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

RV Television Show Markets Industry, Lifestyle

December 27, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

ROTV Executive Producer José Moniz For the second straight year, “Rollin’ On TV,” the nation’s leading weekly RV lifestyle television program, will broadcast the annual RVBusiness Magazine RV Of The Year Awards Show on Jan. 9 at the RV/MH Hall of Fame Museum/Northern Indiana Event Center in Elkhart, Ind. RVBusiness magazine is a sister publication of Woodall’s Campground Management. The awards program is scheduled to air the week of Jan. 29 before ROTV’s potential audience... Read more

Northgate Resorts Enjoying Successful Formula

December 22, 2016 by · 1 Comment 

Caleb (from left) Zach and Greta Northgate Resorts, a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based firm that owns nine RV parks nationwide — eight of them Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts — has enjoyed the type of return on investment officials had hoped for back when they entered the campground industry about four years ago. And after seeing a 20% growth in overnight stays last year coupled with incremental revenue following the spring launch of Campspot, its proprietary campground reservation software system that... Read more

Work Yet To Do On CRA Campground Tax Issue

December 15, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Although the matter is far from resolved, some 1,760 Canadian campgrounds received welcome news in early December when they learned government officials are recommending to reverse the Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) decision to rescind the small business tax deduction for private campgrounds. It’s a somewhat complicated matter, but basically earlier this year CRA decided campgrounds with fewer than five full-time employees would no longer qualify for the small business tax deduction. This sudden... Read more

Campground Owners Attend MARVAC Meeting

December 14, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Nearly four dozen people attended the 5th Annual Campground Industry Meeting last week hosted by the Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC) at the state association’s offices outside of Lansing. The full agenda included an update on political issues affecting Michigan campgrounds as well as a presentation by Don Westphal, whose Rochester Hills, Mich.-based firm is widely recognized as one of the nation’s foremost authorities on manufactured home community design.... Read more

FMCA’s Reporting Brisk Preregistration For Rally

December 7, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

With more than 1,100 units already preregistered, organizers are reporting “brisk” advance interest in the 95th Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) International Rally, March 7-10 at the Rawhide Western Town & Event Center in Chandler, Ariz. Pamela Kay, director of FMCA communications, told RVBusiness — sister publication to Woodall’s Campground Management — that, with the International Rally being held in the famed “Valley of the Sun” just south of Phoenix, they also expect... Read more

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