Mudslides, Fires Impacting Tourism in Colorado

Mary Arlington, executive director of the Colorado Campground and Lodging Owners Association, said that wildfires and follow-up rain have had a “negative impact on tourism in many parts of Colorado.” “While nearly all campgrounds have not been closed or evacuated this summer, 2018 cancellations have been off the charts,” Arlington told Woodall’s Campground Management (WCM), sister publication […]

Transfer Flow Introduces New Fuel Tank System

Transfer Flow has introduced a 40-gallon in-bed auxiliary fuel tank system for the 2018 diesel Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon. According to a press release, the 40-gallon fuel tank is designed with a small footprint for maximizing bed space, and a compact height for fitting under many popular tonneau covers. The 40-gallon in-bed auxiliary fuel […]

National Park Foundation Invests $500k in Sites

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the National Trails and National Wild & Scenic Rivers systems in 2018, the National Park Foundation announced 20 grants that will enhance the country’s national trails and wild and scenic rivers and provide increased public access, according to a press release. “Trails and rivers bring people together for shared experiences that last […]

CO: How to be a happy camper

(July 20, 2018) -- It was a 14-day river trip down the Grand Canyon’s Colorado River that made me fall in love with camping. There was a simplicity and stillness to it that added years to my life. Every day we would pack up in the morning, raft down the river and set it all back up again in the evening. It only took a couple of days to get in sync with the sun, and I suddenly found myself going to bed at 8:30 and getting up at 5.

Winnebago Marking 60th at Grand National Rally

At about this time for the last 49 years, Forest City, Iowa, pretty much doubles its 4,000-person population when Winnebago owners and their families gather for the Grand National Rally (GNR). Under the theme of “Red, White, & W – 60 Years of an American Icon” to commemorate the company’s 60th anniversary, the rally is set […]

Dometic Group Posts 33% Jump in 2Q Revenue

Swedish-based Dometic Group reported a 33% increase in net sales for the company’s second quarter, of which 9% was organic, 3% was currency translation and 21% was attributed to mergers and acquisitions. Operating cash flow increased by 65% compared with the same quarter last year.  “I am pleased to conclude a second quarter where we performed […]

RVIA’s Ochs Testifies Lauan Vital to RV Builders

Since October 2015, the loss of Generalize System of Preferences (GSP) eligibility has cost the RV industry more than $1 million per month. According to a News and Insights release from the RV Industry Association, Mike Ochs, RVIA director of government affairs, testified before the U.S. Trade Representative’s (USTR) GSP Subcommittee this week in a […]