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HGTV's RV 2012 Set to Premiere in January

RV 2012 – HGTV’s annual one-hour TV special covering all things RVing – premieres on Jan. 1 at 3 p.m. (Eastern), according to a report by Examiner.com. HGTV host Brandon Johnson will lead three lucky families on the shopping trip of a lifetime as they hunt for...

Fewer U.S. Tourists Visit New Brunswick Parks

Tourism operators in New Brunswick, Canada, took a serious hit this year as fewer Americans came across the border, according to the latest provincial statistics. CBC News reported that border crossings from Edmundston to St. Stephen saw traffic fall by 10% at the...

RV Park Planned for Former Condo Development

An RV park is planned for a property in Mesquite, Nev., formerly targeted for a condominium development. According to a report in the Mesquite Citizen Journal, the condos have sat vacant since the real estate market collapsed. In July, the owners went before city...

Maine Park Looks to Add RV, Camping Sites

The tough economy has been no match for Bentley’s Saloon and Campground in Arundel, Maine. According to a report by the Kennebunk Post, the seasonal spot’s owner, Bentley Warren III, recently approached the planning board about developing 90 to 95 new recreational...

Sun Communities Acquires Three Fla. RV Parks

Sun Communities Inc., a Southfield, Mich.-based real estate investment trust (REIT) that owns and operates manufactured housing and recreational vehicle communities, today (Dec. 22) announced that on Dec. 16 it acquired three recreational vehicle communities, personal...

KOA, Coleman, Foundation Release New Study

Almost 40 million Americans participated in camping last year, according to a new study released today by The Outdoor Foundation, The Coleman Co. Inc., and Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA), which equates to more than 14% of Americans over age six. The findings are...

Partners Outdoors 2012 Meeting Scheduled

Partners Outdoors 2012 will take place at the Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Va, running Jan. 8-12. According to a press release, recreation community leaders from the public and private sectors will “build and enhance partnerships to develop ideas to improve...

Wash. Lawmakers Try to Save Park Ranger Jobs

Concerned about the massive layoff of park rangers, a bipartisan group of state lawmakers has asked the state Parks and Recreation Commission to delay sending out notices until after the Legislature meets in January. The Columbian reported that the Dec. 14 letter...

National Park Service Could Face Severe Cuts

Having already grown accustomed to a dwindling budget in recent years, the National Park Service is now facing the prospect of a decade of across-the-board cuts starting at nearly 8% in 2013 plus a cap on discretionary spending that will be in effect from 2012 through...

RV Hall of Fame Makes Strides in Tough Times

The RV/MH Hall of Fame continues to open its doors every day, playing host to the streams of RVers eager to view the industry’s past and present depicted in the array of eye-catching and instructive displays. That in itself is an accomplishment, says Tom McNulty, who...

FRVTA Set for Annual Florida RV SuperShow

The Florida RV Trade Association (FRVTA) will host the 27th Annual 2012 Florida RV SuperShow Jan. 11-15 at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, Fla. RV Industry Day will take place on Jan. 10 and all Rv industry personnel may attend for free. “This is a great...