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RVIA Forecasts Down Year in '08

Amid the talk of the RV industry's potential, manufacturers, suppliers and dealers heard some sobering news during the opening breakfast to the 45th Annual National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky. The industry has seen its fortunes decline in 2007 with shipment...

Park Trailers Offer RV Alternative

Watching its recreational vehicle sales slow because potential customers could not afford both the RV and the vehicle to tow it, CrossRoads RV, Topeka, Ind., has expanded into the recreational park trailer market. These customers, Jim Fox, national sales manager at...

RVIA: October RV Shipments Up 5%

October wholesale RV shipments grew by 5%, driven by an upturn in towable shipments for the first time in more than a year, the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) reported on Monday (Nov. 26). The improved condition of the RV industry came on the eve of...

Go RVing Unveils 2008 Media Plan

In an unprecedented move, Go RVing television ads will run during coverage of three of sports’ biggest events – the Super Bowl, NASCAR's Daytona 500 and the Summer Olympics. The $16 million 2008 media plan was unveiled during the Outlook Breakfast today (Nov. 27) at...

More Gulf Coast Resorts in the Works

There will soon be a steady procession of high-end recreational vehicles rolling along Gulf Coast interstates, searching for a place by the beach to park, according to the Mobile Press-Register. Or so developers in south Baldwin County are betting. On 40 acres near...

B.C. Loses 10% of Campsites in Last 3 Years

The newly elected president of the BC Lodging and Campgrounds Association (BCLCA) discussed the paradox of shrinking RV sites in British Columbia amid growing RV ownership during BCLCA’s 64th Annual General Meeting held Nov. 7 in the River Rock Casino resort in...

Pa. County Park Draws 150,000 Visitors

Moon Lake Park in Luzerne County, Pa., attracted an estimated 150,000 visitors this year for activities such as camping, swimming and hiking. Park Diretor Clif Madrack attributes the near doubling in the number of visitors to the park’s enhanced appearance and gas...

Cape Cod Park Opening Delayed to June

For thousands of New England campers, the start of summer will be delayed until June 13, when Nickerson State Park's camping sites on Cape Cod are scheduled to reopen. The park's 420 camping sites traditionally have been open by April 14, in plenty of time for the...

Suburban Chicago Campground Closes

Recreational vehicle enthusiasts looking to stay near Chicago will have to find a new south suburban home now that Windy City Campground and Beach in Tinley Park has closed. A popular destination for road campers for more than 30 years, Windy City closed Nov. 15 after...

Storms Batter Washington Campgrounds

The Heart O’ The Hills campground in Washington's Olympic National Park will be closed for about a month while work continues to clear “quite a bit” of blown down trees and other debris from last week's storm, said Barb Maynes, park spokeswoman. The Nov. 12 storm –...

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