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KOA Care Camps Big Weekend Sets A New Record

Kampgrounds of America’s (KOA’s) annual Care Camps Big Weekend set a new camper attendance record May 12-13, drawing about 4% more camping families than the event brought to participating KOAs in 2016. The Care Camps Big Weekend, now in its 14th year, is a major fundraising event for KOA Care Camps, a charity that supports a network of 128 specialized, weeklong summer camps for children battling cancer and their siblings. Campers who stayed as paying guests at the 400 participating KOAs... Read more

Canada Ready For 3rd RVing And Camping Week

May 22, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

In just its third year, organizers said that Canadian RVing & Camping Week, which begins tomorrow (May 23) and runs through Sunday (May 28), has gained a strong foothold among Canadians. Hosted by Go RVing Canada, Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) of Canada, and the Canadian Camping & RV Council (CCRVC), the week is a celebration of RVing and camping in Canada, and encourages Canadians to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. Shane Devenish, executive director of CCRVC, said the... Read more

ELS Unveils ‘Petite Retreats’ Brand, Tiny Houses

Thousand Trails unveiled Petite Retreats and their two newest Tiny Houses in an assortment of unique vacation rental accommodations during the New York International Auto Show last month, according to an announcement from Thousand Trails parent company Equity Lifestyle Properties Inc., based in Chicago. New York City served as the ultimate setting to kick off this summer’s Petite Retreats #TinyHouseRoadTrip with the first official tour stop in Lancaster, Pa., home to the Circle M RV & Camping... Read more

Calif. RV Resort Hosting Largest Vintage RV Rally

The largest vintage trailer rally in the country is set to take place Saturday (May 20) at Pismo Coast Village RV Resort in Pismo Beach, Calif., according to an announcement from the park. “We’ll have over 300 vintage trailers along with their proud owners,” said Jay Jamison, general manager of the resort, which has hosted the annual vintage trailer rally for the past nine years. The highlight of the weekend is the open house and swap meet, which takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. “You’ll... Read more

RV Industry Power Breakfast Crowd Exceeds 850

A crowd of more than 850 RV industry personnel gathered together for the RV Industry Power Breakfast. The throngs began arriving just before sunup today (May 11), filling the RV/MH Hall of Fame’s Northern Indiana Event Center in Elkhart, Ind., to capacity for the fifth edition of the RV Industry Power Breakfast — an event that has evolved into an integral cog on the industry’s trade show circuit. Eclipsing last year’s attendance high mark, the event drew more than 850 people to get a wide-ranging,... Read more

Anderson Steps Back, Arnold CEO Of Cruise Inn

Trent Arnold Cruise Inn announced this morning (May 9) that Trent Arnold has been elevated to the position of president and CEO, taking over for Scott Anderson, who is stepping back but will stay on to continue growing the company, which Anderson co-founded in 2013. Arnold joined Cruise Inn last September as executive vice president and CFO, focusing on the areas of finance and treasury, and assisting in the advancement of the next generation of technology to be implemented at the company. He has... Read more

KOA: Care Camps Weekend Reservations Up 13%

With just over a week to go until the 2017 edition of the KOA Care Camps Big Weekend event May 12-13, advanced reservation numbers are reaching record levels, according to Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA), one of the charity’s biggest sponsors. KOA Care Camps Big Weekend provides a night of camping at participating KOAs for $10 on May 13 for campers who stayed as paying guests May 12. The entire $10 Saturday fee is given to the KOA Care Camps Trust, which provides direct support for roughly... Read more

Arizona ARVC Convention, Trade Show Draws 60

Arizona ARVC’s new logo More than 60 campground and RV park operators, vendors and industry officials gathered in Chandler, Ariz. to attend the annual meeting of the Arizona Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (Arizona ARVC). The daylong meeting took place April 26 at Rawhide Western Town and featured panel discussions, seminars, a trade show with vendors, a silent auction and the association’s annual awards program, according to an announcement from the association. “We had a great... Read more

RVIA’s Landers Addresses Congress On Hot Issues

RVIA’s Jay Landers testifies before a Congressional subcommittee. Jay Landers, the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) vice president of government affairs, testified before Congress Thursday (April 27) on the $50 billion economic impact of the recreation vehicle (RV) industry, according to an RVIA announcement. Throughout the hearing, held by the Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Landers highlighted the growth... Read more

Canadian Organizations Promo RV, Camping Week

April 26, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Three Canadian organizations associated with camping and the RV industry are coordinating the 2nd Annual Canada RV and Camping Week that will begin May 23 following the country’s Victoria Day long holiday. The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) of Canada, the Canadian Camping and RV Council (CCRVC) and Go RVing Canada are looking to increase campground attendance and drive more customers into Canadian RV dealerships. With a goal of raising $20,000, campgrounds and RV dealerships additionally... Read more

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