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Dems. Reach Deal to Boost Gas Mileage

An agreement among congressional Democrats – including those from auto industry states – to support a 40% increase in vehicle fuel efficiency is likely to be the tonic needed to push energy legislation through Congress before Christmas, according to The Associated...

RV Info Providers Team Up

Camping.com and RV Xtreme magazine have partnered to offer consumers a one-stop shop for RV- and camping-related information and services. As part of the alliance, Camping.com will provide RV Xtreme with ongoing editorial content and RV Xtreme will publish a special...

Utility to Repair Flooded Campgrounds

Ameren Corp. reached a settlement that will require the utility to pay $180 million in cash and property to compensate for damages resulting from the Taum Sauk reservoir collapse in Missouri two years ago, The Associated Press reported. Ameren is expected to announce...

Mexico’s Copper Canyon Tours Halted

El Paso, Texas-based Tracks to Adventure has modified its popular railroad tours into Mexico’s Copper Canyon after the government there decided to prohibit the practice of allowing RVers to stay in their units that were affixed to flat cars while traversing the...

Ontario Campground Assn. Rebrands

The Ontario Private Campground Association recently unveiled its new brand identity, Camping in Ontario. For years, the association’s annual camping directory and website were both titled Camping in Ontario. Building on that strength, the association will now operate...

U.S. Economy Has Strong Summer

The economy barreled ahead in the summer, growing at a 4.9% pace. The performance was the strongest in four years, but isn’t expected to last through the current quarter amid the continuing housing slump and credit crunch, according to The Associated Press. The...

LSI Names Franchisee Develop. Director

Leisure Systems Inc. (LSI) has named Kelly Jones director of franchisee development for its Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park camp-resorts. Jones has been involved with the Jellystone Park in Amboy, Ill., since 1976. As general manager of the park, Jones was recognized in...

RVIA Forecasts Down Year in '08

Amid the talk of the RV industry’s potential, manufacturers, suppliers and dealers heard some sobering news during the opening breakfast to the 45th Annual National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky. The industry has seen its fortunes decline in 2007 with shipment...

Park Trailers Offer RV Alternative

Watching its recreational vehicle sales slow because potential customers could not afford both the RV and the vehicle to tow it, CrossRoads RV, Topeka, Ind., has expanded into the recreational park trailer market. These customers, Jim Fox, national sales manager at...

More Gulf Coast Resorts in the Works

There will soon be a steady procession of high-end recreational vehicles rolling along Gulf Coast interstates, searching for a place by the beach to park, according to the Mobile Press-Register. Or so developers in south Baldwin County are betting. On 40 acres near...

B.C. Loses 10% of Campsites in Last 3 Years

The newly elected president of the BC Lodging and Campgrounds Association (BCLCA) discussed the paradox of shrinking RV sites in British Columbia amid growing RV ownership during BCLCA’s 64th Annual General Meeting held Nov. 7 in the River Rock Casino resort in...

RVIA: October RV Shipments Up 5%

October wholesale RV shipments grew by 5%, driven by an upturn in towable shipments for the first time in more than a year, the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) reported on Monday (Nov. 26). The improved condition of the RV industry came on the eve of...