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WCM Q&A: New MARVAC Pres. & CEO John Lindley

WCM Q&A: New MARVAC Pres. & CEO John Lindley

The hiring committee didn’t have to go too far when they looked for a successor for the retiring Bill Sheffer to lead the Michigan Association of RVs and Campgrounds (MARVAC). That man, named in early September, is John Lindley, who previously had handled the...

Pictures: Hershey Show Draws Near-Record Crowd

With an attendance of 8,899 people, – the best opening day since the record gate of 10,083 in 2017 – the opening day of the 2021 Hershey RV Show could hardly have gone any better. Indeed, people were in line an hour before the gates opened, and a steady stream of...

Organizers: Hershey Show to Take Place as Planned

After having been canceled last year due to the pandemic, all signs say the 2021 edition of the Hershey RV Show – officially called America’s Largest RV Show – will go on as planned this year. Presented by the Pennsylvania Recreation Vehicle and Camping Association...

CampgroundBooking.com Wins an Investment Contest

CampgroundBooking.com, which provides campground management software, recently won $375,000 in investment capital in a competition designed to stake rural Colorado start-up ventures. Co-founded by Heath Padgett and Paul Ryan, CampgroundBooking.com beat out more than...

Folding Campers Seeing Surge in Consumer Demand

It seems the pandemic-induced surge in RV demand is cutting across all segments. John Stringer, who oversees the Rockwood and Flagstaff lines at Forest River Inc., said the folding camper market has been “astronomical.” In fact, he said retail sales right now are...

Advocacy Needed as Senate Votes On GAOA Next Week

Saying it is “one of the largest investments in our public lands in over 50 years, if not ever,” RV Industry Association officials are calling on membership to help ensure the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) is approved by the U.S. Senate in a vote that could come...

Updated KOA Camping Report to Add Virus Research

The “2020 North American Camping Report,” Kampgrounds Of America’s (KOA) annual survey of camping trends that normally is released in mid-May, will be published a few weeks later this year. The reason for the delay is researchers have gone back to respondents and...