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Old 11-03-2019, 09:18 PM   #41
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Your observations are accurate and the situation is common.
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Old 11-03-2019, 09:21 PM   #42
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We bought a cabin in the country and just added onto the land to bring us to 52 acres. Best part ? No Reservations needed.
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Old 11-04-2019, 06:04 AM   #43
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We bought a cabin in the country and just added onto the land to bring us to 52 acres. Best part ? No Reservations needed.
hope that Cub Cadet can keep up
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Old 11-04-2019, 06:07 AM   #44
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hope that Cub Cadet can keep up
We're gonna need a "Bigger Mower." (Jaws reference)

We'll...maybe a little bigger. 42 of it is woods and creek.
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Old 11-04-2019, 07:08 AM   #45
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Yes we've seen that too. A lot of workers are using campgrounds. In VA a lot of campgrounds are full due to the pipeline construction.
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Old 11-04-2019, 11:20 AM   #46
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Just imagine what it would be like if Canadian dollar was par with US $ or even close. Many Canadians avoiding travel to US right now.
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Old 11-04-2019, 12:33 PM   #47
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I have been been booking some state parks next year ... good luck so far 3 trips will be looking for more .... just have to book ahead
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Old 11-06-2019, 08:19 AM   #48
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Wondering now as to how much money I could make by taking the new 8.5 acres we bought and used it for RV lease sites ? Hmmmmmm...?
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Old 11-06-2019, 09:39 AM   #49
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Is it me, or does it seem that even the family friendly franchise campgrounds are becoming more crowded?
And families are camping longer than most families, when taking their vacations throughout the year.
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Old 11-06-2019, 09:58 AM   #50
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I recently stayed at an RV park at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton Ca. The park is filled with commuters who work in the SF Bay Area. I reckon million dollar homes and traffic clogged commutes from the Central Valley has forced employees into RV living.
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Old 11-06-2019, 10:07 AM   #51
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Hi,


I just made my reservations for January/February in 2021 at Gulf State Park -- just in time to get one of the remaining spots in a 500 site campground.


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Old 11-11-2019, 05:38 AM   #52
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That's why voted for Prop 13 in CA back in the mid 70s.

We pay a LOT less property tax with a 3500 sqft house in CA than my friend's 1500 sgft house in Washington.
Just paid taxes here Fl ... we bought 4 lots built on 2 house is 2500 square feet under air 3500 under roof total including extra lots $2300 not bad but we do not live on the beach
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Old 11-11-2019, 06:29 AM   #53
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I recently stayed at an RV park at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton Ca. The park is filled with commuters who work in the SF Bay Area. I reckon million dollar homes and traffic clogged commutes from the Central Valley has forced employees into RV living.
We just stayed at Virgina Beach KOA and it was over run by seasonal and workers. Had to fight the dust on Thursday from them cutting up leaves and dirt. To many other not so good things that I won't go into. Was not a happy camper.
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Old 11-11-2019, 06:37 AM   #54
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We just stayed at Virgina Beach KOA and it was over run by seasonal and workers. Had to fight the dust on Thursday from them cutting up leaves and dirt. To many other not so good things that I won't go into. Was not a happy camper.
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Just had the same thing...but at our cabin. Corn fields right next to the cabin. They took the corn, starting Thursday evening and finished Saturday morning. Guess I didn't realize how messy it is when they harvest corn. Beans bring a lot of dust but corn....there is debris everywhere !
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Old 11-11-2019, 08:06 AM   #55
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Just imagine what it would be like if Canadian dollar was par with US $ or even close. Many Canadians avoiding travel to US right now.
Some of the best camping sites I have been to are in New Brunswick and PEI. The other half were the really great neighbors, even if I didnít know any French.
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Old 11-11-2019, 08:31 PM   #56
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Yep on camping at home, LOL. My AFrame stays set up when we're not out with it. It doubles as guest housing, and "wanna get out of the house but don't really want to have to drive anywhere". Hubby calls it the She Shed on Wheels.
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Old 11-11-2019, 08:45 PM   #57
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A few months ago, Money Magazine ran a cover based on retirees being delighted about full timing in their RV. Money Magazine is now dead, so who knows how accurate they were. We are sure having fun in ours, even with all the trials and tribulations.
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Old 11-11-2019, 08:45 PM   #58
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Wish fl state would recognize this as an opportunity and build more campsites.
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Old 11-11-2019, 09:21 PM   #59
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Frank4711: the low rate you quoted in Florida only applies to Florida residences. Georgia gives a 10% cut in their state park rate if you're a senior citizen in any state as long as you can show proof on check-in.

You're right about the state parks being full. With the snowbirds invading our state it makes it hard to get a reservation. And combine that with Boomers retiring at record rates and getting in to the rv world, it only makes it worse.
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Old 11-11-2019, 09:44 PM   #60
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Sadly, I can relate. We're both teachers, and due to our crazy schedules which involve working some weekends as well as evenings (I'm at a boarding school, DH teaches in an after school program), we're really limited to one-night camping trips once school starts in mid-August.

This year our favorite close campgrounds were all full on the rare weekends that we were free to go camping! I would usually try to make reservations early in the week, but everywhere was booked. It was SO frustrating.

Last summer we were able to get out mid-week several times, but we were totally shut out after school started. With cold air moving in this week, we went on and winterized our trailer last weekend....
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