Ingrassia: ‘Go RVing’ Study Outlines Future RVers

Editor’s Note: The following column by Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association President Phil Ingrassia reports on a new Go RVing study examining future RV buyers. The article appears in the October issue of RV Executive Today. Phil Ingrassia It’s remarkable how much the RV industry has changed over the past 10 years as business recovered from the recessionary period of the late 2000s. The rise of the towable sector, and its incredibly varied product offerings, has led the way. The rebound of... Read more

Woodbury: Packed Parks Impede RVers’ Freedom

Editor’s Note: The following column by Chuck Woodbury, longtime editor and publisher of the newsletter, examines the growing issue of overcrowding and limited camping sites in today’s campgrounds.  What does this scene have to do with RVing? At first glance, you may say nothing. But I think it does, or at least it can. I took this photo of a suburban housing development from my window seat on a Boeing 737 as the plane let down into Philadelphia. The thought struck me that 40 years... Read more

Rescuers Find Third Body After Flooding In Texas

Around 40 rescuers helped search for the remaining missing people on Saturday (Oct. 13). The search continues for the fourth missing person in Junction, Texas, after rescuers discovered the body of a third missing person on Saturday (Oct. 13), according to the San Angelo Standard Times. This is after flash flooding hit the South Llano RV Park on Monday (Oct. 8) after heavy rain dropped 11 1/2 inches over the span of a few hours. At that time, the nearby Llano River was already swollen from previous... Read more

Michael: Trees Topple At Va. Park, Forces Closure

Large trees were strewn all around the campground after Hurricane Michael passed through. Many of the tall trees that shade Cherrystone Campground in Cape Charles, Va., were toppled by Tropical Storm Michael’s fury, according to As a result of the extensive damage caused by the late night storm, the campground on Virginia’s Eastern Shore is now closed. Despite all the damage, the good news is there are no reported injuries at this time. Cherrystone Campground has been hit... Read more

Michigan Park Sees ‘Good’ Turn Out for Fall Event

Six Lakes Campground held a first-time Halloween trick-or-treat night almost a month early, according to The Hillsdale Daily News. Campers decorated their trailers and handed out treats to kids in the campground for what is hoped to become an annual event. As campground event coordinator, Kary Hoffman said 15 campers participated by decorating with pumpkins, lights, ghosts and other decorations. While some had “full-out graveyards, or things to scare people, others had pumpkins, like one lady who... Read more

Storm Causes Closures At ‘Joshua Tree Nat. Park’

Joshua Tree National Park All dirt roads in Joshua Tree National Park remained closed Sunday (Oct. 14), as the National Park Service (NPS) announced numerous closures due to a Southern California storm that popped up Friday., according to NBC Southern California. The NPS said that power and internet services were disrupted in many park buildings, closing some visitor services facilities and severe flooding had forced multiple closures. Along with all dirt roads in the park, the inbound and outbound... Read more

‘Heavy’ Rainfall Forces Closure Of Michigan Parks

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park campground in Ontonagon County, Mich., was shut down Wednesday (Oct. 10) by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Some campgrounds in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula have closed early this season due to heavy rainfall, according to the Detroit Free Press. The Holland Sentinel reported Saturday (Oct. 13) that campgrounds at Baraga State Park in Baraga County and Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in Ontonagon County were shut down Wednesday by... Read more

Ind. Campground Deals with Trash & Broken Wells

Campers at the Mini-Mountain Campground in New Carlisle, Ind., are fed up with ownership, according to WSBT 22. They say the trash hasn’t been picked up in over three weeks. Residents also claim the gas bill hasn’t been paid and two out of the three water wells are broken. Campers say on-site management has tried to fix some of the problems with their own money. The residents want to hold their annual children’s Halloween party, but they’re worried about the trash and the... Read more

Preserve Offers Camping Event, Food From Chefs

Red River Gorge Yourself is set to be a one-of-a-kind camping/dining experience that brings together some of the very best things in life; food, friends and the great outdoors, according to City Beat. Three Cincinnati, Ohio, chefs — Elias Leisring of Eli’s BBQ, Jackson Rouse of Bauer Farm Kitchen and Christian Gill of Boomtown Biscuits & Whiskey — will prepare a gourmet campfire breakfast, lunch and dinner for guests at the Wilhoit & Taylor Recreational Preserve, located in Kentucky’s... Read more

Michael: Storm Leaves Destructive Path, 11 Dead

Hurricane Michael left a swath of destruction throughout the Gulf Coast of Florida. Hurricane Michael is no more, according to The New York Times. The violent storm that ripped through the southeast, leaving a trail of death and destruction from Florida to Virginia, finally moved off the coast over the Atlantic Ocean overnight on Thursday (Oct. 11). It is now known as Post-Tropical Cyclone Michael. Michael made landfall in the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday as a Category 4 hurricane — the... Read more

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