A resolution declaring June as Recreational Vehicle and Camping Month
was recently signed by Gov. Charlie Crist and the Florida Cabinet. The
proclamation is in conjunction with the national RV Centennial
Celebration taking place in Elkhart, Indiana, and was initiated by both
the Florida RV Trade Association (FRVTA) and the Florida Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (FlaARVC).
“It was great to be able to speak to the Florida Cabinet and thank
them for the resolution,” said FRVTA Executive Director Lance Wilson.
“We thought the resolution was a great way to kick off our promotion of
the 100-year anniversary of the industry.”
FRVTA will have displays at the three interstate Welcome Centers
the week of June 7 to correspond with the national celebration in
Elkhart. The Tin Can Tourists RV club will have ‘antique’ RVs on display
and there will be free drinks and popcorn for all travelers.
The resolution reads:
WHEREAS, the recreation vehicle industry is celebrating 100 years of American enjoyment of recreation vehicles, and;
WHEREAS, 1 in 12 American homes own a recreation vehicle, and;
WHEREAS, recreational vehicles allow families to build stronger relationships and explore the great outdoors, and;
WHEREAS, travel in an recreational vehicle offers freedom, comfort
and flexibility to see all of the United States, from historic
landmarks to national and state parks, and;
WHEREAS, Florida ranks third in the number of recreational
vehicles shipments and is home to the largest recreational vehicle show
in the nation, the Florida RV SuperShow in Tampa, and;
WHEREAS, the State of Florida has more than 900 licensed
recreational vehicle parks and campgrounds, with more than 120,000
licensed recreational vehicle sites, and;
WHEREAS, the State of Florida constantly ranks as the nation’s
best and most popular recreational vehicle and camping destination, and;
WHEREAS, more than 5 million people camp in Florida each year,
generating more than $5 billion for the state’s economy, and;
WHEREAS, 20 percent of all auto visitors to Florida either camp or travel in a recreational vehicle, and;
WHEREAS, the 100th Anniversary of the introduction of the RV into
the American marketplace will be celebrated June 7, 2010 at the RV/MH
Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Indiana,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Governor and Cabinet of the State of Florida do hereby proclaim June, 2010 as
RECREATIONAL VEHICLE AND CAMPING MONTH
In the State of Florida and encourage Floridians and visitors to
take advantage of our great State’s array of sun, surf, soft breezes and
fresh air where the temperate climate allows for year-round camping and
endless outdoor activities.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF the Governor and Cabinet of the State of
Florida have hereunto subscribed their names and have caused the
Official Seal of the State of Florida to be hereunto affixed in the City
of Tallahassee this 11th day of May, 2010.
For more information about the 100th Anniversary of the RV
Industry and other events, contact Dave Kelly, FRVTA Marketing Director
at (800) 330-7882 or [email protected]
Story courtesy of RV Business.