Your April Industry News Recap

We love to keep you in the know with the lastest news and industry updates. So this month, we’ve selected five stories that you don’t want to miss. Take a look at some of the latest April headlines below.

The National Park Service Announces Changes - As RVers, we love exploring our country’s incredible national parks, and the National Park Service (NPS) has recently announced a few changes you should be aware of. In an effort to address aging park infrastructure and improve visitor experience, NPS announced they will slightly raise entrance fees in order to conduct the required maintenance to over 400 parks, monuments, and historical/cultural sites. Most seven-day vehicle passes will be increased by $5 and this will be implemented on June 1, 2018. But fear not - more than two-thirds of national parks will still be free to enter! Read More.

KOA Launches “Get Out There” Adventure Grants - KOA’s new Get Out There grant program was designed to encourage more North Americans to get outside and enjoy an adventure of a lifetime. Get Out There grants are available to all U.S and Canadian citizens and will provide the funds for recipients to go on a dream adventure of their choice. Sounds pretty awesome, right? All you have to do is fill out an application describing your dream adventure and why you deserve the grant and you’ll be in the running. Read More

Airstream Launches Fiberglass Line of Travel Trailers - We all know Airstream by their signature aluminum cased RVs and coaches, but the manufacturer has recently unveiled a new line of fiberglass trailers called “Nest”. The line will make its way to Airstream dealers later this month and will have a compact design that’s so light, you don’t need an SUV to tow it. The trailer manages to perfectly fit a two-burner stove, a microwave, and a wet bath. There are two available floor plans, one including a dinette that converts into a bed, and another with a permanent bed. We can’t wait to see these trailers in action! Read More.

BundutecUSA Debuts Pop-Up Truck Camper - BundutecUSA recently announced they will be adding to their truck camper line with the release of a new self-contained pop-up for half-ton trucks called “Wild”. The new self-contained truck camper will allow longer trips in the backcountry without having to go into town for service. Wild has an updated floor plan for those looking to enhance their camping set up. Read More.

Camping is on the Rise According to Newly Released Report - According to the 2018 North American Camping Report (sponsored by KOA), the total number of camping households in the U.S is nearing 77 million, which is an increase of six million since 2014. The report shows that RVers spent the most nights camping in 2017 and that more than one-third of RVers are now millennials. The report shares interesting and exciting numbers as we see more people joining the camping and adventure lifestyle. Read More.

Are there any RV-related stories that have sparked your interest this month? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
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