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Old 10-04-2020, 12:31 PM   #1
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Purchasing a RV Lot

I am a full timer and am thinking of purchasing a RV lot. With Covid-19 many National Parks, State Parks and private camp grounds are closed, have restrictions (must be a resident of their State and/or quarantine) or are full and have no available sites. I am thinking that if I own a site somewhere I should not have a problem having a place to stay, even if I have to quarantine for 14 days. I am looking for a winter site in the south, I donít want to be trapped in the cold. Looking at AZ, FL, or TX. Prefer a deeded lot. Any recommendations?
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We own a site in an "ownership park" in the so-called Coastal Bend area of TX. Prices start in the low 50's. PM me if you want additional information.
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Old 10-05-2020, 06:31 PM   #3
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How about a long term lot rent at a RV park, much like a park model lot contract. Save the up front investment and maintenance fee liability. You could even add a storage shed and RV cover.
Another option is to buy a acre of land and depending on zoning laws, build a RV lot and a pole barn for the toys. At least you then have future options to sell the lot to a house builder. I like this option of not being constrained with RV park rules.
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Old 10-08-2020, 05:13 PM   #4
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The Rio Grand Valley is a place worth checking out. I'd head down there now before the snowbirds flock in.

Hidden Valley Ranch has large deeded lots with rock bottom maintenance fees and low taxes.

https://hvrpoa.com/?red=1&WordApp_launch=1

Hidden Valley is very neat and tidy and has a nice clubhouse. It is rare in that you can have a structure and your RV on your lot.

Lemon Tree Estates in Mission TX is also inexpensive and closer "in" to shopping.

https://www.lemontreeestates.com/home

There are other parks (deeded) in the area.

Downsides to RGV include summer heat, high crime rate, distance to major cities.

If I was a fulltimer, I would do as you suggest and buy a deeded lot so I always had a place to go, witness what happened in Mar 2020. I will keep my townhome in Minnesota and indoor storage space for RV. Don't have the guts to try FT when I retire.
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No one wants to come to AL, AR, or MS....but there's hundreds of rural lots on paved roads for $1500 and many way less.

For example, the taxes on my deeded lot is $20 a year.
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I am a full timer and am thinking of purchasing a RV lot. With Covid-19 many National Parks, State Parks and private camp grounds are closed, have restrictions (must be a resident of their State and/or quarantine) or are full and have no available sites. I am thinking that if I own a site somewhere I should not have a problem having a place to stay, even if I have to quarantine for 14 days. I am looking for a winter site in the south, I donít want to be trapped in the cold. Looking at AZ, FL, or TX. Prefer a deeded lot. Any recommendations?
100% my feeling. A lot of Canadians are not coming this season. Good time to get your foot in the door. The dates you get in our resort are yours the fowling season with deposit. We got very lucky doing this. Good luck.
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Old 10-08-2020, 07:53 PM   #7
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We have our own Rv lot in Yuma, Az. Specifically the fortuna foothills, az. These were zoned specifically for Rv units (MH's, Campers and 5th wheels).

Most lots can have 2 dwelling units (rv's).
2 dwelling units with a casita (non sleeping unit).
1 dwelling unit and a House.

Some lots are large enough to have 3 dwelling units.
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In addition to some of the great suggestions you have here I would recommend that you look into the SKP Co-Op parks which is a part of the Escapees.

While the parks are a Co-Op the prices are very reasonable and if you ever want out they all have 2-3 year waiting lists so you'll have your $$ in 30 days no hassles!!

They have 3 parks in AZ, 1 in Nevada and texas as well as 2 in CA.....worth looking into
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We own two RV lots, one in Bowling Green FL and another one in southern VA. Our FL lot is our domicile and the park will forward mail wherever we ask them to. They take care of yard work, water & sewer services with a $99/monyh hoa fee. We can rent the lot when we are not there, but choose to keep it free to use whenever we want to.
Our VA lot is our summer "base". The terms are similar and we also choose not to rent it out although many owners do when not using them.
You just have to find the right park for your needs.
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Take a trip to Yuma and rent a lot for the winter. Costs run from a low of 325 plus electric up to 700 a month. Lots of lots for sale and spending a few months renting, gives you time to look around. I recommend the south side of I 10 in the Foothills. That is where we will be for a couple of months before heading to Mexico.
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Take a trip to Yuma and rent a lot for the winter. Costs run from a low of 325 plus electric up to 700 a month. Lots of lots for sale and spending a few months renting, gives you time to look around. I recommend the south side of I 10 in the Foothills. That is where we will be for a couple of months before heading to Mexico.
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We have owned a lot at Bella Terra RV Resort in Foley/Gulf Shores, AL since 2016. It is wonderful ... we have a home base that we can leave our stuff in that we don't need for that particular trip. Lots of owners have stayed there through COVID instead of heading out for the summer. You develop lasting friendships. Several lots available at Bella Terra, both developer and resales. Class A only. HOA is $250 per month and that includes cable, water, landscaping maintenance and all the common areas. My suggestion is to winter in a park you think you might be interested in buying in and see if it is the right fit for you before you put down the $$.
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In addition to some of the great suggestions you have here I would recommend that you look into the SKP Co-Op parks which is a part of the Escapees.

While the parks are a Co-Op the prices are very reasonable and if you ever want out they all have 2-3 year waiting lists so you'll have your $$ in 30 days no hassles!!

They have 3 parks in AZ, 1 in Nevada and texas as well as 2 in CA.....worth looking into
There are 2 SKP park options in Florida. The co-op in Wauchula as well as a Rainbow park in Bushnell - There are waiting lists so if you are looking for a longer term soultion in Florida you really need to be planning well in advance of the need....check out the escapees web site
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Owning your own RV Site and what's involved

Owning your own RV Site is a good idea for many reasons including the ones you cited. But the cost of a deeded lot/owning your RV site vary a lot and is just the beginning of what's involved as far as additional annual costs and fees. Some are more than others.

Youtube is your friend. Found this for you.

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