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Campers in Michigan State Park

Campers in Michigan State Park

The Department of Natural Resources is now accepting campground host applications with positions available as early as April and as late as October, 2015.

Campground hosts are responsible for 30 hours of service per week, including directing visitors to their campsites, answering questions about the park or recreation area, planning campground activities and performing light park maintenance duties. Volunteer duties take place throughout the summer (including weekends and holidays), with a minimum commitment of four consecutive weeks.

Individuals and/or teams (such as husband and wife) at least 18 years old are eligible to apply for campground host positions. Hosts must furnish their own camping unit, equipment and personal items.

Hosts are screened and interviewed by site managers and selection is based on familiarity with the state park system, camping experience, special skills, availability and knowledge of the area.

New campground hosts are required to attend training, which will take place June 3-4, 2015, at the Ralph A. MacMullan Center in Roscommon, Michigan.

For additional information about the DNR’s Campground Host Program and how to apply, go to www.michigan.gov/dnrvolunteers or contact Miguel Rodriguez at 517-284-6127.

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Eddie Bauer Airstream Travel Trailer

Eddie Bauer Airstream Travel Trailer

ELKHART, Ind., Sept. 29, 2014 Thor Industries, Inc. today announced a significant expansion of production and office capacity at the Company’s Airstream subsidiary in Jackson Center, Ohio.  The project will add approximately 94,000 square-feet to Airstream’s existing 134,000 square-foot travel trailer plant.

“With the recent strong growth in our markets, momentum and optimism among our dealers and positive outlook for future growth, this expansion will help us achieve our long-term growth objectives,” commented Bob Wheeler, Airstream President.  “We are also pleased to make this $5.9 million investment in Jackson Center, where our manufacturing base has been located since 1952.  Our commitment to the community matches our strong heritage here, as well as our vision of continued growth over the long term.”

In fiscal 2014, Airstream reached capacity production levels at its main travel trailer plant, highlighting the need to increase capacity to meet the growing demands for the iconic Airstream trailers.  Once completed in May 2015, the new addition to the production facilities will result in an increase in current production capacity of approximately 50% over current levels.

About Thor Industries, Inc.
Thor is the sole owner of operating subsidiaries that, combined, represent one of the world’s largest manufacturers of recreational vehicles.

– See more at: http://ir.thorindustries.com/press-releases/press-release-details/2014/Airstream-Announces-Major-Plant-Expansion/default.aspx#sthash.9RWCSbAA.dpuf

It’s Friday, and like other home football game weekends, RVs have been piling onto University Station Motor Coach and RV Resort’s more than 500 lots all week.

University Station Motor Coach and RV Resort.

University Station Motor Coach and RV Resort.

Near the entrance, pop-up tailgates and TVs tuned to ESPN are packed side by side.

Further into the park, past the golf cart traffic, RVs are parked on plots of land filled with trees, flowers and small wooden buildings.

One backyard has a small putting green, while a few spaces down the road, another has a full two-story, one spot RV parking garage.

“It is really a tight-knit subculture here,” Cindy Thrash said. “I saw someone at 6 a.m. planting new shrubs, and that’s what they do, they make this a home.”

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