Initial jobless claims remain high

(April 19, 2012) -- Initial U.S. unemployment insurance claims slipped just 2,000 to a higher-than-expected 386,000 reading in the week ending April 14. The four-week moving average of initial claims, which better controls for weekly volatility, climbed to 374,750 from 369,250 the previous week. Continuing claims rose 26,000 to 3,297,000 after falling 78,000 to 3,271,000 the previous week.

California campgrounds save with green initiatives

(April 19, 2012) -- The California Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds, for its part, is continually searching for economical and sustainable practices that its affiliated parks can implement, and it shares this information through educational seminars and industry newsletters, said Debbie Sipe, the association’s executive director. Here’s a sampling of green initiatives launched by campgrounds and RV parks in California and Nevada.

NADAguides says it maintains unrivaled presence

(April 19, 2012) -- "As the predominant choice of the RV industry, NADAguides provides the support to those who are left looking for a solution upon Kelley Blue Book's sudden exit from the RV marketplace. With a wide array of products to choose from, NADAguides is the unrivaled source for them to turn to for their valuation needs," said Simms.

California resort targets music festival participants

(April 19, 2012) -- “Our industry should contact each music festival and get them to also provide a link of all the campsites nearby,” Turner said. “Shadow Hills RV Resort is an example of how we have gone after the festival attendees to come stay at our park.  You can stay at any park but guests are looking for an experience and they are willing to pay more for that experience. I think we are the only campground in our area that has special event weekend rates.”

NPS Retirees: 54 national parks jeopardized under bill

(April 19, 2012) -- Legislation pending in the U.S. House of Representatives that is being falsely touted as improving U.S. border security would instead "have the potential to devastate 54 of America's national parks, historic sites, national monuments and other popular park icons and negatively impact the nation's economy," according to a warning issued yesterday by the Coalition of National Park Service Retirees.

Lifestyle Luxury RV releases full-wall slide unit

(April 19, 2012) -- “Lifestyle Luxury RV is quickly setting new standards for both quality and comfort in the luxury fifth wheel segment of the RV market,” concluded Bond. “This is not just a great option for buyers, it is also a tremendous opportunity for dealerships looking to expand or improve their offerings in this area.”