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CCLOA Gets Ready For Milestone Conference

Colorado campground owners are registering for a weekend of networking, sharing, and professional development in Grand Junction Colo., set for March 25-26. The meeting is hosted by the Colorado Campground & Lodging Owners Association (CCLOA), which is calling it “CCLOA’s Monumental Junction“ to mark the major junction the association has reached after a year of tremendous transformation. Presentation formats and the expo format have been reformatted to inspire a richer experience... Read more

CalARVC Announces Its Full Speaker Line-Up

The California Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (CalARVC) is getting ready for its 2017 RV Park Spring Getaway, which will happen March 28 at Calistoga RV Park in Calistoga. Following the event’s opening introductions, the first session  will take a deeper dive into the 2016 North American Camper Report, commissioned by Kampgrounds of America Inc. More than 1 million households in North America started camping in 2015, according to the report. Of these new campers, 18% are African-American,... Read more

Calif. Dam Emergency Puts RV Parks In Danger

February 16, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Photo by the Associated Press. Dangerously high water levels at California’s Lake Oroville, created when Oroville Dam was built in 1967, and the looming failure of the dam’s spillway to ease those levels, has put everything and everyone below the dam in peril — including several campgrounds, one of which is already under water and evacuated. Lake Oroville provides water, energy and recreation opportunities to the San Francisco Bay area, the San Joaquin Valley and Southern California. The... Read more

KOA Picks Up Its Ninth Top Franchise Award

(L-R) Larry Brownfield, KOA director of franchise development; Chris Fairlee, KOA vice president of system development; and KOA Senior Director of Marketing Whitney Hepp pose with the award. Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) received its award as a top franchise by Franchise Business Review in its 2017 Top Franchise Report in late January during the International Franchising Association’s annual convention in Las Vegas. KOA, according to its announcement of the award, is North America’s... Read more

Improvements Help O’Leary’s Resorts Succeed

January 31, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

When Craig Dolbeer decided to become a snowbird, he knew he wanted to spend the winters at an RV resort in Tucson, Ariz. The challenge, he said, was deciding which resort would be the right fit for him. After all, many of them have swimming pools, spas, exercise rooms and other nice amenities. But when he arrived at Rincon Country West RV Resort, he knew in an instant that that’s where he would want to spend his winters. The reason? The 1,100-site park has a G-gauge outdoor railroad, complete with... 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

D.C. Spectators, Marchers Fill Md. Campground

Not everyone booked a five-star hotel for this week’s inauguration events. Visitors flocked to the Cherry Hill Park campground in College Park, Md., where assistant general manager Chris Lim said there’s a bipartisan crowd, radio station WTOP reported. About 200 parties of Trump supporters, including Bikers for Trump, and 50 groups for the Women’s March on Washington settled in. The campground can accommodate up to 400 groups and features a dog run, cabins, laundry facilities and more.... Read more

Leisure Systems Named In Top 500 Franchises

Leisure Systems Inc.’s (LSI’s) growing sales and profitability landed the Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort franchisor a spot in Entrepreneur magazine’s “Franchise 500” listing, according to an announcement from the company. With $106 million in sales in 2016, LSI was ranked 472 for its exceptional performance across several areas, including financial strength and stability, growth rate and brand power. “Our inclusion in the Franchise 500 not only reflects the... Read more

TACO: 2017 Texas Guide Biggest And Best Ever

The 2017 RV Travel & Camping Guide to Texas is now being provided to consumers at RV shows, visitors bureaus and campgrounds in Texas and across the country, according to an announcement from the Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO). Houston-based PPL Motorhomes, the nation’s largest consignment dealer, is also sending out the guides to everyone who requests a copy of PPL’s latest parts catalogue. “We still have a huge demographic that very much prefers a printed guide,” said... Read more

Gorin Among 2017 RV/MH Hall Of Fame Inductees

The board of directors of the RV/MH Heritage Foundation announced Wednesday (Jan. 4) the names of those who will be inducted into the RV/MH Hall of Fame (Hall) as members of the Class of 2017. “The Class of 2017 is historic in that the first inductee from the Canadian RV/MH industries will be inducted this year,” stated Foundation President Darryl Searer in an announcement about this year’s slate. “He is Woody Paylor, retired founder of Woody’s RV in Alberta, Canada. “Congratulations... Read more

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