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Missouri KOA is Reopening as Jellystone Park

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The Perryville, Mo., KOA will reopen under new management this year as Missouri’s third Jellystone Park Camp-Resort. “We’re really excited about the improvements we’re making and the fact that we’re going to be operating as a Jellystone Park,” said park manager Nathaniel Gabriel in a press release. “We’re trying to get people into the park and show them that it’s not the same campground any more.” The campground, which first opened 40 years ago, will have its official grand... Read more

NJCOA Offers Diverse Program at Conference

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Campground and RV park owners returned from the March 16-18 24th Annual Mid-Atlantic Coastal States Conference in Cherry Hill, N.J., armed with information on new products while exchanging ideas with other owners from the Mid-Atlantic Region. According to a press release, the conference was hosted by the New Jersey Campground Owners Association (NJCOA) and acts as a kick-off to opening season for campgrounds and RV parks. Joann DelVescio, executive director of NJCOA, reported in a press release that... Read more

Cavco Buys Park Model Builder ‘Chariot Eagle’

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Cavco Industries Inc. has completed the purchase of the business and operating assets of Chariot Eagle Inc., a Ocala, Fla.-based manufacturer of park model RVs and manufactured homes, the Phoenix, Ariz.-based company announced today (March 30). According to a news release, Cavco’s acquisition of Chariot Eagle provides the company with additional park model RV product lines, while further strengthening the company’s geographic reach in the Southeastern United States, where Chariot Eagle founder... Read more

RVAC Donating $7,000 to ‘RV Learning Center’

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The RV Assistance Corp. (RVAC) has donated an additional $7,000 to the Mike Molino RV Learning Center, bringing its total contribution to $45,000. According to a press release, RVAC is the for-profit subsidiary of the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) that develops member benefits for the association and helps fund improved member services and critical resources. “When dealers use RVDA-endorsed products and services, they not only receive special members-only programs and discounts,... Read more

VIDEO 2: ASA Intros New Jensen LED TV Line

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ASA Electronics introduces the Jensen JTV15 Series televisions as the Elkhart, Ind.-based company takes the next step forward into cutting-edge mobile entertainment. The new premium line of 12-volt LED DC TVs feature a market-first industrial grade metal cabinet with built-in steel reinforced mounting to endure rigorous road conditions. To view the video click here or scroll down the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page.  Read More →

TACO Set for ’15 Spring Meeting & Tradeshow

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The Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO) anticipates record turnout this year for its annual Spring Meeting & Trade Show, April 28-30 at Guadalupe River RV Resort in Kerrville. “We expect more park operators and more vendors than we’ve ever had before,” said Brian Schaeffer, TACO’s executive vice president and CEO, in a press release. “We’re going to provide new entertainment and activities and all new speakers who have never made presentations at our Spring Meeting &... Read more

Airstream’s ‘Silver Bullets’ are Still Flying High

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Kate Pierson of the B-52s fell so hard for her first Airstream that she ended up owning enough of the travel trailers to open an all-Airstream hotel in the desert near Joshua Tree National Park. The Los Angeles Times reported fans of the retro-chic silver bullets spend $200 a night to sleep in vintage trailers. With names such as “Lava,” “Tiki” and “Planet Air,” each is decorated with posters and memorabilia of the famed “Love Shack” rock group. “It’s... Read more

ARVC Michigan Spring Conference a ‘Success’

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ARVC Michigan’s Spring 2015 conference The Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds of Michigan (ARVC Michigan) 2015 Spring Conference & Expo, March 23-25 at Saginaw Valley State University, was “outstanding,” officials said. Woodalls Camground Management, sister publication to RVBusiness, reported that the three-day event featured speakers, seminars and exhibitors. “We had a marvelous show this year,” said ARVC Michigan Board President Dave Cordray of White River RV Park and Campground... Read more

Opinion: Boys & Girls Clubs Community Driven

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Editor’s Note: The following Elkhart Truth editorial chronicles the accomplishments of the Boys & Girls Club of Elkhart County. On May 2, the 15th Annual Bids for Kids Dinner & Auction benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Goshen, Ind., will be held at the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart. The event is driven by the RV industry, championed by Elkhart-based supplier Lippert Components Inc. Every afternoon, hundreds of kids gather at one of four sites of the Boys & Girls Clubs of... Read more

KOA Sales & Marketing Campaign Wins Award

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Kampgrounds of America Inc.’s (KOA) innovative “What’s Behind The Yellow Sign?” advertising and marketing campaign was recently awarded a Silver Medallion by the 2015 Advertising & Marketing Effectiveness (AME) Awards. According to a press release, KOA’s campaign won the Silver Award in the Sports and Leisure category. The annual AME Awards were created in 1994 to provide an international forum to honor work that demonstrates groundbreaking, effective solutions to challenging... Read more

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