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RV Shipments in September Up 12.7% Over '11

Shipments to retailers of all RVs continued to improve in 2012 reporting totals of 18,976 units in the September survey of manufacturers, a gain of 12.7% over this same month one year ago, the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) has reported. On a...

Forecast: 'Frankenstorm' Damage to Top $1B

The pre-Halloween hybrid weather monster that federal forecasters call “Frankenstorm” is looking more ominous by the hour for the East Coast, and utilities and local governments are getting ready, the Associated Press reported. Meteorologists expect a...

Tents for Troops Eyes 50-Park Pickup at Expo

The three-year-old Tents for Troops program started by campground owner Charlie Curry has topped 200 members in 39 states, but Curry is far from satisfied. “I want to sign up 50 more campgrounds during or after the upcoming ARVC (National Association of RV Parks...

TVA Seeking Managers for Four Campgrounds

The Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA)  Mallard Creek Campground in Lawrence County, Ala., will be under new management when it opens for the 2013 season. Mallard Creek is one of four TVA campgrounds that will be leased to commercial management companies. It is...

Camper Backs RV Park in Upcoming Tax Vote

Editor’s Note: The following letter to the editor was written by Joan Schmidt and appeared in the Red Bluff, Calif., Daily News. The letter pertains to an upcoming voter referendum whether to impose a 10% occupancy tax to campers staying at an RV park inside the...

Sun Communities Reports Quarterly Results

Sun Communities Inc., a real estate investment trust based in Southfield, Mich., that owns and operates manufactured housing and recreational vehicle communities, today (Oct. 25) reported its third quarter results for the period ending Sept. 30. Highlights in the...

Forest Service to Review Grizzly Bear Protocols

As grizzly bear populations in Yellowstone National Park have grown, supervisors of the six national forests surrounding the park in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho have had to be more vigilant about precautions at campgrounds. But in 2010, the mauling death of a Michigan...

Drought Update: Not Enough Rain in the Plains

Weather Summary: A slow-moving storm resulted in several days of cool, cloudy, showery weather in the Midwest, replenishing soil moisture. Rain also extended southward through the Mississippi Valley. Mostly dry weather prevailed, however, across the lower Southeast....

Fire Damages Shady Oaks RV Resort in Texas

Fire destroyed part of a longtime popular Jackson County RV resort near Lake Texana in East Texas on Tuesday night (Oct. 23). Five fire departments – from Edna, Ganado, Vanderbilt, El Campo and Louise – responded about 7:35 p.m. to the Shady Oaks RV Resort...

Iowa State Parks to Get Major Upgrade by 2020

Iowa state park supporters announced plans Wednesday (Oct. 24) to mount a strategic public-private effort to spruce up the 87 parks by the system’s centennial year in 2020 and beyond. “We intend to help cultivate stewardship through environmental education and...

Hybrid Storm Headed for East Coast Next Week

Much of the U.S. East Coast has a good chance of getting blasted by gale-force winds, flooding, heavy rain and maybe even snow early next week by an unusual hybrid of hurricane and winter storm, federal and private forecasters say. Though still projecting several days...