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Old 08-02-2016, 10:51 PM   #15
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Try $55 -$60 for a gravel parking lot site with full service in many Alaska private campgrounds. Location also has a bearing on pricing.
Or boondock amidst lovely views for FREE - and I don't mean WalMarts.

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Old 08-03-2016, 07:52 AM   #16
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To each his own but I would never personally pay the fees for French Quarter or Disney. There are nearby campgrounds that are much much less costly than those and not at all inconvenient. We love state parks, military campgrounds, and COE campgrounds and rarely pay more than $30 per night for a nice camp site. You just have to look around.

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Old 08-03-2016, 10:49 AM   #17
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Have been traveling from Ohio to AK since late May. Stayed at 4 Walmarts, 1 Cebela, 4 private campgrounds, 7 Canadian Provinical Parks, 5 Alaskian state or US Forest Service Parks, 2 city owned campgrounds (Seward , Homer), 2 roadside pull offs, and the rest of the time boon dock in sis-n-laws driveway in North Pole.

The one private campground in Dawson City Yukon we were so close the persons awning was hanging over our slide. And the other side, that persons slide topper drained onto my street side awning. But it was a good location just out of town close enough to the city, gold panning on site.
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Old 08-04-2016, 06:41 PM   #18
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...and when we go across Nebraska and Kansas I can find full hookup sites for under $15 or less, even found some for free.
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Old 08-04-2016, 09:54 PM   #19
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WDW..... Unfortunate but inevitable. It's S/D and Opportunity Cost that drive the pricing trend. Swimming pools and mini golf are just marketing tools. Any CG within 50 miles of a destination attraction or city will keep going up in both retail price and property value. When the owner can see a better long term return by closing the CG and building condos, the CG will go.

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RV park/resort land increases in value as the market demand increases. Remember the "RV park" on the East coast of Florida deal several years ago? Lots were owned by individuals. A developer came in, offered each lot owner $1 million, but only if they all agreed to sell.
Pretty hard to stay in business with land in such high demand.
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We have been RV'ing for over 30 years and the prices of RV parks has continually increased as has everything else - remember when Motel 6 used to be $6?
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Old 08-05-2016, 06:39 PM   #21
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We have been RV'ing for over 30 years and the prices of RV parks has continually increased as has everything else - remember when Motel 6 used to be $6?
Don't forget it was another $1 for a key to turn on the B/W television and a deposit for bath and wash towels.
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Old 08-11-2016, 03:28 PM   #22
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Check out the price of www.keyspalmrvresort.com $100 to $175 per night depending on site.

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Old 08-11-2016, 03:56 PM   #23
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It would seem to me the frequency of $50 to $100+ nightly camp site rates is growing.
In our case were not there for horseshoes, simple design mini golf (a recent KOA in Ohio wanted $5.00 per person) or even the pool. A decent laundry is nice.
We do want E3W. Stable (50 amp) electric, water (pressure / treated), waste connections (designed by someone with a clue) and WIFI that works.
We are among those that travel to tour. We're not in camping to recreate the pioneer experience.
Sometimes I'm beginning to think we should have bought a B+ or a very small C. No toad, easy parking, a place to nap, a lav when traveling and then use a decent hotel that offers free breakfast.
With the industry producing RVs at an all time record pace, I think sites are more difficult to find and pay for what they are worth. Wally's parking lot is beginning to look pretty good.
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For less than $25 a night you can get water and electric sites at most any state park or U.S. Army Corps, (COA), campground...IF you can be satisfied with a sewer dump station and IF you bring your own Wi-Fi.
(BTW some also have sewer hookups).

If you're over 62 the COA rates are cut 50%.

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Old 08-11-2016, 08:40 PM   #24
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Check out the price of www.keyspalmrvresort.com $100 to $175 per night depending on site.

That place sure looks small.It's a shame point of view is
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We are in a NYS park camp ground - started out $26 a night which we said good - then came a $5.00 out of state surcharge - ok - then I was told I had to make res on line - $9.00 charge per reservation and we had to make three to get the 14 days we wanted - then found elect only - no water or sewer. we had to move twice and got charged an extra $6.00 for 50 amp. fuel tax is huge - road tax for crap roads - Can't wait to get out except seeing grand kids - Cheaper to fly them to Texas... I left NY 12 years ago and figured we would love this park but they have pretty much destroyed the nice beach and the road in will knock the toilet off the base... One more Day
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Supply and demand.

Demand has gone up as more families discover the RV lifestyle and we baby boomers retire. While public parks, county, state or federal, can offer a good value, that same demand has made them impossible to get a reservation, in many areas, unless you are making reservations a year out. Regulations and startup costs will keep new park development or expansion lagging growing demand.

Patience, creativity and flexibility (willingness to compromise) can help mitigate costs.

Once we left the tent thing in our rear view mirror, site choices became more and more restrictive. It's part of the equation when making our choices.
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Allstays ap and not staying near touristy venues is the key to less $.
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Old 08-12-2016, 08:49 AM   #28
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You have to be part travel agent to do this full time at a reasonable cost. We do long range planning and then narrow it down as the time draws nearer. Thousand Trails ($3 per night) and Passport America (50% off) are the discounts we use the most. Weekly/ Monthly rates really help. Monthly especially. We try and keep it in the $15 - $25 per night range. Right now we're sitting in the Texas High Plains on Historic Route 66 for $12.17 per night, all utilities included in a Park with spacious sites. Elbow room is more important to me than a pool or putt putt.

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