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Old 12-18-2007, 02:40 PM   #11
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the tax thing, if you live somewhere more than 6 months a yr you can call that your permanent residence. For Instance my parents rent a place for 6 months in fl where there is no state tax so he calls that his permanent residence, and saves paying his home state any money on income. If you have money it saves alot but for people like me it saves next to nothing. Personal property tax it would save on a camper, vehicles, boats and four wheelers would be alot if you found a county without it. Talk to your accountant for details.
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Old 12-19-2007, 01:51 PM   #12
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ok, gotcha. Thanks.
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Old 12-19-2007, 09:15 PM   #13
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We're heading into our 8th year of seasonal camping, 7 in our current campground. The campground is everything - the mix of neighbours, the owners interest, the environment. We love ours on all counts. The owners view the campers as extended family and we look at them that way too.

Generally the campground takes care of everything, but most of us chip in in any way we can: running kids events, potluck suppers, etc. Many campers mow their own lawns - the campground does not usually mow close to a trailer, and we fussy old guys prefer the cut of a small mower over that of the big commercial ride-ons anyway. You'll often see three or four going around mowing wippersnipping each other's lots as well as those of older folk. while common areas are cared for by the owners staff.

Blocking is the only way to go with seasonal, in my view. Those with jacks never seem all that satisfied with the stability. Good placement and weight management is crucial though. Helping a neighbour and the dealer when they have a new unit delivered will teach a lot on that topic. Invest in good concrete or plastic pads, nice blocks, and skirting if you like. Double blocking is far more stable than single.

Deck-building is a hobby among seasonals and takes the form of an old-fashioned barnraising in the right campground.... I've helped build about a dozen in my years at the current campground and enjoy working on every one. (psst .. free burgers and beer!) Our own deck is ground-level - my own preference - and 34 feet long after the last extension.

We chose a campground within 45 minutes from home, so we are off work at 4:30 and barbequing by 6. Everythings on site and getting ready for the weekend consists of grocery shopping.

Our campground is mixed and I do like that, you get to meet new fols every day and that add a little extra to the experience.
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Oh and one last thing. Fridges on decks. Depending on your camping preference, you might watch out for campgrounds that seem to have a lot of them. Party-zone central. If that's not your thing, back on out as fast as possible.
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or Fridges in sheds!
They put them in their sheds here. I think it's (many times)...simply not enough room for food/drinks 'inside' rather than just for parties. (at ours at least)

We've got a house/residential style fridge in our RV, so we have no use for another one.

Our campground is very clique-y too. Many of them get together every weekend. We have been invited to some campfires, but have yet to go. Right now....we just do our own thing and that's what we like. Most people are very friendly, and some are characters.
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or Fridges in sheds!
They put them in their sheds here. I think it's (many times)...simply not enough room for food/drinks 'inside' rather than just for parties. (at ours at least)

We've got a house/residential style fridge in our RV, so we have no use for another one.

Our campground is very clique-y too. Many of them get together every weekend. We have been invited to some campfires, but have yet to go. Right now....we just do our own thing and that's what we like. Most people are very friendly, and some are characters.
Yah sorry didn't mean to tar everyone with the same brush... in the campgrounds I was thinking of they were clearly party fridges. But in others I'm sure its a way to expand normal fridge storage.
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Great posts. We are looking to put our trailer seasonal this year for the 1st time. The campground we have chosen cuts the grass and our lot has a direct tv dish. I was wondering what I need to do in order to use it. Is all that is required is a receiver? We are also purchasing our resin shed soon so there is much to be done this first year but I can't wait to start using the trailer. Not having to set up our camp every Friday and tear down on Sunday is going to make it a lot nicer.
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Notice you were from NE ohio, so which CG did you pick? We have a lot of great ones with seasonal setups.
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thousand trails kenisee lake preserve in Jefferson. Its about 50 min from where we currently live and looks very nice. It has some nice spots around the lake that you can oversee. We were going to camp down the street at a HideAway Lakes camground but the only spot that was open was a complete mud hole from all the rain plus it didn't have a drive to get to the lot. We had to park on the road and walk thorugh the mud to get to the lot. I said, forget this is going to be a friggin mess with tracking mud everywhere. This campground we signed up for was very dry and the lot we chose has new gravel and timbers outlining the parameter of the spot. Was done up real well. I don't have to do much besides bring my trailer and get my shed installed. Once that's done, bring the golf cart and start a fire. My kinda camping.
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After travelling and seeing the sites from coast to coast we're starting our 5th season at our seasonal site. Two hour drive is just far enough to feel like we're getting away without burning up too much gas. Unlock the door, deploy the awning, unpack the cooler, pop open a cold one and relax. Plenty of activities if we choose to participate, plenty of friends to sit around the campfire with, on a lake, heated pool, right now it works for us. We can leave at 4 on Sunday and still make it home by 6. Been retired 2 years, once DW retires we'll be back on the road again traveling.
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