (PRVCA), noting that the organization is aiming to surpass last year’s attendance high of... Read more

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 · Comments Off on RV Industry Drives New Elkhart Boys & Girls Club 

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 · Comments Off on 200 Boy Scouts Help Improve Park in W. Virginia 

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 · Comments Off on Camp Anytime Helping Parks Boost Bottom Line 

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 · Comments Off on VIDEO: TXAD’s Walker Addresses Website Hacks 

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 →

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