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Park Ranger Shoots Homeless Camper

A park ranger shot a man at Torrey Pines State Reserve in Southern California Thursday (Dec. 13), KFMB-TV, San Diego, reported. The officer-involved shooting off the 12200 block of Torrey Pines Park Road was reported about 2:15 p.m., according to San Diego police....

LSI Honors Innovators Ian and Sally Steyn

Leisure Systems Inc. (LSI) has awarded Ian and Sally Steyn the Jim Webb Spirit Award and the Entrepreneur of the Year Award for their innovative efforts at Jellystone Park at Larkspur in Colorado. But while the Steyns have rolled out some of the more innovative...

Everglades National Park Unveils Eco-Tent

Everglades National Park has partnered with the University of Miami and the South Florida National Parks Trust to develop the prototype Flamingo Eco-Tent, an important step in the effort to rebuild Flamingo in a sustainable manner. The Eco-Tent could be a model for...

Big Fifth-Wheels Have Cloudy Future in California

Editor’s Note: The following is a letter from the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) Government Affairs Department updating members on the California DMV’s restrictions on the length of fifth-wheel trailers. We wanted to give you a quick update on RVIA’s...

RVIA to Name Two New Members to Ex Com

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) will name two new officers to the association’s Executive Committee at their next meeting, scheduled for March 4 in Orlando, Fla, to replace Winnebago Industries Inc.’s Bob Olson and Fabric Services’ John Regan. Olson...

December Soakings Bypass Parched Plains

Summary: Moderate to heavy precipitation fell on a swath from the lower Mississippi Valley northeastward through the Appalachians and upstate New England. A large part of this region received over an inch of precipitation, with 3 to 5 inches reported in parts of the...

Modern Marketing: Social Media Revisited

Evanne Schmarder is the principal at Roadabode Productions, a firm specializing in digital marketing strategy, consulting, and education for the outdoor recreation industry. She is the co-author of “Unconventional Wisdom Works.” She’s also the host and...

WSJ: Tide Turning for ELS, Sun Communities

Editor’s Note: The following story from the Wall Street Journal concerns the manufactured housing aspects of Equity LifeStyle Properties Inc. and Sun Communities Inc. The two public firms also are major owners of RV parks. Shares of manufactured-housing...

ARVC: 2012 An Outstanding Year for Members

The following column is provided by the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) and ARVC Voice Editor Jake Poterbin. ARVC began 2012 with a focus on adding value to its membership. The organization delivered in many areas for its 3,000 members,...

RedRover Camping.com: Social Media Marketer

Ben Carr knows how challenging it can be to fill campsites. Before launching RedRoverCamping.com earlier this year as a social media marketing tool for the campground industry, Carr spent more than three decades in the campground business, including a four-year stint...

Tents for Troops Adds 10 Parks at ARVC Confab

Tents for Troops added parks from 10 states at the recent ARVC Outdoor Hospitality Conference and Trade Show in Las Vegas. “Some amazing parks joined the Tents for Troops (T4T) program in Las Vegas recently and we welcome each and every one,” founder...