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Northern Arizona Parks Report Strong Bookings

June 30, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Business is up significantly this year at many campgrounds across northern Arizona in what is shaping up to be the busiest summer in years, according to a release. “We’ve been full every night since June 5,” said Jo Ann Mickelson, co-owner of J & H RV Park in Flagstaff and executive director of the Arizona Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds (ARVC), which hosts GoCampinginArizona.com, the travel planning website. Mickelson, whose park caters travelers as well as desert residents... Read more

ROUTE 66 Adding Dealers in Vermont & Nevada

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The ROUTE 66 RV Network recently added two new RV dealerships bringing the networks’ overall service coverage in North America up to 45 states and Canadian provinces.      According to a press release, the two newest dealers in the network are Vermont Country Camper Sales in Montpelier and Carson City RV in Nevada. Dave Francis, a ROUTE 66 partner, noted, “The focus of the network is to deliver on our promise – ‘Wherever the Road Takes You, You Can Count on Us.’ Nothing enables... Read more

TCF Finance is Bronze Partner for RVDA Confab

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The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) announced that TCF Inventory Finance  is a Bronze Partner of the 2015 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo, Nov. 2 -6 at Bally’s in Las Vegas. The convention is sponsored by RVDA, RVDA of Canada and the Mike Molino RV Learning Center. “I am proud to welcome TCF Inventory Finance as a 2015 Convention Partner,” said RVDA Convention/Expo Committee Chairman Ron Shepherd of Camperland of Oklahoma in a press release. “TCF is a leader in our... Read more

AAA: July 4th Travel Volume Highest in 8 Years

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Auto club AAA estimates that 41.9 million Americans will travel over the July 4th holiday, the most in eight years. USA Today reported that a stronger economy and uptick in jobs is helping to boost the number of planned getaways over what is traditionally the most traveled holiday period of the summer, with kids out of school and families kicking off vacations. And cheaper gas is allowing Americans to spend pennies saved at the pump on other activities. “Although some consumers are using their... Read more

La Mesa Helps Grant Wish for Boy With Cancer

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Cancer has left a Central Florida boy unable to travel because it’s just too risky for his health. But that all changed on Monday (June 29). “It kind of gives us our old life back. We used to travel,” said Maggie Ryon. News 13 reported that Ryon’s son Jay was diagnosed with leukemia when he was just six years old. Jay, who’s now eight, continues to get chemo treatment for leukemia. The Lake County boy has a weakened immune system, which makes trips far away involving hotel stays and flight... Read more

Retirees Hit the Road; RVs Fuel the Wanderlust

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Editor’s Note: The following article, authored by Emily Pfund, appeared in a special “RVs Across America” section of the Sunday (June 28) issue of The Elkhart Truth in which Newmar Corp., Keystone RV Co., Quality Drive-Away, Patrick Industries Inc., Grand Design RV Co., Renegade RV, Jayco Inc., the Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA), Dicor Corp., Augusta RV and Cummins Onan were among the advertisers. The recreational vehicles manufactured in Elkhart County are designed to go places. Lots... Read more

FRVTA Set for Annual Convention in Fort Myers

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The Florida RV Trade Association (FRVTA) is preparing for its 35th annual state convention, scheduled for Sept. 10-12 at the Sanibel Harbor Marriott Resort and Spa in Fort Myers. FRVTA reported in its July newsletter that this year’s convention, themed “Discover Your Inner Hero! RV Con 2015,” will feature a full slate of guest speakers along with updates on industry and association news. Members can settle in Thursday evening at the “Avengers Assemble Welcoming Reception,” on... Read more

Webinar will Detail Online Reputation Marketing

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RV dealerships interested in learning more about how to proactively manage, protect and monetize their reputation may register now for RV Camping Connects free training, “12 Surefire Ways to Protect Your RV Camping Business Reputation.” To register, click here. Slated for Jan. 14 from 2-3 p.m. PDT, RV dealers can learn new reputation management skills, including: Five core imperatives of online reputation marketing (ORM) Twelve reputation marketing strategies you can implement immediately Cool... Read more

VIDEO 1: Coon Touts RV Lifestyle on Fox News

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Today’s video comes from a “Fox & Friends” Sunday (June 28) segment featuring Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) President Richard Coon showing a Minnie Winnie motorhome manufactured by Winnebago Industries Inc. The segment, coordinated by RVIA’s PR team, was one of two highlighting what’s new in the camping space, according to James Ashurst, vice president of communications and marketing for the Reston, Va.-based trade association and administrator of the Go... Read more

RV Rentals Providing Freedom for Vietnam Vet

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Editor’s Note: The following article, authored by Emily Pfund, appeared in a special “RVs Across America” section of the Sunday (June 28) issue of The Elkhart Truth in which Newmar Corp., Keystone RV Co., Quality Drive-Away, Patrick Industries Inc., Grand Design RV Co., Renegade RV, Jayco Inc., the Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA), Dicor Corp., Augusta RV and Cummins Onan were among the advertisers. Bruce Butler feels truly comfortable at one place in the world. For the last 10 years,... Read more

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