Here's just a few reasons why...
When you attend a TNARVC meeting, make a phone call, exchange email messages, or visit another TNARVC campground, you have an opportunity to interact with your peers one-on-one and share common interests and concerns. You probably learn more about the campground business through this networking process than in any other way. And, you develop lifetime friendships and great referral sources.
At the annual Tennessee Campground Conference & Trade Show each year, TNARVC offers “nuts and bolts” workshops, “cracker barrel” discussion sessions, and Outdoor Hospitality Education Program (OHEP) courses that are designed to help you do a better job of running your campground. You will also have an opportunity to do some shopping at the trade show.
Each year, TNARVC publishes the Tennessee RV Camping Guide. It is distributed to the public via the state’s welcome centers, rest areas, RV shows, local chambers of commerce, TN Department of Tourist Development, and other strategic locations. In terms of new business from the camping public, TNARVC member campgrounds benefit greatly from this exposure. Members are entitled to a free basic listing in the Guide and the annual Tennessee Vacation Guide published by the state department of tourism.
TNARVC provides its members with a free basic listing on the Internet at www.campintennessee.com and www.gocampingamerica.com, the latter of which is now receiving over 500,000 user visits per month and is the preferred website for campers. The TNARVC website is also linked to the TN Department of Tourist Development website.
TNARVC publishes an electronic newsletter and frequent news flashes which are sent to all members and campground suppliers. It contains feature articles and reports on the current activities of TNARVC and National ARVC. The newsletter is an excellent source of information on major issues affecting the campground industry, both at the state and national levels. Sign up today!
Each year, legislation in the Tennessee General Assembly that relates to the RV park and campground industry is monitored by the Tennessee Tourism Roundtable of which TNARVC is an organizational member. The TNARVC membership is kept abreast of important legislative issues via the newsletter and legislative alerts. Through the efforts of members, state legislators are made aware of TNARVC positions on campground issues.
As a member of TNARVC and National ARVC, you are entitled to many revenue generating and expense reducing benefits. These include a discount on pool and office supplies, vehicle discounts, a discount on lawn equipment, mobile phone discount, discounts on music and video licensing, savings on propane expenses, and many more. The savings from these and other member benefits more than offset the cost of your dues.
National ARVC is the only organization representing the interests of all RV park and campground owners/operators in the country. It is actively engaged in lobbying and educating the members of Congress on regulatory and legislative issues affecting the campground industry. NARVC also provides its members with a monthly newsletter, annual convention and trade show, OHEP, formerly the Certified Park Operator program, School of RV Park and Campground Management, and other services.
Assistance and Advice:
The TNARVC leadership and staff, along with nearly 60 of the finest RV parks in Tennessee, are available to share any information about campground management and operations. For further information about TNARVC programs and services, contact the TNARVC office at 865-685-5339 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
TNARVC Antitrust Statement:
It is the policy of the Tennessee Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds, and it is the responsibility of every Association member and leader, to strictly comply in all respects with federal and State antitrust laws. No activity or discussion at any the Association meeting or other function may be engaged in for the purpose of bringing about any understanding or agreement among members to (a) raise, lower, or stabilize prices; (b) regulate production; (c) allocate markets; (d) encourage boycotts; (e) foster unfair trade practices; (f) assist monopolization, and (g) the Association members and leaders will neither knowingly permit nor condone anti-competitive behavior, whether willful or inadvertent, in connection with any Association activity.