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Bob Strawn: An Impactful Visionary for RVDA

Former Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) President Bob Strawn passed away on Oct. 10. According to a press release, Strawn served RVDA for 17 years as a volunteer leader and as the association’s chief staff officer from 1986-1996. Under Strawn’s...

Feds Let States Pay to Reopen National Parks

Under pressure from governors, the Obama administration said Thursday (Oct. 10) it will allow some shuttered national parks to reopen — as long as states use their own money to pay for park operations. The Associated Press reported that governors in at least four...

Legislation Clarifies Calif. Fifth-Wheel Length

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law legislation backed by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) that “brings clarity to the state vehicle code and will allow longer fifth-wheel travel trailers in the state,” according to a press release. RVIA,...

MARVAC Sees Strong Gate for Novi RV Show

With Michigan’s fall color change well under way and the weather slowly cooling down, the nearly 12,000 attendees at the Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC) Fall Detroit Camper & RV Show proved the camping and RV season isn’t over....

VIDEO: Sneak Preview of California RV Show

Today’s video offers a sneak peak at the upcoming 61st California RV Show, hosted by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA). The event is set to run Oct. 11-20 at the Fairplex in Pomona. To view the video click here or scroll to the right side of the...

Winnebago to Issue 4Q Financials on Oct. 17

Winnebago Industries Inc. will issue issue its fourth quarter and fiscal 2013 financial results on Oct. 17. The Forest City, Iowa-based company will also host a conference call, scheduled for 10 a.m. (EDT). The conference call may be heard live via the company’s...

Tour Group Sees Armed Guard at Yellowstone

Pat Vaillancourt went on a trip last week that was intended to showcase some of America’s greatest treasures. Instead, the Salisbury, Mass., resident said she and others on her tour bus witnessed an ugly spectacle that made her embarrassed, angry and heartbroken for...

Report: Parks Lose $76M a Day on 'Shutdown'

The partial government shutdown’s toll on national parks can be measured in lost visitors, lost spending — and lost revenue to the federal government. Lost visitors: 715,000 a day. Lost spending: $76 million a day. Lost revenue to the federal government,...

Wyo. Campground Gains KOA Journey Status

Marilyn and Jim Godfrey, owners of the Rawlins KOA in Wyoming, are waiting until the wind lets up for a bit to put up their brand new sign. As reported by the Rawlins Daily Times, the campground was approved for Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) Journey status on Aug....

Remembering an Industry Friend, Dick Hartford

Editor’s Note: The following tribute to Evergreen USA founder Dick Hartford appeared in the latest issue of “Coffee Talk” from the California Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (CalARVC). Hartford, 68, passed away Oct. 5. As many of you may have...

Shutdown Sending RVers to Boondocker Sites

Editor’s Note: The following blog appeared on AUTO-MOBI.info offering information on popular boondocking sites in response to the government’s closure of federal campgrounds. There are simply not enough privately-owned or state-run campsites to handle the...

RVDA Presents ’13 Chairman’s Service Awards

Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) Chairman Jeff Hirsch presented Chairman’s Service Awards to three dealers and one associate member on Oct. 3 during the organization’s Annual Meeting at the 2013 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo in Las Vegas....