Very thought provoking question! We got into camping about 4 years ago. Two things have frustrated me---my husband's work schedule and availability of campsites. DH is in IT (computers) and seems works 24/7--either on call or has jobs to run on weekends--so finding a time was a pain! Add into the mix wanting to stay close (because of the above) and it was a major deal to get a campsite---they fill up soooooo fast!
So a couple months ago we heard of a permanent site resort being completely renovated 40 miles north of us and taking deposits. We rushed out there and picked out our site (because of the DREADFUL spring weather they are still working to get it completed.). There were others with the same frustration at finding a place to camp around here.
For us, at this time, this is our best option. Being a teacher, I can spend my summer days there, and after checking Internet reception, we figure DH can come on weekends and work from there (fun fun)! It's on the Missouri River with a marina, and modern amenities like pool, hot tub, full hook-ups, etc.
I would like to travel and see new places, but crowded sight-seeing is not my thing. Would definitely like to be able to boondock and Clubhouse's personal retreat sounds wonderful!
HERE'S the FLY in the OINTMENT! *I was on the phone with Gail in the Jayco offices this week (discussing my camper hail damage). And mentioned our plans to her. She advised me that sitting for long periods of time is NOT GOOD for the campers. They are meant to roll and move, and if they remain stationary, there is more possibility of tire rot and problems with the undercarriage. She said she was sorry to give me more things to think about, but that I should keep it in mind.
Guess we'll back up and down every so often.