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Old 07-29-2018, 09:20 PM   #1
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Dear Campground owner, (good suggestions)

As a traveler and sometimes a campground customer I have a few suggestions.

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1 Above all Price (with TAX) please.
(Gas stations do IT, why not Campgrounds?? )
They are easy to list
1 Tent W/water ___
2 30 AMP Full ___
3 50 amp Full ___

2 Vacancy?? (Must we Guess)

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Don't make us drive in with our 50 foot combined length at Dusk just so we can stop and ask. If the price is too much, Or there is a NO vacancy sign I don't want to bother people relaxing with my noisy Diesel Motorhome making a U-turn, In fact I'll not turn in at all.

If it is $38 or $68 per night I'd like to know!! The number of days of my vacation each year IS connected to the amount of MONEY I spend on vacation.

What do you folks think of this idea?
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That's what cell phones are for.
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That's what cell phones are for.
I'm not on the phone while I am driving, And i have No passengers.
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I travel about 1/3 of the time solo, so I understand where you are coming from here. My solution is to try to call when I am an hour or so away which stopped for fuel or at a rest area. Personally what I would wish for would be some 30 amp electric only places to plug in for the night while on the road. My coach is self contained, when traveling solo I can easily go a week without filling water tanks or dumping, what I do want is air conditioning when it is 88 degrees at 4 am in the south in the summer, and I would rather not have to run my generator all night.
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I travel about 1/3 of the time solo, so I understand where you are coming from here. My solution is to try to call when I am an hour or so away which stopped for fuel or at a rest area. Personally what I would wish for would be some 30 amp electric only places to plug in for the night while on the road. My coach is self contained, when traveling solo I can easily go a week without filling water tanks or dumping, what I do want is air conditioning when it is 88 degrees at 4 am in the south in the summer, and I would rather not have to run my generator all night.
So if I get what you are saying, you would like to see some places like truck stops for RV's, with electric?


If so, I agree, many times I'm just looking for a safe place to park, Not concerned about a picnic table, and a fire ring. Basically a truck stop for RV's, a good restaurant would be a nice bonus.
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I travel about 1/3 of the time solo, so I understand where you are coming from here. My solution is to try to call when I am an hour or so away which stopped for fuel or at a rest area. Personally what I would wish for would be some 30 amp electric only places to plug in for the night while on the road. My coach is self contained, when traveling solo I can easily go a week without filling water tanks or dumping, what I do want is air conditioning when it is 88 degrees at 4 am in the south in the summer, and I would rather not have to run my generator all night.
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We have Tesla charging stations all over the country, why not RV power stations in parking lots, $10 for 12 hours maybe on a 30 amp outlet. Seems like it could be a great money maker.
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We have Tesla charging stations all over the country, why not RV power stations in parking lots, $10 for 12 hours maybe on a 30 amp outlet. Seems like it could be a great money maker.
Maybe when the Government starts subsidizing RV charging stations, like Tesla EV stations, we will find more.
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I'm not on the phone while I am driving, And i have No passengers.
Cell phones work best when not driving.

Pricing for most everything in the US is PLUS TAX.

All of the information you require can be gotten with a call to the campground.
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It is more up to the customer to find and research pricing and such on vacay vs. the campground doing everything but wipe your butt after a trip to the bathroom. I mean this kindly A very small bit of planning that takes little effort truly can give you options on where you will park for that evening and the prices you will be paying for that convenience.

Mostly likely ANY sign of prices on a cg would be posted near their office, which means you would be driving in and having to turn around after reading the price sign. They aren't going to billboard an advertisement on every road leading to their business saying, Hooray Campground, next exit, only $58 per night. I just don't see this being a thing at all and you best make yourself a good old routine of looking for nightly stops before night falls and calling and finding your destination.

I get ya tho. There are tons of things I would love others do for me to make my life easier but it won't happen any time soon
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I realize that nothing is going to change and that many campgrounds are barely making it (financially). Regardless.... some more "ideas"! :-)

If you are going to advertise on the Internet, then please answer your email. Yes, I am one of those folks that really dislikes using the phone - it's a character flaw but it's the way it is.

I like the above idea of hotel/gas station like sign where some rate is listed and vacancy. There are obviously costs involved with that so it's not going to happen.

Would LOVE the big gravel parking lot with electric only hookup - for quick overnight stops. I understand that ground is expensive so not likely to happen - especially since there are about three of us wanting this option. I occasionally wonder if Walmart could make some cash with this. They already have the parking lot, install some electric hookup "posts" that take a credit card - maybe even go inside and purchase some sort of activation "key". I know... that'll be way more expensive than it sounds. Never mind the backlash from the local rv parks about having their business taken away from them.

So much fun to dream....
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I realize that nothing is going to change and that many campgrounds are barely making it (financially). Regardless.... some more "ideas"! :-)



If you are going to advertise on the Internet, then please answer your email. Yes, I am one of those folks that really dislikes using the phone - it's a character flaw but it's the way it is.



I like the above idea of hotel/gas station like sign where some rate is listed and vacancy. There are obviously costs involved with that so it's not going to happen.



Would LOVE the big gravel parking lot with electric only hookup - for quick overnight stops. I understand that ground is expensive so not likely to happen - especially since there are about three of us wanting this option. I occasionally wonder if Walmart could make some cash with this. They already have the parking lot, install some electric hookup "posts" that take a credit card - maybe even go inside and purchase some sort of activation "key". I know... that'll be way more expensive than it sounds. Never mind the backlash from the local rv parks about having their business taken away from them.



So much fun to dream....


I also would love to have RV parking lots with Electric hookup and level. Spaces wide enough to put out at least one of the slides. No other amenities or services to keep people from camping there. Maybe limit stays to 14 hours or so.
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this was posted under rv'ing on a budget! budgets do mean planning to make every buck count and it is up to the planner to do that work.

the cg is on a budget also. any business is on a budget and can only spend so much for advertising and more.

heck the whole world is mostly on a tight string for the wallet

This is where I just adore my genny onboard. I find the convenience of firing up the genny in a huge parking lot or rest area and just relaxing for a few hrs sleep when we need to get off the road for a bit just so darn easy and simple. It beats even finding a $10 elec box I have to check in, get into spot, few other 'set ups' that just are not required for that quick sleep stop. AC is what we must have for this to be comfy and with the genny on board and touch of the button and that baby turns on and done. The value in the genny on board is priceless to us.

for a longer stay and about fun and relaxing etc. it is not always about the price of the site. I can get ALL I need in a $22 a night cg sometimes and be happy as a clam or sometimes in the area we are in we must pay the $58 per night price cause it has what we want and require.

I guess our wallets are a true balancing act when we rv on a budget. One we must contend with on a monthly basis. We all sure got cg wish lists but just like us on a budget, the companies can only put so much into their biz before they are in trouble financially also.

One of my major wish lists would be diesel gas for $1.00 a gallon boy could we travel far without concern--sadly no going back there. we all just make do with what we got I guess
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this was posted under rv'ing on a budget! budgets do mean planning to make every buck count and it is up to the planner to do that work.



the cg is on a budget also. any business is on a budget and can only spend so much for advertising and more.



heck the whole world is mostly on a tight string for the wallet



This is where I just adore my genny onboard. I find the convenience of firing up the genny in a huge parking lot or rest area and just relaxing for a few hrs sleep when we need to get off the road for a bit just so darn easy and simple. It beats even finding a $10 elec box I have to check in, get into spot, few other 'set ups' that just are not required for that quick sleep stop. AC is what we must have for this to be comfy and with the genny on board and touch of the button and that baby turns on and done. The value in the genny on board is priceless to us.



for a longer stay and about fun and relaxing etc. it is not always about the price of the site. I can get ALL I need in a $22 a night cg sometimes and be happy as a clam or sometimes in the area we are in we must pay the $58 per night price cause it has what we want and require.



I guess our wallets are a true balancing act when we rv on a budget. One we must contend with on a monthly basis. We all sure got cg wish lists but just like us on a budget, the companies can only put so much into their biz before they are in trouble financially also.



One of my major wish lists would be diesel gas for $1.00 a gallon boy could we travel far without concern--sadly no going back there. we all just make do with what we got I guess


Budget not really the issue for me. Genny would use more than $10 if diesel running all night for A/C plus the noise. I have no problem running the Genny but would avail myself of the elec hookups if easily available and price reasonably.
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