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Travel Trailers Push Sept. Towables to 5.4% Gain

Year-over-year retail towable sales increased 5.4% in September and 6.9% for the third quarter, while registrations were up 8.4% year-to-date. According to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc., as reported by RVBUSINESS.com, results showed: Sales for the...

Mid-Atlantic Conference Details Announced

Details of the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Coastal States Campground Conference have been announced. The conference will be held March 5-6 at the Dover Downs Casino Hotel in Dover, Del. The event attracts campground owners from New Jersey, Maryland and Delaware. The 2012 event...

GOP/Dems Avoid Fiscal Cliff? Details to Follow

Leaders of Congress declared confidence today (Nov. 16) they could reach a deal with President Barack Obama to avert economically convulsive tax increases and budget cuts at year’s end, in a rare show of unity reflecting the dire stakes in a nation sick of...

Oil Rig Explodes in Gulf of Mexico; Fire is Out

Coast Guard officials say an oil rig fire 25 miles southeast of Grand Isle, La., has been out after an explosion off the coast of Louisiana that killed two workers and sent four people to hospitals. Two others were believed to be missing. There was no immediate word...

Free Admission Days in 2013 to Federal Lands

The Department of the Interior has announced several dates in 2013 when more than 2,000 national parks, national forests, national wildlife refuges and other federal lands will offer free admittance to everyone. “Our national parks, national wildlife refuges, national...

4 Ways to Handle Bad Campground Reviews

Editor’s Note: The following article appeared on Campgrounds Connect, a website operated by Jeff Loper. Loper is a marketing professional with more than 14 years of experience creating campaigns for some of the biggest entertainment brands in the world. In 2010...

Indiana Raises Campground and Lodge Rates

The state of Indiana on Thursday (Nov. 15) raised rates for camping, cabins, swimming and other state park activities but announced that the $5 daily entrance fee will remain unchanged, the Statehouse File reported. “Our goal, as always, is to provide the best state...

Ariz. Parks Chief Guilty of Disorderly Conduct

Bryan Martyn felt he was defending his honor when he lost his cool and pushed another man at a community festival earlier this year. Now, the Arizona State Parks director is a convicted criminal, the Arizona Republic reported. Martyn, who became parks director May 1,...

Editorial Backs RV Park in Shopping Center

Editor’s Note: The following editorial appeared in The Aegis, the newspaper in Bel Air, Md., and concerns plans for an RV park in Aumar Village, a commercial shopping center under development in nearby Fallston. It’s just crazy enough to work. It’s...

A Look at Sandy-Ravaged N.Y. State Park

Jones Beach State Park on New York state’s Long island is a casualty of Hurricane Sandy that could take years to rebuild. Long Island’s shoreline was battered and parts of it are in ruins. New York State Parks Deputy Regional Director George Gorman was there...

Motorhome Sales up 14% in Q3, 3.7% in Sept.

Year-over-year motorhome registrations edged up 3.7% in September and 6.9% for the first nine months, according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc. Sales increased 14.1% for the third quarter. As reported by RVBUSINESS.COM, Thor Industries Inc. ranked...

BP Settles 2010 Gulf Oil Spill for $4.5 Billion

BP said Thursday that it will pay $4.5 billion in a settlement with the U.S. government over the massive 2010 oil spill and will plead guilty to felony counts related to the deaths of 11 workers and lying to Congress, The Associated Press reported. The figure includes...