LSI Honors GM Of Mill Run, Pa., Jellystone Park

For many years, the Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort in Mill Run, Pa., has distinguished itself for introducing unique campground activities and amenities in the country. It was the first Jellystone Park in Pennsylvania to have a fire truck and train rides and the first to have waterslides, according to an announcement from franchisor Leisure Systems Inc. (LSI). It was also the first campground in the U.S. to install a synthetic-snow tubing ride. Similar in appearance to a long Slip-N-Slide,... Read more

Ga. KOA Featured In First Episode Of TV Series

A new CBS television reality series entitled “Hunted” premiered on Sunday evening (Jan. 22), and according to Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA), two of the principal characters in the new show picked the Forsyth, Georgia KOA as their first “hideout.” Owner Ken Bowman wasn’t aware his campground had been on the nationally broadcast show until contacted Monday by Mike Gast, KOA vice president of communications. Gast had been approached by a production company in the... Read more

Cops: 35 RVs Burglarized At Wis. Campground

About 35 break-ins to campers at the Turtle Creek Campground in Beloit, Wis.,  were reported to the Rock County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday, sheriff’s Sgt. Peter Falk told the Gazette Xtra. A caretaker on the campgrounds reported the burglaries to the sheriff’s office at about 1:49 p.m. Saturday, Falk said. The campground has been closed for the winter, so Falk said authorities are not sure yet when the burglaries took place. Some of the victims have not spoken with the sheriff’s... Read more

NCA Reveals 2017 Northeast Conference Details

The Northeast Campground Association (NCA) has invited its 1,035 members to the 53rd Northeast Conference on Camping & Trade Show. This annual event, with the theme “Power Up 2017,” will run March 16-18 at the Radisson Nashua Hotel in New Hampshire. NCA members, especially new ones, will have special opportunities labeled “Get to Know Your Northeast Conference” at Power Up 2017. Some of the features of the conference, according to NCA Executive Director Cyndy Zbierski, include... 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

CCRVC, RVDA Of Canada Fight Against Tax Rule

In a letter to members, the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) of Canada is seeking support for its lobbying efforts with the Federal Government to address and resolve concerns regarding the tax interpretation/policy changes by the Canada Revenue Agency last year that may potentially impact campgrounds who employ less than five full time employees year-round. Working with the Canadian Camping and RV Council (CCRVC), RVDA of Canada is looking to exert as much political pressure on all... Read more

Tiny Homes Face Hurdles In Washington State

Tiny homes might be the rage on home improvement television right now, but regulations can be a hurdle when it comes to building small-size homes in Washington state, the owners of a Union Gap tiny home manufacturer said. The Daily Record reported that Darin Tusler helped start Yakima Canyon Tiny Homes in December 2015. Since then the company has built three trailers, all under cost, for around $55,000 per house. The tiny home trend came around in response to a desire to live simpler lives, Tusler... Read more

Ga. County To Decide On Controversial RV Park

Floyd County (Ga.) commissioners are expecting a crowd today (Jan. 24) for a public hearing and decision on a controversial upscale recreational vehicle park. Bill Gore’s proposed 81-space, $2.5 million Rice Springs RV Resort is slated for a vacant 21.5-acre tract on Alabama Highway at Barker Road. His application for a special use permit comes with opposition from nearby property owners, support from the Greater Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau and a 7-2 recommendation of denial from the... Read more

Columnists Explore Vegas KOA At Sam’s Town

The following is an excerpt of a column by Russ and Lori Tice that appeared in the Victorville (Calif.) Daily Press. For the full column, click here. Las Vegas is a frequently traveled area for us RV owners who seek the ease of camping in Vegas yet care not for the traffic and congestion that goes with it. You can navigate Las Vegas just as easily without all of that congestion. If you have a tow vehicle or a dingy, navigating Vegas from a great RV campground is easy. If you are in an RV that requires... Read more

ELS Reporting 5.9% Revenue Growth For 2016

Chicago-based Equity LifeStyle Properties Inc. (ELS) announced its fourth-quarter and annual financial results this afternoon (Jan. 23). For the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2016, total revenues increased $12.4 million, or 6.2%, to $214.0 million compared to $201.6 million for the same period in 2015. Net income available for common stockholders increased $2.5 million, or $0.02 per share, to $37.0 million, or $0.43 per share, compared to $34.5 million, or $0.41 per share, for the same period in 2015. For... Read more

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