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Gorin: Park Owners Need To Attend Conferences

January 31, 2017 by · 1 Comment 

The following Insites column by David Gorin of Gorin+Cohen Consulting  appears in January’s Woodall’s Campground Management. David Gorin As a very turbulent year wound down, and we were all facing what is likely to be an equally dynamic year in 2017, it struck me that the major campground associations and marketing groups issued very positive and upbeat reports on their annual conventions. The National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) reports that 500 people attended its... Read more

Gorin: Real Story About The Value Of A Customer

December 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on Gorin: Real Story About The Value Of A Customer 

The following InSites column by David Gorin of Gorin+Cohen Consulting Group appears in the December issue of Woodall’s Campground Management. Recently, I had a very early morning flight and I was about 45 minutes from the airport. Rather than set up a cab for 5:15 a.m. and hustle to the airport, I decided to get a room right near the airport and spend the night about 300 yards from the terminal. So, reservation made, I arrive to check in and casually ask the clerk what time I need to get the... Read more

Gorin: Aim High For Guests’ Satisfaction

May 12, 2016 by · Comments Off on Gorin: Aim High For Guests’ Satisfaction 

The following Insites column by David Gorin of Gorin+Cohen Consulting Group, former president of the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds and former leader of the Virginia Campground Association, appears in the May issue of Woodall’s Campground Management. To access the issue, click here. I was having lunch a while back with a restaurant owner friend of mine. We talked a little restaurant and we talked a little RV park. And the talk turned to guest satisfaction, meeting guest expectations... Read more

Gorin: Major Things Happening Outdoors

January 21, 2016 by · Comments Off on Gorin: Major Things Happening Outdoors 

The following Industry Insites column by David Gorin appears in January’s Woodall’s Campground Management. Amazing Things Keep Pumping Up the RV World Just when you think things couldn’t get much brighter for the RV industry, another bit of outstanding news comes along. Ford Motor Company announced it is licensing Livin’ Lite to create a line of Ford-branded camper trailers, camper shells and toy haulers. Ford-branded slide-in truck campers will be offered for six- and eight-foot... Read more

What’s The Best Call — Used or New?

February 4, 2014 by · Comments Off on 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... Read more

Gorin – Are We Complicating Owners’ Lives?

September 10, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

David Gorin David Gorin is the former president of ARVC and is currently the president of Best Parks in America and the principal of David Gorin Associates LLC. This column appears in the September issue of Woodall’s Campground Management. He can be reached by e-mail at david@bestparksinamerica. This question popped up on a LinkedIn discussion group recently: Here is our scenario: We have “unpaid” part time workers who are provided expense allowance stipends up to $1,200 per month.... Read more

Gorin: The Park Industry Needs Modern Product

August 8, 2013 by · Comments Off on Gorin: The Park Industry Needs Modern Product 

David Gorin David Gorin David Gorin is the former president of ARVC and is currently the president of Best Parks in America and the principal of David Gorin Associates LLC. The following In Sites column appears in the August issue of Woodall’s Campground Management. He can be reached by e-mail at david@bestparksinamerica. Just about every industry, product or service I can think of, from the mundane like breakfast cereals to the most sophisticated technology products like mobile phones and... Read more

Gorin: Go Camping America/Go RVing Revival

July 10, 2013 by · Comments Off on Gorin: Go Camping America/Go RVing Revival 

David Gorin David Gorin is the former president of ARVC and is currently the president of Best Parks in America and the principal of David Gorin Associates LLC. The following column appears in the July issue of Woodall’s Campground Management. He can be reached by e-mail at david@bestparksinamerica. First, a little history. In the beginning there was Go Camping America (GCA), a joint venture of the (then) National Campground Owners Association (NCOA), the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association... Read more

Gorin: Wi-Fi Takes Over Top Spot in His Poll

June 18, 2013 by · Comments Off on Gorin: Wi-Fi Takes Over Top Spot in His Poll 

David Gorin David Gorin is the former president of ARVC and is currently the president of Best Parks in America and the principal of David Gorin Associates LLC. He provided the following column which appears in the June issue of Woodall’s Campground Management. He can be reached by e-mail at david@bestparksinamerica. My informal poll now shows that after many, many years in first place, sewers have been knocked from the top spot. Wi-Fi has replaced sewers and sewage as the No. 1 topic among... Read more

Gorin: ’13 National School Most Outstanding

April 5, 2013 by · Comments Off on Gorin: ’13 National School Most Outstanding 

David Gorin David Gorin is the former president of ARVC and is currently the president of Best Parks in America and the principal of David Gorin Associates LLC. He wrote this column which appears in the April issue of Woodall’s Campground Management (WCM). He can be reached by e-mail at david@bestparksinamerica. It’s pretty common knowledge that February and March are really busy months for the park industry, no matter where you might be. In the Sunbelt, it’s the height of the winter season... Read more

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