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CTPA Reviews Changes at State Confab

The California Travel Parks Association’s (CTPA) two-day convention Sept. 25-26 featured presentations by CTPA Executive Director Debbie Sipe and ARVC Chairman Max Gibbs as well as a keynote address by Lynn Carpenter-Shumann, deputy director of marketing for the...

Park Consultant Gorin Buys Florida Resort

In an unexpected twist for one of the more high profile personalities in the RV park and campground business, consultant David Gorin and business partner Ed Rymer purchased the 115-site Holiday Cove RV Resort in Cortez, Fla., from Federal Resort Properties on Sept. 20...

Forum Touts Recreation as Political Issue

Recreation issues can have an important place in the public policy debates associated with the elections of 2008, according to a diverse group of national policy experts who spoke Sept. 20 at “Recreation 2008: Making Our Issues Count” in Washington, D.C. The national...

Fed's Rate Cut Could Bolster RV Sales

The RV industry should profit from the Federal Reserve’s half-point cut in the federal funds rate, helping to nudge potential buyers off the fence as the move effectively lowered the prime lending rate to 7.75%. “The cut will help the overall industry, but benefit...

Mich. State Gov't. Shutdown Shortlived

A partial shutdown of Michigan’s government ended after a little more than four hours Monday (Oct. 1), according to The Associated Press. Gov. Jennifer Granholm asked state workers to show up for their normal Monday shifts. Services that already had been...

Ohio Raises Tourism Funding by 40%

The Ohio Campground Owners Association (OCOA), as a member of the Ohio Travel Association (OTA), was successful in lobbying the state legislature for a 40% increase in funding ($5.5 million over two years) for the Ohio Division of Travel and Tourism’s marketing...

Cape May Voters Oppose Park Model Limits

A New Jersey proposal that would place stricter building and inspection guidelines on recreational park trailers is facing opposition in Cape May County, home of the most campsites in the state, according to The Press, Atlantic City. The state Department of Community...

Ohio Water Park May Get Campground

The aquatic park at Uhrichsville, Ohio, may have a new neighbor once it opens next summer – a campground near Stillwater Creek, according to the New Philadelphia Times Reporter, New Philadelphia, Ohio. During the Uhrichsville City Council meeting Thursday (Sept. 27),...

Texas Flood Cleanup Helps Campgrounds

The Parks and Recreation Department in Grapevine, Texas, Keep Grapevine Beautiful and Keep Texas Beautiful have teamed up for the Lake Grapevine Waterway Cleanup, which is ongoing through Oct. 13, according to The Dallas Morning News. Volunteers are sought to help...

Workers Still Filling Wyoming RV Parks

A few years back, Michigan resident Jim Bailer worked in southwest Wyoming on a short job. Before leaving Michigan, he called ahead and reserved a spot at a local RV park with little fuss. Back in Wyoming this summer for a three-month pipeline construction job, the...

Lender Solex Partners With Advantage Credit

Online lender Solex LLC, Idaho Falls, Idaho, announced Wednesday (Sept. 26) a partnership with Advantage Credit International to provide automated credit reporting for recreational vehicle and marine loans approved through Solex’s financing and insurance software....

Yellowstone, Grand Teton Visits Rise

The high price of gas didn’t keep visitors away from Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks this summer. The number of visitors to Grand Teton National Park exceeded 540,000 in August, up 8.6% from the same month last year, according to the Jackson Hole...