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VIDEO: Rollin’ On TV Shows Austin And Oregon

On this week’s “Rollin’ On TV” syndicated program, Jeff Johnston visits Austin, Texas, as the first 2017 RV destination. Johnston shows places to visit, things to do, where to eat and checks out a few of the area’s RV parks and campgrounds. The crew also heads northwest to Oregon for a Vintage Trailer rally, giving a close look at some of the restored units at the rally. In production since 2010, Rollin’ On TV has become one of the leading RV lifestyle television... Read more

Encore RV Resorts Gets Nod From Yuma C of C

The Yuma County (Ariz.) Chamber of Commerce recently honored Encore RV Resorts as its member of the month for January, the Arizona Business Daily reported. Encore RV Resorts, which includes Thousand Trails RV campgrounds and is owned by Equity LifeStyle Properties of Chicago, has offered outdoor destinations for more than 40 years, the chamber said on its website. The company has more than 170 locations in 27 states, tailoring the sites toward different types of camping experiences. Encore RV Resorts... Read more

Police: RVs Broken Into At Ontario Campground

Police said Happy Hills Campground in Woodstock, Ontario, was targeted by thieves over the weekend with a number of burgalries at the site in Zorra Township, the Woodstock Sentinel Review reported. Provincial police were called to investigate at the campground Sunday (Jan. 15). The campground manager told them that an owner had discovered a break-in at his trailer. An investigation revealed 19 locked trailers had been broken into, likely between Jan. 7 and Sunday. The area of the campground that... Read more

Iowa Town Tackling Campground Drainage Issue

The Storm Lake (Iowa) City Council recently approved expenses to design a potential project to improve storm water handling in Sunrise Campground, the Storm Lake Pilot Tribune reported. Storm drainage in the north part of the campground has been a problem in the past due to the elevation and contour of the grounds. The city hopes to correct drainage problems and prevent ponding water which can run into the sanitary sewer intakes instead of the storm water system. The City Council agreed to contact... Read more

TACO: 2017 Texas Guide Biggest And Best Ever

The 2017 RV Travel & Camping Guide to Texas is now being provided to consumers at RV shows, visitors bureaus and campgrounds in Texas and across the country, according to an announcement from the Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO). Houston-based PPL Motorhomes, the nation’s largest consignment dealer, is also sending out the guides to everyone who requests a copy of PPL’s latest parts catalogue. “We still have a huge demographic that very much prefers a printed guide,” said... Read more

Oregon Town Paving The Way For New RV Park

Prineville, Ore., is turning industrial property into residential land in an effort to address its housing crunch, the Bend Bulletin reported. City council members voted last week to rezone 33 acres of vacant industrial property, located about a mile north of downtown Prineville, for residential development. The rezoning is part of a plan by development company Smith Landing LLC to build a 100-site RV park later this year, if the city’s planning commission votes to approve the project at its meeting... Read more

Campground Owner Protests High Electric Bills

Pat Cottrell says the cost of hydroelectric power for her Saugeen Cedars Family Campground near Hanover, Ontario, has more than doubled in the past two years, the Owen Sound Sun Times reported. Her Hydro One bills for 11 months in 2016 – she’s still waiting for her December bill – totalled just over $35,200. What frustrates the business owner most is that only $2,600 – or 7% – of those costs were for actual electricity used. About $15,000 was for global adjustment fees, $12,000 was... Read more

Neighbors Worried About Miss. RV Park Plans

The lot at Pine Grove Avenue and Beach View Avenue. in Biloxi, Miss., has been empty since Hurricane Katrina, television station WLOX reported. But now the owner of the land, Beachview Newman LLC, has received approval from the Biloxi Planning Commission to change the zoning on the property from residential to commercial. Donna Benard lives across the street from the lot and said a gas leak Friday was just one of the issues she has with the plan to build an RV park on the site. “We won’t... Read more

St. John Campground Improvements In Motion

Cinnamon Bay Campground on the north shore of St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, is implementing new ideas on living with nature. According to the new owner of the Cinnamon Bay Campground, the outdoor living design now being put in place was the result of some circular thinking with a little help from down under, the St. John Tradewinds reported. In the midst of what would usually be a fully booked winter tourist season, bare sites have sprouted tents and guests lounge outside the simple wooden cottages.... Read more

Neb. Man Latches Onto ‘Tiny House’ Style RVs

Scott Breinig of rural Arapahoe, Neb., has two homes on wheels that are tiny and for sale — unless he talks himself out of selling one of them, the McCook Gazette reported. “If we were closer to retirement … ” Scott muses, wondering if he and his wife, Pam, ought to keep one of the two little houses he has for sale. Brening purchased the two tiny houses last year after a freak hail storm at Pine Bluffs, Wyo., destroyed one of the campers he was using for his custom harvesting... Read more

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