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Floods Gone, Cleanup Still Going On In Ill.

Administrators from several Illinois communities are crunching the numbers on this summer’s flood cleanup, television station WEEK reported. Peoria, East Peoria and North Pekin have spent the past few weeks calculating their flood costs. Preliminary figures show...

RV Shipments Down In July, Up 4.4% YTD

Through July this year, RV manufacturers have reported to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) total wholesale shipments of 229,759 units, a gain of 4.4% over this same period last year, RVIA said. For the month of July, shipments totaled 27,106 units,...

When Thinking Pets, Think Insurance Risk

Most RV park and campground guests love their pets, and most park operators do, too. But even those who aren’t pet lovers realize that excluding pets would greatly reduce revenue opportunities. But embracing guests’ love of pets comes with some risks for campground...

Tenn. Speedway Campground Business Up

“We’ve had more campers and more cars than we’ve had in the past two years,” said Stan Lady, owner of Lady Equip Race Camping & Parking near Tennessee’s Bristol Motor Speedway, the Bristol Herald-Courier reported. With 18 camping areas near the speedway,...

Trailers Drive June Towable RVs Up 15.7%

Year-over-year towable RV retail registrations grew 15.7% in June and 16.7% for the first six months of 2015, according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI). Results by category showed: Sales for the high volume travel trailer segment jumped...

RV Park Plans First Responders Weekend

Meadow-Vale Campsites in Mt. Vision, N.Y. (near Cooperstown), is hosting a weekend dedicated to first responders and families Sept. 11-13, including but not limited to firefighters and EMTs and their auxiliary; state, county and local law enforcement; and ER...

Club Car Offers Deal On Utility Vehicles

Users of commercial utility vehicles no longer have to wait for the new fiscal year to purchase or lease the vehicles they need. According to an announcement from the company, from now through Dec. 31, Club Car’s “Bank on Carryall” sales event allows...

Others Joining Phoenix RV Parks In Fight

Citing noxious odors and unacceptable threats to their health and safety, more than 150 Deer Valley area residents and businesses are filing petitions today (Aug.. 24) demanding that the Phoenix Board of Adjustment shut down the Green Earth Recycling facility....

Wicked Winnipeg Weather Wreaks Havoc

Residents of an RV resort in Gimli, Manitoba, got a rude awakening Saturday (Aug. 22) in this community outside Winnipeg, the Winnipeg Sun reported. A lightning strike is being blamed for a fire that destroyed an RV just before 5 a.m., Saturday at the Autumnwood RV...

Plans For Campground To Be Made Public

Work continues on a plan to create a campground at a scenic North Shore beach that reopened to the public earlier this year after years of being off-limits to visitors, the Duluth (Minn.) News-Tribune reported. The city of Silver Bay has been invited to make a...

New York State Campgrounds Up 5.2%

New York reports state campground reservations are running 5.2% ahead of last year, putting the state parks on a pace to set a record, the Associated Press reported. Through Aug. 17, New York state park campgrounds had reserved more than 562,000 overnight stays. The...

Campground Hit By An 'Epic Flash Flood'

A seasoned global traveller, Glen Cochrane’s first visit to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, will go down as a memorable one, the Cape Breton Post reported. The Brisbane, Australia, man was one of approximately 250 campers evacuated from the Chéticamp Campground in the...