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Experts Advise CalARVC Members At Event

Park operators often don’t discover the limitations of their insurance coverage until after they’ve been sued or suffer from some other type of disaster. This is typically because they haven’t been fully educated about the types of insurance coverage they need for...

Canada: Campgrounds Not Small Business

A family-run campground in southwestern Ontario is facing a tax bill for close to $250,000 because the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) says it’s not eligible for the small business tax rate, CTV News reported. The CRA said the campground’s principle purpose is to derive...

La. Parish Sees Boom In RV Park Requests

As Calcasieu Parish, La.,  continues to see growth from high-dollar industrial projects, residents should expect more efforts to house temporary workers, including rezoning areas to accommodate RV parks, the American Press reported. The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury at...

RoverPass Offering Quality RV Park Photos

RoverPass announced that it launched a new Park Scout for Campgrounds program to connect RV parks with influential RV photography bloggers for a free exchange of services. While professional photography can normally cost hundreds of dollars, the RoverPass Park Scout...

Sun: Growth Continues, Income Rises 6.4%

Sun Communities Inc. announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2016 today (April 26), announcing growth in occupancy to 95.5%, same-community net operating income growth of 6.4% and the addition of one manufactured housing community and one RV property,...

Des Moines KOA Is Run By Rising Stars

Five years ago this month, Chris Rademacher and his wife, Jamie, went into business together when they bought the Kampgrounds of America (KOA) franchise location in the Des Moines, Iowa, metro area. As for many campground owners, the driving force in the Rademachers...

Schmarder: Embrace Glamping At Parks

The following Modern Marketing column by Evanne Schmarder, principal of Roadabode Productions, appears in April’s issue of Woodall’s Campground Mangement. Not too long ago one of my European colleagues contacted me asking to Skype. He was tasked with...

Bambei: ARVC Helps Serious Operators

The following column by Paul Bambei, president and CEO of the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC), appears in April’s edition of Woodall’s Campground Management. “You cannot be serious!” These famously inflammatory words...

Tree Hazards Shut Arizona Campground

Gabaldon Horse Campground in Greer, Ariz., has been closed due to a number of tree hazards that have made entry unsafe, the White Mountain Independent reported. The closure order will be in effect until the tree hazards are mitigated during a removal project slated...

Camping A Big Draw In Colo. Front Range

A few years ago, Jeff Fujiki, 34, was introduced to a 26-foot recreational vehicle — it was almost love at first sight, the Arvada (Colo.) Press reported. “I wouldn’t be into camping without my wife’s grandparents,” he said of the couple who sold him his RV. “But I...

Tenn. Legislature OKs Campground Tax

A request by Scott County, Tenn., to tack a 5% lodging tax onto campground site rentals was approved by the Tennessee General Assembly last week, the Independent Herald reported. The change, however, did not come without opposition. While the Senate version of the...

New Neb. RV Park To Pay Occupancy Tax

The York, Neb., 3.5% occupancy tax on lodging properties will now also apply toward the new campground that is being built, the York News-Times reported. The tax is an additional lodging tax applied to hotels and motels,  with the revenue going to the city. This tax...