Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > iRV2.com General Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-24-2013, 08:11 AM   #29
Community Moderator
 
JMonroe's Avatar


 
Newmar Owners Club
Spartan Chassis
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Deer Creek RV and Golf Resort, Davenport FL
Posts: 6,853
I used to say, "you'll know you're old when you start complaining about the price of bread, milk - and campsites". Well, I'm there.

$50 per night isn't at all uncommon anymore. We just paid over $70 per night while in the Florida panhandle, but that was for a site right on the water. Another place we expect to pay that, or more, is Fort Wilderness at Disney World. But these are exceptions. We paid $40 per night for a full hookup site for overnighting on our trip, even though all we used was the electric. Gravel roads and pads, never did check out the rest room facilities, and tight quarters, but it was the "only game in town", at a reasonable distance split between our departure site and our final destination.

One problem, our size. The older, more extablished, campgrounds were not designed for rigs much over 30', let alone 40 plus. Another is our expectations. We worked hard and saved for many years so we'd be able to not only live and travel in our RV, but so we'd not have to settle for some mud lot on top of the railroad tracks.

I budgeted $35 per night, average, for our full time lifestyle and so far we're doing very well with that, but in part that is because we are spending 4 to 6 months on a site that we own. While travelling we've come to expect closer to a $50 per night average.

Do all the research you can. Use the campground rating section of IRV2, the RV Parks Reviews web site and Google earth. After that, it's up to the RV gods.
__________________

__________________
Jay & Peggy Monroe with Dolly
Can't take it with you - don't plan on leaving any behind
2016 Newmar London Aire 4553, Spartan chassis
2017 GMC Acadia toad
JMonroe is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 06-24-2013, 08:14 AM   #30
Community Administrator
 
JohnRR's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Marquette, Michigan "Da UP"
Posts: 16,939
Quote:
Originally Posted by TonyDi View Post
Not sure why the link didn't load. Just do a web search. The name of the publication is:

Big Rigs Best Bet.
It did load using the link Home.
__________________

__________________
John & Cathy R.
06 Pace Arrow 38L W24
08 14 Lincoln MKX AWD
See My RV Upgrades
JohnRR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2013, 09:45 AM   #31
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 7
Overnight Camping going across the country

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr4Film View Post
I never make reservations UNLESS it happens to be a very popular location high traffic area with lots of tourists and many things to do.

If I plan to stop for more than one night then I will see whats available in the area, stop at a RV Park, look around, and if it isn't what we expect, we go on down the road.

If only resting for the night we never stay at RV Parks and pay money. It's always free places and dry camp for the night.

Been doing that for over 33,000 miles and three years on the road. Never any problems.

Dr4Film ----- Richard
I'm getting ready for a cross country trip, our first, and our 3rd trip period. Where can you find free places to sleep overnight? We'll be traveling on I80 from the plains to New York.

Any suggestions are welcome. I remain Newbie64
__________________
Newbie64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2013, 03:11 PM   #33
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 7
Links

Thanks a bunch PyrateSilly. Some of those were helpful. I feel a little more confident about setting out cross country.

Tom
__________________
Newbie64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2013, 04:50 PM   #34
Senior Member
 
Kro1957's Avatar
 
Thor Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Mitchell South Dakota
Posts: 1,140
Blog Entries: 2
Click image for larger version

Name:	Platte Creek.JPG
Views:	169
Size:	110.1 KB
ID:	41217






Wow... I did not know that there were CG's above $50. To me, that is more than what is in our budget unless it is a CG like others posted, like a high end resort and or right on the ocean. You can find many places like this one up in South Dakota with the best fishing in the world, beautiful scenery, and wildlife, full hook ups and the season rates are 700 - 800 a year and includes everything.
__________________
06 King of the Road 37RLQS
06 Coachman Cross Country 5.9L 300HP 382 DS
03 Jeep Wrangler, 4.0L James, Trina, SMSgt, USAF Ret
Kro1957 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2013, 05:15 PM   #35
Senior Member
 
CampDaven's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Fulltime, USA
Posts: 14,452
Blog Entries: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kro1957 View Post

Wow... I did not know that there were CG's above $50. To me, that is more than what is in our budget unless it is a CG like others posted, like a high end resort and or right on the ocean. You can find many places like this one up in South Dakota with the best fishing in the world, beautiful scenery, and wildlife, full hook ups and the season rates are 700 - 800 a year and includes everything.
There are many +/- the $50 mark in high demand areas: PA, NJ, CA, NY etc. seasonal gets a big break, but we cant sit still that long. Gotta change the outdoor wallpaper.

In AZ and NV hi-end resorts are ~ $400 to $900 per month, but are nearly equal in attributes. Pays to shop and ask around.
__________________
Dave and Nola, RVM1
The Journey is Our Destination!

http://davenola.blogspot.com/
CampDaven is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2013, 05:21 PM   #36
Senior Member
 
Kro1957's Avatar
 
Thor Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Mitchell South Dakota
Posts: 1,140
Blog Entries: 2
When we start our FT adventure, I think the first year we will go to one of our seasonal spots in SD for the summer, perhaps a work camp area, then south for the winter. Then when we have the bugs worked out on this FT adventure we can do more extensive travel and something like 1-2 week stops. Just spend a little more time to stop and smell the roses along the way yet see more of the country.
__________________
06 King of the Road 37RLQS
06 Coachman Cross Country 5.9L 300HP 382 DS
03 Jeep Wrangler, 4.0L James, Trina, SMSgt, USAF Ret
Kro1957 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2013, 05:39 PM   #37
Senior Member
 
CampDaven's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Fulltime, USA
Posts: 14,452
Blog Entries: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kro1957 View Post
When we start our FT adventure, I think the first year we will go to one of our seasonal spots in SD for the summer, perhaps a work camp area, then south for the winter. Then when we have the bugs worked out on this FT adventure we can do more extensive travel and something like 1-2 week stops. Just spend a little more time to stop and smell the roses along the way yet see more of the country.
That works!
We are vagabonds, and the best plan is usually no plan. We hop-scotch until we find a place that will last any where from 3 nights to a month, sometimes more if there is enough to do to prevent boredom.
Left 10/1, returned to spoil grand kids mid May. MH, 7K mlies, touring with toad, 15K.
Happy trails!
__________________
Dave and Nola, RVM1
The Journey is Our Destination!

http://davenola.blogspot.com/
CampDaven is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2013, 05:44 PM   #38
Senior Member
 
Tha_Rooster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Georgia
Posts: 4,513
"what do you expect for $50.00 a night" not much these days that's a cheap date.
__________________
2007 Fleetwood Revolution LE 40V
Tha_Rooster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2013, 06:42 PM   #39
Senior Member
 
slickest1's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: B.C.
Posts: 3,713
We pulled into a park in Ca. after a long frustrating day and it wasn't all that nice and they wanted $44. Dw says no way and I said just pay it. The nicest part of the park was the dog park. There were only 2 other rigs in there. Most of the time we usually find parks in the $25 to $35 range and they are fairly nice, not resorts but clean and nice.
For $50 I would expect something pretty nice, but I am never looking for anything that nice just to sleep and dump my tanks!
__________________
Dennis & Marcie & Captain Hook The Jack Russell,aka PUP, 04 Dodge/Cummins 01 Citation 29.rk fifth wheel.RVM59
slickest1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2013, 06:32 AM   #40
Senior Member
 
baraff's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Chicagoland
Posts: 1,416
The most I have ever spent for a campsite was $40 or something at Topsail Hill State Preserve. That is my benchmark and I don't think I would pay more than that for any site.
I'm a "State park type" guy, $15-25 is more to my liking. We usually don't get the "parking lot" experience with State parks.
__________________
Burns & Diane
2005 Winnebago Aspect 26A/2012 Subaru Impreza toad
Illinois! - Where the politicians make the license plates......
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
baraff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2013, 06:50 AM   #41
Senior Member
 
bruceisla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: St. Lucie West, FL
Posts: 5,113
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kro1957 View Post
Attachment 41217






Wow... I did not know that there were CG's above $50. To me, that is more than what is in our budget unless it is a CG like others posted, like a high end resort and or right on the ocean. You can find many places like this one up in South Dakota with the best fishing in the world, beautiful scenery, and wildlife, full hook ups and the season rates are 700 - 800 a year and includes everything.
Care to share the name of that location?
__________________
2005 Newmar Essex 4502, 2013 Caddy SRX
1997 HR Endeavor 37, CAT, 1996 Geo Tracker
bruceisla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2013, 07:04 AM   #42
Member
 
Jobeth66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Garden State
Posts: 73
There are no (zero) state parks in NJ where I can take my 34' coach. If I want to camp in-state I'm at a private campground, and in-season here $40 would be /cheap/ and would probably get you a dirt/grass lot with no hookups or 30A electric only. We have yet to camp close to home - we've driven over the bridge to PA and down to MD. In the MD area, I'll recommend Elk Neck State Park, which is beautiful and clean but very, very busy - you can't just pull in with a 33'+ rig and hope to get a spot for the night, unless you're camping during the week. You might have better luck. On weekends they're booked out through the end of October. I think I pay $43/nt. If I want to camp down the shore during the summer, it's going to be more like $80-90/nt, and we don't have any campgrounds that are actually on the water, so I'd need to take a car too.
__________________

__________________
2003 Georgie Boy Pursuit 3205DS
Jobeth66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.