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Old 05-13-2010, 07:16 PM   #11
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If we end up getting a TT this year, this will be one of our first visits. We only live 50-60 miles from there.

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Oh! Baby Calvin joined the Family Monday afternoon. Mother and son are doing beautifully.
COngrats Bruce!!! Post it in "CampFire Chat". The Jayco Owners Family would be delighted to hear about it!!!!
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Old 05-13-2010, 09:07 PM   #12
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We have three different friends who work camp and all three are full timers. All have free full hook up camping.
1) One is doing a park, collecting fees etc 4 days on 4 off, for the entire summer and is paid an hourly rate. They had to bid the rate. They are making enough from April to October to make the 5th wheel payment for a year which became an issue after the 2008 stock market collaspe.
2) The other two are working Christian camps. In addition to the free sites they get their meals free in the cafeteria. Generally speaking, you work 32 to 36 hour weeks in this type setting.
I understand work camping is a good way to stretch dollars. Also that there is a magazine which advertises opportunities all over the country. One of the couples is working Montanna April to June, taking off 2 weeks, and then working in Minnesota until a week after Labor Day. One is looking for a gig in Alaska next summer.
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Old 05-13-2010, 11:39 PM   #13
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We have three different friends who work camp and all three are full timers. All have free full hook up camping.
1) One is doing a park, collecting fees etc 4 days on 4 off, for the entire summer and is paid an hourly rate. They had to bid the rate. They are making enough from April to October to make the 5th wheel payment for a year which became an issue after the 2008 stock market collaspe.
2) The other two are working Christian camps. In addition to the free sites they get their meals free in the cafeteria. Generally speaking, you work 32 to 36 hour weeks in this type setting.
I understand work camping is a good way to stretch dollars. Also that there is a magazine which advertises opportunities all over the country. One of the couples is working Montanna April to June, taking off 2 weeks, and then working in Minnesota until a week after Labor Day. One is looking for a gig in Alaska next summer.
Post this as a new thread under the same forum... it would help others to find new opportunities
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Old 05-21-2010, 09:48 PM   #14
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[IN PART].... Hopefully we can meet ya next year
Enjoy your time with your granddaughters; we'll look forward to meeting you next year.
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Old 05-21-2010, 11:06 PM   #15
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Enjoy your time with your granddaughters; we'll look forward to meeting you next year.
Thanks for keepin in touch Pete
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Old 02-21-2011, 04:28 AM   #16
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Last summer, I camp hosted at one of the Virginia state parks. In May, I be back again at a Virginia state park. Then in Aug, I'll be hosting for the NPS on the Outer Banks.
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Old 11-29-2011, 07:08 AM   #17
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I've never been a WC, but the CG where my Summer place is, has decided to offer a position for the summer. I'm not the administrator of the Board, so don't know the particulars for sure. but I think it's going to be 20 hours a week 'light maintenance', in exchange for full hookups and site. We have no 'Hosts' as such, as it is a CG that is privately owned with NO nightly rentals. Mostly older folks, who are there for a week or two. Quite a few who are Seasonal, going soouth for the winter. If anyone is interested PM me or just post here and I'll get you in touch with Jay @ 5 Star RV, who is taking care of it.

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Old 09-02-2012, 07:13 PM   #18
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I work out of town every summer. Our company rarely has major blacktop projects locally here in Duluth, MN. We are not paid per diem, yet are highly paid union workers. I used to hotel it, and that got extremely expensive.

I started using our new Jayco Pinnacle last summer and loved it. Wife didn't like not having that in our seasonal camping site so I bought another one to use for work. Picked up a 2012 Jayco Super Lite Fiver and am now using that for work.

The Super Lites have very little insulation and don't have thermo pane windows so it's a lot to keep it heated and air conditioned. Trading that one for Eagle 313RKS with 2 slides and a washer and dryer prep. I spend my only day off home doing laundry.

Love staying in the camper for work though. Beats a hotel, plus I have a kitchen and MY OWN BATHROOM AND BED!!
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:09 AM   #19
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Actually I think the Skyline Drive runs from Front Royal to Afton Mountain then becomes the BRP. I have camphosted for the Va State Parks for several years as have some other members on here, tanker 42 for one. It is a great way to work a few hours, camp free, get an extra week or two as a bonus, and meet a lot of great people. We work about 30 hours a week for a full hook up site.
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