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Shelby / Mansfield KOA, Shelby, Ohio

Shelby / Mansfield KOA, Shelby, Ohio

The National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) recognized the achievements of top private park operators, state associations and industry volunteers Thursday during its annual Outdoor Hospitality Conference and Expo in Knoxville, Tenn.

Park of the Year awards were given to RV parks and resorts based on several criteria, including customer service, employee training, operational excellence, national directory ratings and community service. Winners included:

Parks that made exemplary efforts to become environmentally friendly received ARVC’s Plan-It-Green award. The winners included:

  • Big Creek RV Park in Annapolis, Mo., which received the award in the small / medium size park category.
  • Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve & Campground, Santee, Calif.

Based in Denver, Colo., the National Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds is the only national trade association exclusively representing the interests of privately-owned RV parks, resorts and campgrounds.  Membership is comprised of RV park and campground owners and operators, industry suppliers, franchisers and others committed to promoting the growth and welfare of the RV park and campground sector of the outdoor hospitality industry through development and implementation of legislative, regulatory, educational and promotional programs and activities. ARVC is a not-for-profit 501(c)6 organization. Visit www.arvc.org for more information.

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Fifth Wheel Travel Trailer RV Recreational VehicleCenterbridge Capital Partners II L.P. has formed a new business called Carefree Communities Inc. for the ownership and operation of destination RV resorts and senior manufactured housing communities.

Carefree is the result of Centerbridge’s June acquisition of National RV Communities LLC (NRVC), an owner and operator of 61 destination RV resorts and senior MH communities from Almanac Realty Securities IV LP. NRVC’s senior management team, David A. Napp and Colleen S. Edwards, the CEO and president of NRVC respectively, have co-invested alongside Centerbridge and will lead and manage Carefree.

As of today, Carefree has completed the acquisition of three additional properties: Sun-N-Fun RV Resort in Sarasota, Fla., Sherkston Shores RV Resort in Port Colborne, Ontario, and Regency Heights in Clearwater, Fla.; and acquired a leasehold interest in a fourth property, Tropical Palms RV Resort in Kissimmee, Fla. Including these acquisitions, the combined Carefree platform now has an aggregate asset value of approximately $650 million.
 

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