RVers looking for solitude and privacy have an ally in Samuel Moore, owner of RV Spaces and Destinations, Peoria, Ariz., an Internet-based company seeking to create a network of RV sites on private property nationwide.
“The idea is we are a nationwide RV travel service that provides private locations in unique spots,” said Moore, a Phoenix-area website developer. “We don’t want you within earshot or eyeshot of the next RV camper.”
Morr says there are a lot of people who have developed sites away from campgrounds for an RV or a mobile home. “Those are the people we want to hook up with,’” he told RVBUSINESS.COM/Woodall’s Campground Management.
The concept was developed by Oregon RVers Jim and Judy Landon in 2001. Moore, the couple’s website developer at rvspaces.net, took over RV Spaces and Destinations Sept. 1 with plans to expand aggressively.
“In a business model sense, we are unique,” Moore said. “We are not a campground or an RV park, but we provide some of the same services.”
So far, RV Spaces has only two sites available for booking, one on a lake in Florida’s Pan Handle and another near Tulsa, Okla., renting for $50 and $75 a night, respectively. Moore said two other sites near Branson, Mo., will be available soon, and that some sites will be available at rates as low as $25 a night.
Private doesn’t necessarily mean remote, Moore said. “Our locations will be private, meaning they will not be elbow-to-elbow with other RVers,” Moore said.
Landowners pay a one-time $25 set up fee, and pay a portion of the nightly rental fee to RV Spaces, which books the reservation and handles the credit card transaction with the customer, either via the Internet or on the telephone.
“Our goal is to have at least one site rented in each state every month,” Moore said.