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Old 08-31-2016, 08:16 AM   #11
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We simply don't travel that weekend. Or most other "holiday" weekends for that matter. BTDT, and almost every time was a complete disaster. It's just no fun when a park is absolutely full (or more). So we use holiday weekends to hang out at home with other family and friends; most of them don't RV anyway, so it works out well for us.

I agree with others though, our hobby is growing rapidly. And like many other things that grow rapidly, the ancillary supply of goods and services are not keeping up. It's similar for RV dealer service departments as well, too much demand, not enough supply.

So, like many other things in our life, we make an effort to go camping when demand is relatively low. Last weekend we stayed in a park that had a few dozen spots, and there were probably less than a dozen guests. It was GREAT. Nice and peaceful.


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Old 08-31-2016, 09:58 AM   #12
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Why not just take out a mortgage on a piece of land near a state park?

No reservations needed.

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Old 08-31-2016, 11:36 AM   #13
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Why not just take out a mortgage on a piece of land near a state park?

No reservations needed.
I've thought of doing this, there are some 13-acre lots near one of the nicer parks not far from home, saw one backing a stream with lots of trees, though it was recently logged. Already has utilities at the road, so you could forseeably get a full hookup put in and put in a nice level trailer pad.

If I didn't have 2 kids in college and another getting there soon, I'd probably be looking more seriously. Alas, it will have to wait a few years!
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Old 08-31-2016, 12:33 PM   #14
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Every one is buying rv's and we have to suffer thru it. Not many new rv parks going in.
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Old 08-31-2016, 12:56 PM   #15
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That 12 acre spot is nice. However, those secluded spots will get broken into several times a year. In Georgia and Florida, you almost have to book a year in advance for good sites at popular state parks. Some of our Corp of Engineer campgrounds have actually done away with walk up spots and are now all reserve able 12 months in advance! Sucks.


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