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Winnebago: ‘We Knocked it out of the Park’

Winnebago Industries will no longer be “cautiously optimistic” about the motor home industry and the Forest City, Iowa-based company’s outlook on revenues and profit, Randy Potts, chief executive officer, president and chairman of the board said Thursday (Oct. 17)....

Volunteers Help Open Kentucky Fed Parks

Dormancy can take it’s toll on any piece of property.  As reported by WPSD TV, Paducah, Ky., our federal campgrounds are no exception. That’s why campground cleanup crews in Kentucky rushed to the sites to get ready for the campers who are coming back and...

Florida Park Debuts Remote Control Track

Suwannee River Rendezvous Resort and Campground in Mayo, Fla., held a grand opening featuring their new Remote Control Track on Oct. 5, according to a report in the Suwanee Democrat. Owner Susie Page said, “Our 11-year-old grandson Cameron Clark cut the ribbon to his...

Gas Explosion Hits North Ill. Campground

A gas explosion sent one person to the hospital and completely destroyed a trailer at Woodhaven Lakes Campground in Sublettt, Ill., according to a report by KWQC TV. Lee County Sheriff said a security guard noticed the smell of gas and found it was leaking from the...

Utah Family Sells Home; Opts to Go RVing

An Ogden, Utah, family sold nearly all their possessions to buy an RV and travel the country together for at least a year, according to a report by KUTV, Salt Lake City. At first, the goal for the Poulters was to get rid of clutter and liberate themselves from...

'Good Sam Rally' Expecting Record Crowd

The Atlanta Camping World/Good Sam Rally opened today (Oct. 17) and runs through Sunday at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. According to a press release, the event represents a first for the infield of the famed 1.54-mile quad- oval track. The annual event will bring...

NPS is Defending Shutdown Park Closures

With the National Park Service under fire from Republicans for how it’s gone about shuttering parks and monuments it operates during the 16-day-old government shutdown, Democratic lawmakers and the director of the NPS on Wednesday fiercely defended the...

Park Concessionaires File 'Shutdown' Suit

The National Forest Recreation Association and campground management companies sued Uncle Sam, claiming the government shutdown has closed the campgrounds they run even though they do not receive federal funding. Courthousenews.com reported that the National Forest...

Motorhomes Drive Winnebago 4Q Revenue

Winnebago Industries Inc. today (Oct. 17) reported a 31.8% gain in revenue for the company’s fiscal fourth quarter, buoyed by strong motorhome performance, while net income was impacted by a tax benefit recorded in fiscal 2012. Revenue for the fourth quarter, ended...

‘Good Sam Rally’ Expecting Record Crowd

The Atlanta Camping World/Good Sam Rally opened today (Oct. 17) and runs through Sunday at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. According to a press release, the event represents a first for the infield of the famed 1.54-mile quad- oval track. The annual event will bring...

Ky. Parks Offer Discount to Military Members

The Kentucky State Parks are offering lodging discounts to current members of the U.S. military as well as retirees and veterans with the “USA Military Discount” program from Nov. 1, 2013, to March 31, 2014. The program is available to those on active...

Report: Senate Leaders Make Bipartisan Deal

Senate leaders on Wednesday struck an 11th-hour agreement to avoid a U.S. debt crisis and fully reopen the federal government, putting lawmakers on track toward ending a stalemate that worried investors world-wide and provided striking evidence of congressional...