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Old 10-27-2014, 08:44 PM   #11
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Why can't you do both, use the seasonal for everyday and when you want to go someplace for a trip just pack up and go. I can see an advantage of having a seasonal site.
1 seeing if you can spend a lot of time together in your trailer
2 getting more use out of your trailer
3 just having more fun
4 making a new base to shorten other trips in that area
The options are what you make them
For me this is what I want to do next season for a tryout to see if we can be comfortable in our 3wrls V Lite for a long time, retiring in spring.
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Old 10-27-2014, 08:49 PM   #12
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We have had a fifth wheel for quite a few years now.

My thought had always been, if it has wheels it shouldn't be permanently park.

Well we went seasonal, 5 years now, coming on 6. There were two main reasons we went seasonal:
1-For the first 4 years or so with our fifth wheel we averaged about 5 to 6 outings.
2-Have you noticed an increase in RV sales, RV's on the highway, they have to go somewhere.

From mid April to mid Septemeber we are at out trailer every weekend.
It may rain Friday so we would wait untill Saturday and then go, or go Friday and bring a movie(and wine). Without a seasonal spot we wouldn't go at all.
We get a lot more use out of the trailer by going seasonal. Our spot is less than an hour away, from house to sitting down with beer in had, 1 hour and 15 minutes. Thats the best I can do

Probably the biggest reason for going seasonal is too many RV'ers. Longweekends had to be booked by March early April otherwise hope for a cancellation. It was just getting to hard to book spots.

We think seasonal is great, do we get bored? Not a chance, we are outside, golfing, relaxing, barbqueing sitting at the fire. We like tinkering with our site, making it OURS. Sure its the same spot, but we are still camping and out of the rat race.

EXGMTech - I think you enjoy it and you will get more use out of your trailer.

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Old 10-27-2014, 08:51 PM   #13
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^^^^ Nailed it !!


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Old 10-27-2014, 08:57 PM   #14
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If DH has to work....long quiet weekend for me sometimes !! You won't do that if you have to haul it

You find more time to just GO


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Old 10-27-2014, 08:59 PM   #15
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Seasonal can be good, like some have said no set up get there and relax. At the price you quoted I am sure I know where you are speaking of and it's a very nice place a little high but nice.
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Old 10-27-2014, 09:05 PM   #16
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Seasonal can be good, like some have said no set up get there and relax. At the price you quoted I am sure I know where you are speaking of and it's a very nice place a little high but nice.
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Old 10-27-2014, 09:30 PM   #17
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I have an RV lot in the UP of MI, we own it but becsuse the park is only open May 1 thru October 1, it is seasonal. The cost is yearly fee of $365 and taxes of just under $200 per year plus electricity.If u can keep it low cost, it can work out well after you pay for it ($13,000).
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Old 10-27-2014, 09:35 PM   #18
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LIW= Lake In Wood? Sorry, but I didn't like that place at all. Nice setting, but more like a trailer park in the woods than a RV park. So many campers covered in moss, leaves and tree branches. Park itself is very clean, but the need to make there tenants keep up their units.
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Old 10-27-2014, 09:38 PM   #19
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This is our first year at a seasonal/ permanent site and we have had 42 nights in since we got our new camper May 28th. It is about an hour and 10 minutes from the house (since they are re-decking the dam) and is right at the entrance to a Corp park by our favorite lake, with a boat ramp less than a quarter mile from our camper. Heck we never even back strap the boat. We are allowed one boat, two vehicles and our camper.
It's $130 a month, and that included water, trash and sewer and they keep it mowed, sometimes we have to weedeat alittle. And we have our own electric meter.
We dont have to pay rent year round, but we will loose our spot, and there is a waiting list.

We love it in that we dont have to haul, try to find a site, we get more days or nights in, we have our own little community there, our landlord is awsome, our kids love the lake etc.... plus if im at home im working, if im at the lake, im not, unless it's on our camper or our deck or one of our friends or landlords little project.

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Did it for 2 summers when we lived in Ohio and were still working, it was the easiest camping we have ever done and very enjoyable.
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