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Old 03-05-2015, 05:24 PM   #1
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This was taken in Karnes City, TX behind an Exxon gas station. These makeshift RV "parks" are popping up all over, any empty land now has full hookups ran through grass and dirt fields. I saw one sign that said "as low as $69 per night"

Everything from old run down rigs to brand new 3-4 slide 5'ers.


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We got them in Oregon as well, also a lot of private RV parks are going to full time RV sites in preference to weekenders so there not empty in the off season.
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Until the bottom fell out of FRAC'ing the shale over here, there were popping up in western PA as well!
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Until the bottom fell out of FRAC'ing the shale over here, there were popping up in western PA as well!

For a few years (we called them the Wild West years because there was no fracking regulation at all), it was tough to find a campground with openings in NE or SW PA. Out-of-state fracking workers had them booked spring to fall (and beyond).
The reason we're not seeing this in PA now is mostly due to the "locals" being hired in the fracking industry and the workers from Texas and Oklahoma returning home.


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We are starting to see lots of empty RV parks in areas of Texas due to the $50 a barrel oil. Many of the oil exploration and oil services companies have recently had large layoffs involving thousands of workers.
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We are starting to see lots of empty RV parks in areas of Texas due to the $50 a barrel oil. Many of the oil exploration and oil services companies have recently had large layoffs involving thousands of workers.
Great gas price is going up again
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We got them in Oregon as well, also a lot of private RV parks are going to full time RV sites in preference to weekenders so there not empty in the off season.
One of the nicer parks in our area push "annual lease" so much its not even enjoyable to escape there for a day or too...constant sales pitch. Shame too it was nice when they first opened.

But back to the discussion... I've seen a few of these makeshift parks in S.C.
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We came through Karnes City about 5 weeks ago on our way home from Corpus Christi. I pointed out all the makeshift RV parks to my wife. Some were 8 miles from any town and had 4-5 trailers in them. You could tell there was significant oil field activity there by how much mud field trucks "tracked" onto city streets.
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I could not imagine waking up in he morning to the smell of gasoline and stale oil and the "ding ding" as cars enter the drive!

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