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

FMCA Considers Making Towable RVers Members

March 10, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

FMCA members gathered at the Rawhide Western Town and Event Center for the 95th International Convention. In an address to members Thursday (March 9) during the Family Motor Coach Association’s (FMCA) 95th International Convention, President Charlie Adcock announced that the organization is considering a proposal that would open membership of the group to towable RV owners. For all of its nearly 54 years in existence, FMCA membership has been limited to Class A motorhome owners. The FMCA convention,... Read more

ARVC Michigan Gets Ready For Conference

February 20, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Plans are well under way for the 2017 Michigan Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC Michigan) Spring Conference & Expo, which will take place March 19-22 at Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in Mount Pleasant, Mich. The annual event will feature a number of educational seminars on a variety of topics as well as a trade show, auction, and entertainment. Ali Gase of ARVC Michigan said the event is expected to draw many campground owners as they look to do equal parts business, education... Read more

Calif. Dam Emergency Puts RV Parks In Danger

February 16, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Photo by the Associated Press. Dangerously high water levels at California’s Lake Oroville, created when Oroville Dam was built in 1967, and the looming failure of the dam’s spillway to ease those levels, has put everything and everyone below the dam in peril — including several campgrounds, one of which is already under water and evacuated. Lake Oroville provides water, energy and recreation opportunities to the San Francisco Bay area, the San Joaquin Valley and Southern California. The... Read more

Fla. RV SuperShow Shatters Attendance Record

January 24, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Aerial shot of RVs covering the Florida State Fairgrounds at the Tampa Show. How good was the 32nd Annual Florida RV SuperShow? Consider this: By the time the event entered the final day, the sprawling consumer show held at the Florida State Fairgrounds had already set an attendance record. In fact, each of the first four days set an attendance high compared to past years which, despite a Sunday (Jan. 22) storm that brought rain and wind to the show’s Tampa-based venue, resulted in an overall... Read more

Meeting To Discuss Proposed RV Park In Md.

December 28, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

A public meeting was to be held today (Dec. 28) at the Ocean Pines Library in Berlin, Md., to discuss a proposed campground that would occupy the former location of Pine Shore Golf Course along Route 611, according to a report by Those who are opposed to the project fear the proposed campsite and its 311 spots for RVs would negatively impact the local environment surrounding Ayres Creek, as well as traffic along Route 611. “The citizens of Worcester County did not sign up... Read more

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