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I am not sure there is a net benefit to ownership. They still need employees to clean sites and restrooms, mow grass, do repairs etc. They would also need someone on call to handle emergencies and other issues that are time sensitive. Plus, without on site employees there is no security. They are exchanging the cost of a couple of employees for the added costs of all the automation and foregoing additional revenue streams such as cash customers and camp store sales.
There is always people looking for passive income opportunities and I suppose this concept might have traction if sold to investors that way. But anyone who has fallen for that pitch and bought laundromats, car washes and vending machines with ll tell you the truth is these fully automated businesses are anything but labor free.

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The couple that posted this info was RV Texas Y’all. Here’s the link for that particular video the poster referred to America’s First Automated RV Park


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wapiticountry, one advantage to the park owner is, however, no employee handling any cash or credit card. No theft or robberies.


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Well said Ken56 as usual. I have always enjoyed placing money in the envelop and dropping it thru the slot or into the Iron Man. Most satisfying and part of my camping fun. Iron Man is your friend.

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Iron Man is usually stationed at a camground where we'd like to stay, as well. [emoticon]


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Clearly this type of RV park is not for those who are technologically challenged or those who are resistant to change.

For others it will fill a need. I feel they do need to get their pricing in line with services provided. No pool, internet, fire ring, showers or restrooms is not reflected in the price. If this was a resort area or near a venue that draws crowds it would be different its not.

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bgum,

Well said. Especially on the pricing.

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I agree with Wapiticountry. Not sure I see the return on investment.

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I just stated how I feel about it. Some have said it's expensive for what is offered despite the savings on labor. Kind of negates that argument. The few parks I have stayed at that had an "iron man" for the money were acceptably nice for my needs. I had no complaint and would stay at them again. Granted, if you want a resort then GO to a resort. I go to many of them myself. I just find the contactless everything online I don't want to interact with people thing to be detrimental to society. To each his own.

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