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Zinke: Public-Private Partnerships Vital To Parks

July 20, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Forging public-private partnerships is the key to accelerating the modernization of America’s outdated, Eisenhower-era national parks with the end result being “a better parks experience all Americans could enjoy for the next 100 years,” U.S. Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke said repeatedly during a day-long event Tuesday (July 18) in Washington, D.C., as part of the Trump Administration’s “Made in America” week. The day began with Zinke meeting with members of the Outdoor Recreation Industry... Read more

Zinke Offers Insight at Outdoor Rec Roundtable

July 18, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, along with members of Congress and representatives of the Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable (ORIR), met this morning (July 18) at the U.S. Department of the Interior for a discussion about integrating public-private partnerships into the national park system. Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) President Frank Hugelmeyer and Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) President Phil Ingrassia, both members of the ORIR, were among those in attendance... Read more

FMCA a Success; Towable Plan Moves Forward

July 17, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Motorhomes fill the grounds at the Indiana State Fairgrounds during FMCA’s Convention & Expo (Photo by Shawn Spence) After sketchy weather early gave way to a glorious weekend, the Family Motor Coach Association’s (FMCA) 96th International Convention & RV Expo, held July 12-15 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds and Event Center in Indianapolis, saw robust crowds, brisk business and a historic decision by the motorized-only group’s governing board to allow a referendum on whether to open... Read more

New Cheyenne RV Park Hosts ‘Jackalope RV Club’

June 27, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

The new RV park at the Laramie County Fairgrounds in Cheyenne, Wyo., hosted an RV rally even before its grand opening, according to a report by the Wyoming Tribune Eagle. The Cheyenne Jackalopes RV Club hosted the annual national roundup of the Red Dale Wagon Train at the park beginning Sunday (June 25). Then the Laramie County Fair and Fair Board held a ribbon-cutting ceremony the next afternoon. Gary Wisecup is the current wagon master for the Red Dale Wagon Train, which means he is the president... Read more

Landers: Advocacy Day ‘The Best We’ve Ever Had’

June 14, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

U.S. National Park Service leaders meet with representatives of the RV industry. The 2017 edition of Capitol Hill Advocacy Day, in which RV and campground industry leaders met with members of Congress to raise awareness of legislative and regulatory issues affecting the industry, will go down as one the best ever, said organizers. Taking place June 7 and serving as the culmination of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s Committee Week events, 93 people from the RV industry, along with... Read more

RVIA’s ’16 Industry Profile Offers Upbeat Outlook

June 12, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Last year, the RV industry extended the industry’s robust growth since emerging from the recession of 2008-09, charging to its best performance in nine years with shipments reaching 430,691 units, up 15.1% over 2015’s figure of 374,246 units, and the highest total in 10 years. This strong performance — which represents a total retail value of $17.7 billion and a 7% gain from the $16.5 billion in 2015 — continued the longest period of sustained growth for the RV industry, now at seven years. Those... Read more

Zinke Goes Over National Parks Issues With RVIA

June 7, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke talks to RVIA members at committee week. Saying he “loves public-private partnerships,” U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke gave a clear signal Tuesday (June 6) as to his intentions in dealing with modernizing the National Park Service campgrounds and related infrastructure. Zinke gave his remarks to an appreciative RV industry audience — which included leaders in the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds — during a keynote presentation... Read more

Canada Ready For 3rd RVing And Camping Week

May 22, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

In just its third year, organizers said that Canadian RVing & Camping Week, which begins tomorrow (May 23) and runs through Sunday (May 28), has gained a strong foothold among Canadians. Hosted by Go RVing Canada, Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) of Canada, and the Canadian Camping & RV Council (CCRVC), the week is a celebration of RVing and camping in Canada, and encourages Canadians to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. Shane Devenish, executive director of CCRVC, said the... Read more

ARVC Michigan Reports Successful Conference

April 6, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

The recent 2017 Michigan Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC Michigan) Spring Conference & Expo was a “great success,” organizers said. Ali Gase of ARVC Michigan said more than 80 attendees and nearly 40 suppliers attended the annual Conference & Expo, which took place March 19-22 at Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in Mt. Pleasant, Mich. “The attendees were generally very pleased with the overall experience, and the suppliers said they had a great time and can’t wait until... Read more

WACO’s 54th Annual Convention Gets Underway

March 16, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Carrie Geary, vice president of Severson & Associates, shows WACO attendees how to create a Facebook Live video The 54th Annual Wisconsin Association of Campground Owners (WACO) Convention and Trade Show got underway Wednesday (March 15) at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Stevens Point, Wis., as attendees took in a full slate of seminars and socializing. The convention continues today with another full day of seminars followed by an awards ceremony, a presentation by National Association... Read more

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