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New Post 3/18/2011 4:49 PM
  Matthew
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how to become a workamper ?  
Does anyone know how you can purchase a campground. I am myself a RVer but I would like to settle in a campground and actually run it.

I am still exploring opportunities and at the very beginning of my research.
I looked up on internet but I could not find any relevant answers. I am looking for a campground located in West America between 30 and 80 sites.
I have funds to buy one if any is on sell. What are the main issues to consider?

thank you
 
New Post 3/21/2011 3:29 PM
  lizzpreto
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Re: how to become a workamper ?  
I have seen a couple article before on this website talking about it.
 
New Post 4/3/2011 12:40 PM
  kjverlanic
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Re: how to become a workamper ?  
Matthew,

There is a big difference in being a workamper and a RV Park owner. As an owner you get the privilege of being an employer and all that goes with it, to taking care of guests and advertising. As a workamper, you get the privilege of free time to explore the area you are in, meeting people from all over the place and changing scenery when you want to. Granted as a RV Park owner you also get the honor of meeting people from all over the world and making lasting friendships with them and your employees.

The Western USA is a big and diverse area. You really need to think about what kind of environment you want to live in, mountains, open prairie, ocean front, desert etc... When you pin point that down, look into each private campground in that area and visit them. See what you like and then visit with the owners. You know the old saying, everything is for sale for the right amount of money.

 
New Post 4/4/2011 3:06 PM
  harold
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Re: how to become a workamper ?  
Modified By harold  on 4/4/2011 3:07:17 PM)
that's a big challenge.. I like to see people undertaking, creating. I'd like to be like that too but there are too many risks involve.
enjoy your experience
 
New Post 8/31/2011 1:38 PM
  Matthew
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Re: how to become a workamper ?  
Thanks a lot for all of the points. Looks like I got a lot of things that I still need to figure out.

As for the environment, I'm leaning towards the mountains. Can you suggest any good places where I can look?
 
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