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RVIA Approves Launch of New Annual Trade Show

There were signals going into the Jan. 14-16 Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) Leadership Conference in Tampa, Fla., that change was afoot regarding the industry’s annual show calendar. But only RVIA Show and Events Committee members, board members and other insiders were fully aware of just how swiftly and affirmatively change was about to take place as RVIA’s board voted unanimously yesterday (Jan. 16) to replace the industry’s National RV Trade Show – effective in 2018 —... Read more

CalARVC: Know & Comply With Immigration Laws

Editor’s Note: This column is from CalARVC’s Executive Director Debbie Sipes.  As of Jan. 1, California employers must comply with strict rules passed under the new Immigrant Worker Protection Act (AB 450), which protects workers in the state from immigration enforcement while they’re on the job. Under AB 450, all employers, regardless of size, must limit Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents’ access to both the work site and employee records, and they must follow new... Read more

Beachcomber Resort Gives Local Hospital $23,000

Ken and Tammy Gomez present a $23,000 check to Joanne Carrocino, president and CEO of Cape Regional Health System, and Thomas Piratzky, executive director of the Cape Regional Foundation. Ken and Tammy Gomez, the owners of Beachcomber Camping Resort in Cape May, N.J., recently donated $23,000 to the Brodesser Cancer Center at Cape Regional Medical Center in Cape May Court House, according to the Shore News Today. The money comes from what the Gomez and Brodesser families refer to as “fun-raising”... Read more

Delaware State Park Upgrades Bringing In Campers

The new Big Chill Beach Club at the Indian River Inlet in Delaware Seashore State Park is one new amenity that may be enticing people to spend more nights at Delaware’s state parks. One of the first things Shannon Yarnall does after returning home from the family’s annual camping trip at Delaware Seashore State Park in Rehoboth Beach is to book next year’s stay. That’s because she knows if she waits too long, there will be no spots left, according to The News Journal. “Most of the camp... Read more

Great Smoky Mountains’ Fees To Increase In March

Great Smoky Mountains National Park says it is raising fees for front-country campgrounds and picnic pavilions by 10% to 25%. The park said in a news release Tuesday (Jan. 16) that the rate increases are scheduled to begin March 1, according to the Associated Press. Park officials say rate increases are needed to meet rising operations costs, reduce a maintenance backlog on park facilities and start needed improvements. Park officials also are adding three campgrounds to the national reservation... Read more

Gander Outdoors Announces New Website Launch

Gander Outdoors, formerly known as Gander Mountain, is celebrating the launch of its new online store GanderOutdoors.com. According to a press release, this redesigned website offers access to gear and information for outdoor enthusiast; covering multiple categories in hunting, shooting sports, fishing, marine, camping, active sports, hiking, biking, kayaks, and outdoor apparel and footwear. The website also has a new comprehensive order and product support section, along with store locator and... Read more

Ga. Park Proposal Is Unveiled, Includes Campsites

Milton, Ga., residents got their first look at the proposed Providence Park master plan Tuesday (Jan. 16) in an ongoing effort to resurrect the park after it lay dormant for more than a decade. The initial draft of the master plan is similar to what the 42-acre park was like before it was closed in 2004, including amenities such as zip lines and camping sites, while still featuring trails and natural spaces, according to the Milton Herald. “What folks may not remember is that as late as 2003, it... Read more

RV Health Offering RVers Primary Care on the Road

RV Health has launched as a telehealth program that can act as a primary care physician for RVers on the road, according to a press release. With monthly plans starting as low as $24 a month for the entire family, the program allows RVers access to a team of medical professionals through a virtual clinic, serving as a primary care physician through phone or video consultations. While RV Health is not an insurance plan, it provides network access to health care solutions including prescriptions,... Read more

Alabama Campground Proposal Receives Approval

Eufaula, Ala., will have a new short term RV park next to the Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge that will cater to travelers and visitors. Joseph and Jacklyn Herring appeared before the Eufaula Zoning Board earlier this month to request a special exception appeal for approximately nine acres that they recently purchased on the north side of Eufaula, on which they want to put a short term RV park named Osprey Campground, according to The Eufaula Tribune. The campground will reportedly have 14 sites... Read more

Ohio Council Approves Campground Rate Increase

After months of discussion, Mansfield (Ohio) City Council members on Tuesday (Jan. 16) night approved increasing rates for campers at Clearfork Campground. The new rates are $1,900 for camping site rentals from April to Nov. 1, $330 for dock rentals and $140 for winter storage from Nov. 1 to April 1, for an annual total of $2,370. The new rates are significantly lower than the previously proposed total rate of $2,750, which included $2,200 for camping site rental, $160 for winter storage and... Read more

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