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600-Plus Honor ’16 RVB Top 50 Dealers in Vegas

November 11, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Over 600 people attended Wednesday night’s RVBusiness Top 50 Awards banquet at Bally’s in Las Vegas (Photo by Shawn Spence) A standing room-only crowd of more than 600 people gathered to honor the winners of the 2016 RVBusiness Top 50 Dealer Awards during a ceremony Wednesday evening (Nov. 9) at the Platinum Ballroom of Bally’s on the Las Vegas Strip. The Top 50 Dealer Awards, held in conjunction with the 2016 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo, recognizes U.S. and Canadian RV retailers... Read more

Q&A With The Escapees’ Travis & Melanie Carr

October 25, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Travis and Melanie Carr have taken over management of the Escapees RV Club. It wasn’t just any ordinary summer for the Escapees RV Club, one of North America’s largest RV owners groups. During the opening ceremony of Escapees’ 56th Escapade in July at the Champlain Valley Exposition Center in Essex Junction, Vt., it was announced that both Cathie Carr, president of the Escapees, and her husband, Bud Carr, president of Escapees’ Rainbow Parks campground facilities, were retiring. Cathie and... Read more

Catherine’s Landing Offers Welcome Landing Spot

September 21, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Canoe rentals are popular at Catherine’s Landing Editor’s Note: The following story appears in the September issue of Woodall’s Campground Management. Not that long ago, Jeff Love and his wife were sitting on a beach in Huntington Beach, Calif., when he got the call that brought them to Hot Springs, Ark., and Catherine’s Landing, an RV resort that’s part of the RVC Outdoor Destinations chain. Love, a Navy veteran who had recently left the hustle and bustle of the corporate world... Read more

RVC Keeps Redefining The Camping Experience

September 16, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

RVC Outdoor Destinations, the Memphis, Tenn.-based chain of 12 upscale RV resorts that brands itself as the “Hilton of outdoor hospitality,” is in expansion mode as of late — and in more ways than one. Founded in 2006, RVC is set to add two more properties, has two more nearly completed with their rebranding and is in preliminary plans to expand Catherine’s Landing, its 142-site resort in Hot Springs, Ark. . And this is in addition to RVC enjoying a great start to 2016 as Memorial Day Weekend... Read more

Q&A With Travis And Melanie Carr Of Escapees

September 8, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Melanie and Travis Carr It wasn’t just any ordinary summer for the Escapees RV Club, one of North America’s largest RV owners groups. During the opening ceremony of Escapees’ 56th Escapade in July at the Champlain Valley Exposition Center in Essex Junction, Vt., it was announced that both Cathie Carr, president of the Escapees, and her husband, Bud Carr, president of Escapees’ Rainbow Parks campground facilities, were retiring. Cathie and Bud Carr represent the second generation of the same... Read more

Class Of 2016 Inducted Into RV/MH Hall Of Fame

August 3, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Hall President Darryl Searer shows induction attendees plans for expansion at the facility. About 350 people celebrated the Class of 2016’s induction into the RV/MH Hall of Fame Monday (Aug. 1) night at the Northern Indiana Event Center in Elkhart, Ind. The 10-member class included five people each representing the recreation vehicle and manufactured housing industries. The RV industry inductees included: Gary Bunzer, Bunzer Consulting Inc.; Ernie F. Friesen, All Seasons RV/Redding RV; Jay... Read more

Discount Camping Clubs Rise With Everyone Else

July 30, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

If the old adage is “a rising tide lifts all ships,” then count discount camping membership groups among those vessels enjoying the buoyancy of the growing camping sector. Woodall’s Campground Management spoke to several such organizations, including major players such as Passport America and the Good Sam Club as well some newcomers including RoverPass and CampReward, and all reported strong growth after some saw a period of relatively stagnant, or declining, membership levels. In fact, this... Read more

RVIA Chief Seeks More Outdoors Influence

June 3, 2016 by · 1 Comment 

RVIA President Frank Hugelmeyer Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) President Frank Hugelmeyer was able to touch bases with President Barack Obama in a meeting prior to the president’s speeches in Elkhart, Ind., on Wednesday (June 1). Hugelmeyer said he’s working to establish and strengthen relationships with the current and upcoming presidential administration — regardless of who is elected next — on the assumption that many of the same people will continue their roles in the... Read more

Video: Tin Can Tourists Rally In Michigan

May 24, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

The Tin Can Tourists, the vintage RV owners group that can trace its roots back to 1919, participated in the 19th Annual Official Tin Can Tourists Gathering May 19-22 at Camp Dearborn in Milford, Mich. Forrest Bone, credited with reviving the group in 1998 after a 14-year period of dormancy, took time during the rally to discuss the origins of Tin Can Tourists and the appeal of vintage RVs. Share this:LinkedInEmailFacebook Read More →

Q&A: Woodbury On RVTravel.com Updates

May 6, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Chuck Woodbury RVTravel.com, one of the leading sources for RV consumer news and information, recently debuted a revamped website – the latest step in a significant transformation for the 17-year-old company that at one time was selling about a $1 million worth of books, buying guides and other RV-related publications to consumers. Chuck Woodbury, editor and publisher of RVTravel.com, said the company had to shift its business model after people stopped buying books, instead opting for the immediacy... Read more

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