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October Wholesale RV Shipments Soar 31.5%

Shipments to retailers of all RVs were reported at 24,947 units in the October 2012 manufacturer survey, up 31.5% over last month and up 31.0% ahead of this same month last year, the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) reported. Double-digit percentage...

'RV Cooking Show' to Air on the Auto Channel

TACH-TV and RV Cooking Show have teamed up to air a full season of RV Cooking Show episodes on The Auto Channel’s over-the-air and cable broadcast TV network. The network is currently available in the South Florida market with plans to expand to the RV-friendly states...

Illinois State Park Funding Bill Gets 2nd Look

A funding measure to help the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (DNR) address a backlog of repairs piling up at state parks could get another look during the veto session. The bill, Senate Bill 1566, would add $2 to the cost of a license plate renewal —...

Fern Lake Fire Threatens Colo. Campgrounds

The Fern Lake Fire in Estes Park, Colo., has crossed to the southern side of Spruce Creek, spurred on by red flag conditions, Rocky Mountain National Park officials reported Tuesday (Nov. 27). The fire, west of Moraine Park, was mapped Saturday at about 1,370 acres....

New Immigrants Discover Canada, Camping

When Shamima Parvin moved to the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka to get her degree in pharmacy, she sometimes felt as though she was being swallowed whole by the big-city concrete that surrounded her. Now living in Edmonton, Alberta, with her husband, Kazi Hossain, she...

Minnesota Jellystone Park Lights Up for Holiday

The weekend after Thanksgiving has become the official kickoff for the Christmas season, and Austin, Minn., had plenty to offer. One family in particular has started a tradition with the Austin Festival of Lights, which opened for the second year at Yogi Bear’s...

A Look Inside the Nation's Top Jellystone Park

The Jellystone Park Camp Resort in Warrens, Wis., has received this year’s “Camp-Resort of the Year” award from Leisure Systems Inc., the Milford, Ohio-based company that franchises Jellystone Parks across the country. The Warrens park, which has 645 RV sites, 132...

RVIA: RV Shipments Will Increase 4.5% in 2013

The RV industry recovery from the economic downturn will continue to build strength in 2013, as shipments are expected to rise to 289,900 — a 4.5% increase over the projected 2012 total of 277,300 units, Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) Vice President...

Three Drown in California Coastal Park Tragedy

Howard Kuljian and his family were out for a walk on a damp, overcast morning at Big Lagoon beach on the northern California coast on Nov. 24, playing fetch with their dog Fran as 10-foot surf churned the water just feet away like a washing machine. Signs near the...

Sandy Damage to Major NY Road: $35 Million

The 15.5-mile long road, which provides access to Jones Beach, Robert Moses State Park, other popular recreational sites and residential communities along a stretch of Long Island’s southern shore, sustained unprecedented damage during Hurricane Sandy last month and...

Fish Camp Offers Move Out Bonus to RVers

When Randy Ringhaver bought Pacetti’s Fish Camp in early October for an undisclosed sum, there were about 100 residents living in the northern Florida campground on a long-term basis in RVs. As part of the purchase contract, Pinkham Pacetti insisted that the residents...

Trailer Life Names Reader's Choice Winners

The results of Trailer Life magazine’s first-ever Readers’ Choice Awards are in and this year’s winners include many of North America’s most popular RVs, campgrounds, RV products and services. More than 220,000 Trailer Life readers were invited...