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Old 09-09-2015, 01:27 PM   #1
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Seasonal Camping YAY or NAY??

Wanted to start a thread to see what folks on this forum think of seasonal vs. doing a weekend or week here and there in different places.

I have 25+ years of camping under my belt - many in a tent, and about 12 years in a pop up. This year made the plunge and switched up to a TT. I also switched it up and went seasonal. Initially I always felt that I wanted the freedom to try new places and didn't want to be "trapped" anywhere. Turns out that I loved it and don't think I'd ever switch back. The luxury of driving up and unlocking the door anytime - day or night with NO SETUP is about as nice as it gets. I'd say I spent 4X the nights i would have normally spent camping if I were hauling each time. Also, no specific time to check out. When everyone else is scrambling to clean up and hook up to pull out by check out time, I'm enjoying another whole day and an empty pool, leisurely lunch and check out whenever I feel like locking the door and driving off.

I have to say that in my book it doesn't get any better. Not to mention making great new friends that you get to see every time you go. Best experience I've ever had and if you can find the right campground I'd highly recommend it if you are on the fence.
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Old 09-09-2015, 01:49 PM   #2
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YAY to being Seasonal. Agree with everything you posted:

1) "The luxury of driving up and unlocking the door anytime - day or night with NO
SETUP is about as nice as it gets.
2) No specific time to check out.
3) When everyone else is scrambling to clean up and hook up to pull out by check out time, I'm enjoying another whole day and an empty pool, leisurely lunch and check out whenever I feel like locking the door and driving off.

I love the reduced set up time. Turn on the Water, open doors, deploy awning. About as simple as it gets.
I have to say that in my book it doesn't get any better. Not to mention making great new friends that you get to see every time you go. Best experience I've ever had and if you can find the right campground I'd highly recommend it if you are on the fence.
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Old 09-09-2015, 02:53 PM   #3
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We would NEVER be seasonal campers.
RVS have WHEELS, which means they're for being moved.
We would be absolutely bored out of our minds if we had to go to the same place all the time.
Might as well get a cabin.
We bought our RV to see all the beauty North America has to offer.
Not to sit in the same campground all the time.
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We would NEVER be seasonal campers.
RVS have WHEELS, which means they're for being moved.
We would be absolutely bored out of our minds if we had to go to the same place all the time.
Might as well get a cabin.
We bought our RV to see all the beauty North America has to offer.
Not to sit in the same campground all the time.
X 2 and on top of it when do you plan to service the camper? Wash/wax and keeping it clean. Pretty hard to do at a fixed site as most will not allow you to wash campers on site. I paid good money for my camper and not about to let it decay sitting at one site. I've been to a lot of camp grounds that have seasonal campers and it's not pretty site. Later RJD
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Same as Dan- we like going different places.
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X 2 and on top of it when do you plan to service the camper? Wash/wax and keeping it clean. Pretty hard to do at a fixed site as most will not allow you to wash campers on site. I paid good money for my camper and not about to let it decay sitting at one site. I've been to a lot of camp grounds that have seasonal campers and it's not pretty site. Later RJD
Spent labor day weekend in just such a place, I dislike the attitude "we are here all the time we do what we want" that I got from one couple.

Seasonal?

NO, NO Heck NO!
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Wow - a lot of passionate responses here! I love it.
Anyway, some good points. However, I still think if you find the right place it would be a different experience. In regard to servicing and cleaning, you can do it on site or just move it as needed. I have not experienced bad attitudes from the seasonals around me. The sites where I stay, especially the seasonal ones are really done up and kept nice. Rock, mulch, the whole 9 yards.
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Wow - a lot of passionate responses here! I love it.
Anyway, some good points. However, I still think if you find the right place it would be a different experience. In regard to servicing and cleaning, you can do it on site or just move it as needed. I have not experienced bad attitudes from the seasonals around me. The sites where I stay, especially the seasonal ones are really done up and kept nice. Rock, mulch, the whole 9 yards.
If that's the case how does one move to clean?
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However, I still think if you find the right place it would be a different experience.
NOPE! much of the attraction to RVing, is exploring and seeing the country.
the romance of traveling is what much of RVing about, not going to the same plance all the time.

even if we found the perfect spot, still wouldn't sway us to only stay there.
we would just visit it now and then.
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If that's the case how does one move to clean?
Later RJD
One moves the junk to a pile then apply the correct amount of napalm for complete combustion of the offending objects.

Or.

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