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Hitch RV moves to new N.J. site

(July 26, 2017) -- Tim Waters, co-owner of Hitch RV, states, “We have had a tremendous increase in unit sales. The Turnersville location has become outdated and simply is no longer efficient for doing service.” Read More »

RV caucus voices support for modernizing campgrounds

(July 26, 2017) -- "This opportunity to boost investment in outdoor tourism through public-private partnerships is a turning point for keeping America’s parks open for business and building even more American-made RVs and boats," said Congresswoman Jackie Walorski.  Read More »

Extended Stay Versus Monthly – What’s the Difference? (Part 2)

By Brian Schaeffer, executive director, TACO In part one of this discussion we left off with the questions: How do you set yourself up for a victory with local (field) law enforcement and avoid the courts? Moreover, how do you not get caught up in national housing issues (remember that HUD reference), which will cost you nothing but time, money and heartache. Let’s jump right into it with the old adage; “If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it’s probably a duck!” Translated, if you are running a campground that looks like a mobile home park and functions like one, expect to be treated like a mobile home park. Especially when it comes to your field law enforcement and the courts. What are some specifics to remove you from the duck (mobile home / trailer park) category and get you to looking more like a swan (transient / tourism venue)? If you have no agreement governing your extended stays, that’s a problem. If you are using a standard ‘rental agreement,’ that also puts a landlord/tenant bullseye on your back. You should adopt some form of site services agreement and embrace the mentality that you are providing monthly service hook-ups (water, sewer, electric) and not ‘renting a site.’ Furthermore, if you have some form of a mini-post office set up in your front office and you receive daily mail for your guests (NOT tenants), that is problematic.  If the primary address you have on file for your guests is your park – that’s a big NO-NO! Please tell me your guests don’t have your address on their driver’s license – yikes! That’s an eviction nightmare waiting to happen. Even if you aren’t doing the things I just described and you are trying to run a good transient operation, there are some pitfalls out there. Remember our conversation about the latest HUD law where it is now a federal violation to discriminate against someone by not allowing extended guests in your park if they have criminal backgrounds? Under the recent Obama administration they decided that there are an unfair number of folks being incarcerated and therefore an unfair number of folks being discriminated against who have criminal backgrounds. So, now if you use any form of an application format, you cannot simply decline a guest (not tenant) because they have a criminal record. You now have to consider ... Read More »

Safer air conditioning via the SmartPlug

(July 25, 2017) -- The SmartPlug's pin-and-clip design provides more metal-to-metal contact, reducing the chance of fire due to resistance and overheating from the loads an air conditioner can place on the system. Read More »

LCI presents findings of 3D printing study

(July 25, 2017) -- “With future work on integrating this technology into foundries and making it more affordable, the binder jet additive manufacturing technology has the potential to revolutionize the whole metal casting industry,” states the study. Read More »