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Mood Upbeat on Eve of Louisville RV Show

The final adjustments were being made to recreational vehicles Monday (Dec. 2) afternoon as workers prepared the units for the 51st Annual National RV Trade Show that opens today in Louisville, Ky. As reported by the Goshen (Ind.) News, hundreds of RVs, ranging from...

RVIA: Shipments Projected to Rise 6% in ’14

The strong performance of the RV market will continue in 2014, RVIA President Richard Coon told attendees at “Outlook 2014: Everywhere,” the launch event of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) 51st Annual National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky. RV...

Motorized Sales Drive Thor 1Q Income Gains

Elkhart, Ind.-based Thor Industries Inc. today (Dec. 2) announced a 33% increase in net income for its fiscal first quarter, ended Oct. 31, on a 5% increase in sales. Sales from continuing operations for the first quarter of fiscal 2014 were $800 million compared to...

Webinar to Cover 'Raising Brand Awareness'

RV dealerships and RV Park owners interested in learning more about how to raise brand awareness, engage customers and campers, and cultivate repeat customers may register now for RV Camping Connect’s free webinar, “Ten Ways to Market Your RV Business on Facebook.”...

Construction Begins on Upscale N.M. Resort

Angel Fire Resort’s in new Mexico new multi-million dollar luxury RV park is beginning to take shape, according to a report by the Sangre de Cristo Chronicle. After installing the footers and stem walls on the 2,526 square-foot gate house, which is the first structure...

Washington State Parks Need Taxpayer Help

Four years ago, Washington State lawmakers set out to make the state parks system self-sufficient — surviving on visitor fees alone. A new report says it’s not going to happen. According to an Associated Press report, the nine-page analysis from the Washington...

Tennessee Park Gets State, National Awards

Big Meadow Family Campground in Townsend, Tenn., was recently named the Small Park of the Year by the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC). The Daily Times, Maryville, reported that Big Meadow, which opened on May 22, 1995, is located on 14 acres...

Retirees Find New Lifestyle at Fla. RV Parks

More people are are adopting the RV lifestyle during retirement, according to a report in the Ocala (Fla.) Star Banner. Three retirees with recreational vehicles at the North RV Park in Ocala say they did just that and have found it to be an exciting, enjoyable way to...

RV Industry Expects Strong Louisville Show

About 12,000 visitors are expected to attend the 51st Annual National RV Trade show Tuesday (Dec. 3)) through Thursday at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. The Associated Press reported that the three-day show, an industry-only event, usually translates...

Indoor RV Park Thriving in N.D. Oilfield Area

When a group of Minnesota partners announced they were planning an indoor RV park to house North Dakota oilfield workers, the idea prompted mixed reactions. “So many people thought we were crazy,” said Louis Bonneville of Carlton, one of the park’s owners. But,...

Beijing will Host High-Profile Camping Rally

The 80th Federation Internationale de Camping et de Caravanning (FICC) rally will be held next year in northwest Beijing, according to a press release. Dubbed “the Olympics” of camping and caravanning, the ten-day event will take place from May 30 at a...

Campground Targets Electric Tourists

“Electric tourists,” a new breed of traveler, began frequenting Washington’s Methow Valley this fall. That’s what Anna Kominak calls the owners of electric vehicles who use a new charging station at Pine Near RV Park in Winthrop, the Methow Valley News reported....