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Bray: Operators See Benefits in Group Camping

The following column is authored by Sue Bray, a well-known personality in the RV community, primarily due to her lengthy term as vice president/executive director of the Good Sam Club. In 2009, she was inducted into the RV/MH Hall of Fame. The column appears in the...

RVIA Analyst Richard Curtin Projects Robust '17

The watershed gains achieved in 2016 by the RV industry will serve as a launching point for another potential record run this year as overall shipments are in line for a 3.5% bump to 445,700 units, according to the latest forecast by industry analyst Richard Curtin....

Is U.S. Nat'l Park System Being Loved to Death?

There should be little doubt that the National Park Service’s Find Your Park campaign for its centennial in 2016 was a resounding success, with overall visitation up nearly 8 percent to 331 million, setting a record for the third consecutive year. But, according...

Canada Parks are Embracing Ecological Integrity

Canadian Federal Minister of the Environment Catherine McKenna outlined that the protection of ecological integrity in national parks must be a key priority in future decisions made by Parks Canada in a recent speech given in Banff. The Crag and Canyon reported that...

Ore. Addressing RVs Sited on Agricultural Land

Two bills that got first hearings today in the Oregon House Committee on Human Services and Housing are sure to provoke fireworks if they move further. House Bill 2937 would allow the construction of accessory dwelling units on land zoned rural residential or on land...

Technology Helps Drive Longer Camping Stays

Campers in North America are, unsurprisingly, placing more and more importance on technology, though they also have a bit of a love-hate relationship with the effect connectedness has on camping trips. But from a business standpoint, the overriding factor regarding...

KOA Study Sees 3.4M New Camping Households

The 2017 North American Camping Report became public this morning (March 15), and it’s got a lot of good news for the camping and RVing sector, both in the short-term and over the long haul. Today’s report is the third edition of the North American Camping Report, and...

Accommodations Adapt To Demographics Shift

Across the North American camping market, tenting still reigns supreme, with roughly 60% of all campers using tents to enjoy the great outdoors and Millennials being the age group most likely to camp in a tent. But as the camping market grows younger and more racially...

Camping Market Getting Younger, More Diverse

There’s no question that growth in camping is one of the biggest themes in the 2017 North American Camping Report, released today (March 14). Generation X and Millennials are driving a lot of growth in camping in general, but also in family camping, group camping and...