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Wholesale RV Shipments Tumble 42.5%

Wholesale RV shipments continued to retreat in September, down 42.5%, as all sectors showed sharp declines in year-over-year comparisons. It represented the fifth straight month that deliveries incurred 25-plus-percent drop-offs. Shipments have lagged behind 2007...

Wholesale RV Shipments Tumble 42.5%

Wholesale RV shipments continued to retreat in September, down 42.5%, as all sectors showed sharp declines in year-over-year comparisons. It represented the fifth straight month that deliveries incurred 25-plus-percent drop-offs. Shipments have lagged behind 2007...

Iowa Parks Survive Flooding, Look to Future

Like “A Tale of Two Cities,” business in Iowa’s private RV parks and campgrounds in the summer of 2008 was the best of times and the worst of times. A 500-year flood struck the eastern half of the state in July, forcing four campgrounds to close and many others to cut...

Campgrounds Push for Later School Start

Save Indiana Summers, a non-profit, statewide coalition of parents, teachers and community members disappointed with the ever-earlier start to the school year, has made some progress in reaching its goal. Jim Keller, governmental relations manager for the Indiana...

Camping World CEO Takes on New Risk

Marcus Lemonis believes his path to NASCAR can be traced to when he was adopted, at 9 months old, in Beirut. According to the Miami Herald, a couple from Miami raised him in South Florida and by the time he reached fourth grade, friends told him he would one day...

Missouri Town Hears RV Park Proposal

Discussions continued about a proposed RV park in the city limits of Hardin, Mo., at the monthly Hardin City Council on Oct. 20. Hardin resident Jason Raasch is trying to get city approval to build a 10-unit, two-acre RV park area of town, according to the Richmond...

RV Resort Planned for California Harbor Town

Preparatory work on an upscale RV park at the harbor in Crescent City, Calif., continues to move forward as the harbor commission approved on Oct. 21 an architectural review of the project’s design. Described as a development similar to Whaleshead Beach Resort...

Camping World CEO Takes on New Risk

Marcus Lemonis believes his path to NASCAR can be traced to when he was adopted, at 9 months old, in Beirut. According to the Miami Herald, a couple from Miami raised him in South Florida and by the time he reached fourth grade, friends told him he would one day...

RV Resort Planned for California Harbor Town

Preparatory work on an upscale RV park at the harbor in Crescent City, Calif., continues to move forward as the harbor commission approved on Oct. 21 an architectural review of the project’s design. Described as a development similar to Whaleshead Beach Resort...

Missouri Town Hears RV Park Proposal

Discussions continued about a proposed RV park in the city limits of Hardin, Mo., at the monthly Hardin City Council on Oct. 20. Hardin resident Jason Raasch is trying to get city approval to build a 10-unit, two-acre RV park area of town, according to the Richmond...

Michigan ARVC Tours Three Campgrounds

The Michigan Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds toured three campgrounds during its Fall Convention Oct. 19-21 at the Comfort Inn In Chelsea, Mich. Seventy people representing 30 campgrounds attended the convention, reported Wayne Purchase, executive director....

Prolonged Audit Tests Campground’s Patience

For more than a year, Pettibone Park Resort, a 240-site Good Sam park near La Crosse, Wis., has been operating under the cloud of a city-ordered audit, according to the La Crosse Tribune. “It’s just this big weight on our shoulders,” said campground operator Mark...