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The Booming RV Market

As a Host, it is helpful to understand the current market trends for those with RVs and how to capitalize on future trends of Travelers. 

Here are some helpful links to give you better insight to the current trends in the RV market and the opportunities that abound. 

Norm Roy and his wife Holly have been RV nomads for the last 23 years. When they started this venture, Norm explains that they traveled by the seat of their pants and pulled into campgrounds with rarely a reservation made.

With RV sales skyrocketing (sales have doubled from 2008 to 2017) there is a segment of the travel business that has not kept up-the campgrounds. Norm even describes how “scalpers” are using technology to circumvent the reservation systems and sometimes selling campsites for up to a 600 percent profit. We think that is outrageous!

Norm has some great suggestions for dealing with these shortages in his article in Trailer Life Magazine.

We at UpClose-RV have a great answer too. Join us as a host so we can together find an answer to the campground shortage. Do you live close to a tourist hotspot? Perhaps you live near an interstate. RVers are looking for campsites as they travel to and from their destinations too. Take this opportunity to make some money off of your land and meet interesting people. Please read about our company at our website and consider joining us.  

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How to set up your profile on UpClose RV

Michael Lockwood runs you through the process on how to set up your profile on our website


Setting up your property listing

Mike Lockwood walks you through step by step how to set up a property listing our the UpClose-RV website.


Being a Great UpClose Host

Audrey Lynch offers thoughts and advice on setting up your site and taking care of your guests.


Traditional Campsites are getting harder to find and scalpers are jacking up the prices!

Norm Roy and his wife Holly explore the difficulties of trying to find campsites as the RV economy is skyrocketing!


What makes a great host

As more and more people look for unique ways to make money using their assets, we wanted to take a moment and provide a couple of thoughts on how to be an excellent upCLOSE host.


Tips for Taking Great Photos to Highlight Your UpClose Property!

Having a hard time trying to figure out how to upload your images so that they look as beautiful as they should? We have some helpful tips and tricks to get your photos to where they need to be.


Tips for property owners

Get ready for your guests! Here are some tips for success.


You could make a great host if...

You have a driveway. Hosting RV travelers doesn’t have to be require huge amounts of spare land. If you simply have a driveway large enough to accommodate an RV, you’re set!


"Houseless" not "Homeless": The growing nomadic lifestyle.

More people both young and old are taking up the nomadic lifestyle. They are ditching the "sticks and bricks" mentality and are refusing to own a home. This is a good article from the Washington Post examining some reasons that one-million folks have chosen the "houseless" way of life!


Is your property ready to host travelers? - Part 1

Making sure your directions are clear for your travelers.


Is your property ready to host travelers? - Part 2

Making sure your travelers know that they can fit into the spot you have provided for them will go a long way to help your guests feel comfortable.


Is your property ready to host travelers? - Part 3

Audrey talks "ground" truth. Have the right surface for your traveler is key.


Is your property ready to host a traveler? -Part 4

Our favorite marketer provides thoughts on electrical power for your travelers.


Is your property ready to host traveler? - Part 5

Audrey examines safety for host properties.


RV Hosting: Why would I want too?

Audrey offers some thoughts to contemplate about becoming an RV Host, and why you would want too.

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