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The same guy who drove Soulsville to success and helped steer the NBA to Memphis is now driven to shake up the RV park and campground industry with his fledgling enterprise, RVC Outdoor Destinations.

RVC Outdoor Destinations’ Catherine’s Landing park in Hot Springs includes restrooms, showers, a lodge with Wii, laundry room and wireless Internet.

Andy Cates discusses the next phase at Catherine’s Landing, located on a part of an old dairy farm near Lake Catherine in Hot Springs, Ark.

This is a man who’s eager to show RV owners and outdoor enthusiasts how different Catherine’s Landing is from typical RV parks and campgrounds.

So different, he refuses to label his as “RV parks,” calling them “outdoor destinations” instead.

So different, RVC claims to have invented a new category for the industry, one that offers consistently beautiful natural spaces, upscale amenities, and fine-tuned customer service.

So different, RVC clamors for the kind of “segmentation” in the RV park industry that hotels enjoy. Hotel travelers, for example, instantly know from seeing the signs for a Motel 6, Hampton Inn or Hilton what to expect from each in service, amenities and price.

RVC considers itself the Hilton of RV parks.

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Woodall’s a publisher of campground directories, announced the launch of RV & Camping Copilot, a comprehensive campground mobile application available for iPhone and iPad.

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The free app provides RVers and outdoor enthusiasts instant and convenient access to more than 12,000 private and public campgrounds and RV parks in the United States and Canada, plus Mexico, according to a news release. It can be downloaded for free at:

Woodall’s RV & Camping Copilot can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store and provides complete campground information, including amenities, services, types of campsites, on-site recreation and identifies many camping discounts offered at parks. Private campgrounds also include Woodall’s 5W/5W Rating System, which is the most trusted consumer campground rating.

“Woodall’s RV & Camping Copilot is a groundbreaking mobile application that provides RVers and family campers access to campground information from the comfort of home or their home on the road,” said Marcus Lemonis, CEO of Camping World. “This mobile app is the first of its kind, and we are pleased to lead the industry into the mobile space. But more importantly, we are thrilled to offer this app to camping enthusiasts for free.”

Woodall’s is also allowing RVers and campers the opportunity to enter to win $250 cash to support their summer camping plans. Consumers can simply download the App, try it, write a review on both iTunes and on the Woodall’s Facebook page at and they will be automatically entered to win.

The Woodall’s mobile application interface is intuitive and easy to navigate. It will offer the ability to search campgrounds by city, state/province, nearest location or by campground name in an easy one-click search format. Users will also have the ability to view photos, take virtual tours and indicate their favorite campgrounds as well as share them on Facebook, Twitter or email to a friend. More than 1,000 popular attractions, in addition to Camping World retail locations, are accessible on the application.

The Woodall’s RV & Camping Copilot App supports the iPhone, iPod Touch and the iPad and requires the iOS 4.2 system or higher, and was developed in collaboration with Consent Media.

Woodall’s, Woodall’s Campground Management and Camping World are owned by Good Sam Enterprises LLC.

Dometic is running a limited-time special for campers offering a free 16-foot Patty O’Mat with purchase of select products from now through May 31.

This $200-value mat is available in Blue, Teal, Coffee or Burgundy stripe patterns. Patty O’Mats are made of an open weave polyester fiber that dries quickly and helps keep campsites neat and clean,  folding up easily for compact storage. One mat per household is free with purchase of any awning,  window awning or slide topper replacement fabric, any air conditioner replacement shroud, portable ice maker or any size portable toilet. Information on these products is available at

For the RV, Dometic’s awning and slide topper fabrics are available in a wide variety of sizes and colors, and all are made of durable, easy-to-clean, mildew-repellent materials that keep RVs protected from the elements and looking handsome. Air conditioner shrouds by Dometic are made of near-indestructible polymer materials and install in minutes, shielding air conditioners from particles, grime and debris.

For any campers or outdoor enthusiasts, Dometic’s portable ice maker provides ice on the go, making up to 33 pounds of fresh, clean ice every 24 hours, with the first batch ready in 15 minutes. It even features an ice cube size selection for small, medium or large cubes. Dometic’s portable toilet is made from durable materials and construction that will stand up to the most rugged of camping conditions. The scratch-resistant finish keeps it clean and looking new for years, while its adult-size seat and lid with side latch provide comfort and secure transport. It features a powerful push-button high-pressurized flush and easy-view tank level indicator.

Information about the Patty O’Mat promotion, including a dealer locator and how to claim the free mat, can be seen at

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