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Old 03-16-2015, 09:01 AM   #51
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$90 per night? Am I reading this correctly? Is that Canadian $? What is the exchange rate?
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Old 03-16-2015, 09:14 AM   #52
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Ok I have heard some people bring up cost on a topic i started on under koa. It got me wandering what do most people pay for a full hook up? Really has me wandering if I'm paying to much at tube places I go. We have one county campground a hour away but its $33 or so a night. Just wandering
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Old 03-16-2015, 09:16 AM   #53
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When we got our 1985 Class C, back in 2005, gas was around $1.75/gal, WA state parks were $15 (mostly FHU) and the commercial CGs ranged from $15 at KOA to $17 or more at the fancy "resorts".

We sold that old clunker after a couple of seasons - 6 mpg at sea level and 4.5 at altitude just didn't cut it. We waited a couple of years and got a newer 32' Class A. Prices just kept going up. In the 2013 season, gas was $4.50 in the small towns on the Oregon coast, SPs were $28 and we looked at one "resort" that was $100, but didn't stay. The majority of the commercial ones were $60 or more.

We finally concluded that this hobby was just too expensive. We didn't use the MH at all in the 2014 season - too much else going on. We decided to sell on consignment and it finally sold in early December for about 50% of what we paid for it four years earlier. We'd done 6000 miles in the three seasons we used it. The original owners had done 11,000 miles in 8 seasons.

We enjoyed our trips, but the cost was prohibitive.
You are absolutely right. Camping is not about saving money, it is a lifestyle that takes a lot of cash. People just do not realize the huge cost that a TV with towing capacity is. Ask any RV salesman and they will tell you the single biggest problem to selling an RV is that customers do not have a proper TV. New trucks and SUV's capable of towing an RV cost close to $50K now.

Of course the flip side to this argument is that people just do not agree on what camping means. Some say a tent on a primitive site is camping and others will say a 30' TT is camping. Hell I feel my Pop up is not camping sometimes. Can anyone say "Glamping"? lol.

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Old 03-16-2015, 09:18 AM   #54
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$90 per night? Am I reading this correctly? Is that Canadian $? What is the exchange rate?
What people also need to remember is that the cost of CG's can vary immensely based on region and amenities. A like question would be to ask what people generally pay for a hotel room. I think the range would be all over the place as well.

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Vin your absolutely right. The area you are in makes a huge difference and demand for sites. If you are near a city in the northeast you pay a premium. If the campground has indoor and outdoor pools, large dog areas, fitness room, etc you will pay for those emenities. You have to factor in if the campground is only a home base, then the cost is high or as in our situation we need an all inclusive and pay more due to not leaving the dogs or having to drive the motorhome off site and only going to those places we can park. So. . . Someone leaving for the day and paying for places to see would spend the same as someone staying in an all inclusive and paying more.
Yes it can be expensive to travel in a motorhome, not every motorhome owner has a ton of money, just careful planning and logistics of bringing all the pets instead of kenneling for a trip. The whole family going makes the trip complete.


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I believe we pay the most for camping in Ontario. Looking at the cost in Florida what is a decent monthly cost for a park that is geared to seniors and has a little space on your site?
Joined a gated park, Fawn Ridge @ Deer Path in Davenport, FL, maintenance fees of $436/yr for level concrete pads/patios 2 weeks in 1 week out year round for $2/night for full hook ups. Can also "buy in" the 1 week out (if space is available) for $125 and no $2/night fee. Thousand Trails has a similar plan without the "buy in" costs us $536/year with 3 wks in 1 wk out except in peak seasons and no nightly fees.
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