Campgrounds (by NE [PA]) Aug 9, 2017 6:24 PM|
Campgrounds (by #22 [MO]) Aug 9, 2017 7:06 PM
Campgrounds (by NE [PA]) Aug 9, 2017 7:09 PM
Campgrounds (by Shelby [IA]) Aug 9, 2017 7:23 PM
Campgrounds (by Dan [NY]) Aug 9, 2017 7:25 PM
Campgrounds (by Ken [NY]) Aug 9, 2017 7:58 PM
Campgrounds (by Deanna [TX]) Aug 9, 2017 9:05 PM
Campgrounds (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Aug 10, 2017 12:41 AM
Campgrounds (by gevans [SC]) Aug 10, 2017 4:21 AM
Campgrounds (by RathdrumGal [ID]) Aug 10, 2017 7:19 AM
Campgrounds (by S i d [MO]) Aug 10, 2017 7:47 AM
Campgrounds (by Wilma [PA]) Aug 10, 2017 9:57 AM
Campgrounds (by cjo'h [CT]) Aug 10, 2017 10:25 PM
Campgrounds (by cjo'h [CT]) Aug 10, 2017 10:39 PM
Campgrounds (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Aug 10, 2017 11:20 PM
Campgrounds (by AllyM [NJ]) Aug 11, 2017 6:22 PM
Campgrounds (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Aug 9, 2017 6:24 PM
Anyone here investing in these? I met with a seller of an 8 unit apartment this evening at his campground. We talked numbers on the 8 unit for a bit and he took me on a tour of the campground. 40+ sites renting to mostly RV's for $550 a month. Some include electric. Some don't.
While we were riding around on his John Deere, he looked at me and smiled and asked, "Now do you see why I'm selling my rental properties?"
Campgrounds (by #22 [MO]) Posted on: Aug 9, 2017 7:06 PM
I love how you're always looking into any deal imaginable.... 550 a month for a camping pad sounds outrageously high! Kudos if he gets it.. and something to ponder too! --70.196.xxx.xxx
Campgrounds (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Aug 9, 2017 7:09 PM
Well #22, it may sound high, but I figure if you go camping for the weekend, you'd be at least $30-$50 a night. That's just a guess. --50.32.xxx.xx
Campgrounds (by Shelby [IA]) Posted on: Aug 9, 2017 7:23 PM
My husband has camped a lot with his traveling work. Right now in TX he is paying $450/month. There's nothing else there but a little laundry facility. No outdoor showers or anything else. Just an FYI , felt like sharing. --173.26.xx.x
Campgrounds (by Dan [NY]) Posted on: Aug 9, 2017 7:25 PM
Just got back from camping for six weeks. 30 per night is cheap, depending on the park and location. 50-75 per night if a resort style. How about a KOA franchise? --68.192.xxx.xx
Campgrounds (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Aug 9, 2017 7:58 PM
$550 a month is more than I get for my low end 1 bedroom with nothing other than a spot to put a camper.If you get one with a fishing pond I will come visit --24.25.xxx.xxx
Campgrounds (by Deanna [TX]) Posted on: Aug 9, 2017 9:05 PM
We had grown up camping in places like state and national park campgrounds when I was little. It wasn't until I went to a Jellystone Park for a function that I realized what big business campgrounds could be. I had no clue that niche existed... I know that's more like "campground-resort", but that place was packed! --96.46.xxx.xx
Campgrounds (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Aug 10, 2017 12:41 AM
The RV industry is exploding!
Boomers are retiring and traveling,
Millennials have figured out they can work online from anywhere or run into town for wifi if needed. Do the work then upload at McD's.
Wait until iGen figures out the JOB is not where it's at! This newest wave of adults grew up on screens. Never seen a a phone book or a rotary dial phone. Probably not a "portable phone" either. The iPhone is 10 years old and these kids are now 20 years old. Move over Millennials!
They assume that play comes before work so RVing will be attractive to them.
Campgrounds (by gevans [SC]) Posted on: Aug 10, 2017 4:21 AM
There's a guy who used to post right here, Bill I think, from NC, who owns a small MH park next to the ocean. Rents just the pads, no MHs. And makes enough to travel ALL.THE.TIME. --69.80.xx.xx
Campgrounds (by RathdrumGal [ID]) Posted on: Aug 10, 2017 7:19 AM
In my area the city has closed down some smaller, older RV parks. Too many druggies, too many police calls. You would need to have security and somehow prevent addicts from the park. --98.145.xx.xxx
Campgrounds (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Aug 10, 2017 7:47 AM
Curious, did he say what he paid for the place? Zoning a concern, or was it in the county where "anything goes"? This sounds like a great potential use for raw land near any major tourist area/city!
I think you could boost the income too by selling propane on site via those 15 - 30 lbs tanks you see outside Wal-Mart's and convenience stores. A lot of RVers keep those on hand for cooking.
$550 / pad minus (minimal) expenses for would be a nice ROI indeed!
Campgrounds (by Wilma [PA]) Posted on: Aug 10, 2017 9:57 AM
I've been in some campgrounds that have RVs which are in place 12 months out of the year. The owners go north in the warm months, and then have another RV in a campground down south for the cold months. The exterior of the RVs is maintained (for an additional fee) by the campground.
Those types of sites appear to be cash cows to me. BUT - managing a campground can be a sticky business, depends on the behavior of the clientele. From my experience, weekenders are the worst behaved. --71.175.xxx.xxx
Campgrounds (by cjo'h [CT]) Posted on: Aug 10, 2017 10:25 PM
Like Deanna,we spent many enjoyable years camping from here to Canada and the Amish Country in Pennsylvania.@Beautiful manicured campgrounds there,most expensive $10 a night.If in a hurry,could stop overnight at resorts in the Catskills,knew many of the owners,just plug in here,see you on the way back,have a great time......Charlie.................the good olde days................................... --174.199.xx.xxx
Campgrounds (by cjo'h [CT]) Posted on: Aug 10, 2017 10:39 PM
one of my friends from Belfast built a house in Montana,his nearest neighbours are a herd of buffalo,cold in winter is excruciating.Has a trailer in phoenix for that length of time,back to the wide open Prairie for the Summer,hi ho giddyup.Hasn't told me if he met LTD yet?Charlie.............................................. --174.199.xx.xxx
Campgrounds (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Aug 10, 2017 11:20 PM
My camping style in backpacking. If you're not willing to carry it for miles, you don't really need it.
Campgrounds (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Aug 11, 2017 6:22 PM
cjo'h, my cousins' grand uncle and grandmother were from Belfast. They were both supposed to sail here on the Titanic but her papers were not in order so she went back home. He died when the ship went down. How does someone from a place like Belfast decide to go live in the middle of nowhere in the American West? I think I know but what's your take on that?? --73.33.xxx.xxx