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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

RVDA: RV Dealer Con/Expo is One of Best Ever

November 14, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Total attendance for RVDA’s Con/Expo grew to 1,352 (Photo by Shawn Spence) With dealer attendance up 13.5% over a year ago at 698 people, organizers said the 2016 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo, held Nov. 7-11 at Bally’s in Las Vegas, was “one of the best ever.” Total attendance also was up 4.3%, at 1,352 people while exhibitor attendees stayed the same due to space limitations reported Phil Ingrassia, president of the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA), which along with... Read more

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

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