21 06, 2021

Open season on camping fun this summer

2021-06-21T09:24:59-04:00

OKEMOS, MI—June 2021—As the number of vaccinated people rise and masks come off, RV dealers and campground owners are looking forward to a new season of fun in the summer sun, reports the Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC). “When people go RVing and camping, in addition to getting fresh air, exercise, rest [...]

Open season on camping fun this summer2021-06-21T09:24:59-04:00
21 06, 2021

MARVAC celebrates 80 years of camping and RVing

2021-06-21T09:21:46-04:00

OKEMOS, MI—May 2021—As one of the oldest state associations, the Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC) has been connecting camping and RV enthusiasts with Michigan-based dealers, suppliers and campgrounds for 80 years. “We weren’t there when Henry Ford and Thomas Edison took their glamping vacations in 1914 and introduced the idea of car [...]

MARVAC celebrates 80 years of camping and RVing2021-06-21T09:21:46-04:00
15 10, 2020

Surprising effects of COVID in Michigan’s RV & Campground industry

2020-10-15T14:45:29-04:00

OKEMOS, MI—October 2020—For many members of the Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds, (MARVAC) the COVID pandemic has brought some surprising effects: full campgrounds and not an extra RV in sight. “The COVID pandemic created quite an interest in camping and travelling by RV in people who might not have consider vacationing that way,” [...]

Surprising effects of COVID in Michigan’s RV & Campground industry2020-10-15T14:45:29-04:00
26 08, 2020

RV And Camping Facts and Stats

2021-06-21T09:15:05-04:00

The latest projection shows total 2021 National RV shipments ranging between 565,848 and 586,281 units with the most likely year-end total being 576,065 units. That total would represent a 33.8% increase over the 2020 year-end total of 430,412 units. It would also be a 14.1% gain over the current comparable record high of 504,600 units [...]

RV And Camping Facts and Stats2021-06-21T09:15:05-04:00
12 08, 2020

RVs Move the American Economy – and Move Americans – Even with Economic Downturn

2020-08-12T09:51:02-04:00

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The RV industry is significant economic driver for the United States, and for many individual states as well. The “RVs Move America Economic Impact Study” expresses this impact in detail. At a national level, the RV industry has an overall economic impact of $114 billion and supports nearly 600,000 jobs. Those jobs [...]

RVs Move the American Economy – and Move Americans – Even with Economic Downturn2020-08-12T09:51:02-04:00
10 08, 2020

MARVAC members included in national top RV resort list

2020-08-10T10:00:15-04:00

OKEMOS, Mich.—The Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC) is pleased to announce two of its members—Petoskey RV Resort, Petoskey and Indigo Bluffs RV Park & Resort, Empire—were included in a comparative list of the 75 top RV resorts in America with the most amenities, compiled by msn.com. “These designations as top RV resorts [...]

MARVAC members included in national top RV resort list2020-08-10T10:00:15-04:00
4 08, 2020

MARVAC welcomes the return of summer

2020-08-04T11:33:10-04:00

OKEMOS, Mich.—Campground and RV dealership members of The Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC) are ready to kick start the summer vacation season in Michigan. “Many people are ready to return to normal and to relax after a stressful spring. Selecting a campground to visit, or planning an RV trip, is just one [...]

MARVAC welcomes the return of summer2020-08-04T11:33:10-04:00
10 08, 2019

Camping continues after Labor Day

2020-08-10T10:32:17-04:00

OKEMOS, Mich.— Camping fun doesn’t need to end once the kids are back to school and the leaves begin to change. If anything, fall camping offers participants unique opportunities to appreciate a new perspective on camping. “Even though we like to think RVing and camping is never out of season, RVing and camping after Labor [...]

Camping continues after Labor Day2020-08-10T10:32:17-04:00
1 07, 2019

Keeping it cool at a campground

2020-08-10T10:44:24-04:00

OKEMOS, Mich.— Summer is heating up and there is no easier way to keep cool than with a camping or RV excursion to a Michigan Association of Recreational Vehicles and Campground (MARVAC) campground. Many MARVAC campgrounds either have a lake, a pool, and sometimes both to cool off in. “Camping in Michigan is already stunning [...]

Keeping it cool at a campground2020-08-10T10:44:24-04:00
1 05, 2019

MARVAC to help celebrate the Michigan state parks centennial

2020-08-10T10:36:27-04:00

OKEMOS, Mich.—The Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC) will be celebrating the Michigan state parks centennial with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) at a special event May 18, 2019, at Interlochen State Park, in the northwest area of Michigan’s lower peninsula, “Many Michiganders were introduced to camping and RVing through trips [...]

MARVAC to help celebrate the Michigan state parks centennial2020-08-10T10:36:27-04:00
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