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Poll: Gas Prices will Impact Spending in '08

Americans' longstanding addiction to gasoline will continue well into 2008, despite rising fuel costs, and may contribute to a slowdown in the overall economy, a new CreditCards.com poll reveals. Two out of three Americans say they'll cut back on spending for other...

Campground Possible for Iowa Ghost Town

A campground is one of the future uses Rob Tibbits is considering for Dixie, Iowa, a ghost town that he purchased for $35,000, according to The Associate Press. The former town is about 10 miles east of Forest City, Iowa, headquarters of Winnebago Industries Inc....

Bill Would Limit Fees on Federal Land

The U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and other federal agencies would no longer be able to increase fees at campgrounds, trailheads and other public-use areas under a bill introduced Dec. 10 by Sens. Max Baucus, D-Mont., and Mike Crapo, R-Idaho....

Poll: Industry Split on Square Footage Issue

A push by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) to build fifth-wheels larger than 400 square feet drew a decidedly split response from participants in the latest RVBUSINESS.com Industry Poll. Results from the survey showed 36% in favor of an increase, 47%...

Florida Fish Camp Sale Worries Residents

Charlie McCraney has sold his 25-acre Bull Creek Fish Camp near Bunnell, Fla., to Flagler County for $1.8 million. “There’s so much potential out here,” McCraney said, and it will be up to the taxpayers to see to helping the Fish Camp reach that potential – or not,...

KOA Names Campground of the Year

Shelby/Mansfield, Ohio, KOA owners Garry and Vicki Cole were honored with the 2008 Campground of the Year award at KOA’s international convention in Phoenix in November. The annual award recognizes deserving Kampground of Amnerica (KOA) franchisees who demonstrate a...

Duluth Board Delays Vote on RV Park

The planning commission in Duluth, Minn., delayed voting Tuesday (Dec. 11) on a plan that would transform the old Spirit Lake Marina in Duluth’s Riverside neighborhood into a recreational vehicle resort, according to the Duluth News Tribune. A preliminary vote on the...

ARVC Honors Campgrounds at InSites

The National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) presented a number of Awards of Excellence as its InSites Convention & Expo Nov. 6-9 in Phoenix, Ariz. Major park award recipients were: Small Park of the Year, Rutledge Lake RV Park, Fletcher, N.C., Mike and...

2008 PRVCA Travel Brochures Available

The Pennsylvania RV & Camping Association (PRVCA) is beginning to ship the 2008 edition of Explore Pennsylvania. This edition features the importance of children’s involvement in nature, maintenance tips, scenic routes in Pennsylvania, elk country and much more,...

New Casino/RV Park to be KOA-Franchised

The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians, a federally recognized tribe, will unveil plans today (Dec. 13) for the first phase of a multi-million dollar, multi-phased economic development project to be built entirely on and within its 160-acre reservation in...

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