b'Partnershipsfrom page 33 thus increasing the exposure for bothdealers and campgrounds. BY JEFF CRIDERsign up for the prizes and setting up the WACOsclosetieswithGilbertbooths. The dealers, in return, allow us Brown, the former Green Bay Packerto be part of the advertising, with a live known as The Gravedigger, and hisTV spot and mentions on all the adver- appearance at the show helps hype thetising. We have more of a social pres- RVshow,Seversonsaid,particularly Servicing RVs at your RV park can provideence than the dealers do, so we help do during Super Bowl Season. another amenity that may attract campers.the social media to promote the event. Creating excitement and hoopla isAll the names of people registered are really what its all about, she said,thenshared. Weworkhardtothink adding,Learningthatsynergybe-about how to promote each other. tween these great industries is the key.While WACO developed this concept Together,wecancreatemorecus-at the Madison RV Show, it has since tomer interaction, better ideas, andbeen adopted by dealers at four other morebusinessforeveryonecon-RV shows in partnership with WACO, cerned.WCMWACO brought in Gilbert Brown to greet buyers at one RV show. Operators Find Ways to IncorporateRV Servicing into Their Park OperationsRV servicing and repairs used to be trailers that are parked at Pismo Coastpretty much the exclusive domain of Villages storage facilities.RV dealers, independent garages and But in recent years, Pismo Coast Vil-mobile RV service technicians. lage expanded its business by market-But some entrepreneurial park op- ingitsrepairservicestoothererators have found that they can de- campgroundsandRVparksinthevelop an entirely new profit center and Pismo Beach area. The resort also de-improve guest satisfaction by provid- velopedbusinessrelationshipswithing their own RV service facilities and RV rental companies so it can provideemploying their own mobile RV serv- service or repairs for their customerswhentheyneedhelpinthePismoBeach area.Demand for Pismo Coast VillagesRV repair services also has increasedas consumers have experienced grow-ingwaittimesforRVrepairsatRVdealerships and service centers in thegreater Pismo Beach area.As a result, Pismo Coast Village isPismo Coast has found RV ceiling vents often building a new five-bay service centerneed changed.to accommodate rising demand for RVrepairs and service. The new facility isReal Log Park Model Cabins expected to openice technicians. At the very least, theyare carefully screening mobile techni- duringthefirstcians they allow into their parks and quarterofthistakingacommissionfromreferrals year.provided to park guests. This has been Real Rustic Log Cabins The 400-site Pismo Coast Village RV myvisionfora Turn-Key! Resort in Pismo Beach, Calif., has of- longtime,Jay Durable and Appealing feredmobileRVserviceandrepair Jamison, owner of Highly Profitable services for many years, starting with PismoCoastVil- Pays Off Within 1-3 Years its own small, one-bay RV service facil- lage, told Woodalls Jay Jamisonity across the street from the park. C a m p g r o u n dPark Model Cabins The resorts existing repair facilityManagement. Its not like RV service isStarting at $27,900 staffed by one mobile RV service tech- a new thing for us. Its just that weveLocated in Lancaster, PA nicianandtwohelpersprovides seen more and more of a demand forRV repairs and service and this is aservice to park guests, as well as to the717-445-5522www.LancasterLogCabins.com owners of the 2,200 motorhomes and niche we can fill. This is going to ex-34 -March 2020 Woodalls Campground Management'