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Millennials Driving Phoenix’s RV Sales Upward

More and more Millennials are choosing to live life on the road, television station KTAR reported. Last year, Phoenix, Ariz., saw a 137% increase in travel trailer and fifth-wheel trailer sales. Mark Boggess, president Good Sam Enterprises, said the RV lifestyle appeals to recent college grands and young couples. “It’s a way to get away from the cities, to get outdoors and be in the active lifestyle and kind of get disconnected,” Boggess said. “Sometimes, we’re so tied to these dag gone... Read more

La. Police Jury OKs Rezoning For New RV Park

Despite two speakers in opposition, citing safety and traffic concerns, the Calcasieu Parish (La.) Police Jury upheld a decision Thursday (Feb. 23) to change the zoning to allow a luxury RV park. “I’d like to put a luxury RV park next to Delta Downs,” said Marsha Norman, applicant for Entrada Company LLC. Norman said she plans to purchase the roughly 14 acres on Delta Downs Road and turn it into a 114-space luxury RV park, although on Thursday she stated it may be closer to... Read more

StayOutdoors.com Aims To Boost Site Bookings

Stay Outdoors is a new site that, according to an announcement, allows campgrounds and resorts to easily list their properties on a platform which can easily be accessed by anyone looking to reserve a campsite. When you consider that there are more than 30,000 campgrounds just in the United States, it would be a tall order to expect travelers to remember each one of them by name. Now you only need to know one place to look, StayOutdoors.com, according to the company. Outdoor enthusiasts and frequent... Read more

Central Pa. Adventure RV Expo Opening Today

Central Pennyslvania’s largest outdoor camping adventure starts today (Feb. 24) at the 2017 Pennsylvania Adventure RV Expo, television station WTAJ reported. This year’s show is bigger than ever with games for children, recreational equipment displays, outdoor-awareness sessions, camping workshops and more, aimed at everyone, whether amateur camper or seasoned professional. The expo is happening at the Blair County Convention Center through Sunday. The expo will be open today and Saturday... Read more

Campground Projects Get 2 Different Reactions

Cruising down Route 611 from West Ocean City, Md., the sprawl of tourist shops, quaint diners and RV campsites breaks as drivers pass the intersection of Assateague Road, entering into a zone of woodlands occasionally interrupted by a house or two, Delmarva Now reported. On this well-traveled rural gateway to Assateague Island, a debate has intensified as residents fear for their way of life as developers move in. The site of the defunct Pine Shore golf course, located south of the Assateague... Read more

N.Y. Campground Operator Gets Lifetime Award

Continental Who’s Who announced that it recognized William G. Young as a Pinnacle Lifetime Member in recognition of his contributions to the fields of business and hospitality management. Young serves as the president of Donaldson’s Campsite, a 700-acre campground in Lake Clear, N.Y. He utilizes his expertise in administration, accounting, customer service, hospitality management, new business development and marketing strategies. Donaldson’s Campsite (also known as George A. Donaldson... Read more

Ky. Campground Owner Aims To Take On Utility

The co-owner of Windy Hollow Campground in Daviess County, Ky., is ready for a change after paying up for a high Kenergy bill this last year, television station WFIE reported. Sharon Castle has owned the campground for 17 years now, but this is the highest she’s seen the bill. She said it was nearly a third of the income made from the grounds. She has questions she says she wants to be answered and found a way for that to happen by going through the process to join the utility’s board... Read more

Damaged Calif. State Campground Still Closed

The campground and other areas of California’s Morro Bay State Park will remain closed for at least another two weeks to clear downed trees and make repairs from recent storms, the San Luis Obispo Tribune reported. The campground was evacuated Feb. 17 after high winds toppled several trees and limbs and has been closed since. It will be closed until at least March 8. Lower State Park Road is closed from South Bay Boulevard because of road damage. The road is open on the north end to allow... Read more

Harrisburg RV & Camping Show Going On Now

The Harrisburg RV & Camping Show began Thursday (Feb. 23) at the Farm Show Complex and continues through Sunday, PennLive.com reported. The show will include a wide range of makes and models, from camper vans and travel trailers to high-end motorhomes. There are also speakers and events scheduled throughout the show. Visit the event website to see a full schedule. For the original story and videos, click here. Share this:LinkedInEmailFacebook Read More →

ULV Blaster Helps Control Mosquito Population

Best Product Works Corp., a company in Noblesville, Ind., announced that it is bringing a product to the RV park and campground market to help park operators control the mosquito population. Marketed under the tradename “Chrome-Fog,” the ULV Blaster is the latest innovation from one of the world leaders in mosquito control, according to the company. This hand-held device, the company said in its announcement, is one of the most effective ways to control the adult mosquito population. Launched... Read more

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