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RV Parks & Campgrounds – Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

SIC 7033  |  NAICS 721211

This free online guide to industry research and analysis provides sources for industry statistics, trends, and forecasts, financial ratios, salary surveys, and more.

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Industry Research Reports
RV Parks & Campgrounds  (view report)
RV & Camper Van Rental  (view report)
Comprehensive industry 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. Topics addressed in the reports include:
Sample industry research report and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

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.

BizMiner Market Analysis Reports
Recreational Vehicle Parks & Campgrounds  Search for "721211" to see available reports

Market analysis reports provide 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.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

BizMiner Industry Financial Ratios
Recreational Vehicle Parks & Campgrounds  Search for "721211" to see available reports
Five-year financial statement analysis reports provide income statements, balance sheets, and key industry financial ratios for companies of all sizes, with financial data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level including:
Sample financial statement and ratio analysis report is available free online.

Industry Research Reports
RV Parks & Campgrounds
(see links for individual reports)  (sample spreadsheet)

Financial benchmarks section provides detailed comparative income statements and balance sheets and over twenty-five industry financial ratios, with financial benchmarks available for each of the five most recent fiscal years and on a historical average basis for three-year, five-year, and ten-year time periods. Sample spreadsheet that includes breakdowns by total asset size can be viewed free online.

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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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BV Guides and Databases

Private Company Sales Transaction Databases
Free "Visitor Search" allows users to search the DealStats, BIZCOMPS, and FactSet/BVR databases for public and private company sales transactions by SIC or NAICS Code. These databases provide detailed information for sales transactions including sales price and terms, purchase price allocation, target financial data, and deal-derived valuation multiples. Sample reports can be viewed free online.

Appraisal Institute
Appraising Manufactured (Mobile) Home Communities and Recreational Vehicle Parks  Search "Books" for title

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.

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Manufactured, Modular, and Mobile Home Manufacturers
Manufactured Housing and Mobile Home Parks
Recreational Vehicle Dealers
Recreational Vehicle Manufacturers


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