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Woodbury: Trip to Fort Wilderness Park

Editor’s Note: The following is a column by Chuck Woodbury, editor of RVTravel.com, describing his experience at Disney World’s Fort Wilderness RV Park. Have you ever stayed at an RV park that was one mile from end to end? That would be one king-sized...

Florida Dealer Enjoys Park Model Surge

Demand for park model RVs is rising across Florida driven by the growing numbers of snowbirds, according to a press release. “Compared to last winter, I think our sales are going to be up by about 20%,” said Mark Kornovich, manager of Winter Haven RV in Lake Wales,...

New Technology Impacting RV Industry

The technology boom of the past decade has impacted the recreational vehicle industry, according to a report by the Digital Journal. Advances in comfort and safety are changing the perception of the industry. It is already evident that the technological boom of the...

Famed Conn. Park Adding Campground

For the first time in 168 years, visitors to the country’s oldest continuously operating amusement park won’t have to drive off after the rides shut down. As reported by the Hartford Courant, Lake Compounce in Bristol, Conn., this summer plans to open Bear...

ELS Sees 4Q Rise in FFO; Income Dips

Chicago-based Equity LifeStyle Properties Inc. (ELS) reported fourth-quarter funds from operations, or FFO, increased to $54.9 million, or 60 cents per share, from $50.3 million, or 55 cents per share, in the same period last year. Normalized FFO for the quarter was...

WCM's Ashley Runs For Ind. House

Freelance journalist and Woodall’s Campground Management columnist and Editor At Large Bob Ashley recently announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for the Indiana House of Representative in the 32nd District, according to a press release. ”My goal...

Park Models In High Demand In Ariz.

Business is booming at Overland Mobile Homes in Mesa, Ariz., largely because of strong snowbird demand for Cavco park model RVs, the factory-built, cottage-like units that are widely used as winter homes across the U.S. sunbelt, according to a press release. “Cavco...

Austin Gateway Guides Sold To AGS

AGS, a division of Texas Advertising, has recently purchased the guest guide operations from Austin Gateway. The switch was official Jan. 17 with no discontinuation of services to the former Austin Gateway clients. “We’re excited about the opportunity to provide...

Tents For Troops Adds 15 More Parks

Tents for Troops added 15 parks across 13 states in the past two weeks, the organization announced in a press release. The new parks are: • Hartland Lake Marie Campground, West Virginia. • Hoquiam RV Park, Washington. • Benton RV Park, Montana. • J&J RV Park, West...

New RV Park Gets La. Parish Approval

The Washington Parish (La.) Planning Commission heard a report on a proposed RV site during a meeting Tuesday (Jan. 21), the Daily News of Bogalusa reported. Director of Public Works Leo Lucchesi spoke late last year to a man who would like to set up an RV park in...

Forest Campground Closes For Work

Big Creek Campground and adjacent trails in Washington’s Olympic National Forest will close in early February for approximately nine months, The Olympian of Olympia, Wash., reported. The closure is necessary to ensure public safety while timber harvest...

RV Park Shot Down In N.D. Oil Patch

Williams County, N.D., officials have denied a request to build a 55 homes and a recreational vehicle park near Ray. The Williston Herald reported that the Williams County Planning and Zoning Commission denied the request last week after heated debate. Backers of the...