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Good Sam Reports Improved Q3 Financials

Good Sam Enterprises LLC reported improved sales and eanings results for the third quarter ending Sept. 30. Revenues of $139.6 million for the third quarter of 2012 increased $11.0 million, or 8.6% from the comparable period in 2011, the company reported. Net income...

Nation's Midsection Still in Serious Drought

Weekly Summary: A Pacific storm system and associated cold front slowly tracked across the lower 48 States during the week, producing welcome and beneficial precipitation to portions of the Northwest, Rockies, Great Plains, Midwest and lower Mississippi Valley. As the...

Michigan Hikes Recreation Passport Fee by $1

The price of the Recreation Passport needed to enter Michigan’s state parks, recreation areas and forest campgrounds is going up $1 effective next year, The Associated Press reported. The state Department of Natural Resources announced Wednesday (Nov. 14) that...

Oregon Town Preps Lot for Big Rig Parking

The Grant County Economic Council (GCEC) and the Grant County Chamber of Commerce in central Oregon are teaming up to establish a new day-use park in the town of John Day  to serve RVs and other large rigs coming into town, the Blue Mountain Eagle reported. The goal...

N.J. Parks Turn Sandy 'Victims' into Lumber

When Hurricane Sandy blasted Stokes State Forest, it took down thousands of oaks, ashes, pines and maples. To make the best of the disaster, the New Jersey State Park Service will use the wood for future projects and repairs in parks throughout northern part of the...

Ariz. Rep. Lobbies for More Park Funding

Click here to watch a brief interview with State Rep. Karen Fann, who tells the Cronkite (Ariz.) News why the $15.5 million request to the governor is important for Arizona’s state parks, why the parks are vital to the state and why they should remain open....

Thanksgiving Week Travel Weather Forecast

AccuWeather.com reports another nor’easter during Thanksgiving week will put travel in jeopardy for the holiday, while a storm also hits the West Coast. A nor’easter may form over the western Atlantic by Sunday, sending rain and wind into parts of the...

Hendrickson Featured in Huff Post Article

Evanne Schmarder’s interview with Randy Hendrickson appeared in a recent issue of the Huff Post. It’s Schmarder’s first “Our Business is Fun” Schmarder University interview for the publication. In it she sits down with Hendrickson of...

New California Parks Chief is a Veteran RVer

The new director of the embattled California Department of Parks and Recreaiton is a veteran RVer who traveled some 10,000 miles with his wife camping in the state’s campgrounds. Major Gen. Anthony Jackson, 63, is expected to start work Friday at the state...

KOA's Jim Rogers to Go 'Under Cover' in 2013

How is the leading man in the RV park and campground industry going to go undercover on the job at some of his parks? Leave it to CBS and Jim Rogers, CEO of Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA), to pull it off. In its upcoming season, the popular CBS television show...

ARVC Adding Four More Member Benefits

The National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) has negotiated deals with American Society of Asset Protection (ASAP), Ecolab Inc., Moen Inc. and RVBackgroundChecks.com. Each offers substantial product and service discounts to ARVC members and is available...

Author Larry Winget to Speak at RVIA Breakfast

Five-time New York Times/Wall Street Journal bestselling author Larry Winget will be a featured speaker at “Outlook 2013: A Golden Opportunity,” the opening breakfast program kicking off the 50th National RV Trade Show on Nov. 27 in the Kentucky Exposition Center...