Imler Concluding Impressive Service to the RV Park Business

May 14, 2012 by   - () 2 Comments

John Imler

Veteran RV park and campground owner/consultant John Imler is finally stepping away after nearly 40 years in the business.

He reported today (May 14)), “As of June 1, 2012, I will discontinue my web page As a result, the five books listed there will be out of publication, and I will no longer be doing consulting of any kind.”

Imler and his wife, Ruth, developed their first RV park, Campers Inn, in Dunnigan, Calif., starting in May 1974 and in 1975 attended as members the very first state convention of the California Travel Parks Association (CTPA).

While the Imlers added Dunnigan Mobile Home Park in 1978, John later served as president of CTPA (now CalARVC) and as a board member of the National Campground Owners Association (NCOA), subsequently renamed the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC). He also was on the board of regents of the National School of RV Park & Campground Management.

Although the Imlers sold their RV and mobile home parks in 1985, they remained active in the industry. Imler authored five books dealing with the RV park industry, including “The RV Park Business” and “Designing RV Parks & Resorts for the 21st Century.” The texts were widely read and followed throughout the industry.

He was a regular columnist for Woodall’s Campground Management for many years.

“Ruth and I have enjoyed our years of working in this great industry but those years have finally come to a complete close. This is a decision we have been putting off, since during those years we have made many friends and trust that we have been of help and service to some.

“We continue to wish you many joys as you continue in your service to the RV park industry.”

Since 2009, Imler has focused his attention on his spiritual side, writing a book titled “It’s Never Too Late” and writing a regular blog on the topic.



2 Responses to “Imler Concluding Impressive Service to the RV Park Business”

  1. Rich Stockwell on May 14th, 2012 5:00 pm

    Thank you for leading the way and inspiring all other Consultants. Ruth and John have always been excellent examples. Their support of the industry has been un equalled.

    We wish you well in your next Chapter.

    All the Best,

    Rich & Barbara

  2. Ralph Squire on May 16th, 2012 7:21 am

    Thank you John and Ruth, for your dedication to the RV industry. I have many fond memories of working with both of you, over the years.

    Ralph Squire
    Owner, Marble Quarry RV Park, and Past President, CalARVC