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Monaco Developing Two New Resorts

Answering a need for more high-end U.S. resorts, Monaco Coach Corp. plans to develop two upscale RV properties in California and Florida in 2008. Construction is slated for the first half of next year on a 350- to 400-site RV resort in La Quinta, Calif., near Palm...

RVDA, ARC Call for National Park Upgrades

The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) has joined with the American Recreation Coalition (ARC) and other outdoor recreation interests to urge congressional support for start-up appropriation of $50 million to help fund a new, 10-year program to enhance the...

RVers Challenge Parking Ban in Calif. City

Lawyers retained by RV and boat enthusiasts in Antioch, Calif., have sent a letter to city officials, warning that any effort to restrict the parking of recreational vehicles on private property will not stand in court. “An exercise of the police power such as...

FRVTA Confab Examines Site Availability

A landmark piece of legislation establishing guidelines for RV dealers and manufacturers operating in Florida led a list of initiatives laid out during the 27th Annual Florida RV Trade Association’s (FRVTA) State Convention Sept. 6-8 at the Sanibel Harbour Resort and...

Ore. Park Developer Dies in Trailer Fire

A World War II veteran who developed Flycasters RV Park in Shady Cove, Ore., was found dead inside the burnt-out hulk of his trailer Monday (Oct. 8), according to the Mail Tribune, Medford. A neighbor Monday afternoon saw a plume of smoke billowing from the...

65,000 Forest Fires in '07 Drain Budgets

All of those dream homes that are sprouting up at the edge of national forests in the West are creating a nightmare for the U.S. Forest Service. Increasingly, the federal agency is raiding its bank account to douse wildfires at the expense of some of the...

Illinois Preserve May Revamp Campsites

The Kane County Forest Preserve District near Geneva, Ill., is looking at revamping its campgrounds. The changes being considered include closing Buffalo Park at Algonquin, a campground in the far north end of the county beset by flooding problems, and opening a new...

Dunes Fire Rousts 200 California Campers

A Manhattan Beach, Calif., man was cited on suspicion of starting a fire in the Oceano Dunes Saturday (Oct. 6) that burned about 10 acres and led to the evacuation of dozens of campers, according to the San Luis Obispo Tribune. The man faces a possible fine of about...

S.D. Campgrounds Honored for Recycling

Two campgrounds in the vicinity of Sturgis, S.D., raised $2,900 for a local charity by collecting discarded aluminum beverage cans and plastic bottles during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally this past summer, according to the Black Hills Pioneer, Spearfish, S.D. The...

South Dakota Ponders Camping Fee Hike

A basic increase of $2 in most daily camping fees at South Dakota state parks is being recommended by the state Game, Fish and Parks Commission. The commission accepted the recommendation of the department staff at a meeting Thursday (Oct. 4) in Pierre. The fees are...

Seasonal Campers Get Year’s Reprieve

Campers battling Clay County, N.C., leaders over plans restricting how long they can stay at public campgrounds on Lake Chatuge got a one-year reprieve Thursday (Oct. 4). The Clay County Board of Commissioners approved a plan to start a lottery system in 2009 for...

600,000 Visitors Heading for New Hampshire

Columbus Day weekend, beginning today (Oct. 5), is expected to be one of the best ever in terms of visitors and spending, according to a report prepared for the New Hampshire Division of Travel and Tourism Development by the Institute for New Hampshire Studies. Almost...