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Recreational Vehicle Parks and Campgrounds

SIC 7033 | NAICS 721211

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

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

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

  • Market size, product segments, and major markets
  • Key statistics, market trends, and external drivers
  • Operating conditions and current performance
  • Competitive landscape and environment
  • Major company profiles and market shares
  • Five-year outlook and revenue forecast

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.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Recreational Vehicle Parks & Campgrounds  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 including:

  • 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

RV 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.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

PayScale, Inc.
RV Park and Campground Operators / 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.

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Business Valuation Resources

Appraisal Institute
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's "Look Inside" feature.

Business Valuation Resources, LLC
DealStats® - Private and Public Company Transaction Data

Interactive database provides detailed transaction data for over 38,000 private and public companies sold for prices ranging from under $250,000 to over $500,000,000, with valuation measures provided including market value of invested capital as a multiple of revenue, gross profit, EBIT, EBITDA, SDE, and book value of invested capital. User guide, free webinar, and sample reports are available online.

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