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ARVC Agenda: Member Benefits Expanding

The following installment of the ARVC Agenda was provided by the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) and appears in the November issue of Woodall’s Campground Management. This fall ARVC was able to secure an exclusive combined deal with the...

Schaeffer: Times Have Changed; Keep Smiling

Brian Schaeffer is president of AGS / TXAD Internet Services. AGS and TXAD Internet Services are divisions of Texas Advertising, which serves over 800 RV parks and campgrounds in the U.S. and Canada. For more information please call Brian Schaeffer at (817) 426-9395...

Gorin: Pay More Attention to Hotel Industry

David Gorin is the president of Best Parks in America and the principal of David Gorin Associates LLC, a consulting company exclusively serving the RV park and campground industry. Gorin was the president and CEO of ARVC from 1987 to 2001. This column appears in the...

Rand McNally Taking Its RV Navigation to OEMs

Rand McNally announced today (Nov. 19) that XiteSolutions North America Inc. will be offering Rand McNally’s award-winning navigation software as part of Xite’s Infotainment systems for RVs. XiteSolutions is a leader in providing in-dash information and...

Camper Killed in Mississippi Domestic Dispute

Keesler Family Campground near Biloxi, Miss., was not as family-friendly today (Nov. 19) as its name might suggest. A domestic shooting left one person dead and another, an Army veteran, injured. Officials at Keesler Air Force Base put out a press release stating that...

Sandy 'Too Much' for 100K Trees in N.Y. & N.J.

They fell by the thousands, like soldiers in some vast battle of giants, dropping to the earth in submission to a greater force. The winds of Superstorm Sandy took out more trees in the neighborhoods, parks and forests of New York and New Jersey than any previous...

Western N.Y. Jellystone Park Tops Expectations

Editor’s Note: The following post is an excerpt from a story that appears in the November issue of Woodall’s Campground Management.  In 2003, Scott and Sue Crompton took sabbaticals from their jobs in Michigan, bought a motorhome and traveled the Midwest...

October the 'Frosting' on Minnesota's Summer

Paul James figures it was the 100-degree heat for weeks on end across the Midwest last summer that sent people to Lamb’s Campground and Resort on Minnesota’s North Shore in droves. That, he added, and folks seem to have a little more spending money than they did...

New Calif. State Parks Director Jackson Sworn In

Maj. Gen. Anthony Jackson was sworn in Friday (Nov. 16) as the new director of California state parks. The retired marine will lead the troubled department that has been embroiled in scandals over hidden assets and questionable vacation payouts, Capitol Public Radio...

KOA Rising Star: Fancy Gap/Blue Ridge Parkway

The Fancy Gap/Blue Ridge Parkway, Va., KOA Campground received the 2013 KOA Rising Star Award on Friday (Nov. 16) during the annual KOA International Convention at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, Fla. The campground, owned and operated by Cheryl and Mark Manning,...

Spader Recognized for 40-Year KOA Affiliation

Duane Spader, owner/operator of the Sioux Falls, S.D., KOA Campground, was honored for 40 years of service to the KOA system during the annual KOA International Convention on Friday (Nov. 16) at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, Fla. “Duane got involved in our...

Herkimer, N.Y. KOA Feted for 30-Year Affiliation

Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) recognized the Scialdo Family, owners of the Herkimer Diamond KOA in New York, for 30 years of service to the KOA system during the annual KOA International Convention on Friday (Nov. 16) at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, Fla....