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Old 08-01-2016, 07:24 PM   #1
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Campgrounds good bad and overpriced

Two weeks ago my wife surprised me and said she made a reservation at a campground on lake hart well in South Carolina using rv on the go. The Tuesday before we left I asked her to call and confirm the sight number and to make sure her 110.00 for fri to sun was a full hook up ect ect.. After several attempts she finally got a person who told her that her reservation dosent secure a sight with full hookups and that it was first come first serve and basically we were guaranteed a sight but that was it. I was not taking chances driving two hours with a 35 foot tt and with my luck all that would be left would be a tent sight. Told her to cancel while I sat at work and searched for other campgrounds my wife was at work trying to get a refund. Having stayed at the koa last year ( not Worth the money ) I called and they had one deluxe for 65 a night same sight I had last year and not what you would expect for the money. So I happen to call lake hart well camping and cabins . Who also had one sight left a pull through with full hookups $30 a night yes I said $30 a nigh so I booked It paid $64.00 in full not expecting much but better than a crap shoot. Once we go their I was extreaml pleased. Our sight was huge although they are tiered their was plenty of room shaded and cozy. Unlike the koa this campground is on the lake as well and has an in ground pool along with mini golf,basket ball,tennis and a huge playground and volley ball court. Having been a member of KOA I will say it's no worth the money anymore to have a membership although some are beautiful ( a select few ) others are just as highly priced and so not worth 65-70 a night.


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Old 08-01-2016, 07:30 PM   #2
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phew. Glad you got all that off your chest. Campgrounds come in all different types, sizes, styles and prices. Everyone has different wants, needs and expectations. You just have to research and pick what fits you.
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Old 08-01-2016, 08:55 PM   #3
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The deluxe patio sites are always expensive. A 30 amp FHU pull thru is 40 bucks and 45 bucks for 50 amp at the Lake Hartwell KOA. Doesn't sound too out of line to me. If you found a great FHU pull thru for 32 bucks keep going there because you won't find many cheaper than that.


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Holy crap. For $65 a night. I'll stay at a hotel. I think we pay like, $17 a night at Pomona state park, which is where we usually go. Of course, this is with just water and electric.


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Holy crap. For $65 a night. I'll stay at a hotel. I think we pay like, $17 a night at Pomona state park, which is where we usually go. Of course, this is with just water and electric.


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That is not to high of a price for a campground site. When you have a 37+ 5th wheel or class A, that you want a level cement pad with full hook-ups and 50 AMPS for. You could end up paying that much or more.

In fact I found a couple of campgrounds in Destin FL. one is called Destin RV Beach resort these sites start at $69 and go up to $90 a night depending what time of year. Than there is Camp Golf that has sites on the beach for a $160 a night.
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Old 08-15-2016, 07:27 PM   #6
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That is not to high of a price for a campground site. When you have a 37+ 5th wheel or class A, that you want a level cement pad with full hook-ups and 50 AMPS for. You could end up paying that much or more.

In fact I found a couple of campgrounds in Destin FL. one is called Destin RV Beach resort these sites start at $69 and go up to $90 a night depending what time of year. Than there is Camp Golf that has sites on the beach for a $160 a night.
Myrtle Beach in season area campgrounds rates run around $80-$85 per night concrete pads near the ocean (walking distance), full hookups, several campgrounds, have water parks and more..... or you could get a motel for $200 plus a night.....
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Old 08-15-2016, 07:32 PM   #7
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Holy crap. For $65 a night. I'll stay at a hotel. I think we pay like, $17 a night at Pomona state park, which is where we usually go. Of course, this is with just water and electric.


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no motels around here for $65 a night haven't seen them that cheap for 10-20 years........ Wow $17 with no add ons ???? In Virginia state parks start at $30 water and electric then there are the add on pricing..........

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You can get a nice motel here for under $60 in some rural areas here. Our parks are $24 per night with 50 amp service.
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Old 08-16-2016, 03:49 AM   #9
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You can get a nice motel here for under $60 in some rural areas here. Our parks are $24 per night with 50 amp service.
Wow nice just not anywhere in Virginia. If the motel is under $60 they also hand you a can of bug spray at the counter and you take your own cleaning supplies ........... And as I mentioned You for $30 get a state park site 25 feet long 30A service ( If you are lucky). and charge you for any extras. We stopped going when a state park cost us $45 a night but we can get a newer cleaner park 50A full hook up large site no extras for $30.
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Wow nice just not anywhere in Virginia. If the motel is under $60 they also hand you a can of bug spray at the counter and you take your own cleaning supplies .
You got that right. I travel on business quite a bit and these days anytime you dip below $120 / night you greatly increase the risk of grossness.
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