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NEW JERSEY From a news release: Surf n’ Stream Campground in Toms River picked Jenna Aiken as the winner of its “Name That Island Park Contest.” Aiken’s name, The Cookoo’s Nest, was chosen as the new name for the recently remodeled bird sanctuary located at the north...

Canadians' July Motorhome Sales Grow 17%

Year-over-year Canadian motorhome sales increased 17% in July while registrations rose 9.6% for the first seven months, according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc. As reported by RVBUSINESS.COM, Forest River Inc. was the Canadian motorhome sales...

Camping Connect Webinar – 'Hidden Profits'

RV business owners interested in increasing sales and cultivating customer relationships may register now for RV Camping Connect’s free webinar, “Hidden Profits: How to Use Follow-up Marketing to Uncover Increased Profits at Your RV Business.” On Wednesday ( Sept. 25)...

VIDEO: Flooded Riverview RV Park Digs Out

Today’s video is courtesy of Holly Dreams who posted this video on YouTube following a walk through the flooded River RV Park near Loveland, Colo. The video was posted on Sept. 14. Riverview RV Park near Loveland Colo., continues to dig out from the flooding...

Washington's Discover Pass Sales Increase

Sales of the Discover Pass are picking up and that is good news for the state of Washington’s financially strapped parks system. Revenue collected in the second full year of sales was nearly $1 million higher than its inaugural year, a sign agency officials hope...

Forest River Overtook Thor for Top RV Spot

Forest River Inc. is the top U.S. RV retailer for the first seven months of 2013, based on July retail sales figures released Friday (Sept. 20) by Statistical Surveys Inc., the company reports. This includes recreational vehicles marketed under the Forest River,...

State Park Recovery Focus of Bayou Banter

At Fontainebleau State Park near Mandeville, La., 12 waterfront cabins that accommodated thousands of tourists a year, now are riddled with mold and broken dishes. Vandals visit to drink beer and destroy what nature didn’t, the New Orleans Advocate reported. Hurricane...

1995/1996 Government Shutdowns Recalled

Editor’s Note: The following story is courtesy of Capital Public Radio. For those old enough to remember, the government shutdown skirmishing now underway in Washington brings back some not-so-fond memories of late 1995 and early 1996. That’s the last time...

Arlington Named Exec. Dir. of Kansas ARVC

Mary Arlington has returned to the Kansas Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (KARVC) as its executive director. Amy Stuhlsatz, KARVC president, announced Arlington’s return today (Sept. 20). Arlington has been tasked with helping the association restructure...

VIDEO: Thor Reports 'Solid' RV Open House

Thor Industries Inc.’s senior managers were issuing upbeat reports on Friday (Sept. 20) regarding the 2013 Elkhart Open House, which closed out Thursday amid heavy rains that apparently didn’t succeed in dampening the industry’s growing appreciation for this dynamic...

Flood Forces Estes Park Jellystone Closure

Severe flood damage from last week’s heavy rains in Colorado has forced the owners of the Jellystone Park in Estes Park to close their park for the rest of the season. The 80-site campground sustained heavy water damage during the monsoon that engulfed portions...

GAC’s Hershey Show Segment Airs Tonight

The Great American Country network (GAC) visited America’s Largest RV Show, held Sept. 11–15 in Hershey, Pa., to film its “Top 20 Countdown.” According to a press release, the segment will air tonight (Sept. 20). The Pennsylvania RV and Camping Association (PRVCA),...