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Mich. Nudist Camp Expansion Rejected

The proposal to add RV parking at Spruce Hollow campground in Mesick, Mich., was rejected but the owners may not stop trying to expand the campground, according to the Cadillac News. The owners of the private naturist club were seeking a special use permit to allow...

SMG Secures Funding Amid Market Turmoil

Security Mortgage Group announced that it closed over $71 million in mortgage financing for 18 mobile home and RV park properties while the subprime implosion was expanding, according to a news release from the Rochester, N.Y.-based lender. Highlights of the financing...

Industry Split on 5th-Wheel Size Increase

Opponents outnumber the supporters on a proposal by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) to increase the size limit on fifth-wheels beyond 400 square feet, according to the latest RVBUSINESS.com Industry Poll. The issue was brought to the table earlier...

Pa. County Taxes Park Model Owners

Kevin Adams just wanted a small seasonal home along the Allegheny River in Pennsylvania where he could get some rest and relaxation on the weekends. "It's my vacation," he said. But, according to a report in the Leader Times, Kittanning, Pa., the jewelry store owner...

LSI Looks to the Future at Symposium

Leisure Systems Inc. (LSI), the official franchisor of Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts, will hold its annual Symposium for its franchisees Oct. 30 through Nov. 2 at the Embassy Suites and Northern Kentucky Convention Center in suburban Cincinnati, Ohio. The...

RV Resort Planned for Fla. Panhandle

Jolly Bay LLC announced the plans for a new resort along the north shore of the Choctawhatchee Bay in Florida’s Panhandle. Plans for this development include an upscale 55-site RV park, a 20-room bed & breakfast, a 120-unit condominium, a 49-slip marina and both...

Escapees Club Hosts 47th National Escapade

The Escapees RV Club, consisting of more than 66,000 members who travel for extended periods in their recreational vehicles, is holding its 47th National Escapade at the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds in Goshen, Ind., this week. The Goshen News reported that...

New RV Products Debut at Hershey Show

The 39th Annual Pennsylvania RV and Camping Show is under way in Hershey, Pa., running Sept. 10-16 at the Hersheypark Entertainment Complex. The event, hosted by the Pennsylvania RV and Camping Association (PRVCA), kicked off with trade days Monday and today, then...

AIDS Toddler Gets His Swim in Ala. Pool

In an effort to raise AIDS awareness, about 45 activists gathered at the Wales West Light Railway and RV Resort in Silverhill, Ala., on Labor Day where an HIV-positive boy was barred from the pool and showers until the park's owner could confirm his presence was not a...

Despite Skeeters, Wis. Campgrounds Busy

While many might assume the major onslaught of mosquitoes in the Madison, Wis., area is causing people to stay inside, that’s not necessarily true, according to state park officials. Some area campgrounds are reporting that despite the bloodsucking predators,...

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