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Old 05-03-2013, 08:32 AM   #1
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Was talking with a BIL last nite,he was trying to talk us into getting a seasonal site in his park. I want nothing to do with the idea. To each his own I guess, I just don't get the seasonal thing. I guess maybe it has something to do with your normal living situation. He lives in a cookie cutter development so it is possible that he needs something to escape to. I live in a very rural area and have total privacy, any campground or RV resort is city to me.
I try to avoid campgrounds with a majority seasonal population, as on several occaisions I have been made to feel as if I was an unwelcome intruder in these parks.
What category do you fall into and if seasonal how do you feel about short timers moving in amongst you?
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:07 AM   #2
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I have a seasonal site on Lake Livingston. It is part of the marina and it is filled with nothing but fishermen and women. Some keep their campers set up all year there. We move ours in early april and take the camper out in late august. We always feel welcome and have had no problems with things missing. The campers that come and go like us just reserve the sites for the next year when we leave. Spot is waiting fo us when we are ready. I really like having the camper set up i have a programable thermostat set to come on friday morning and the camper is cold when we get there. Down the road there is another campground that has seasonal sites but alot of year round living also we didn't feel as welcome there as we do in iur current.
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:11 AM   #3
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I'm in the build my own retreat on my private land camp. We like a variety, but also like some consistancy/simplicity so we are looking at available property in the mountains near by.
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:49 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:42 PM   #5
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Was talking with a BIL last nite,he was trying to talk us into getting a seasonal site in his park. I want nothing to do with the idea. To each his own I guess, I just don't get the seasonal thing. I guess maybe it has something to do with your normal living situation. He lives in a cookie cutter development so it is possible that he needs something to escape to. I live in a very rural area and have total privacy, any campground or RV resort is city to me.
I try to avoid campgrounds with a majority seasonal population, as on several occaisions I have been made to feel as if I was an unwelcome intruder in these parks.
What category do you fall into and if seasonal how do you feel about short timers moving in amongst you?
I have the same attitude as you.
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Old 05-03-2013, 11:28 PM   #6
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We have both. My grandparents had a travel trailer and another trailer permanently parked at a site. It is the best of both worlds. Once grandpa "retired" from pulling a travel trailer they still had the one parked. We all (15) gather there as a family every year and we all go at different times during the year. It works for us and we love it. Several of us have our own travel trailers but it is nice to just go to the family site and enjoy what it has to offer.
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:10 AM   #7
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We have been fulltime for about a year and a half now and if we stay too long in one location or park, we get "Hitch Itch" !!!

That is why we bought a 5th Wheel that is made for traveling and not a park model.

Sure do not want the 5er tires taking root at any one location, we like to a little adventure and seeing different locations.
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:47 PM   #8
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I love to travel, but with the price of fuel, campground fees, college cost, etc. I can't afford to travel too often. So I have been working on making a campsite on a lot we own about 50 miles from home. I had electric installed last March, ran 700 foot of water line from a spring, dump my tanks into a blue tote and drag it uphill to the outhouse to dump it. It is a work in progress. I miss the traveling, but it is still camping!
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We have only camped once in a CG dominated by seasonal campers. This CG was near Appomattox, VA. We were made to feel very welcome as we walked around the place with our dog, and really enjoyed both the friendly attitude and seeing all the neat things folks have done to their sites. Guess there are still some folks who really don't care whether you are a short timer just passing through, or someone with a deck around your camper.
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Old 05-06-2013, 12:09 PM   #10
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My wife wants to do seasonal, we just haven't found a site we like yet. It would have to be close to home, approx two hours or less and a decent sized site. We find a lot of places that are only slightly bigger than our trailer with slide and awning out.
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