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Consumer Sentiment Hits Pre-Recession Status

Confidence among U.S. consumers unexpectedly jumped in October to the highest level since before the recession began five years ago, raising the odds that retailers will see sales improve. The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan preliminary October consumer...

RVIA Kicking Off 60th California RV Show

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) 60th Annual California RV Show kicks off today (Oct. 12) and runs through Oct. 21 at the Fairplex in Pomona. The show will feature increased RV exhibit space and several enhancements to improve the show...

MobileRVing Mobile App Launch Updated

Southeast Publications has released an app update of the MobileRVing Mobile App with new features and additional listings. “Southeast Publications has always been among the leaders in new technology and marketing concepts for various types of travel and...

Iconic Airstream Chronicled in New Book

The legendary Airstream travel trailer, with its unmistakable shiny aluminum airplane fuselage design, has been the world’s most recognized RV for over 80 years-also making Airstream the oldest and longest operating producer of RVs. A new book, “Airstream...

CCC-Built W. Va. Park to Get $24M Upgrade

West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signed on the dotted line Tuesday (Oct. 9) to secure bonding for a $24 million expansion and renovation of Cacapon State Park, a project that has been on the back burner for 20 years, the Hagerstown (Md.) Herald-Mail reported. “The...

Canadian Parks Losing Ecological Integrity?

Canada’s national parks, particularly the mountain parks, are losing their focus on ecological integrity by allowing “amusement park infrastructure” to draw in visitors, says the former vice chairwoman of a federal task force set up to protect the beloved areas. And,...

Flooded Louisiana State Parks to Reopen

Fontainebleau and Fairview-Riverside state parks are beginning to show signs of life after Hurricane Isaac hit Louisiana. The small but dedicated staff at historic Fairview-Riverside, between Mandeville and Madisonville, wasted no time after Isaac. About the time the...

DNR Refutes Ousted State Park Chief's Claim

A spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources said there is no connection between last week’s dismissal of the state parks director and his opposition to a higher-up’s support for timbering or mining efforts on state...

Report: Aug. Motorhome Sales Post 7.5% Rise

Year-over-year motorhome registrations increased 7.5% in August while sales rose 5.9% for the first eight months, according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI) Thor Industries Inc. ranked as the motorhome sales leader year-to-date with a 20.7%...

Buffalo May Roam at Minnesota State Park

People who love Camden State Park in southwestern Minnesota got a chance to find out about plans for the park and offer their suggestions at an open house given by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) at the Marshall-Lyon County Library on Tuesday...

New York Spending $143M for Park Upgrades

Along the roads past lakes and campgrounds in New York state, workers have been busy laying down fresh asphalt. Near Lake Cohasset, aging sewer lines are being replaced. Soon, dozens of frayed cabins that house disadvantaged children in the summer will receive...

Winnebago Financial Results on the Upswing

Winnebago Industries Inc. today (Oct. 11) reported financial results for the company’s fourth quarter and fiscal year 2012. According to a news release, revenues for the fourth quarter ended Aug. 25 were $162.5 million, an increase of 24.5%, versus $130.5...