b'INDUSTRY NEWSIn Brief Spacious Skies Campground Introduces New Loyalty Program, WebsiteWild Energy, App My Community Partner to Ease Meter Readings Spacious Skies Campgrounds has launched a new website and introduced the SpaciousWild Energy and App My Community have partnered together to streamline the process of Skies Campgrounds Loyalty Program featuring a discount on reservations, convenient onlinewireless meter readings for campground owners and guests, according to a press release. reservations for campers and more, according to a press release.App My Community, founded in 2017 by Joe and Rose Duemig, was created to elevate the Members receive a 12% discount on RV sites, cabins, glamping retro campers, yurts andguest experience by replacing outdated handouts and multiple communication tools with a cen-other lodgings for reservations on stays less than a month long. For the inaugural year of thetralized, real-time, easy-to-access tool. The company creates customized, branded apps for RV loyalty program, the annual fee is $31.90, a reflection of the companys founding date of Marchparks, campgrounds and glamping parks. 19, 2021.The App My Community mobile application now brings utility usage and billing to the tips of Additionally, Spacious Skies Campgrounds Loyalty Program memberscoined Cosmicguests fingers, noted the release. This partnership gives campground owners and guests the Campers within the Spacious Skies universewill also be the first to hear about exclusive pro- ability to check their energy usage in real-time and notifies property owners and management motions and merchandise as well as company news such as the addition of new campgroundsteams of any issues which may impact the overall guest experience. and improvements on existing parks in the collection.The goal is to not only make the life of the guest easier but to increase staff efficiency as well. Members can log into their accounts to make reservations and view their membership status,The functionality has grown from a platform that disseminated information to one that can serve reservation history and wish list. The members-only discount will automatically be applied.additional needs. In the app store, customizable forms (waivers, check-in forms), scavenger hunts Registration for the loyalty program can be completed online. Some restrictions apply.and in-app amenity booking capabilities (water equipment, clubhouse facility rentals, event sign-The new website, developed and designed in conjunction with N.J.-based King Willy Studios,ups) allow for a more engaging user experience, states the release. allows all campers regardless of membership status to browse all Spacious Skies campgrounds,This is just the beginning. We will continue to work with the App My Community team in new place multiple locations into a shopping cart and book reservations online.ways to improve the guest experience, raise awareness of energy consumption and conservation Our campers are incredibly important to us, and our new loyalty program is one way to thankand increase the value of our services to property owners, said Mike Sorensen, founder and our frequent guests, said Ali Rasmussen, CEO and creative director of Spacious Skies Camp- CEO of Wild Energy. grounds. As we approach the beginning of our second full camping season, we want to encourageA priority for 2023 is to forge new partnerships that will elevate the guest experience. As the folks to join the Spacious Skies community, to Camp On and to save at the same time.industry standards and customer expectations continue to raise, we are very excited to work with Since acquiring its first campground in May 2021, Spacious Skies Campgrounds has grownWild Energy. Wild energys metering product allows guests to only pay for what they use and to 13 campgrounds as far north as Maine, south to South Carolina and west to Tennessee. Theverifies that a campground is not subsidizing other activities. This integration will allow guests to company has improved the campgrounds with updated infrastructure, repairs to cabins andeasily get access to the information they need to evaluate their bill at the end of each stay/payment lodgings, the addition of retro campers, and the installation of jumping pillows, gem mines andand regulate their energy use throughout their stay. said Rose Duemig, co-founder of App My other fun activities and more. WCM Community. WCM California Park Installs 3,500 Solar Panels on Roof of RV Storage Facility Thousand Trails continues to strengthen its environmental footprint with the installation of a new premium RV storage section topped with nearly 3,500 solar panels at the Wilderness Lakes Campground in Menifee, Calif., according to a press release. The entire solar project is a 1,469-kilowatt solar system and is expected to produce roughly 2.4 million kilowatt hours of green energy per year. The solar panels are part of Thousand Trails continuing efforts to increase renewable energy and will produce enough energy to facilitate about 50% of the total energy used across the campground, which has more than 500 sites and common area amenities like a swimming pool, hot tubs, a clubhouse, fitness center and game room. The solar panels, installed in coordination with DSD Renewables and Black Bear Energy, cover roughly 82,000 square feet and the campgrounds newly installed RV storage facilities. The new storage area accommodates rig sizes of 30-foot and 45-foot and features controlled access, se-curity cameras and month-to-month availability. RVs are protected from the elements with covered storage spaces that double as a solar array with solar panel-topped covers. Along with the many benefits these solar panels provide to our overall environmental initiatives, our guests and members at Thousand Trails Wilderness Lakes can feel confident knowing that the energy they use is coming from a renewable source, said Monica Ferrer, senior director of energy and sustainability for Thousand Trails. Were thrilled to have a high-end amenity for guests and members that also highlights our ongoing focus on sustainability, renewable energy and en-vironmental awareness. The project concluded with an official ribbon cutting and tour of the new solar RV storage facility with the Menifee Chamber of Commerce on Feb. 21. WCMCamping World Holdings Reports $7 Billion in Revenue During 2022 Highlighted by $7 billion in annual revenuean increase of $53.3 million, or 0.8%Camping World Holdings Inc., reported re-sults for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year, which ended on Dec. 31. The last several years of strong perform-ance has bolstered our confidence in the long-termprospectsofourbusiness,stated MarcusLemonis,chairmanandCEOof Camping World Holdings Inc. Full Year-over-Year Operating Highlights:Used vehicle revenue was a record $1.9 billion, an increase of $191.4 million, or 11.3%, while new vehicle revenue declined $71.4 mil-lion, or 2.2%.Used vehicle unit sales were a record 51,325 units, an increase of 2,387 units, or 4.9%,whilenewvehicleunitsaleswere 70,429 units, a decrease of 7,348 units, or 9.4%.Same-store used vehicle unit sales in-creased slightly by 0.1%, while same-store new vehicle unit sales decreased by 13.6%.Gross profit was $2.3 billion, a decrease of $194 million, or 7.9%. Total gross margin was 32.5%, a decrease of 306 basis points driven primarily by the higher cost of new ve-hicles. Used vehicle gross margin decreased to a lesser extent. WCM40 April 2023 Woodalls Campground Magazine'