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Oil Pipeliners/RVers Arrested in W. Va. Murder

Investigators have traced the murder of Wheeling Jesuit University student Kevin Figaniak to two transient pipeline workers who had been living in an RV park a few miles away in Ohio. They’re still looking for a third, KDKA-TV, Pittsburgh, reported. Arrested and...

N.H. Parks' Progress/Needs Noted During Tours

Editor’s Note: On Aug. 28, a group led by New Hampshire Parks and Recreation Director Phil Bryce and hosted by Executive Council Ray Burton toured state parks and waysides in Crawford Notch and the Berlin/Gorham area of New Hampshire. Participants heard about...

CARVC Planning a 'Fun Day' at Carowinds Park

Sunday (Sept 8) will be the first Carolinas Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (CARVC) Family Fun Day at Carowinds Amusement Park near Charlotte, N.C. Tickets are available to all park owners and staff at a discounted rate of $32 per person. CARVC has to meet a...

Flooded RVer's Call to a TV Station Got Results

Editor’s Note: The following story is courtesy of WFTX-TV, Fort Myers, Fla. Click here to watch a video of the story. Flood frustration! A Southwest Florida woman puts thousands of dollars into her home at an RV park in San Carlos Park, only to have it flooded...

GE Capital: RV Industry Enjoys Increased Sales

Recreational vehicle manufacturers are seeing double-digit growth and RV dealers are selling through products at an increasing rate, said GE Capital, Commercial Distribution Finance (CDF). According to a press release, that’s consistent with the positive activity seen...

RV Park's New Splash Park Open to Community

The Benbow RV Park near Garberville, Calif., with the assistance of Redwood Capital Bank has completed the new splash park as part of the ongoing improvements at the facility. ”The opening is just the first part of a major improvement project for Benbow RV,” said...

Current Briefs from RV Parks and Campgrounds

  MAINE From WABI-TV, Bangor: A two-toned lobster is certainly a rare catch. Only one in every 50 million lobsters are born half red. What may be even more unusual, though, is two, two-toned lobsters picked up off the coast of Maine in less than a month. The...

RV Park Plan – Too Many Problems to Be OK'd?

Editor’s Note: The proposed RV park near Lewes, Del., has generated numerous Letters to the Editor of the local newspaper, The Cape Gazette. Here is one of the latest, published following the recent county meeting where the issued received an airing. This letter...

CalARVC – How to Keep the Momentum Going!

Editor’s Note: The following tips come courtesy of the California Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (CalARVC) which published them in the current edition of “Wednesday Morning Coffee Talk & Updates” e-newsletter. Now that Labor Day has come...

N.C. State Park Promotion: 'The Hunger Games'

In anticipation of the Nov. 22 release of the sequel, “Catching Fire,” Chimney Rock will screen “The Hunger Games” on Saturday (Sept. 7) on the giant, 35-foot, outdoor screen at Chimney Rock State Park in North Carolina’s Rutherford County, the Ashville...

KOA Labor Day Bookings Up 4.5% and 3% YTD

Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) continued its Summer 2013 string of holiday successes over the Labor Day Weekend, posting a 4.5% increase in short-term camper nights compared to Labor Day Weekend last year, according to a news release. The big Labor Day camper...