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Art Rouse: RV Publishing, Club Pioneer

Art Rouse, founder of Southern California-based TL Enterprises Inc., an influential force in the growth of the recreational vehicle industry, died Friday in St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica, Calif. An 89-year-old Malibu resident whose company published RV magazines...

‘The Rally’ Officials Expect Healthy Turnout

Over 10,000 RVers are expected for the eighth annual running of The Rally, one of the industry’s largest consumer gatherings set for July 19-22 at the 132-acre Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center in Redmond, Ore. “The Rally continues to grow in popularity year after...

Beetles, Winds Close Two Campgrounds

Two popular lakeside campgrounds on Lake Dillon in Summit County, Colo., were closed this week and will likely stay closed for weeks because of the pine beetle and strong winds, according to CBS4 Denver. The Heaton Bay campground was closed because rangers had been...

NomadISP Brings Internet to RV Parks

Welcome to the new world of camping, where Internet access is almost as important as having enough firewood. “It used to be that when campers would make reservations at an RV park, they would ask if the park had water, electricity and sewer,” said Kelly Hogan, CEO of...

R.I. State Parks Eye Reservation Service

Rhode Island officials are considering proposals from three companies that hope to provide a reservation service for the state parks system, according to the Providence Journal. A state committee is reviewing the bids from US eDIRECT Inc., ReserveAmerica Holdings Inc....

City Agrees to Pay RV Park’s Water Bill

The Keene, Texas, city council has agreed to pay for water to Doc’s City RV Park until a suit with the owner is resolved, according to the Cleburne Times-Review. Owner Bret “Doc” Berkman filed the lawsuit against Keene after he discovered an agreement between the...

Toronto RV Park Plan Stalls at City Hall

Toronto councillors put the brakes on efforts to get the city involved in creating an RV park. "I don't believe this is a core function of the city – to provide an RV site," said Councillor Kyle Rae, chairman of Toronto's economic development committee, according to...

Camping Remains Popular on Outer Banks

North Carolina’s Outer Banks historically has been an inexpensive place to park trailers and campers for a weekend, a season or longer. As real estate values skyrocketed, however, bigger developments have replaced some campgrounds and travel trailer parks, according...

Alaska Park Owners Face Visitor Decline

The Alaska Campground Owners Association (ACOA) grappled with declining membership participation and steadily falling camper nights at its Spring Convention May 4-6 in Anchorage. Only a third of ACOA’s 69 member campgrounds were represented at the convention, which...

RVRA Survey: Rentals Headed for Strong 2007

RV rental companies are anticipating another strong year, according to a new survey of Recreation Vehicle Rental Association (RVRA) members. According to a press release, companies responding to the association’s annual survey report RV rental activity will be up an...

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