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Old 12-20-2014, 11:39 AM   #1
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As I anticipate getting our first rv and anticipate traveling in it rather than using hotels as we move ab out the country, I have a question about campgrounds. If a person chooses to stay each night in a campground (rather than in a Walmart parking lot) what is a typical nightly charge for an rv space, assuming one is not a member of some travel club?
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As I anticipate getting our first rv and anticipate traveling in it rather than using hotels as we move ab out the country, I have a question about campgrounds. If a person chooses to stay each night in a campground (rather than in a Walmart parking lot) what is a typical nightly charge for an rv space, assuming one is not a member of some travel club?

It's hard to quote a typical as its a big variable. I would put a nightly rate in a non resort area and in a pretty basic campground at plus or minus $30/night.


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Old 12-20-2014, 01:25 PM   #3
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We like decent parks and those parks average 30-60 $ a night.
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Old 12-20-2014, 01:42 PM   #4
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There are also State, County, & local camp grounds, as well as National Park, National Forest, BLM, COE, & other federal camp grounds. They are all less expensive than commercial camp grounds.

If you are 65 or older, for $10 you can buy a lifetime Senior Pass that will get you a 50% discount at (almost) all of the federal camp grounds. Last winter, I spent 10 days in a National Florida camp ground in northern Florida for a whopping $4 per night. Even better, for most of our stay, we had the place all to ourselves except for the host.

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Plan out a hypothetical RV adventure. Using rvparkreviews.com, check out the fees at the campgrounds in the areas you might visit. As previously stated, it can vary considerably.
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Even if you dislike "travel clubs" you may want to check out Passport America at a cost of $44 per year.

You only have to use it a couple of times to recoup you money. We use them frequently and saves 50% of the normal rate every time.

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The cost per night is what you want it to be and what amenities you want. If only stopping for a night the basic bones ones are adequate. Why pay for a pool if you're not using it?

We always look for public parks as our first choices - national, state, national forest, Corp of Engineers, county and city parks. Depending on the location and if you have a Senior Pass, you can stay for $8 and up. There are some very nice county parks available, especially in the west.

If you travel in the west there are gorgeous areas of BLM land and national forests to stay free if you boondock.

Highly recommended is Passport America if you want typical RV parks, especially if you like to get off the interstates. Their parks will be 1/2 price but they do have certain times you can use them. If you're flexible, it's a good deal.
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Thanks for all the input.
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Campgrounds like hotels, vary in price. Hilton or a Days Inn. But with an RV, you know the sheets are clean!
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