Reservations for the upcoming Labor Day Weekend are running strong at Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) locations throughout North America. The company reported in a press release that reserved camper nights for the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend are up 16% over the same period last year. That continues the strong trend that KOA has seen […]
(Aug. 1, 2014) -- Carl and Peg Carlson, owners of Cheerful Valley Campground, report that a pig roast held July 12, raised $1,250 in donations for Camp Good Days and Special Times, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the life for children, adults and families whose lives have been touched by cancer and other life challenges.
(Aug. 1, 2014) -- At least 20 meth labs were found at a mobile home, house and camper in Yadkin County, N.C. Thursday leading to seven arrests.
Big discounts helped keep U.S. auto sales sizzling in July. The Associated Press reported that General Motors, Ford Motor Co., Nissan and Chrysler Group all reported big gains as the major automakers reported July sales Friday (Aug.1). Industry sales were expected to rise 5% to 1.4 million, according to J.D. Power and Associates. That would […]
(Aug. 1, 2014) -- July 2014 payroll employment increased by 209,000 in the month, which was down from June’s surge of 298,000. Personal consumer expenditure (PCE) in the United States increased by 0.4 percent in June 2014, thereby matching market expectations.
U.S. consumer spending rose at the fastest pace in three months in June, providing momentum for the economy going into the second half of the year. The Associated Press reported that consumer spending increased 0.4% in June on a seasonally adjusted basis following slower increases of 0.3% in May and 0.1% in April, the Commerce Department […]
Editor’s Note: The following is a column by David Gorin that appears in the August issue of Woodall’s Campground Management magazine proposing that the mainstream RV industry’s Go RVing Coalition and the National Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds resume working more closely together in the future in a collaborative marketing effort. To view the entire article, visit […]
You might stay entertained on a long road trip playing Punch Buggy, a game in which passengers slug each other in the shoulder whenever a Volkswagen Beetle goes by. But, according to a report by CNBC, to learn something about economy trends while out on the highway, watch for a different type of vehicle. “I’m starting […]
An Elkhart, Ind., RV firm has bought the former Monaco Coach Corp. plant in Harrisburg, Ore., for an undisclosed sum and plans to restart production in a few weeks, a company official said Thursday (July 31). The Register-Guard reported that Forest River Inc. completed its acquisition of the plant last week, has hired back the […]
Drew Industries Inc., parent to supplier Lippert Components Inc., saw an increase in net income for its second quarter, ended June 30, boosted by record sales including a 15% gain in RV revenue. The company reported net income of $18.6 million, or 77 cents per diluted share, for the second quarter compared to $15.9 million, […]