RVIA Economic Impact Study

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association commissioned an Economic Impact Study on the RV industry, released on June 7, 2016. The study found that the RV industry contributes about $49.7 billion in economic output or 0.28 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. Through its production and distribution linkages, the industry impacts firms in 426 of the 440 sectors of the United States economy.

Nationwide, the industry is responsible for 216,170 jobs, both directly and inderectly, creating an economic impact of $37.5 billion. The full study results, along with each individual state and congressional district's economic impact is available on the website by clicking here .

KOA Purchases Timberlane Campground in New Jersey

Thu Dec 15, 2016

Kampgrounds of America Inc. has completed the purchase of the Timberlane Campground in Clarksboro, New Jersey.

The independently owned campground was purchased Dec. 13 from Sweetie and Scott Goess of Clarksboro.

Although Kampgrounds of America now owns the campground, the Clarksboro property will not be immediately operated as a branded KOA facility and will continue to be called the Timberlane Campground for the near future.

“We plan to make a few updates in coming months to bring the campground in line with KOA standards,” KOA Vice President of Company Owned Properties Terry Shade says. "These changes will include the construction of a new, fully stocked campground store and the addition of a playground. Also, KOA will be adding Deluxe Cabin accommodations and constructing several KOA Patio RV Sites. The campground will continue to operate as it has in the past until the updates are completed. When it’s ready, it will be converted to the KOA brand and join the other 490 campgrounds in the KOA system.”

The Timberlane Campground will be managed by KOA Company Owned Properties Division veterans David and Sally Masarik. The Marasiks have managed the Cherokee/Great Smokies KOA in North Carolina for several seasons.