b'nSKYLINE CHAMPIONn Producers of the Skyline Shore Park and Athens Park brands and other models, Skyline Champion has 13 plants that build PMRVs and is currently ranging from two to 11 months on delivery times, according to Grymonprez.I still see the hospitality business being our largest growth factor, so floor plans with bunk rooms and/or lofts seem to be very popular, he said. Also, people like our shiplap feature walls and detailing like wainscoting.His company is also expanding.Our new park model plant in Laurinburg, N.C., will be a park model only plant shipping to the entire East Coast, he reported. Our first unit was shown at the Na-tional Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds and Kampgrounds of America Inc. conventions, and it was a big hit. We are now taking orders and will be showing another floor plan at the Tampa Show in January.Grymonprez said that incremental price increases have not slowed sales.We have seen some increased costs from our suppliers, so that cost unfortunately always ends up being paid by the end user, he said. But we arent having many sup-ply issues at this time except for maybe appliances.The company is seeing an increase in the number of new and expanding resorts and campgrounds across the U.S.With the large growth in RV shipments over the last few years there has beenthat we can build. Besides our new plant in Laurinburg, N.C., our plants in Chandler, growth in new RV campgrounds and RV resorts, Grymonprez stated. Its no secretAriz., and Corona, Calif., are opening new park model lines to produce more units. with campground owners that filling open spaces with park model rentals is the fastWe believe 2023 will be another good year for us, he said.way to more profits. 903-677-0108www.athenspark.comwww.shoreparkrvs.com His outlook entails further expansion.My major focus is to get our plants producing the most amount of park models nVACAVIA COTTAGES & CABINSn Williams said his team is positioning the new firm for dramatic growth. Higher-end units are in demand, but so are smaller, high-quality cabins. We have a lot of interest for higher-end units, said Williams. What wed call brass and glass, high ceilings, finished sheetrock, tile, those sorts of things. We are seeing demand for that, and weve built some of those, but weve made the strategic decision at this point to focus on the cabins and cottages that are a bit of a simpler layout than the 400-square-foot threshold or just below that for park models. Were currently doing a 30-unit run with another coming in right behind it, he added. We build what we call cabins, as well as cottages. The only difference between the two is just the motif. A cabin is going to have more of a natural exterior stain ap-pearance, whereas the cottages are going to have more of a beach sort of theme. Were seeing folks getting aggressive in expanding their operations. I firmly believe that the park model is counter to the trend of the RV in this economy.866-574-5159www.vacavia.comnWOODLAND PARK HOMESn John Soard, president of Woodland Park Homes in Middlebury, Ind., says the company had a record year in 2022. It builds high-end, customized PMRVs. Our backlog remains strong well into 2023 with about a six-month lead time, he added. In the U.S., loft models with one bed-room are king and two-bedroom units in Canada. The basement under-unit storage option in our models is becoming a more pop-ular option since displaying that feature in the Elkhart Open House this past fall.John Soard He said his style is always listening to dealers for new ideas and will undergo a review for im-plementing the best ideas headedintothe2023 show later in the year. Thepasttwoyears havebeenroughas prices have increased so dramatically,hesaid, more than I have ever seen in my 30-plus years in this industry. The only saving grace for us is that the same issues have im-pacted everyone else as well, so the dealer base is already dealing with this across the board.574-825-2104www.woodland-park.comnLELANDS CABINSn Lelands Cabins, based in Grandview, Texas, manufacturers custom cabins and park model RVs for the outdoor hospitality industry. They were founded in 1993. 877-714-7878www.lelandscabins.comWCM 32 February 2023Woodalls Campground Magazine'