Day: April 19, 2012

(April 19, 2012) — In its latest attempt to satisfy residents, the Howell Township Council may remove size requirements for recreational vehicles in the town’s property maintenance ordinance, reports Tri-Town News.

(April 19, 2012) — Woodall’s dual rating system assigns each resort a rating, ranging from 1W to 5W, which are indicative of a campground’s overall development and facilities as well as recreation, whether onsite or nearby, said Kelleher. A location with a 5W/5W rating generally reflects a highly developed facility with superior maintenance and plenty of recreation options, she noted.

(April 19, 2012) — To coincide with the week-long celebration of National Park Week, MapQuest has launched a web-based guide to the natural wonders of the national parks, reports Fox News.

(April 19, 2012) — Initial U.S. unemployment insurance claims slipped just 2,000 to a higher-than-expected 386,000 reading in the week ending April 14. The four-week moving average of initial claims, which better controls for weekly volatility, climbed to 374,750 from 369,250 the previous week. Continuing claims rose 26,000 to 3,297,000 after falling 78,000 to 3,271,000 the previous week.

(April 19, 2012) — “As the predominant choice of the RV industry, NADAguides provides the support to those who are left looking for a solution upon Kelley Blue Book’s sudden exit from the RV marketplace. With a wide array of products to choose from, NADAguides is the unrivaled source for them to turn to for their valuation needs,” said Simms.

(April 19, 2012) — The California Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds, for its part, is continually searching for economical and sustainable practices that its affiliated parks can implement, and it shares this information through educational seminars and industry newsletters, said Debbie Sipe, the association’s executive director. Here’s a sampling of green initiatives launched by campgrounds and RV parks in California and Nevada.

(April 19, 2012) — Legislation pending in the U.S. House of Representatives that is being falsely touted as improving U.S. border security would instead “have the potential to devastate 54 of America’s national parks, historic sites, national monuments and other popular park icons and negatively impact the nation’s economy,” according to a warning issued yesterday by the Coalition of National Park Service Retirees.

(April 19, 2012) — “Our industry should contact each music festival and get them to also provide a link of all the campsites nearby,” Turner said. “Shadow Hills RV Resort is an example of how we have gone after the festival attendees to come stay at our park.  You can stay at any park but guests are looking for an experience and they are willing to pay more for that experience. I think we are the only campground in our area that has special event weekend rates.”

(April 19, 2012) — “Lifestyle Luxury RV is quickly setting new standards for both quality and comfort in the luxury fifth wheel segment of the RV market,” concluded Bond. “This is not just a great option for buyers, it is also a tremendous opportunity for dealerships looking to expand or improve their offerings in this area.”

(April 19, 2012) — Skyway Camping, a Best Parks in America resort, provides affordable vacation homes for NY metropolitan area families, empty nesters, and retirees just 90 miles from NYC.

(April 19, 2012) — The ToughTrack PRO GPS tracker is used to live track a variety of vehicles including cars, trucks, ATVs, watercraft, motorcycles, trailers, utility vehicles and heavy equipment. Its small size and super-sensitive, next-generation GPS technology ensures that vehicles can be monitored 24/7, from a PC, smartphone or other mobile device.

(April 19, 2012) — “Whether you go to a natural, historical, or recreational site, or an urban, suburban, or rural park, every national park provides a place to exercise both the body and the mind. There really is something for everyone in every national park,” said Jarvis.

(April 19, 2012) — Because of the current economic climate, fewer Britons are taking their holidays abroad. But this may be good news for the UK tourist industry and companies such as Tyne Valley Motorhomes, suppliers of campervans and mobile homes.

(April 19, 2012) — Drew Industries Incorporated will release its first quarter 2012 financial results before the market opens on Thursday, May 3. Drew Industries also will host a conference call on Thursday, May 3 at 11 a.m. ET to discuss its results and other business matters.

(April 19, 2012) — Because Yosemite Pines RV Resort and Family Lodging is just a scenic 22-mile drive from the western park entrance of Yosemite National Park, the demand for additional Yosemite cabin lodging means new, affordable cabin options are now being offered at this Groveland, Calif. resort.

(April 19, 2012) — Former Angel Player, Bobby Grich, will be on site at the I5 RV Show, sponsored by Mike Thompson RV, Saturday, April 21 from 2-4 p.m., so grab your baseballs and come on by for an autograph and some fun.

(April 19, 2012) — Dixie RV SuperStores is currently seeking an aggressive, take charge F&I manager to add to its team and help raise the bar of professionalism in the RV industry. The dealership is also seeking high energy, optimistic, RV sales professionals with a desire to succeed, as well as a qualified service writer and RV technicians.

(April 19, 2012) — Veterans who live at Paradise RV Resort in Sun City would like management of the resort to rehang military flags that were removed during renovation. But the resort manager says the flags violate company rules, an explanation not sitting well with the veterans, reports the Tucson Citizen.

(April 19, 2012) — “By operating running lights without drawing from a vehicle battery, the Trailer Beacon Light provides RV owners with peace of mind while among the trees or on the dunes,” said Kirk. “Trailer Beacon Light installs in seconds and does not require the purchase of any additional parts or accessories.”

(April 19, 2012) — On Tuesday, the Sullivan County Planning Commission recommended against approval of a rezoning request for a 20-site campground on Sportsman Dock Road, reports


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