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CAMP Hosts Forum Focused on Industry Issues

November is the biggest month of the year for campground operators to network since most state and national campground industry associations and franchise networks hold their annual meetings this month. But November is also when state campground association directors...

Enviro Design Products Has Sale Through Today

Enviro Design Products (EDP) is offering a sale on all products through today. All EDP products are 10% off and bulk orders can save an additional 5% to 10%. The products include Footloose Sewer Caps for campground dump stations, gripNlocks Well Caps, manholes and...

Swan Bay Wins Best Campground Website In N.Y.

Swan Bay Resort — 1000 Islands Premier RV Park and Marina in Alexandria Bay, N.Y., touted its win for “Best Online Promotion of a Campground Website” at the recent Campground Owners of New York (CONY) 53rd Annual Exposition for the Outdoor Hospitality...

RVIA: Shipments Soar 14.5% in Oct., 13.8% YTD

RV wholesale deliveries to retailers raced ahead in the month of October this year posting total shipments of 38,765 units, up 14.5% ahead of this same month one year earlier. Five of the seven vehicle categories improved over this month last year with conventional...

Ariz. State Park Commemorates Lost Firefighters

The views are sweeping, and the climb is steep. Still, it is the faces that dominate the new trail that winds its way above the community of Yarnell, Ariz. As reported by the Daily Courier, the images appear at regular intervals along the 2.85-mile Hotshots Trail –...

Thor CEO: RV Industry is Selling an 'Experience'

The RV culture can be addictive. As reported by the Elkhart Truth, Thor Industries Inc. President and CEO Bob Martin believes the industry needs to play off a growing new culture moving forward. It’s not all about families taking motorhomes and towable trailers to...

China Attempting to Build National Park System

One need only drive 30 kilometers west from the bustling heart of downtown Nanjing, China to reach the shady sanctuary of the Laoshan National Forest Park. But on a recent sparkling autumn afternoon only a trickle of visitors had come to enjoy the abundant birdsong,...

Good Sam Spotlights Group Camping RV Parks

For December, Good Sam’s “12 Months of RVing” calendar gets social with recommended “Group Camping” RV Parks. These select RV parks open the doors to RVing groups seeking places to conduct meetings, hold family reunions or simply throw a great...

Report: Millions #OptOutside For 'Black Friday'

Millions of Americans ditched shopping for the outdoors Friday (Nov. 25) to mark the second year of the #OptOutside campaign. As reported by USA Today, among those enjoying the day at Cherry Creek State Park in suburban Denver were Stuart Urban and his son Everett,...

'Teardrop' Trailers Finding Niche with Campers

Forrest and Sydney Faulkingham waited years to buy the camper that would allow them to see the country in their retirement years. According to a Portland (Maine) Press Herald report, when they finally saw the used teardrop trailer they planned to buy in a driveway in...

StayOutdoors.com Launches For Site Listings

Sarah and Mike Jirak announced that they’ve launched their Stay Outdoors website, www.stayoutdoors.com, for campground owners to list their campgrounds. “This special site is just available to campgrounds right now. This is a dream come true for Mike and...

California Tree Die-Off Deemed Unprecedented

In a die-off deemed unprecedented in California’s modern history, U.S. Forest Service officials are reporting that 62 million trees have died this year across state forests, mostly in the southern and central Sierras, bumping total tree mortality to 102 million since...