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Old 10-23-2017, 05:49 PM   #1
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What's most important in an RV site

Just bought some property in Maggie Valley, N.C. and I want to put in a few nicely spaced RV sites for "longer term" stays. I am leaning toward seasonal or monthly rentals. What I would really like is to get some feedback on what is most important and desirable in a RV site. Some things we are leaning towards would be full hookups / 50amp, stained sealed concrete (60x35),large fire place and a screened gazebo. Other thoughts would be outside kitchen and covered RV roof with an extended roof to eliminate the need for leaving an awning out. So give us some thoughts and ideas, my wife and I have been RVing for five years but we would love your input.

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Old 10-23-2017, 06:39 PM   #2
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LEVEL, water and sewer within a reasonable reach. And, I don't want to hit my awning on the neighbors camper, so spread them out a bit so it's not a parking lot scenario.
If you have natural gas available a quality grill would be a nice touch.

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Old 10-23-2017, 07:01 PM   #3
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#1 is full hookups.

#2 is privacy, setting and views.
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Old 10-23-2017, 07:15 PM   #4
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All of the above plus spaces angled so that the afternoon and setting sun is on the driver side of the RV. A park we visited has all RV's in pull-throughs and facing to the northeast. Makes it very nice to sit out in the afternoon without the sun blaring in on you.
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Old 10-23-2017, 08:05 PM   #5
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A fenced dog run is nice.
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Old 10-23-2017, 08:16 PM   #6
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Drive through sites.

Many full timers pulling trailers

Sites 80 ft. Long.
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Old 10-23-2017, 08:18 PM   #7
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All sites level or close.
50A/30A service
water and sewer close
Good secured wifi
Easy in easy out
Easy access to sites
Plenty of space between sites
Clean easily accessible bath house
Laundry facilities
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Old 10-23-2017, 08:21 PM   #8
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Paved roads !!
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Old 10-23-2017, 08:25 PM   #9
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All the previous suggestions, plus HONESTY in your website descriptions. When looking for a park for either short term, or long term, we look at the park photos (site photos in particular - don't care about the photos of the kid catching a fish from the pond), and rules and regulations. Hopefully the published rules are enforced.
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Old 10-23-2017, 08:28 PM   #10
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Friendly helpful staff.
Hopefully near shopping and things to do.
Spacing very important.
North facing for afternoon shade.
Amenities at every site not necessary since newer RVs have these already.
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Old 10-23-2017, 11:59 PM   #11
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Posted rules and method of enforcement in clear language...be a jersey you leave and only unused full days refunded only if space rented

Manager call box at each site to allow folks to call for help or ask questions.

Well placed trash cans out or view but handy.

Security at access point to keep outsiders out.

Spaces angled such that folks not staring into neighbors cabin.

Paired spots where folks traveling together can park say in opposite directions to allow common area between (hookups need to be such they can be used either way)

Have a greeter type on a golf cart patrolling to visit and observe.

Have known to be good rv service folks cards hand as well as some "canned quotes" for common things like checking ac or battery as a proximate amounts and only have ones that you personally trust.

Have someone on staff that can do many general troubleshooting or jump starting things as many folks get overwhelmed by simple things that the staff could correct for free or minimal charge...Check battery volts takes seconds but helps greatly to one with no meter.
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Old 10-24-2017, 12:31 AM   #12
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Covered camping is nice but it will prevent a roof satilite from working
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Gated entrance and exit controlled by key fob (each guest gets one)

Lots of pull throughs70x35 with 6' privacy hedges

Trash pick up every morning by 9am (customer places in plastic bag)

Modern marine style lighted pedestal 20/30/50 amp.

No wood fires and 10pm noise curfew

Pool and Jacuzzi overlooking the catch and release lake (water falls each end)

Free large gathering room with full kitchen

Open to all propane barbeque grill on pool deck

Large gas fire pit on pool patio

Every nights stay entitles two FREE rounds of golf at attached 18 hole course

Full service restaurant at golf course (great steaks sea food)

Major grocery and fast food, 1 mi away
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Old 10-24-2017, 01:40 AM   #14
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Simpler, the better.

Follow most State Park guidelines. Upgrades are nice but only those that save you maintenance costs.

Too many amenities at each site is a maintenance nightmare.

That is unless you going to charge a lot more to cover it.

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