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Garpow Announces Transition Plans for RPTIA

The Recreational Park Trailer Industry Association (RPTIA) has begun a nationwide search for a new executive director. Current executive William “Bill” Garpow announced today (Nov. 30) that a tentative timeline for transition to retirement has been put in...

'Outlook 2012' Breakfast Debuts New Go RVing Ads

The RV industry unveiled its new Go RVing “AWAY” national advertising campaign during “Outlook 2012: Up & Away” program that kicked off the 49th annual National RV Trade Show Tuesday (Nov. 29) in Louisville, Ky. The breakfast, held at the Kentucky Exposition...

ELS CFO Berman Gets Nice Inducement to Join GGP

Michael Berman, outgoing CFO at Chicago-based Equity LifeStyle Properties Inc. (ELS), is taking on a similar post at General Growth Properties Inc. for a salary of $750,000 per year. Berman, who had been with ELS since 2003, will also receive an initial grant of...

Developer Takes on Reviving Alberta Campground

Spring Lake Campground in west central Alberta may have a new lease on life. The County of Grande Prairie gave its support Monday (Nov. 28) to the transfer of the lease on Crown land in Saddle Hills County from Weyerhaeuser to a private operator, the Alberta Daily...

ARVC Conference Gets Underway in Savannah

After two days of pre-conference activities, the annual Outdoor Hospitality Conference and Expo sponsored by the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) officially gets underway today (Nov. 30) in Savannah, Ga. Held at the Westin Savannah Harbor Resort...

RV Industry Enjoys Slight Improvement in 2011

The RV industry pointed today (Nov. 29) to a slight improvement from last year’s turnaround performance as another sign the recession-dented sector is on the road to recovery. But a slight speed bump might be on the horizon. RV makers, dealers and suppliers...

Interior Secretary Visits RV Show in Louisville

The U. S. Secretary of Interior was in Louisville today (Nov. 29) to give a boost to the struggling recreational vehicle industry. That industry is bouncing back after being hard-hit by the recession. Manufacturers, dealers, and suppliers in the RV industry from...

RVDA Survey: Towable RVs to Remain Hot Sellers

Travel trailers and fifth-wheels will continue to star in 2012, bunk bed models will be hot but diesel coaches will not, and no one is looking forward to the possible side effects that the presidential election season may have on the marketplace. That’s the consensus...