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Traveling Family Learns Lessons on the Road

The numbers speak for themselves: two parents, 13-year-old twin daughters, three dogs, 180 square feet of living space in an RV, 34 states visited, 6,378 photos taken and more than 14,000 miles traveled. But, according to a report in the Business Gazette,...

KOA, Thor Enter Into Marketing Partnership

Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) and Thor Industries Inc. have entered into a new partnership to market Airstream’s iconic silver trailers as on-site rental units to KOA franchisees. “The fastest growing segment in our business right now is lodging and...

KOA, Thor Enter Into Marketing Partnership

Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) and Thor Industries Inc. have entered into a new partnership to market Airstream’s iconic silver trailers as on-site rental units to KOA franchisees. “The fastest growing segment in our business right now is lodging and...

Campground Vandalism Tops $100,000

A reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest of vandals suspected of causing more than $100,000 in damage to trailers at the Cannon Falls Campground near Cannon Falls, Minn. According to state fire marshals, arsonists set fire to a trailer home in...

Obama Inauguration Draws Many Rvers

The impending inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama in January is creating a big demand for housing in and around Washington, D.C. RV parks are one of the recipients of this mid-winter rush. Cherry Hill Campground in College Park, Md., has already taken...

Manitoba Campground Sits Empty

The former campground near Emerson, Manitoba, continues to sit empty and unused. The facility was taken over by the province when the developers of the campground pulled out of the project several years ago, according to the Pembina Valley Online, Winkler, MB. Wayne...

RV Park Extends Amenities to Community

In August 2004, Susan and Lon Strombeck were looking for a growth business opportunity in Catron County, N.M., located in the extreme western part of the state. They found it in Apache RV Park, in the heart of the Apache National Forest nine miles north of Reserve....

KOA Hands Out Awards at Jamboree

Cam and Paul Friesen, owners of the Watkins Glen, N.Y., KOA Campground for the past 17 years, were named KOA’s Franchisees of the Year during the annual Kampgrounds of America (KOA) Jamboree Nov. 7-11 in Myrtle Beach, S.C., KOA announced in a news release....

Hispanic Market Experts Slated for RV Show

Colombian-American couple Gary and Valerie Berman, who have spent 20 years studying the Hispanic market in the United States, will speak to industry members about their knowledge of Hispanics’ leisure preferences and outline the best ways to market to this growing...

ARVC InSites Opens on Encouraging Note

More than 75% of recreational vehicle owners believe that RV vacations cost less than other vacation options, according to national survey data released Wednesday (Nov. 12) at the InSites 2008 Convention & Outdoor Hospitality Expo in Nashville, Tenn. The survey,...

Tennessee Campground Marks 40th Year

Camping is a popular pastime in northern middle Tennessee and the Land Between the Lakes region. And, as part of the outdoor recreation scene, it’s also a retail revenue engine for the area. Four decades ago, Don Clark saw a chance to create one of the...