INSIDE… 2017 Workamper Rendezvous Sees Big Turnout 3 Focusing on Camp Stores as Park Profit Centers 14 KOA Reveals Big Gains at Phoenix Convention 16 LSI Symposium Highlights Franchisee Growth 18 Providing RV Repair Services at Campgrounds 22 ARVC OHCE Caps a Busy ’17 Camping Season 26 Conventions, like Kampgrounds of America’s (KOA) Annual International Convention, highlighted the sector’s growth in 2017. Photo courtesy of KOA. $2.50 U.S./$3.50 Canada The IndependentVoice of the North American Campground Business Vol. 48 No. 12 • December 2017