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(Nov. 27, 2012) — The results of Trailer Life magazine’s first-ever Readers’ Choice Awards are in and this year’s winners include many of North America’s most popular RVs, campgrounds, RV products and services.

(Nov. 27, 2012) — “Because Southeast continues to choose wasteful litigation, TXAD withdrew from any further discussions about a possible deal,” said Schaeffer. “In true David versus Goliath fashion, TXAD has been forced to defend itself against its much larger competitor.”

(Nov. 27, 2012) — The criteria provide states and communities with the most up-to-date science and information that they can use to determine whether water quality is safe for the public and when to issue an advisory or a beach closure. EPA has provided a variety of other tools to help states evaluate and manage recreational waters.

(Nov. 27, 2012) — Wholesale RV shipments to retailers were reported at 24,947 units in the October 2012 manufacturer survey, up 31.5 percent over last month and up 31 percent ahead of this same month last year, the RV Industry Association reported today. 

(Nov. 21, 2012) — On Monday, the Grand Haven City Council approved hiring the Northwest Design Group for $12,000 to look at the possibility of having a campground at Harbor Island, writes the Grand Haven Tribune.

(Nov. 21, 2012) — GoErie.com writes that Thomas Peckham, owner of Moon Meadows Campground in Greenfield Township, will be free today, with clear instructions on what he must do to stay out of prison: keep his campground closed unless he gets the proper permits to reopen it.

(Nov. 21, 2012) — The “Glo Cone” is is a lighted cotton candy sticky that glows and flashes so that the candy lights up as well. It’s patented LED technology offers eight different light modes, and the stick is FDA approved. It is used the same way any paper cotton candy stick would be used to create a tasty treat. When the candy is gone, kids have a lighted wand to play with.

(Nov. 20, 2012) — Jailed Moon Meadows Campground owner Thomas Peckham agreed yesterday to withdraw his appeal in his contempt case, the first step in the process for Erie County Judge Shad Connelly to reconsider the ruling that sent Peckham to prison, reports GoErie.com.

(Nov. 20, 2012) — “Each year that we hold this awards contest I see better and better marketing efforts from our campgrounds, including websites, digital promotions, and print pieces,” said Bennett.

(Nov. 20, 2012) — Donald Bennett, Jr., President and CEO of Campground Owners of New York (CONY), reports the association held a successful and informative 49th annual Exposition for the Outdoor Hospitality Industry. The event was held Nov. 1 to 3 at the Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Waterpark in Queensbury, N.Y.

(Nov. 22, 2012) — “It was an extremely productive mission,” Allen said, adding that the $1,150 check the group received from AGS in October will be used to help pay for IMAHelps’ upcoming medical mission to an impoverished community near Lima, Peru, which is scheduled for Aug. 8-18, 2013.

(Nov. 21, 2012) — “We announced earlier this year that we are donating a portion of our ad sales to support several charities that are making a positive difference in the world, and we are following through with our pledge,” said Schaeffer, adding that checks totaling $9,050 were sent to five charities during the month of October. 

(Nov. 19, 2012) — Kampgrounds of America unveiled a new brand positioning strategy last weekend that promises to shake up the outdoor hospitality industry. The change has been 10 to 12 years in the making, KOA President Pat Hittmeier told RV Daily Report. It is designed to allow the company to direct the right marketing messages to the right guests and tie it to what is offered at specific campgrounds.

(Nov. 19, 2012) — Campground Automation lets users access maps and pictures on one page instead of juggling multiple pages. “By combining pictures with our interactive software, we get a very high adoption rate among people making online reservations,” said Duffy. “One of our clients, Liberty Harbor Park, cut their call volume by 70 percent simply by allowing online reservations.”

(Nov. 15, 2012) — Hurricane Sandy took down thousands of trees when it blasted through Stokes State Forest. But the State Park Service plans to use the wood for future projects and repairs in parks throughout northern New Jersey, reports the New Jersey Herald.

(Nov. 15, 2012) — In its upcoming season, CBS’s “Undercover Boss” will feature Kampgrounds of America Chairman and CEO Jim Rogers, reports KPAX-TV.

(Nov. 14, 2012) — In Aiken County, S.C., the county council voted by majority to approve changes to the code of laws for RV parks and campgrounds on Tuesday. The Aiken Standard reports the changes include an amendment that a buffer yard be installed on all sides of such facilities except in certain cases.

(Nov. 14, 2012) — With the results of the Nov. 6 election mostly complete, this election will go down as monumental in terms of impact on state government funding and the legislature. The following is a summary of the major stories that frame the 2012 election in California. 

(Nov. 14, 2012) — Rue Mapp, who gained national attention for her efforts to stimulate African American involvement in camping and other healthy outdoor activities, has been selected to become part of the Root 100, a prestigious list of the most influential emerging and established African American leaders between the ages of 25 and 45.

(Nov. 14, 2012) — WhiteWater has been awarded two 2012 Brass Ring Best New Products Awards for AquaCourse and SilkGel Technology, as well as one Best Exhibit Award for Hopkins Rides at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions 2012 Expo in Orlando, Fla.

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