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Bob Kropf Helped Pioneer Park Model Industry

Bob Kropf, former owner of Goshen, Ind.-based recreational park trailer builder Kropf Industries Inc., passed away Tuesday (July 10) following a long bout with cancer. He was 72. Kropf, who helped found the Recreational Park Trailer Industry Association (RPTIA), is...

Hoosier Site Eyed for New Campground

Leo Brown Group of Carmel, Ind., intends to develop an abandoned gravel quarry southeast of Mooresville, Ind., into a 500-acre campground, according to the Daily Journal of Franklin. The quarry straddles the Morgan-Johnson county line about 30 miles south of...

KOA Hosting CBS Early Show Aug. 2

The South Padre Island KOA Campground will host the national CBS Early Show on Aug. 2 as part of the show’s Great American Vacation Giveaway, according to a release from Kampgrounds of America (KOA) Inc. The CBS Early Show is traveling across the country this summer...

RV Park Bars HIV-Positive Child from Pool

A couple said their 2-year-old foster son was barred from a swimming pool at a campsite last week after owners of an RV park in Silverhill, Ala., discovered the boy is HIV-positive, according to ABC News. Dick and Silvia Glover were asked to produce a doctor’s note...

Pa. Budget Woes Resolved, State Parks Reopen

Thousands of Pennsylvania state employees – including workers in the state park system – who were sent home without pay were allowed to return to their jobs Tuesday (July 10), a day after the governor and legislators hammered out a budget deal. The Associated Press...

KOA Starts New Scout Program

Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) has developed a new Scout program to provide safe and affordable camping to Boy Scout, Girl Scout and Girl Guide groups throughout the U.S. and Canada. This program allows qualifying groups of at least five Scouts and one troop leader...

Flood Closes Oklahoma RV Park

Rising floodwaters in nearby Lake Hudson caused owners Dave and Debbie Matlock to close Lake Shore RV Park near Salina, Okla., according to the Pryor Daily News. “It’s awful. We were booked from the last week of June, all this week through Rocklahoma,” Debbie Matlock...

RV Hall Seeking Volunteer Workers

Looking at the long-term operations of the new RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Ind., organizers are anticipating a need for between 60 and 80 volunteers to serve as tour guides, greeters, librarians, gardeners and gift-shop salespeople. “It’s going to give a lot of...

USA Today: RVers Adjust to Gas Prices

Americans are defying high gas prices and jumping into recreational vehicles for their summer vacations. USA Today reported that two of the largest owners and managers of RV campgrounds in the USA said their lots were booked for the July 4th vacation week and much of...

CTPA Board Opposes RVIA Proposal

The board of directors of the California Travel Parks Association Inc. (CTPA) has joined the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) and the Recreation Park Trailer Industry Association (RPTIA) in opposing the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s...

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