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If you park your boat or RV on your front lawn you could be looking at a $250 a day fine in Bossier City, Louisiana.
The ordinance was passed by Bossier City Council members Tuesday evening during their regular council meeting.
The ordinance states that residents cannot park their boat or recreational vehicle on the grass in their front or side yard. It also says residents cannot park them in the street if emergency vehicles can’t get around them or it obstructs the view of other drivers.
A handful of opponents voiced their opposition to the new rule but council members told residents in attendance that they received numerous phone calls in support of the ordinance.
Residents may have about 90 days to comply before police officers start issuing tickets.
Representatives from the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) of Canadaand the Canadian Camping and RV Council (CCRVC) are on Parliament Hill today to urge the federal government to address critical infrastructure needs for the industry.
“Going hand in hand with RVing, campgrounds are the primary destination of Canadian RV customers,” addedMaryse Catellier, CCRVC President. “Campgrounds offer an opportunity for families to spend time together, create life-long memories and discover the beauty of Canada’s natural landscape. They also stimulate economic activity in small communities across the country.”
In 2011, Canadians spent $1.6 billion by staying at one of the 3,000 independently owned and operated campgrounds in Canada. That same year the total economic activity associated with the Canadian RV industry reached $14.5 billion.
As campground services continue to rise in demand, critical infrastructure needs – such as sizing requirements to accommodate larger RVs and access to appropriate electrical outlets and waste disposal facilities – remain unfunded.
Together, the RV and campground industries play an important role in the health of Canada’s tourism sector and make a significant contribution to Canada’s economy. In order to keep this momentum going, dedicated investment in tourism policies to support the RV and campground industry is urgently needed.
The RVDA of Canada and the CCRVC make the following recommendations to the federal government:
- Provide targeted and dedicated investment in camping/RV infrastructure in Canada’s National Parks.
- Have CTC advertising and messaging include particular reference to RV and Camping opportunities to those target markets where RV rentals are being offered in Canada. Promotion should gear towards highlighting a new way to discover Canada.
- Equate public campsite rates with those of independently owned campgrounds and extend the operating seasons ofCanada’s historic parks and canal systems to help finance infrastructure improvements.
- Reduce the Canada Small Business Financing Program’s two per cent registration fee and eliminate the aggressive repayment schedule to make the program accessible to businesses that operate seasonally.
“Investing in RV and camping infrastructure will play a critical role in the overall contributions of the tourism industry to future economic development and prosperity,” Catellier said.
“Not only is RVing in Canada an exceptional way to travel, but it also has a considerable impact on the Canadian economy,” concluded Redmond. “We look forward to continuing to work with government and key stakeholders to ensure that proactive roles are being taken to develop policies that support all travel and tourism, and recognize RVing as a prosperous tourism activity.”
The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association of Canada is a national, volunteer federation of provincial and regional RVDA associations and their members, who have united to form a professional trade association for all businesses involved in the recreation vehicle industry.
The Canadian Camping and RV Council is a Canada-wide industry association that represents approximately 1500 campgrounds as well as RV manufacturers and retailers. Its mission is to support Canada’s camping and RV industries, foster projects to enhance the camping experience for Canadians and international visitors and work with federal decision makers to ensure a thriving Canadian tourism sector.
SOURCE Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association of Canada
Dometic, a leading supplier of “comfort” products for the RV and marine industries, is partnering with Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) to provide a complete line of RV and camping products at KOA campground locations across North America, according to a written announcement from KOA.
“Our goal was to become more relevant to camping customers,” said Mark Minatel, vice president of after markets for Dometic. “We wanted to be where the campers are, so of course we came to KOA.”
Soon, KOA campers will be able to find displays of Dometic products carrying the familiar yellow KOA brand in selected KOA campground locations. While items available will vary by location, Dometic products for sale to campers will include RV cleaner, gray-water treatment, odor absorber, air fresheners, holding-tank treatments, toilet-bowl cleaners, toilet tissue and moist towelettes.
Small appliances will also be available carrying both the KOA and Dometic brands, including a portable electric cooler/heater, a portable ice maker and a six-bottle wine chiller.
“We are also planning to test a Dometic vending machine at several KOA locations that will serve as an extension of the KOA convenience store,” said KOA Vice President of Brand Development Lorne Armer. The vending machines will hold camper necessities such as toilet tissue, sundries and personal hygiene products that would be available via the vending machine even when the regular KOA store is closed for the evening.
“We are also developing several product displays that will work inside a variety of store sizes,” Minatel said. “We think linking these two giant brands is a great way to provide superior products directly to campers.”