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KOA Sees 8 Years of Growth, Expects More

Editor’s Note: WOODALLSCM.com (WCM) caught up with Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) CEO Pat Hittmeier and President Toby O’Rourke during the 2018 International Convention & Expo in Fort Worth, Texas. Below is a portion of our edited conversation. Look...

Camping in Ontario Holds Annual Confab

Members of the Ontario Private Campground Association (OPCA), or Camping In Ontario, capped off one of the best seasons so far with a weekend of learning, elections and of course, a little bit of fun, according to a press release. Running from Nov. 17–21, the 2018...

Search For Fire Victims Ends, 200 Missing

Search teams that rushed to northern California after fire leveled entire towns have completed their work, having checked every burned building in the fire zone for human remains, the authorities said Thursday (Nov. 29). But the search of nearly 18,000 fire-ravaged...

Calif. Park Spared From Mudslide Damage

The Holy fire burn areas in California’s Riverside and Orange counties appeared to escape damage after debris flows closed some roads, threatened an RV park and forced the rescue of a stranded elderly couple before Thursday’s (Nov. 29) storm began to recede,...

'RVB' Party Raises KOA Care Camp Funds

A good time was had by all at the RVBusiness All-Industry Elkhart Party, held Thursday (Nov. 29) at Luchesse’s Italian Restaurant, a charitable event that was preceded by the taping of the RVBusiness RV of the Year Awards Show by “Rollin’ on TV” at the RV/MH Hall of...

Va.'s Explore Park Opens 4 Cabins & Yurts

Overnight accommodations for RV, yurt and cabin sites are now available at Explore Park in Roanoke County, Va., according to virginiafirst.com. “We’re excited,” said Scott Ramsburg, of Roanoke County Parks and Recreation. “It’s been a...

'Heavy' Flooding Hits N.J.'s Wharton Forest

Unimproved roads in New Jersey’s Wharton State Forest are impassable due to November’s heavy rains, and all access points for the Batsto, Mullica, Oswego and Wading rivers are closed due to hazardous conditions, state officials said Thursday (Nov. 29). According...

Oregon Ski Resort Set To Upgrade RV Sites

With Mount Bachelor set to open today (Nov. 30), visitors will find the same chairlifts and runs they’ve enjoyed in past years — but they’ll also find that a few things have changed at Oregon’s biggest ski resort, according to a press release. RVs...

NHTSA Amps Up Probe Of Goodyear Tires

A popular model of Goodyear tires for larger vehicles is under increased scrutiny after federal regulators discovered that they have been linked to nearly 100 deaths and injuries, but have never been recalled. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported that the...

Trump Coy On Chinese Tariffs Prior To G20

U.S. President Donald Trump said Thursday (Nov. 29) he was open to a trade deal with China but was not sure he wanted one, as he headed to Argentina for the G20 summit and a meeting with President Xi Jingping. “I think we’re very close to doing something with China...

ARVC 'Applauds' HUD Ruling on RV Standard

In a newly finalized rule, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) redefines the RV exemption from manufactured housing standards and provides a critical solution to the regulatory uncertainty that has plagued RV parks and campgrounds, RV...

Minn. Developer Wants To Build 33-Site Park

The St. Louis County (Minn.) Planning Commission will hear a proposal for the creation of a 33-site RV park on property adjacent to BayView Lodge on Dec. 13, according to The Timberjay. The meeting will be held at the county’s Virginia Public Works building. County...