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post Feb 14 2012, 10:14 AM
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My wife and I are in the process of putting together a business plan for a new CampGround ... We already own the property ( 45 acres ) We are thinking about making the campground a Tent only Campground .. ( TO BEGIN WITH ) we feel by doing this and not running water and Power to every site .. It would save money for other nicer things ... Nice Pool - Play Ground - Game room ect..... Also we were thinging by pre setting up some of the sites with two 4 person tents .. that would go along way in helping new campers.......... Are we thinking wrong , I would like to hear from other owners.. thanks
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post Apr 27 2012, 02:41 PM
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In my opinion, I any new campground has to have Wi-Fi, perhaps even before adding a luxury like cable tv. In regards to tent only campgrounds, I can not for the life of me think why anybody would want to go there. Back in the 70's when I was but a young youth (Ahhh, the glory years!) I used to camp in a small 2 man pup tent at an area state park. I would always get a site with electric so I could plug a radio in at night and a coffee pot in the morning. Today, camping in our motor home, we still see families opt for the campsites with hook ups for their tents, paying more, than the non hook up sites. As far as opening a campground with "rows of rv's looking like a trailer park", again in my opinion that would only happen if your campground is not treed acreage and everyone was just plopped in an open field type setting. I would think laying plastic water lines (they generally are only put in shallow ditchs, different that hard lines going to stick and brick buildings) and electric would be the first alternative of start up before pools, rec rooms and the so forth. Has the perspective campground owners thought of who will be their customers and where and how (advertise) will they promote their business. Finally, regarding erecting pre-installed tents and campsites for those who do not have camping gear, a very aggressive marketing professional lady from Western New York State tried that concept 2 years ago in a bunch of New York State Parks. She had white (noticable) tents pre-erected on wooden bases with cots, bedding, cooking supplies, coolers and camp fire wood all set for the arriving campers. Her business lasted one camping season.
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tentonlycamping   (( New Campground Question ))   Feb 14 2012, 10:14 AM
RanMan   I'm not sure if this will work very well. Are ...   Feb 14 2012, 12:20 PM
dalsgal   I agree that most tent campers want water and elec...   Feb 14 2012, 01:12 PM
kcmoedoe   Is this a joke? Really, a pool, a gameroom, restr...   Feb 14 2012, 04:22 PM
edcornflake   My wife and I are in the process of putting toget...   Feb 15 2012, 12:23 PM
tentonlycamping   Thanks for all the good info ... No this is not a ...   Feb 16 2012, 02:56 PM
jim crowl   Interesting concept. I'd think that you would ...   Feb 16 2012, 11:35 PM
RFCN2   Hard for any of us to make any thoughtful comments...   Feb 16 2012, 11:58 PM
RLM   I am not an owner of a campground, but I do own la...   Feb 23 2012, 06:15 PM
Out Fishing   Howdy, We are still in the ( very long) process ...   Apr 12 2012, 06:15 PM
kcmoedoe   Howdy, We are still in the ( very long) process...   Apr 16 2012, 10:08 PM
Out Fishing   Interesting concept and hope it works out. Not s...   Apr 17 2012, 03:15 AM
kcmoedoe   true, but in our Province there is such a sever l...   Apr 17 2012, 09:14 AM
Out Fishing   Well right now we have no plans on including a Poo...   Apr 19 2012, 05:48 PM
kcmoedoe   Things are different in the frozen north, that is...   Apr 19 2012, 06:42 PM
Out Fishing   If you haven't already laid the power and wat...   Apr 19 2012, 06:46 PM
kcmoedoe   Wow, lol i never did think of that. and i wouldn...   Apr 19 2012, 08:49 PM
edcornflake   Then you could mount some weatherproof flat screen...   Apr 24 2012, 11:35 AM
Out Fishing   lol well we already and got a nice digital project...   Apr 24 2012, 11:45 AM
pianotuna   Hi, In Canada the choices would be Bell TV or Exp...   Apr 24 2012, 06:25 PM
vincee   In my opinion, I any new campground has to have Wi...   Apr 27 2012, 02:41 PM

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