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RV Shipments Off 75% in Dec., 33% for Year

Last year ended with a thud for the recreational vehicle wholesale sector as shipments dropped 75% from 2007, pulling year-end totals to a sharp 32.9% decline. According to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), overall December shipments totaled 5,600...

Super Bowl QB’s Kin Live in Florida RV Park

As the nation obsesses over the Super Bowl this week, there is a Fort Myers Beach, Fla., couple even more interested than most people. Frank and Fran Foust live the quiet old Florida lifestyle for about six months every year. They own a small RV permanently parked at...

Newspaper Urges Obama to Fix Up U.S Parks

The Obama administration is looking for shovel-ready projects to help create jobs and revive our moribund economy. Rep. Jim Matheson, D-Utah, hopes to point the president and Congress to the nation’s sandbox – our 84 million-acre, 391-property system of...

Big Western Canadian RV Show Set to Open

The 2009 Earlybird RV Show and Sale at Tradex in Abbotsford, British Columbia, will be the largest RV event of its kind in Western Canada this year. With dozens of dealers, manufacturers and exhibitors showcasing the newest products, accessories and technology, the...

Nebraska City Warm to Campground Plan

The city council in Grand Island, Neb., is open to the idea of campgrounds along some of its city’s streets, but council members let it be known Tuesday night (Jan. 27) that any proposal would be highly scrutinized. The council gave 8-2 final approval to a zoning...

Big Western Canadian RV Show Set to Open

The 2009 Earlybird RV Show and Sale at Tradex in Abbotsford, British Columbia, will be the largest RV event of its kind in Western Canada this year. With dozens of dealers, manufacturers and exhibitors showcasing the newest products, accessories and technology, the...

Nebraska City Warm to Campground Plan

The city council in Grand Island, Neb., is open to the idea of campgrounds along some of its city’s streets, but council members let it be known Tuesday night (Jan. 27) that any proposal would be highly scrutinized. The council gave 8-2 final approval to a zoning...

Newspaper Urges Obama to Fix Up U.S Parks

The Obama administration is looking for shovel-ready projects to help create jobs and revive our moribund economy. Rep. Jim Matheson, D-Utah, hopes to point the president and Congress to the nation’s sandbox – our 84 million-acre, 391-property system of...

Obama Pushing for California Emission Policy

President Barack Obama began reversing the climate policies of the Bush administration on Monday, clearing the way for new rules to force automakers to produce more fuel-efficient and less polluting cars. Reuters reported that the president told the Environmental...

Days Numbered for Florida RV Park

Nestled in a prestigious area of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., is the 30-year-old Palm Beach Gardens RV Park, a hidden gem for folks who travel across the country in their RVs. But the travelers’ paradise could soon be replaced. The campground owners have submitted plans...

ELS Reports Q4 Funds from Operations Fall

Equity LifeStyle Properties Inc. reported fourth quarter Funds From Operations (FFO) of $20.6 million compared to $21.8 million in the same period last year. RTT News reported that net income available to common stockholders totaled $0.0 million versus $4.7 million in...

Work Stops on California Campground

Construction has been halted at Crystal Cove State Park in Southern California, where a $10.5 million campground project has been underway. The project is one of hundreds of park projects and other construction jobs funded by state bonds that have been put on a list...