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Old 02-24-2019, 04:01 PM   #43
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Branson Treehouse Adventures- part time work

This is a great RV Park (they have treehouses and cabins too) and I know they have some free RV spots for part time help. https://bransontreehouseadventures.com/
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Old 02-24-2019, 04:25 PM   #44
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camping and working

Sign up for workamper.com costs 40 or 50 dollars but it is well worth it if you are looking to work, camp free (sometimes with pay) and have fun all at the same time. Have many blessing and enjoy you camping, life and stay on the go....
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Old 02-24-2019, 04:46 PM   #45
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The wife and I are close to full time, and have been researching parks that offer part time work for the free hook up and stay!
We'd be curious to know how many of you are actively doing this,,where you are now, best suggestions, tips and warnings!

My wife and I have been full timing for just over two years. There are plenty of sites online that are looking for workers in exchange for a FHU site. Some campgrounds will let you have a site in exchange for hours worked, usually 20-30 hours. Others will pay for extra hours worked over the amount needed for a FHU. We use "WorkatKOA.com". Last summer we were at a KOA in Michigan and this summer we are heading to a KOA in South Dakota. When we return to Florida (our home base) we volunteer at some of the State Parks. The cost of state park stay is usually 20 to 25 hours but no pay. Good Sam is a good organization to join. Lots of discounts. Another site I use is "Workers On Wheels", they usually have jobs listed for RVers. I would suggest searching online and are certain you will find something that will interest you and your wife.
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Old 02-24-2019, 05:58 PM   #46
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On the contrary, MANY sites do offer these deals! While on long term trips these opportunities help out economically along with site camaraderie! And even if it's not about the economics of your trip, it is a perfect opportunity to get involved and staying busy, rather than hibernating in the rig,,,,along with the nice perk! Take the time to check out this web page of the thousands of opportunities!

https://www.happyvagabonds.com/Jobs/Jobs-By-State.htm
Hi and thanks for the great info. I wished I checked that before making all my 2019 camping adventure plans. 😳
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Old 02-24-2019, 06:25 PM   #47
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The wife and I are close to full time, and have been researching parks that offer part time work for the free hook up and stay!
We'd be curious to know how many of you are actively doing this,,where you are now, best suggestions, tips and warnings!
We have been full time RVer since 2006 and have always worked for site. When we started we went through Workamper.com listings to find campgrounds we could exchange part time labor for site. About 5 years ago we started contacting campgrounds ourselves. After building references we can arrange more flexible length of stays than we could through Workamper. There is a campground in Florida where we stay just 2 weeks each year and manage it for owners while they go on vacation.

I suggest working with privately owned campgrounds.
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Old 02-24-2019, 06:40 PM   #48
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I think you will find people working at parks are full timers. Most parks want a longer commitment of time spent there. Not time worked there. They don't want to train a new person every couple of weeks.
Observing my parents fifteen years of working while RV ing and working I saw them work many different types of parks, motels, construction, shows and aids. I think that is why there are so many full timers. They have so many choices of jobs and where to work. I would say their biggest problems was with employers wanting them to work more hours ( with pay) then they contacted.
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Old 02-24-2019, 07:52 PM   #49
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We'd be curious to know how many of you are actively doing this,,where you are now, best suggestions, tips and warnings!

Never a dull moment! My wife and I are Camp Hosting A National Park Campground in Utah. Propane, water, Electric and dump are provided. We handle reservations, clean restrooms and general assistance. They also give us a little refund for our meals. Its not a payment, but a refund of sorts. Five months in the mountains, during the warm season is fabulous. Look up Camp Host positions, theres a great amount of opportunity.
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Be careful working in CA, because they'll try to make you a resident.
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Remember in a volunteer gig everything is up for negotiating and you have the upper hand in that negotiation. Like any job search, only accept the gig that works for you.
We prefer 1-2 month gigs with interesting assignments and we have 30+ volunteer gigs added to our profile in the last 6 years.
If you are not having fun or are uncomfortable with the volunteer job, don't hesitate to renegotiate the job and/or leave if necessary.
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We'd be curious to know how many of you are actively doing this,,where you are now, best suggestions, tips and warnings!
https://workamper.com/ Check this out. We have got about 12+ years and the only reason we stopped is AGE.......
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Working part time at RV Park!

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The wife and I are close to full time, and have been researching parks that offer part time work for the free hook up and stay!
We'd be curious to know how many of you are actively doing this,,where you are now, best suggestions, tips and warnings!
My husband Phil and I are currently doing this and have been at Pioneer RV Beach Resort, Port Aransas Tx for a year and half. We came immediately after Hurricane Harvey to help rebuild and planned on just staying for the winter season but they liked us so much that they asked us to stay for summer season which we did, however winter is not the time to travel up north so we stayed n only hubby works this winter season. We leave April 1.

It can be fun working if itís only 2 or 3 days a week. This park gives you FHU 50amp plus pay for every hour worked. Plus a bonus at end of season. We had to pay monthly electric which was like 11 cents kw. (100 a month electric basically in summer and around 70 in winter).

This park really doesnít advertise for employment, people usually walk in looking for work. We actually called them to see if they had openings. Weíd stayed here before so we knew what kind of park it was.

Itís 384 sites. All concrete sites, board walk right to beach which you can drive your golf cart over. You can drive your golf cart in town as well. Anyway, the park is fun and very active and is right next to beach.

We are retired but we upgraded our 5th wheel to a diesel pusher and we worked to save for new tires. We will get back to traveling again and if we have to have something major done then we may work again in future.

There are many sites that have advertisements for all states. Even the Army Corp of Engineers hires both paying n volunteers. We volunteered for 3 months at a Army Corp of Engineers Park for 6 months. We didnít get paid but we had a water front view with FHU for free on the lake.

I think itís great deal especially if you get your site for free and even better if you get paid on top of that.

Iíve attached 2 pictures, one shows our space where we are on Port A and the other shows our spot on Lake Lavon Army Corp of Engineers
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My wife and I got hooked up with a company which manages mostly Forest Service campgrounds under contract from the gov't. They also have some parks back east that they manage in partnership with the TVA.

We spent our first 2 years hosting at a campground outside the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. This past summer we were on Mt Lemmon, north of Tucson. These jobs pay state minimum for about 26 hours a week. You pay a discounted site fee, which includes sewer, water, electric and propane.
This coming year we'll move up into a area manager position, where we'll have 18 campgrounds to supervise.
We generally work from mid-April to Nov1st and that allows us to save more than enough to live the winter without working.


Check out http://camprrm.com You can check out any of their campgrounds you might be interested in and also register for the host job mailing list.
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We own our Lot at The Palms, Yuma, Az. They have Work-campers. 30 hrs/week/Lot (some couples Ďjob shareí and do 15 hrs each), full hookups, up to $100/mo towards your electric, 6 month contract. Several different job types. Really nice Park with lots of activities.
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Old 02-25-2019, 11:58 AM   #56
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The wife and I are close to full time, and have been researching parks that offer part time work for the free hook up and stay!
We'd be curious to know how many of you are actively doing this,,where you are now, best suggestions, tips and warnings!
We have been work camping for 12 years. Most RV parks will supply space with full hookups for 12-20 hours per week per person. Many are looking for 6 months commitment but they are negotiable. The easiest way to apply is either subscribe to workamper.com, contact State or Federal parks directly or if you have a specific RV park you like call them directly. Be upfront on what you will or wonít do, skill sets/experience and many will require a written summary.
We have enjoyed the last 12 years and would do it again!
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