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Old 11-18-2019, 12:11 PM   #1
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Hello! My name is Bob Frederick. I am in the process of building a new RV Park in Brenham, Texas. I would appreciate any advice or suggestions in ways that I can turn it into a very desirable destination! Thanks!
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Old 11-18-2019, 12:30 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum.

You are joining a good group of folks here with good info to share. What information are you looking for. One point for me is to remove 5-10% of the number of sites you are planning to enlarge the distance between sites so we are not on top of each other. Many RV parks remind me of airlines and their seating configuration..."how can we squeeze in 3 more seats in".

Good luck and enjoy the adventure!
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Old 11-18-2019, 12:35 PM   #3
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About how many sites will you have?

I'd suggest an extremely strong Wifi setup. That's one of the many things I look at in an RV Park.
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Old 11-18-2019, 12:41 PM   #4
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You're probably going to have to have separate sections for:


1. Campfires only


2. Campfires and rope lights only


3. Campfires, rope lights and dogs

4. A section where you can't do anything outside your RV. That would be no rope lights, dogs, campfire etc.

5 . Dogs only

6 . Rope lights only

7 . Diesel idling only

8 . etc. etc.
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Brenham looks to be a nice local. 1/2 way between 2 large cities. I guess you need to find a happy medium between destination site and just passing thru site. Good luck! Oh, what is your stance on rope lights?
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Old 11-18-2019, 12:41 PM   #6
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You're probably going to have to have separate sections for:


1. Campfires only


2. Campfires and rope lights only


3. Campfires, rope lights and dogs


4. A section where you can't do anything outside your RV. That would be no rope lights, dogs, campfire etc.


4. Dogs only


5. Rope lights only


6. Diesel idling only


7. etc. etc.
Dang, you beat me ..
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Old 11-18-2019, 12:59 PM   #7
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Allow RVs only, no people. /nudge, wink, satire, irony
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Old 11-18-2019, 01:23 PM   #8
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Have all spaces pointing in a north-ish direction to keep the afternoon sun off the patio area. Have as many pull-throughs as possible. Have a reservation system allowing campers to pick their space.
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Hi Bob! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Hope the new RV park works out great for you! I guess my biggest problem with most RV parks is that the sites are jammed up against each other! I would gladly pay more for a reasonable space from my neighbors.

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Old 11-18-2019, 04:04 PM   #10
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Install individual washrooms instead of his and hers. For example, install 10 individual washrooms with a toilet, sink, and shower in each, instead of one large mens, and one large womens. We sometimes camp with four to six people in the rv. This means we quite often use the washroom facilities. People in tents, and smaller rv need to use the washrooms more than other rvers. Nothing worse than getting to the washroom house, only to find the washrooms closed for half hour or hour for cleaning. One place we camped at closed the washrooms from 8am to 9am for cleaning. Having individual washrooms allows you to close one at a time, therefore never inconveniencing any of your campers. It also eliminates the possibility of insulting someone who is unsure of their gender.
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Old 11-18-2019, 04:15 PM   #11
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A nice dog park.
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Old 11-18-2019, 11:38 PM   #12
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Hi, welcome, I would like to start by saying I tend to drive through your area once or twice per year, in fact I just passed through Brenham for the third time this year about two weeks ago.


Having said that in my experience many RV parks make fundamental design mistakes laying out sites. For example particularly in the case of motorhomes it is best to have sites face north or east so that the setting sun does no shine in through the windshield due to the greenhouse effect at the end of a hot day. Other common layout problems I have seen are poorly designed roadways in the parks without enough turning radius for RV's entering and leaving. Related to this is check in parking if you have check in at an office by the entrance. I often see such check in ques have 3 to 5 RV's lined up in the late afternoon when all the one night guest show up, blocking entry and exit for the existing guest who may want to get in or out.


Beyond this you need to ask who do you want to appeal to, are you looking to build a low end long term resident RV park targeted at contract workers, a resort for snowbirds, or an overnight stop for those passing through the area because there are few rv parks near Brenham?


Probably the number one gripe people have on here about RV parks is poor wifi, the problem is that good wifi costs a lot, not only do you have to have a good infrastructure, but you also need a lot of bandwidth coming into the park, which can be exceedingly expensive in many places. This means for many RV parks wifi is a no win topic, on the one hand if you offer slow wifi which you can afford, people gripe, if you don't offer wifi at all they gripe even more.


As to my personal preferences when travelings, I look for a clean looking RV park, trees are nice if properly maintained and trimmed, I also look for a good laundry room. I don't really care about showers, as i have my own, other people with smaller RV showers, etc. do care though, so it is another common important point. When it comes to laundry rooms, it seems the best ones are always integrated in the club houses, which may also include showers, laundry rooms, exercise rooms, etc.


Ike


p.s. an RV park not too far from Brenham that I think really got it right in a lot of ways is Riverway RV park in Llano, TX. Though on the downside it appears their web site is expired, and they could have done better placement of their sewer connections, at least at the couple of sites around the one where I spent a night last month.
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Welcome to IRV2 Forum,

First if Built I would suggest inputting the DATA/INFORMATION about your RV PARK in, on the top MENU you will see CAMPGROUNDS, click and then on the USA, next on TEXAS to input your PARKS information along with a photo. I'm sure you have already seen a lot of suggestions. My only thought after reading is this a LONGTERM RV PARK where RV'er buy lots? or an RV lot for short stays as you have nearby places for them to tour and visit. At first, I would keep the cost as low as possible, but with true nauseates as to your RV Park. At that point, lots of things start falling into place. Best of luck on your new adventure into RV PArk OWNERSHIP.

In this new forum, your questions about your Recreational Vehicle "RV" will be answered. Take some time to complete your USER CP as this will help members learn more about you to interact online with you. Above you will see two MENU's, on the top is the forum and what is provided for your enjoyment. The Next or second-line MENU is your member's MENU Here you have access to a lot for yourself even a BLOG.

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Leave a percentage (15%ish) of the site for "non-reservations" first come first serve for those people who are just driving through the area and need a place to stay, dump, recharge and enjoy
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