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RPTIA Adopts HUD Formaldehyde Standard

The Recreation Park Trailer Industry Association (RPTIA) has adopted the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) standard for formaldehyde emissions from wood products in manufactured homes for RVs its members build. The RPTIA board, meeting Oct. 26 at the RV/MH Hall...

Ohio Deploys $296,000 into Campground

State funds totaling $296,000 were released by the Ohio Controlling Board to support renovations at the Camp Perry Training Site campgrounds in Ottawa County east of Toledo in northwest Ohio, State Sen. Randy Gardner, R-Bowling Green, announced on Monday (Oct. 29)....

AGI to Hold 2nd Resort, Campground Confab

Affinity Group Inc. (AGI) has announced plans to hold its second annual RV Resort & Campground Conference & Expo Jan. 21- 23 at the InterContinental Hotel in New Orleans, La. The three-day conference will feature educational seminars on the latest trends...

Canadians ‘Loonie’ About Exchange Rate

Frank and Dianne Sharp didn’t come to Bonita Springs, Fla., much earlier this winter, but the Canadian snowbirds say they might spend more money while they are here, according to the Bonita Daily News. The strength of the Canadian dollar, or “loonie,” means the Sharps...

U.S. Firm Outfits Chinese Campground

Eureka! FloraLand Camping, China’s first and only family tenting campground on a North American-style amusement park, opened in Cheng-Du in China’s Szechuan province last July. Eureka!, a division of Johnson Outdoors Inc., based in Binghamton, N.Y., is the official...

Rentals Yield 30% of LSI Resort Revenues

Leisure Systems Inc., franchisor of the Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park camp-resorts, has recognized the need to expand its camping options and continues to increase its full-service rental cabins across a number of its camp-resorts. There are currently 1,700 full-service...

<i>Workamper</i> Names Employees of the Year

Don and Marlene Boothroyd are the 2007 recipients of the Workampers of the Year award presented by Workamper News, Heber Springs, Ark. The Boothroyds were nominated by their employer at Salt Lake City KOA, Darren D. Menlove. For two seasons, the Boothroyds have...

Texans Weigh Upgrades to Popular Park

Cedar Hill State Park southwest of Dallas is the state’s most popular campsite, with more than 100 miles of lakeshore on Joe Pool Lake and hundreds of hookup sites that are now in need of expensive upgrades. Jan Barker and her family have been cooking and camping here...

<i>Workamper </i>Names Employer of the Year

The 2007 recipient of the Employer of the Year award presented by Workamper News is Nathan Adelman, sole operator of Odetah Campground in Bozrah, Conn. Adelman was nominated by his five Workamper couples. “By our side supporting us both physically and mentally is...

AGI, Gorin Host Park Investment Confab

More than 140 RV park and campground representatives, industry brokers and financial executives gathered last week in McLean, Va., for the inaugural RV Park & Campground Investment Conference, jointly presented Oct. 17–19 by McLean-based consultant David Gorin...

Calif. State Parks Fill with Fire Victims

Rangers at state parks in and around San Clemente provided refuge for a second straight night to evacuees from Southern California wildfires, according to the Orange County Register. The 161-space San Mateo Campground straddling San Clemente’s border with Camp...

ORCA Learns About Oregon Sign Program

Roger Thompson, president of the Oregon RV Park and Campground Association (ORCA), updated members on ORCA activities at the group’s first one-day fall meeting Oct. 10 at the Premier RV Resort in Salem. He spoke about the new ORCA directory, which went to print this...