September 2009 Newsletter

This issue of the RVParkStore.com Newsletter includes:

  1. The Best Prices on Park Model Homes
  2. The Problem With Asphalt Roads In RV Parks, By Frank Rolfe
  3. Opportunity for Additional Income
  4. RV Parks and Campgrounds For Sale
  5. Comments
  6. Featured Listings
  7. RV Park and Campground Memberships For Sale
  8. RV Park Employment
  9. Tell us what you think and send us your articles!

Our Newest Service – Park Model Homes for Park Owners

We have spent the last year working on this service.  We have negotiated the absolute lowest prices on park model homes from reputable manufacturers nationwide.  These homes can be used as vacation rentals, long term rentals or can be resold.  If you are going to add park models to your RV Park you should buy the best quality yet lowest priced homes available anywhere.

Click Here to Find Out More

 The Problem With Asphalt Roads In RV Parks

Asphalt roads look great in RV parks when they are jet black and neatly striped. But for most of their life, asphalt roads look like hell. Why do we use asphalt, and what are the other alternatives?

Quick history of asphalt

Asphalt is derived from the Greek word “asphaltos”, which means “secure”. It was developed in the 1870s, and became the dominant form of road construction in the U.S. in the 1920s – 1930s. Today, around 96% of the roads and streets in the U.S. are of asphalt construction.

Asphalt was developed due to its ability to hold heavy loads and resist water. It is based on petroleum products.

The benefits of asphalt

Asphalt roads are extremely smooth to drive on, and hold up well if built properly and maintained. They are also extremely attractive when freshly laid and stroped. And it leaves no unattractive residue on car tires that drive on it.

One of the biggest benefits of asphalt is that it is the standard unit of measure by most lenders, and many buyers, when looking at the quality of a RV park. For some reason, it has become accepted as the ultimate in road construction.

The problems with asphalt

Asphalt looks terrific when new, but begins to fade and deteriorate almost overnight. The “new” look is gone in a matter of about 90 days, and the gray, faded effect is not nearly as impressive. Asphalt also is costly to maintain. Sure, you can pour some “cold patch” from Home Depot down your potholes, but it won’t last for more than a couple weeks. To professionally repair asphalt is very expensive – to cut out and repair and pothole can easily cost $500 to $1,000 – and there are normally many to repair.

Striping is not cheap, either. Although this is something you could do yourself, most owners hire it done, and it can easily cost $1,000 per year to do.

Alternatives to asphalt

There are alternatives to asphalt in RV park roads.

The first is some form of rock aggregate. This type of road looks the same from the day it is laid to the day it is removed. It will require grading periodically, but at far less cost than standard pothole repair. It also does not require striping and, since the road is “bumpy” when you drive on it, it keeps speeds slower and does not require speed bumps.

Another alternative, although more costly than aggregate, is “chip and seal”, also known as “tar and chip”. This is a standard road method on many rural highways. It is a mixture of aggregate and tar. Although not as smooth as asphalt, it gets harder the longer it is down, and is more resistant to potholes. It does, however, require striping.

Check out the alternatives before you decide

Most RV park owners just assume that asphalt is the only way to go, and never bother examining the alternatives. Instead, before you work on your roads, look into the alternatives and compare not only pricing, but the price of annual maintenance.

There is life beyond asphalt!

Would you like to make an extra $100 per week at your RV park, and make your customers happy at the same time? Now you can, with one of our “$20 Old Tyme Photo” systems. You can provide your guests high-quality old tyme photos, in historical outfits tied to your local attractions, using green-screen technology, for the incredibly low price of $20, which is about 66% less than normal old tyme photo studios. So they’re happy. And you have margins of about 85%, so you pocket $17 after expenses. Only one per day would give you over $100 per week in additional income. The cost for the turn-key system, including all equipment, costumes and three-day training at our facility near St. Louis, Missouri, costs under $10,000. If you are interested, call me at (573) 535-0206. I look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely,

Frank Rolfe

RV Parkstore.com

RV Parks and Campgrounds For Sale

We currently have over 500 RV Parks for sale and the list is growing daily. 

If you are looking to sell your RV Park or Campground you can do so Risk FREE.  Find out more about Selling your RV Park

Hello Diane,

I am happy to report that our park has sold and we would like to remove the ad from the site. We thank you for your help in making it possible for us to sale our park without the cost of a realtor which saved us a lot of money. Thanks again and have a blessed day.

Rosa and Greg

I think your services are great, I had more hits from this site than any other! However, my clients have decided to keep their property for the time being, so I would like to take the listing off your site.

Thank you!

Risa Carlsen Property Brokers of MN 507-269-4092

Featured Listings:

RV Park For Sale in Missouri

Hickory Hollow Resort offers 86 Full hookup RV sites, 16 well maintained 1, 2 & 3 BR Cabins and a Lodge.

Find out more about this RV Park For Sale Opportunity!

RV Park For Sale In Iowa

On-Ur-Wa RV Park – A Pleasant Stay Along Your Way – (hence the name) is a seasonal (April 1 – October 15) 

Find out more about this RV Park For Sale Opportunity!

I really didn’t believe your ads that said “Sold in 1 Day” due to vast number of units available on your site, but I woke up the next morning after placing my ad with you to a 7:30 am phone call with a buyer! That has been followed by about 8 interested parties with email questions before being able to write this email to you. Good job!

Violet

RV Park and Campground Memberships For Sale:

This section of RVParkStore.com is growing quickly.  Memberships are being listed and sold quickly.  With about 200 memberships currently for sale, this continues to be the prime outlet to buy and sell campground memberships. 

Best of all, when you are selling your membership, we do not charge you up front to do so.  You only pay us if you are successful in finding a buyer from RVParkStore.com. 

Find out more about Selling your Campground or RV Park Membership

Links to some interesting articles we have found this month.2009 Revenues Holding SteadyRV Park Leasing IssuesRV Park Owners Sued
RV Park Employment Listings:

Are you searching for good quality employees or looking for a position with an RV Park?  Then be sure to visit our ever growing employment listing sections.

All listings in these sections are FREE!

Check out the Help Wanted Section

Check out the Work Wanted Section

Post your FREE Listing Here

Tell us what you think!

We’d love to hear what you think of this issue!

We need your articles – send your articles to perry@rvparkstore.com to be included in upcoming newsletters (this is a great place to promote your company for FREE!).

Please send your comments, questions, articles, and ideas for upcoming issues to us at:

perry@rvparkstore.com

Your feedback matters to us!

Until Next Time,Dave Reynolds
RVParkStore.com
18923 Highway 65
Cedaredge, CO 81413
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