ARVC Speakers Urge Parks to Step Up Marketing

November 13, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

While there was plenty of good news to share this week at the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) InSites Convention and Outdoor Hospitality Expo in Orlando, Fla., several InSites speakers told park operators they will need to step up their marketing and customer survey efforts if they want to remain competitive and continue to build their businesses in the months and years ahead. They also need to find ways to maximize and improve guest satisfaction. “I think the industry outlook... Read more

RVIA’s Coon Addresses ARVC’s Park Membership

November 13, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

The RV industry has had a very tough couple of year, but even in the RV industry there are signs of a turnaround, Richard Coon, president of the Reston, Va.-based Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), said at this week’s InSites Convention in Orlando, Fla., sponsored by the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC). In his remarks to InSites attendees, Coon said 30 of 105 RV manufacturers have gone out of business during the current recession. On the other hand, 15 new... Read more

Park Model OEMs Look Ahead for Brighter Future

June 19, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Like other RV manufacturers, recreational park trailer builders have been hard hit by the recession, with unit shipments being roughly half of what they were in 2006, when a record number of 10,100 shipments were recorded. “I think the market is starting to improve. We’ve seen some movement in the marketplace. And a few manufactures even report having a small backlog, which is something that we haven’t experienced in the past year,” Bill Garpow, executive director of the Recreational... Read more

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