Texas 2015 Camping Directory Available

The 2015 RV Travel & Camping Guide to Texas is now available, and according to the Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO), it's much more than a campground directory. “It’s an indispensable guide for things to see and do across the Lone Star State,” said Brian Schaeffer, executive vice president and CEO of the TACO. “We added a ton of advertorials to the guide this year, highlighting things to see and do in specific areas of Texas, and that led to a lot more pages. We went... Read more

Park Model RV Finance Deal Announced

Full Circle Finance Inc. announced that it is offering an introductory 6.99% lease-to-own program for specific park model cabins built by Pinnacle Park Homes of Georgia. “Finding funding for commercial park model cabins has always proved to be a bit of a difficult task. Banks just don’t understand what a park model is. Is it a vehicle? Is it a house,” said Andy Davis, sales manager at Pinnacle Park Homes. Full Circle Finance understands the campground industry and the power of the nightly,... Read more

USA Today Highlights Coastal RV Parks

State Highway 1 is a California coastal road that offers RVers a bounty of views. Also known as the Pacific Coast Highway, SR 1, and PCH, this road runs concurrently in places with U.S. Highway 101, USA Today reported. Along the meandering route, which adjoins the Pacific Ocean coast for most of its hundreds of miles, RV parks remain open year-round for comfortable accommodation and exciting outdoor activity. Among some public campgrounds, USA Today pointed out these: • Eureka RV Park is located... Read more

Australian RV Industry On An Upswing

Australian Recreational Vehicle production statistics released by the Caravan Industry Association of Australia show growth for the sector, Australia's Manufacturers' Monthly reported. October 2014’s monthly total of 2,152 recreational vehicles (RVs) produced is the highest since monthly production figures began being reported in 2008. The RV production statistics for October show a year-on-year growth of 4.7% compared to October 2013. Since 2008, RV registrations have increased by 21.6%... Read more

Michigan Increases State Camping Fees

Campers in Michigan can expect to pay more for campground fees this year. Starting Jan. 1, fees for public campgrounds in the state rose between $1 to $4, the Lansing State Journal reported. Ron Olson, chief of parks and recreation for the Michigan Department of National Resources, said the fee increase for each site depends on popularity. Camp sites with an 82% or higher average occupancy will see a $4 fee increase, he said. Sites with moderate or lesser occupancy rates will see a $2 or $1 increase. The... Read more

Owner Announces Marina, RV Park Sold

Bill Brina of Dagon Enterprises, who bought the facilities more than two years ago, announced the sales of the Whitehall (N.Y.) Marina and the RV park at the site on Thursday (Jan. 23), and said the new owners are already taking reservations for and answering questions about next year, the Glens Falls Post-Star reported. Robert Lynn Wagemann, an avid speedboat racer and the former owner of Hacker Boat Co., has purchased the marina and will operate it as the New Whitehall Marina. Sal Panetta has purchased... Read more

Mich. Village Expanding Its Campground

Rising demand is pushing Berrien Springs, Mich., to add more sites to its Shamrock Park Campground, the Herald-Palladium reported. The village council authorized 10 or 11 additional sites be created this year. Park manager Jack Davis said that American Electric Power has more outages than normal planned for 2016 at the Cook Nuclear Plant in Lake Township. Contracted Cook workers are a major source of Shamrock Park occupants. This will be the park's third expansion in the last four years.... Read more

Pair Acquitted On RV Fraud Accusation

A Millet, Alberta-area man and woman were acquitted Wednesday (Jan. 21) of defrauding a British Columbia man out of a $45,000 bank loan as part of a motorhome rental business. The Edmonton Journal reported that Rebekah Donszelmann, 33, and her former husband, Steven Weeres, 55, were cleared after Court of Queen’s Bench Justice John Little ruled the evidence — comprising a lone witness and no documents — couldn’t prove the couple perpetrated a fraud. They could have been duped themselves,... Read more

Pump Prices Drive Up Motorhome Sales

Commuters in four-wheelers aren’t the only people excited about the recent reprieve in fuel costs. As reported by the Detroit News, the recreational vehicle industry and devotees of the RV lifestyle also are licking their chops over those lower numbers at the pump. When your rig gets single-digit mpg, as do many truck-trailer combos and motor homes, saving a buck or more for every 10 miles the odometer clocks can add up pretty quickly over the course of even a short jaunt. The big dip in fueling... Read more

Company Offering Modular RV Shelters

Lets Go Aero Inc. introduced a way to expand RV living and storage space with the adaptable new ArcRV and ArcHaus modular shelters, reported. These versatile designs allow users to add a covered side room, breezeway or a completely enclosed gear storage area or pet sleeping quarters to RVs. Lets Go Aero, Inc., based in Colorado Springs, Colo.,  offers gear-management solutions for the automotive and outdoor recreation industries. “The ArcRV and its related ArcHaus family of products... Read more

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