What's The Best Call — Used or New?
In his February column in Woodall's Campground Management, David Gorin — former president of the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds and current industry exec — wants to hear from campground and RV park owners about what makes sense in two scenarios for parks in Florida.
He details two sites, one a grade-A site and the second a more marginal site he graded a B-minus or a C.
In both situations, Gorin lays out the details of the sites and poses the question to anyone who wants to weigh in: What makes sense here?
"For some time, I’ve been on my soap box talking about the need for new product in the campground and RV park business. Why are there so few new parks being built? What’s the attraction to buying older parks and trying to modernize them to meet today’s consumer desires?
"Well, the last two weeks or so, I’ve been hit between the eyes with two real-life opportunities that have challenged and tested my ideas on new development vs. buying existing," Gorin wrote.
"Here are the two scenarios. What road is the best to pursue – developing new in an A location or buying existing in a B or C location?"
You'll find the details and Gorin's contact information in February's edition of Woodall's Campground Management.