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Old 02-28-2009, 11:47 AM   #29
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I have found that over the years, I have become a professional at offending people. At one time I thought I could make a career out of it and go pro.

What I have learned is that you can essentially say the same thing, one way makes someone feel good, the other raise the hair on the back of their neck.

Your face would make time stand still!

Your face would stop a clock!

Offense is in the eye of the beholder.

No reason for this post, just the ramblings of an Old Coot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-28-2009, 11:49 AM   #30
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Darn, there I go again, I just offended myself. Sometimes I just can't help it!
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Old 02-28-2009, 11:54 AM   #31
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Both of you guys know that discussing each other is off limits.

State your opinions without the personal comments.
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There is another factor I forgot to include in my first response. Land valuation is being driven by the proximity of the RV park to large cities. Florida for instance lost many RV parks in the last 10 years because land valuation made it impossible to continue a profitable business. Remember last year when in one mobile home park. lot owners received about $1M per lot?
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Old 03-01-2009, 05:03 PM   #33
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There is another factor I forgot to include in my first response. Land valuation is being driven by the proximity of the RV park to large cities. Florida for instance lost many RV parks in the last 10 years because land valuation made it impossible to continue a profitable business. Remember last year when in one mobile home park. lot owners received about $1M per lot?
Good point, land in this area was very expensive when I build my park in 2000 and what I paid then would merely be a down payment on the same land today.

You cannot pay $250,000.00 for an acre of land and put an RV park on it to rent lots for 25 to 35 dollars per night.
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Old 03-01-2009, 05:42 PM   #34
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My seasonal campground raised the price for the season by $100. I will gladly pay the extra as electricity, water, and sewer certainly haven't gone down in price!
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Old 03-02-2009, 05:38 AM   #35
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My seasonal campground raised the price for the season by $100. I will gladly pay the extra as electricity, water, and sewer certainly haven't gone down in price!
Just got a notice with my home gas heating bill. T W Phillips, my Pennsylvania natural gas supplier, has applied for a 14% reduction in it's rates.

I rent a lot back in PA and keep my MH there in the summer unless traveling. Rate has been $850 a year since the campground opened in 2003. Each lot has it's own electric meter and the lot renter pays directly to the electric company.

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Old 03-02-2009, 08:08 AM   #36
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Hi Tom,
Are the pictures of your coach taken at the same CG site? Maybe at diffferent times of the year or different years?
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Tom N,

We all love pictures-- thanks.

I found a place kinda like your site in PA. It is on the Saranac River in upstate NY. A few years (maybe 6-8) ago, the owner was asking $695 (plus tax- I think) for the season and you pay your electric meter bill. It has a heated (by solar panels) large swimming pool, A golf driving range, and located on a beautiful river. I always wanted to spend a season there-- Haven't made it there yet.

In Maine a seasonal site goes for about $3300, plus 7% tax, and you pay extra for guests over two adults and two children. If you run the A/C, another $3/day. This is on the Ocean. Premium sites start at $5500.

Their season is short up north, and to stay in business and make a profit--- that's the way it goes.

If anyone is interested in the NY CG send me a PM-------
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Are the pictures of your coach taken at the same CG site? Maybe at diffferent times of the year or different years?
Same campground, different years.

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[quote=Drug Up;21492]GaryKD, You need to read this, It is against IRV2”s rules to personally attack. I am in the situation that I can write off every on the road expense! I just am tired off folks like you crying in you’re beer!

Good for you-------but-------not everyone can as you say; write off every road expense.
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Fight nicely! I agree Gary, some of us just will not spend outragous amounts for an evenings sleep. Being retired and fulltiming I look at "Value". One thing that is not value is KOA! We are planning a west coast trip this summer and not one stop will be at a KOA!! Some of the best campgrounds we have found are off the main road and always independently owned.
As for the "resort" camper, go for it big spender. Glad you can do it, but, don't look down on those of us who don't really enjoy the air at those resorts. Yes I have stayed at one, but, it was due to location and nothing else was available. The associated people were not friendly as we were not of their class. After all we still own an "01 unit. (bty it's paid for!)
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Found a great value KOA in Banning, CA $152.00 30 amps/w/s--$164.00 50 amps/w/s per week.

Area has the following: Salton Sea--Joshua Tree NP--Palm Springs area--Big Bear--LA area about 80 miles far enough, but close enough--2 Presidential Libraries--Queen Mary etc. Staying here for 4 weeks and used this as our base for area.

For anyone in this iRV2 family who would like to get a dose of reallty go to the Full Timers thread and see how some of our family live on a fixed income, when they can not write off their expenses, because this could be anyone of us in the future.

As for "crying in your beer" thats one of the ways that people vent.
As for "get out of RVing" for some of our family they have no where to go and have to keep and maintain their RVs just to have a place to sleep.

We were going to stay at a place in Northridge, CA. Rate was very reasonable, but when we get asked "what year is your motor home?" we respond that it is 3 years old and we will not be staying with you.
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Geez than I must have the worlds best value at 175 a month for 50 amp where I am at.
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