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Lwiddis

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Posted: 02/06/20 08:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Basically, very private?


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95% of the people on this site don't camp...they park their Rv on a concrete pad 10' from another RV and hook up everything they took from home.....

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Sure if I needed hookups. Privacy is everything for me. I don't care about "facilities" because it means a crowd. I only use hookups once in awhile.
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jdc1 wrote:

95% of the people on this site don't camp...they park their Rv on a concrete pad 10' from another RV and hook up everything they took from home.....
And enjoy every minute of it. Is that a problem? Until all the hanging lights come on.


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Different ideas for everyone as to what makes a great campsite. For us, we camp totally primitive, full hookups, or where ever we end up for the night. We are road trippers, not destination campers. Being close to Disney is a big turn off for us.


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That would be more of a stop-over setup for us and I would expect to pay at most, in the low $30 range.


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Are you asking us to help you decide what kind of campground YOUd like to stay at??
Rofl.
I thought maybe you were buying some property and planned on renting out a few sites.


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We've stayed on the site below that's also about an hour from Disney, has full hookups, stores about 5 miles away, and costs about $12/night at the monthly rate plus electric and about $24/night at the daily rate for members, or $14 and $28.50 for non-members.

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I assume your business plan includes just ignoring the mundane things actual park owners have to contend with. Things like liability insurance, permits, licenses, inspections, environmental rules, water testing etc. I suppose the "I hope nothing goes wrong" approach may work for a two site park, or it may not. If it does work, no problem, if it doesn't, only you know what you can lose. If you have assets, being sued for a few hundred thousand because someone tripped and broke their hip may or may not be a big hit. If you are otherwise broke, too bad for the injured party.
But how do you expect people to find these sites in the first place? You surely can't afford to advertise with only two sites to potentially generate income. Even if you do some basic advertising, most people are going to just discount everything you say about the place and assume it is really just someone looking to collect $50 in exchange for allowing them to park in their driveway. If getting there requires turning off the main roads and down side streets, alleys and country lanes you lose a big percentage of potential customers. Very few people are going to take a two site park seriously. Today, with the internet, it is easy to research places to stay even while traveling down the road. For almost everyone, an unknown place with two sites in the middle of who knows where for $50.00 isn't a chance they are going to take.
How do you plan on collecting the site fees? Are you going to be there every day and night 365 days a year? Doubtful you are able to take credit cards, so are you going to be strictly cash? Our real life experience is that less than 10% of customers pay in currency, if it wasn't for our ability to accept credit and debit cards we would be out of business instantly. There are a whole lot of roadblocks for something like you propose to actually work out. Good Luck.

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westernrvparkowner wrote:

I assume your business plan includes just ignoring the mundane things actual park owners have to contend with. Things like liability insurance, permits, licenses, inspections, environmental rules, water testing etc. I suppose the "I hope nothing goes wrong" approach may work for a two site park, or it may not. If it does work, no problem, if it doesn't, only you know what you can lose. If you have assets, being sued for a few hundred thousand because someone tripped and broke their hip may or may not be a big hit. If you are otherwise broke, too bad for the injured party.
But how do you expect people to find these sites in the first place? You surely can't afford to advertise with only two sites to potentially generate income. Even if you do some basic advertising, most people are going to just discount everything you say about the place and assume it is really just someone looking to collect $50 in exchange for allowing them to park in their driveway. If getting there requires turning off the main roads and down side streets, alleys and country lanes you lose a big percentage of potential customers. Very few people are going to take a two site park seriously. Today, with the internet, it is easy to research places to stay even while traveling down the road. For almost everyone, an unknown place with two sites in the middle of who knows where for $50.00 isn't a chance they are going to take.
How do you plan on collecting the site fees? Are you going to be there every day and night 365 days a year? Doubtful you are able to take credit cards, so are you going to be strictly cash? Our real life experience is that less than 10% of customers pay in currency, if it wasn't for our ability to accept credit and debit cards we would be out of business instantly. There are a whole lot of roadblocks for something like you propose to actually work out. Good Luck.


Said by an RV park owner. Ha ha ha. That's like a hotel owner posting their opinion about AirBNB.

Nothing but sour grapes and fear.

You'd probably say the same thing to someone opening a competing RV park in your town too.

Well, you're 100% wrong on nearly everything you posted.

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