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Recreational Vehicle Parks and Campgrounds

SIC 7033 | NAICS 721211


The following guide to industry information, research, and analysis provides sources for industry trends and statistics, market research and analysis, financial ratios and salary surveys, and more.



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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts


RV Parks and Campgrounds  (view report)
RV & Camper Van Rental  (view report)

Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Market size and characteristics
  • Key statistics and ratios
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major firms and market share
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast


G&G Media Group LLC
Woodall's Campground Management
https://www.woodallscm.com/

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.



Recreational Vehicle Parks
http://www.firstresearch.com

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast


The National Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds
ARVC National Operations Survey
https://www.arvc.org/

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
https://koa.com/

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
https://outdoorindustry.org/

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.


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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios



Industry Financial Ratios
Recreational Vehicle Parks & Campgrounds
https://www.bizminer.com  Search for "721211"

Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.

  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios


IBISWorld
RV Parks and Campgrounds
(see links for individual reports)

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.


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Compensation and Salary Surveys


PayScale, Inc.
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
https://www.bls.gov/oes/

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.


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Business Valuation Resources


Appraisal Institute
Appraising Manufactured (Mobile) Home Communities and Recreational Vehicle Parks
https://www.appraisalinstitute.org/

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.


RVParkStore.com
How to Buy, Sell and Operate RV Parks and Campgrounds
https://www.amazon.com/

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.








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