The 333 Rule for Campers: How to Keep Your Campground Running Like a Well-Oiled Machine

Greetings, campground owners and future titans of the RV world! Are you juggling between managing your campground and feeling like you're one check-out form away from losing your mind? Fear not, because we have a golden nugget of wisdom to share – the RV 333 rule. Trust us, this is about to be a game-changer.

The Magic Number: What is the RV 333 Rule?

Imagine you're an RV enthusiast (because let’s face it, we all aspire to that level of freedom). Now, picture yourself adhering to this mantra: drive no more than 3 hours, be off the road by 3 PM, and cover no more than 300 miles. It sounds simple, right? It’s the secret sauce to a stress-free, enjoyable RV adventure. But how does this apply to campground ownership?

Enter Donna Bordeaux, our accounting aficionado from She recently embarked on a quest to help a new campground owner optimize their operations. Spoiler alert: she uncovered some enlightening truths.

Timing is Everything: The Check-In/Check-Out Conundrum

Donna found an issue with the campground's check-in time – a ghastly 4 PM, which violates the sacred principles of the 333 rule. If your guests are supposed to be off the road by 3 PM, a 4 PM check-in is like telling them to take a scenic detour through Pothole City.

The solution? Adjusting the check-in time to a more civilized 1 PM and the check-out time to 11 AM. This tweak not only adheres to the 333 rule but also ensures a two-hour window for site clean-up. And let’s be real, most campers are early birds who’ve already hit the road by 9 AM, making 11 AM check-out a breeze.

Why This Matters: Happy Campers, Happy Life

By aligning your operations with the 333 rule, you’re not just setting the stage for happier campers; you’re positioning your campground as a haven of sanity in a world of logistical chaos. Early check-ins, late check-out fees, smooth transitions – these are the small tweaks that can make a big difference.

So, whether you’re an entrepreneur, legacy-builder, or steward of a family business, it's time to breathe new life into your campground. Press play on those bigger ideas and explore the endless possibilities that smart management brings.

Final Thoughts

Running a campground shouldn’t feel like herding cats. With a progressive perspective on accounting and savvy operational tweaks, you can turn your campground into a well-oiled machine. Remember, there’s more to taxes than being on time, and there’s more to life than business.

Ready to revolutionize your campground? Stay tuned for more tips and tricks from Donna and the Campground Accounting team. Until then, here’s to happy campers and even happier campground owners!

For more insights, visit Campground Accounting and let’s get your campground thriving!

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Donna Bordeaux, CPA with Campground Accounting

Creativity and CPAs don’t generally go together. Most people think of CPAs as nerdy accountants who can’t talk with people. Well, it’s time to break that stereotype. Lively, friendly, and knowledgeable can be a part of your relationship with your CPA, as demonstrated by Donna and Chad Bordeaux. They have over 50 years of combined experience as entrepreneurial CPAs. They’ve owned businesses and helped business owners exceed their wildest dreams. They have been able to help businesses earn many times more profit than the average business in the same industry and are passionate about helping industries that help families build great memories.

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