Here are your RV news highlights for the week of March 3–8, 2019.
Upscale RV park under construction in Biloxi, MS
A $7 million high-end resort is being built near the beachfront in Biloxi, Mississippi. The park will have more than 100 spaces and amenities including a sports park, dog park and bicycle park, and year-round RV storage.
Thor Industries sales down
Thor Industries reported weaker sales in the second quarter of its fiscal 2019 in its financial results released on Wednesday. The company is in the process of adjusting its inventories to better align with dealer demand. The company has tweaked its production levels, dropping to four-day work weeks at some plants and slowing unit production at others.
Neighbors concerned about Florida campground proposal
The owner of St. John’s RV Park has filed an application to build a new RV park across from the current park. Residents are concerned for their safety and the amount of constant RV traffic that would be in the area. A hearing for the special permit is set for next Thursday, Action News Jax reported.
Frontier Town, NY, now taking reservations
New York’s newest campground features 33 campsites for horseback riders, an RV area and 45 tent sites. The site was a wild west theme park for more than 40 years. WRGB reports that the state is spending almost $20 million to bring the site back to life. The theme park closed in the 1990s.
Berkeley giving boot to RVers parking on city streets
Berkeley, Calif., is obliging business owners and some residents by banning overnight RV parking on city streets, effectively giving the boot to droves of homeless people living in the vehicles. By month’s end, “parking oversize vehicles, including campers and RVs” will be prohibited on city streets from 2 to 5 a.m. If the council adopts the resolution at its March 26 meeting, the ban will take effect immediately.
Police shootout at RV park startles campers
A shootout started after a deputy made a traffic stop and the suspect ran. The incident took place near the Blazing Star RV Resort in San Antonio, Texas. The suspect, who was described as “dangerous” and a “career criminal,” began shooting at the deputy and the deputy returned fire. The deputy was not hit, but the suspect was hit several times along with an RV and truck.
Florida RV park gets the go-ahead
WUFT reports that after a 2-year-long delay, construction can begin on the Bradford RV Park near Santa Fe Lake outside of Melrose. Opposition to the project has filed for a rehearing, but it is likely that the project will be allowed to start.
RV educational seminars set for Texas
The RV Show USA along with the RV Station is bringing free RV education classes to the dealer’s locations in six RV communities beginning on April 10. First up, all about RV roofs (the 4 different kinds of RV Roofs and how to maintain yours). All sessions are open to the public, with the promise of “no selling going on.” Learn more.
Alabama RV resort sells for big bucks
Sugar Sands RV Resort n Gulf Shores, Alabama, has sold for $3.075 million to local investors. The 11 acres features 63 sites, a bath house, a 5,000-square-foot rec house and a resort-style pool.
RV Horror Stories group hits 12,000 members
The newly established Facebook group, RV Horror Stories, sponsored by RVtravel.com, has now attracted more than 12,000 members. The forum is a place for RVers with serious issues with their RVs that they cannot get fixed to raise awareness of their plight and hopefully gain some attention by RV makers and dealers. You do not need to be a member of Facebook to read the comments, only to post.
RV stuck in mud along I-5 in Oregon snowstorm still there a week later
A motorhome that slid off the road in a snowstorm and got stuck in the mud is still in place where it came to a rest during the February 25th snowstorm in Creswell, Oregon. Passing motorists continue to report the stuck RV and police have been attempting to contact the owner, according to 16KMTR.
West Virginia fire company gets approval for RV park
In an update to a previous report, WTOV reports that the Moundsville Volunteer Fire Company has received approval to build an RV park behind the fire station. The funds generated from the campground will go towards training and equipment.