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Park Trailer Shipments Fell 12.9% in 2007

Recreational park trailer shipments fell 12.9% in 2007, according to statistics compiled by the Recreational Park Trailer Industry Association (RPTIA). Shipments from manufacturers to dealers totaled 8,837, compared to the industry’s all- time record of 10,143 in...

Full-Time RVers' Voting Lawsuit Dismissed

A federal judge on Wednesday (Feb. 20) dismissed a lawsuit filed by full-time RVers who were bumped from the Tennessee voter rolls because they live on the open road. According to The Associated Press, Bradley County officials who dropped 286 RV owners from the rolls...

RV Park Proposed for California Coast City

Developers have received initial approval to turn an eight-acre agricultural site in Half Moon Bay, Calif., into an RV park. The Half Moon Bay Planning Commission approved rezoning for the plot on Feb. 14, but the request still needs approval from the Half Moon Bay...

Morgan Management Buys Indiana Resort

Morgan Management has purchased Indiana Beach amusement park and the Jellystone Park Camp-Resort near Monticello, Ind., from the Spackman family for an undisclosed price. The sale was announced on Tuesday (Feb. 19), according to the Monticello Herald Journal....

LSI is Upgrading Club Yogi Program

Cincinnati-based Leisure Systems Inc. (LSI) is in the process of designing a new Club Yogi program, having hired a local company, Marketing Strategists, to review the current program and make recommendations on how best to improve it. LSI is the franchisor of the Yogi...

Mill Creek Resort to Co-Host Texas Expo

Mill Creek Ranch RV & Cottage Resort in Canton, Texas, has joined as a co-host of the first East Texas Exposition, to be known as the EastTXPO and held Sept. 25-28. The new event is being sponsored by East Texas Experience, a division of East Texas Biz Inc. The...

Campers Don’t Let Snow Stop the Fun

The crowds are nonexistent, the silence deafening and the scenery breathtaking, but Charley Polston has an even bigger reason why he enjoys pitching a tent in the snow and camping in the dead of winter at Kohler-Andrae State Park south of Sheboygan, Wis. “No bugs,”...

KOA to Introduce New Rewards Program

Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) in March will launch the private campground industry’s first technology-based rewards and recognition program in which campers can earn discounts and other incentives for staying in KOA campgrounds. “This whole project is monumental,”...

Park Owners Eye National Issues Conf.

On April 29-May 1, the annual National Issues Conference, sponsored by the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC), will educate and inform RV park and campground owners and operators about key issues having a significant impact on their business....

New Ala. RV Parks to House Workers

Several investors have opened 20 or more new recreational vehicle parks for the thousands of construction workers expected to build the ThyssenKrupp steel mill in Calvert, Ala. The Press-Register, Mobile, reported that entrepreneurs are rushing to open the parks,...

Life on the Road Lures RV Fans

An RV is a home away from home for Sandra M. Hayward. The Suffield, Mass., resident and her husband park their recreational vehicle in a Vermont campground and nearly every weekend they head north for relaxation and fun. Now her friend Linda M. Shaw, a former Suffield...

Fed. Cuts Affect Corps Campgrounds

Federal budget cuts will affect camping and other recreational activities at Mark Twain Lake near Hannibal, Mo., and three southern Illinois lakes this summer, the Army Corps of Engineers announced on Feb. 12. The corps’ St. Louis District office said government-run...