RV Parks & Campgrounds – Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts
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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts
- Market size and major product and service segments
- Key industry statistics, trends, and financial ratios
- Operating conditions and current performance
- Competitive landscape and environment
- Major company profiles and market shares
- Five-year outlook and growth forecasts
G&G Media Group LLC
Woodall's Campground Management
Monthly magazine features news and information for owners and operators of campgrounds and RV parks, with operations covered including campsite and equipment rentals, retail stores, snack shops, coin-operated laundries, playgrounds, swimming pools, showers, and restrooms. Digital editions can be viewed online, with free subscription to daily headline news and magazine available upon request.
The National Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds
ARVC National Operations Survey
National operations survey conducted by Corona Research, Inc., a market research, evaluation, and strategic consulting firm, helps users identify and track industry trends and benchmark their RV park or campground against industry norms. Survey can be purchased as a print or electronic publication in the ARVC online store; contact the association for more information on the report and its contents.
Kampgrounds of America, Inc.
North American Camping Report
Annual report provides a detailed look at the camping habits and preferences of campers, with topics covered including camper demographics, primary types of camping accommodations, travel distance and frequency of trips, factors in selecting a campground, outdoor recreation participation, interest in different types of experiences, and forecast camping season plans. Reports are available free online.
Outdoor Industry Association
American Camper Report
Annual survey profiles U.S. camping participation and provides data and analysis on camping trends, with topics covered in individual chapters including camping participation trends, profile of a camping trip, outdoor goods and services buying behavior, first-time campers, camper activity participation by activity, and the future of camping participation and activities. Report can be downloaded free online.
Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.
For more industry research reports and other resources, see the following resource guide.
Financial Statements and Financial Ratios
Recreational Vehicle Parks & Campgrounds
https://www.bizminer.com Search for "721211"
- Income and expenses in dollars and percentages
- Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
- Profitability and return on investment ratios
- Liquidity and working capital ratios
- Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
- Capital structure and debt service ratios
Recreational Parks and Campgrounds
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Financial benchmarking section of this report provides an analysis of industry income and expenses as a percentage of annual revenue for organizations that provide campsite facilities for campers and their camping equipment, including tents, tent and travel trailers, and RVs, and that may also provide facilities such as restrooms, showers, coin-operated laundries, playgrounds, stores, and snack bars.
Compensation and Salary Surveys
RV Park and Campground Operators
https://www.payscale.com/rv-park / campground
Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as general/operations manager, property/facilities manager, camp director, guest services manager, resort activity director, store manager, and maintenance supervisor, with employers for which salary or hourly wage data is provided including Equity Lifestyle Properties, Inc. and Sun Communities, Inc.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps
Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data on a national, state, and local area basis for persons employed by organizations in this sector that provide campsite facilities for campers and their camping equipment, including tents, tent and travel trailers, and RVs, and that may also provide facilities such as restrooms, showers, coin-operated laundries, playgrounds, stores, and snack bars.
Business Valuation Resources
Appraising Manufactured (Mobile) Home Communities and Recreational Vehicle Parks
Comprehensive guide provides an overview of the manufactured housing industry and examines the factors that affect the value of mobile home and RV parks, with topics covered in individual chapters including types of mobile home and RV parks, site and improvement analysis, market analysis, cost, sales, and income capitalization approaches, and separating real estate and non-realty components.
How to Buy, Sell and Operate RV Parks and Campgrounds
Practical guide by an experienced investor features a detailed discussion of how to value an RV park or campground using the income method and includes a comprehensive example that demonstrates how to determine the net operating income to which the income capitalization rate is applied in using this method. Selected excerpts can be viewed free online using Amazon.com's "Look Inside" feature.
Manufactured Housing and Mobile Home Manufacturers
Manufactured Housing and Mobile Home Parks
Recreational Vehicle Dealers
Recreational Vehicle Manufacturers
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