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Camping Carolinas! December 3, 2018 0

Why join CARVC?

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Hello, my name is Jim Culderbank. I own Moonshine Creek Campground up in the mountains of western North Carolina. I was asked what my take away was when I went and lobbied in Washington DC for ARVC and campground association. One of the main take away that I had is the respect that congressman, senators and their staff have for ARVC. They would greet Paul Bambi, Al Johnson, Jeff Sims by name. And seeing this relationship really made me feel like I’m not alone in DC. I’m not alone with my legislators. As a small campground of only 93 sites and cabins, I don’t have the time, the talent or the treasure to do what I saw my association can do in Washington DC. It made me feel good that I’m not alone. Specifically, I remember going there and finding out that another organization member, who wasn’t even a campground owner, a supplier who had worked with the NEC, which is the National Electric Commission to stop from having a regulation having campgrounds put GFCI circuits for 30 and 50 amp and that alone at $400 – $500 per breaker saved my park $43,000. And the thing that really impressed me as almost as much as the savings that ARVC saved for me through their legislative arm and public access was that the gentleman that did this owns outdoor supply company that sells electric equipment and he gave up his own self-interest his own sales and revenue because he said its just not right that we have to do this and that saved the collective camping community over $100 million dollars. I didn’t even know that until I was in Washington DC. So this is why I’m an ARVC member. This is why I’m a CARVC member. Yes last year and the year before and the year before that I have been full. We have waiting lists. I’m already full for 2019 in October but I think it’s important to support the industry because they have my back and I know that I’m not alone.

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