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Old 03-07-2013, 05:19 PM   #15
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Well, you paid it. You can get as cheap as $15.00 a night in Florida if you do your homework. Stay off the water, and in the northern parts of the state. Don't stay in a park that has lots of ammenities unless you are willing to pay for it.
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:29 PM   #16
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We always joke that the more you pay the less you get. The worst was paying $50 a night for a KOA in San Diego that came with ants crawling up our fresh water hose and trees so close we couldn't put out our awning.

So we decided to stop staying in campgrounds and RV parks within our first year of full-timing back in 2007-08. Our average overnight cost for the five months we were in our trailer this past summer was $0.25 per night.

Better yet, we saw wildlife, had awesome views, and felt very independent and free.

Florida is a hard place to boondock, but the southwest has lots of areas in winter and the whole western half of the country is loaded with places in the summer...
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:40 PM   #17
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By the beach but our spot isn't beach view so it's nothing fancy just a 25'X 40' space. Now if we went for beach front it was $297 a night!

My wife REALLY wanted to go here. She won that fight.
I'm curious as to where this is please. I'm not calling you out but I would like to see their website.
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:48 PM   #18
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$40 isn't too bad. We've paid a lot more many times.

What I did was join the Elks. Usually $20 or less per night and they have Lodges in places where there are no other RV parks available. We've stayed at them coast to coast.

We also have Good Sam and KOA which usually saves about 10%.

Never got Passport America as it didn't look like a good deal to me.
I joined the Elks lodge for that reason also. Then they cloesed the local lodge and moved all members to another that was much further away so I requested a demit. They have never given me a demit nor even acknowledged my letter. So much for that membership!
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:48 PM   #19
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I'm curious as to where this is please. I'm not calling you out but I would like to see their website.
Key West has some rates that are pretty close to that.
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$70.00 for the night in Kissimmee, FL at Tropical Palms.

Narrowest roads and tightest turns I've ever seen. $70.00 to drive an obstacle course.

Fortunately only here for the night.
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:02 PM   #21
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I'm curious as to where this is please. I'm not calling you out but I would like to see their website.
Google newport dunes newport beach ca.

Believe it is newportdunes.com but I'm not home.
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Wow, that Newportdunes is incredible but WOW it is pricey! 297 a night for the premium spot? WOW!
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$ 30 a night is at the low end of camp site accomodations with water and electric. The state parks near us in AZ are at $ 25 or $ 27 with 50 amp electric, water and use of dump station. They are fully booked in season. 14 day max stay
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:45 AM   #24
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Google newport dunes newport beach ca.

Believe it is newportdunes.com but I'm not home.
Did you notice the picture of the RV on their rate sheet? It looks backward - like one set up for right hand drive. Weird.

I guess if you can afford to camp there, then you can have your RV shipped in from overseas!
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We have campgrounds around here on lakes with 50A full hook ups for $10. Some state lakes are $15 dollars, and you can camp anywhere for free and all rest areas have free dumps and water. We have paid $850 for dinner for four in Vegas, $500 a night for a hotel room before. $500 for a bottle of wine once, which was no better then a $15 bottle in our minds, but I hate to pay for a campground, or more then $10 a night anyway. That's the joy of a MH, we can drop the jacks and camp just about anywhere. We love lakes, casinos, and shopping malls just to name a few. We can even camp at home as I have 8 50A spots with full hook ups, sewer dumps in floor and cabe TV and phone and wifi. Inside or out. But it's more fun to go somewhere then sit at home. It's nice for friends and relation with RVs that come to stay.
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I am almost embarrassed to say that I have reservation for two nights of camping (actually tailgating) in Frisco Texas at FC Stadium with no elect/water or dump for the token price of $250 a night......the high price of being a Parrot Head.....paid $150 last year just to park and tailgate for a day....at Alpine Valley in Wi
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I am almost embarrassed to say that I have reservation for two nights of camping (actually tailgating) in Frisco Texas at FC Stadium with no elect/water or dump for the token price of $250 a night......the high price of being a Parrot Head.....paid $150 last year just to park and tailgate for a day....at Alpine Valley in Wi
No reason to be embarrassed. We have paid well into four figures for dry camping at Sebring for the 24 hour race and double or triple Sebring's cost for a few days at NASCAR events. You can't take it with you and the kids will just have to fend for themselves. Enjoy.
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The most expensive (+$100 p/night) and "worst" place we have ever stayed is the Malibu RV Park in CA. I never miss an opportunity to bad mouth this horrible place and the rude unfriendly staff...see photo #1. Just a couple of nights ago, on our way to the coast, we stopped for 2 nights in Yuma and got the "chunk-o-concrete" routine....sandwiched between two busy CG roads and a neighbour power washing his RV at 6:00pm....all for the stellar price of $35 + tax!.....see photo #2. Moved on to the Coachilla Valley ( not know for deals) and were again slotted into a "chunk-o-concrete" for $70 +tax!

No way.....we moved down the street to the Class A Only joint, where fortunately our beat-up old Rexhall squeaked by the entrance exam. We are now sandwiched between the million$$$ Prevosts for $80 p/night.....but the site and amenities are outstanding. I'm not fond of paying this sort of money, but at least there is some relative "value" in this place....see photo #3
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