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Alabama Senate Agrees to Gulf Coast Center

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley is halfway toward his goal of getting the Legislature to allow a private developer to operate a convention hotel on the beach at Gulf State Park. The Alabama Senate voted 23-11 Tuesday night (April 23) for a bill by Republican Sen. Trip...

MH Builders Say Legislation Crimps Demand

The manufactured-housing industry is pressing lawmakers to roll back an obscure part of the Dodd-Frank law, arguing it will crimp demand for prebuilt homes, hurting lenders, builders and owners, The Wall Street Journal reported. The industry effort has rare bipartisan...

S. Carolina Scouts Building 600 Picnic Tables

Over the course of 60 days in the months of March and April, the Boy Scouts of America have built 600 new picnic tables to be placed in 32 of South Carolina’s 47 state parks, The Morning News, Florence, reported. The project, dubbed “600 in 60,” is a...

SylvanSport Promoter Visits 10 Campgrounds

Meghan Wolfgram started her three-month journey with a SylvanSport GO, SylvanSport’s unique camping trailer. One of three finalists of SylvanSport’s “Coolest. Camper. Ever.” Adventure Contest, Wolfgram is the first participant competing to see who has the best...

Latest Briefs for RV Parks & Campgrounds

TEXAS From The Facts, Clute: There’s not a single RV park within the Sweeny city limits, but the Sweeny City Council has appointed a committee to make recommendations that could change that. At their meeting last week, the council appointed a committee of one of its...

With 18 Parks in Area, Why Add Another?

Editor’s Note: The following letter to the editor was signed by Anne and Patrick French, residents of the Retreat at Love Creek near Lewes, Del. It appeared in the Cape Gazette, Lewes. The Lewes/Rehoboth community does not need an RV park, as the developer...

KOA Contest Winner Will Receive New RV

It’s been a long, long winter of waiting for Marcia Maslyn. The Clifton Springs, N.Y., camper was the big winner of Kampgrounds of America Inc.’s (KOA) 50th Anniversary Giveaway Contest. Her name was drawn from more than 120,000 entries in October 2012, and she was...

Big Bend Park's Border Crossing Reopens

More than a decade after it was closed in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the Port of Boquillas border crossing at Big Bend National Park in Texas is back in business, National Parks Traveler reported. The crossing there across the Rio Grande River...

Arizona Bear-Proofing Many Campgrounds

There have only been 10 bear attacks in Arizona since 1990. But the attack at Ponderosa Campground on June 24, 2012, marked the second incident at that very campsite and the third in the state over a one-month span. In response to last year’s attacks, the Arizona Game...

La. Park Cabins Remain Closed for 2013

The rental cabins at Fontainebleau State Park near Mandeville, La., that were heavily damaged during Hurricane Isaac last year will likely remain closed until the end of 2014. Jacques Berry, communication director for Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, estimates it will cost...

Fifth Elkhart RV Open House Sept. 17-19

The Elkhart RV Open House will be Sept. 17-19, RVBBUSINESS.COM has reported. Setting a date for the informal event is typically left to the senior management teams of Forest River Inc. and Thor Industries Inc., the world’s largest RV builder, both based in Elkhart,...

ELS: Profit Nearly Tripled Over 2012's Q1

Equity LifeStyle Properties Inc. (ELS) announced improving results for the quarter ended March 31. Funds From Operations increased $5.3 million, or $0.12 per common share, to $64.0 million, or $1.41 per common share, compared to $58.7 million, or $1.29 per common...