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Old 10-27-2014, 08:48 PM   #21
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Oh, and yes we might be better suited with a lake house, and yes we looked for one, but we couldn't find what we were looking for in a house. We found land, but we just built a house 3 years ago, so I wasn't ready to build again so soon. But we will probably find one someday.
Plus we have some really awsome friends and neighbors there at the campground and there are only 28 spots. And our landlord is a retired Vet and heavy/oversize driver and he watches the place like an eagle and he makes the place GREAT!!
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Old 10-27-2014, 09:08 PM   #22
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In August we rented a seasonal for the first time and paid thru 2015.
We are still in the "is this for us" stages , pro's and con's.

Pro-Our site has easy out for road trips, that was a must have!
Pro-On Sunday its just dump-n-go and take the garbage to the dumpster.
Pro-Way more convenient , just hop in the truck and go.
Pro- Most all the folks at the cg are friendly, lets face it campers really are the best of people!
Pro- new friends
Pro-nice large site and no reservation needed.

Con- Neighbor to the one side. Nice folks, not clean , dirty cluttered site and loud. This is almost a deal breaker at this time. We have a list of sites we like to move to and we are on the list.
Con- I miss towing the camper on road trips.
Con- Not able to tinker with the camper during the week at home. I was always doing something to it, tweaking this or fixing that.
Con- Having a cold one and watching other campers back into their site (or try)and set up. Sometimes that could be quite amusing.
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Old 10-27-2014, 09:19 PM   #23
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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.

Heres a few pics of what not to love !!!
Looks great for only $130 a month!
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Old 10-28-2014, 06:58 AM   #24
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OK not the one I was thinking of, thought it was Spring Gulch. Never been to LIW not sure I could get my rig around in there, we always go to Oak Creek around the corner, should have thought LIW right away when you mentioned the drag strip. Have fun and enjoy if you go that route.
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Old 10-28-2014, 07:18 AM   #25
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OK not the one I was thinking of, thought it was Spring Gulch. Never been to LIW not sure I could get my rig around in there, we always go to Oak Creek around the corner, should have thought LIW right away when you mentioned the drag strip. Have fun and enjoy if you go that route.
I was going to say.....what LIW were you talking about???? We were @ SG once & won't return....been to Oak Creek & Sun Valley neither very impressing...You really need to check out LIW....by far the nicest we've been to. I get our 38' 5er in & out with no problem....99% of the roads are asphalt.
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Old 10-28-2014, 07:52 AM   #26
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we have had a seasonal site in Chincoteague,Va. now for 9 years,and haven't even considered changing anything. we consider it our "beach home " living in Baltimore,Md.,it is only a 3.5 hr drive away. we love this island. a great beach,abundant widelife,nature trails on Assateague,and of course,the ponies. and now we have the rocket launches from Wallops Island,which is across the bay from Chincoteague.
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Old 10-28-2014, 07:54 AM   #27
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This is our rig, it tracks a bit more to the inside due to the location of the hitch, that is my biggest concern
We are right around 65' long
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Old 10-28-2014, 07:55 AM   #28
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This is our rig, it tracks a bit more to the inside due to the location of the hitch, that is my biggest concern

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Old 10-28-2014, 08:09 AM   #29
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Con- Neighbor to the one side. Nice folks, not clean , dirty cluttered site and loud. This is almost a deal breaker at this time. We have a list of sites we like to move to and we are on the list.
EXGMTech - Do you know what site you'll be getting and any chance you can do a test week or month before committing to avoid something similiar to the above?

Friends of ours had 3 now 4 kids (age 7 and below) and just finished their first year at a new seasonal site which they love. Funny thing happened at the end of this season though, both of their neighbors have pulled up roots. One bought another trailer elsewhere in the park and the other is just selling.

Things that make ya go Hmmmmm.
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Do you know what site you'll be getting and any chance you can do a test week or month before committing?

Friends of ours had 3 now 4 kids and just finished their first year at a new seasonal site which they love. Funny thing happened at the end of this season though, both of their neighbors have pulled up roots. One bought another trailer elsewhere in the park and the other is just selling.

Things that make ya go Hmmmmm.

Our seasonal site has a turn around pretty regularly also - new campers and new neighbors make each year a new experience 😄


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Old 10-28-2014, 08:37 AM   #31
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My Seasonal Spot

I just made my seasonal spot and its free I just have to do the up keep myself, I mow it, it isn't totally level but good enough, there is only a 100 foot extension cord with 120v for the battery charger to recharge the battery pack or run the genny, I do have water, there aren't any other people around to bug me and it’s about a million square foot of space to move around on. Its easy to park and I can always move to another senic spot. It also has a pond stocked with Channel Cat and I feed them, it has its own fishing pier with water and electric at the pier. There's lots of wood for bond fires. It is secluded in the pine trees/hard woods and it is 9 miles to the closest little town if you need anything. There is lots of wildlife moving around to watch and eat them if you like, the view is nice and the air is clean and there is no city noise to be had here, LOL. Here's a few pics.

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I just made my seasonal spot and its free I just have to do the up keep myself, I mow it, it isn't totally level but good enough, there is only a 100 foot extension cord with 120v for the battery charger to recharge the battery pack or run the genny, I do have water, there aren't any other people around to bug me and itís about a million square foot of space to move around on. Its easy to park and I can always move to another senic spot. It also has a pond stocked with Channel Cat and I feed them, it has its own fishing pier with water and electric at the pier. There's lots of wood for bond fires. It is secluded in the pine trees/hard woods and it is 9 miles to the closest little town if you need anything. There is lots of wildlife moving around to watch and eat them if you like, the view is nice and the air is clean and there is no city noise to be had here, LOL. Here's a few pics.

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We have the same option too right out our back door but a change in scenery is always part of the getaway 👍👍😄


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Old 10-28-2014, 09:01 AM   #33
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We have the same option too right out our back door but a change in scenery is always part of the getaway ������


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That is true but its easy to hook up and drive to another get away for a bit then when you return your spot is still there. LOL I'll be doing alot of camping the rest of this year til mid Jan. 2015 I have several locations in mind here in Texas, and Louisiana, and Arkansas then back. I'm excited about the adventure.
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Enjoy your season !!! Ours is already filled with the red kool-aid and parked for winter ❄️⛄️


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Oh dang, you must be up there where its cold already. I hope the winter here is easy on me. It really doesn't get bad here that often. Enjoy your winter, spring is on the way.
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Yeah NW Ohio can be brutal

Only 154 days till season starts next spring ☀️


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We have 8 months of heat wave, and 4 months of cool weather. We only have 3 seasons here really. Summer, Fall a little, then spring a little then hot again. LOL
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Not a fan of the heat.....rather have 8 cool and four cold 😉


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Old 10-28-2014, 06:33 PM   #39
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EXGMTech - Do you know what site you'll be getting and any chance you can do a test week or month before committing to avoid something similiar to the above?

Friends of ours had 3 now 4 kids (age 7 and below) and just finished their first year at a new seasonal site which they love. Funny thing happened at the end of this season though, both of their neighbors have pulled up roots. One bought another trailer elsewhere in the park and the other is just selling.

Things that make ya go Hmmmmm.
We already scoped out the neighbor next door (we're a corner lot) turns out to be a retired couple from our home town that live not far from us! Very nice, been there a long time (park model not moving).
It's a gated cg and that is a plus in my DW's mind....to me no biggy as it's in the heart of Amish country. Oh, and it's a rather strict cg...out of hand/noisy campers are not tolerated...this is why so many families rave about it..& super clean too!

I bit the bullet this morning & signed us up....we be there opening day (4/1/15) trailer n stuff in tow. We're excited about it....almost feels like I just booked a cruise!! Now to find a golf cart!
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my wife and have a seasonal site that we absolutely love we have been seasonal campers since 2006 that year we bought our tt a new 30f Cherokee that we love we have neighbors on only one side of us as we are site 1 at our cg and there's only 30 sites we pay 1550per season and pay our own electricity off of our own meter water,garbage and full hookup included nice site lots of trees and shade less than 50 yards from the lake and only 20 minutes from home if its raining all day we close up and go home if we want we can drive out after work anytime during the week and enjoy great campground we started with a tent went to a pop up and now this for the last few years we are going to buy a pop up for trips next year still enjoy that to have fun all
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