Day: February 12, 2016

(Feb. 12, 2016) — Cheeca Holdings bought the 12-acre waterfront property, which is now the Point of View Key Largo RV Resort, from Northstar Resort Enterprises Corp. on Dec. 17 for $11.2 million, the Keys Keynoter reported.

(Feb. 12, 2016) — “We’ve been seeing double-digit sales increases from year to year in the last five years,” Sheffer said, noting that there is little end in sight to the surge.

(Feb. 12,2016) — “People want lightweight,” said Todd Keene, of Campers Inn RV. “A lot of retirees, they’ve camped before, but this is their first time towing.”

(Feb. 12, 2016) — Helping to maintain the bright line between RVs and permanent housing is the responsibility of every RV manufacturer, dealer and campground in order to keep our industry from being its own worst enemy.

(Feb. 12, 2016) — KOA has added six new locations for campers to enjoy. These are in addition to the six introduced last month, including Gila Bend, Ariz., KOA Journey; Craig, CO KOA; Lake Oconee/Greensboro, Ga., KOA; Ludington East/Pere Marquette River, Mich., KOA; Greensboro, N.C., KOA; and Anodver/Pymatuning Lake, Ohio, KOA.

(Feb. 12, 2016) — An early look at “The Big AHA,” by Jack Uldrich, and an inside look at the March 1 primary election by Neil Newhouse will form the unique pairing of the RV Industry Association’s Annual Meeting’s seminar speakers.

(Feb. 12, 2016) — Camper vans people can sleep in are becoming more popular in Japan, with industry organizations saying ownership of camper vans has doubled in the last 10 years, the Japan News reported. Another boom has arrived that has not been seen since the days of the bubble economy, with sales also increasing.

(Feb. 12, 2016) — They arrive two weeks before the main race every year and stay until the day after the champion crosses the finish line, the Daytona Beach News Journal reported. Race fans are setting up earlier than ever this year.

(Feb. 12, 2016) — A workman is accused of stealing a gun from a camper mounted on a customer’s truck, allegedly taking the Smith and Wesson .357-caliber revolver while the vehicle was in for repairs at the shop where he worked in Marianna, the Jackson County Floridan reported.

(Feb. 12, 2016) — The Etowah County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man suspected of stealing a camper trailer from a property in Attalla, WBRC Fox News 6 reported.

(Feb. 12, 2016) — The scholarship will allow Isley to attend an 18-month Spader program for future leaders and is part of the strategic alliance between Spader and the Mike Molino RV Learning Center.

(Feb. 12, 2016) — Airstream will host a Fine Art Invitational May 31-June 5, at its headquarters in Jackson Center, Ohio, in conjunction with Alumapalooza.

(Feb. 12, 2016) — Garmin announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of DeLorme, a privately-held company that designs and markets consumer-based satellite tracking devices with two-way communication and navigational capabilities.

(Feb. 12, 2016) — Ian Isley, service manager at Affinity RV Service Sales and Rentals in Prescott Valley, Ariz., is the 2016 recipient of the Duane Spader Leadership Development Scholarship.

(Feb. 12, 2016) — Curt has introduced a new set of fifth wheel legs made specifically to fit GM trucks.
Like the Ford and Ram fifth wheel legs currently offered by Curt, the GM OEM-compatible legs streamline the setup process.

(Feb. 12, 2016) — The company’s content per travel trailer and fifth-wheel RV for the 12 months ended Dec. 31, increased $171 to $2,987, compared to content per travel trailer and fifth-wheel of $2,816 in 2014.

(Feb. 12, 2016) — RVIA recently released its December wholesale shipment numbers, wrapping up 2015, which indicate that Jayco outpaced the industry in wholesale shipment growth in nearly every category in which the company competes, a release from Jayco stated.

(Feb. 12, 2016) — Camping World claims Smartdog told it during negotiations that Smartdog employees would primarily provide services and work on this project. But Camping World claims Smartdog replaced the employees with subcontractors.

(Feb. 12, 2016) — The Columbus, Ohio Jellystone has earned the “Operator of the Year” award from Leisure Systems, Inc., the Milford, Ohio-based company that franchises Jellystone Parks.

(Feb. 12, 2016) — David Nixon, owner of Kal-Haven RV Park and Campground, recently had the South Haven Harbor Commission review his concept of building a marina on the Black River next to his campground, the Herald Palladium reported.


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