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FMCA Show Successful Despite Soft Economy

Although attendance was down substantially at the Family Motor Coach Association’s (FMCA) 81st International Convention March 16-19 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter in Perry, Ga., organizers were pleased with the turnout. FMCA reported that...

Campfire Survey: RVers to Camp More in ‘09

Consumer confidence may be down, but RVer confidence remains high, according to the biannual Campfire Canvass survey of RV owners conducted by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA). Fifty-five percent of survey respondents intend to use their RVs more...

Corps Works Will Disrupt Many Campgrounds

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that several flood damage repair and improvement projects are underway that will affect reservations at various parks throughout Tulsa District. Tulsa District encompasses all of Oklahoma, the southern half of Kansas, Lake...

Good Sam Club Names Welcome Mat Winners

The Good Sam Club, the world’s largest RV owners’ organization with nearly 1 million member families, has announced the recipients of its 2009 Welcome Mat awards, aimed at recognizing RV-friendly businesses for their customer service and commitment to the recreation...

FMCA Show Successful Despite Soft Economy

Although attendance was down substantially at the Family Motor Coach Association’s (FMCA) 81st International Convention March 16-19 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter in Perry, Ga., organizers were pleased with the turnout. FMCA reported that...

Big Sur Parks Remain Closed from ’08 Fires

Businesses in California’s Big Sur area continue to suffer after last year’s wildfires ravaged the area. A number of trails and campsites remain closed to tourists, and access to some seasonal attractions, like the wildflowers now in bloom, is limited,...

Accused Stalker Claims Fla. RV Park as Home

Robert O’Ryan, the Florida man who pleaded not guilty to charges of stalking Olympic gymnast and “”Dancing With the Stars”” contestant Shawn Johnson, was a former Olympic hopeful himself before an injury caused extreme depression, a close...

LSI Adds 2 New Jellystone Parks to Franchise

Leisure Systems Inc. (LSI), franchiser of 71 Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts in the U.S. and Canada, has added two new parks to its national roster in Austin, Minn., and Memphis, Tenn. “Travelers are looking for more vacations that are economical, family-oriented and...

CNA Adds Campground Insurance Program

The Excess and Surplus (E&S) unit of CNA insurance companies is offering a new program to fit the specific needs of resort-style campgrounds. The E&S Campgrounds program is targeted to campgrounds with amenities including river rafting, swimming, fishing,...

New Park Owners Focus on Seasonal Campers

There’s nothing better than owning your own campground, say lifelong campers, the Thompson family, according to the Leader Times, Kittanning, Pa. A 2-acre pond complete with canoe and paddle boat rentals, a great place to fish, room for plenty of other campers...