Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Not Sure What Can Be Done

Forum Index Members’ Discussions Overcrowded RV parks Not Sure What Can Be Done

This topic contains 8 replies, has 8 voices, and was last updated by  Booneyrat 1 month ago.

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  • #79096

    LeeB
    Participant

    Wish there is a solution, the only way I can see the overcrowding problem is to get some Park Owners to limit Full Time residents and length of stays. To maybe 2 weeks…

    IMHO LeeB

  • #79406

    Chuck Woodbury
    Keymaster

    LeeB,

    It’s, indeed, difficult to figure out how to accommodate a new half-million RVers a year in essentially the same number of total RV sites. We have a lot of ideas and will explore this topic exhaustively in the weeks and months ahead. — Chuck/editor

  • #79423

    LeeB
    Participant

    Chuck

    We are in Central California and next week we will be traveling back east. I already got a EZ-Pass from Ohio and when I was talking to them the operator told me about overnighting on the Ohio turnpike. I looked it up and it looks very a interesting concept, with the kiosk meaning there are no humans to deal with just pay $20 and put your ticket on the dash. Maybe RV Parks could learn from their example.

    LeeB

  • #79459

    mikhen
    Participant

    In central and eastern Pa a good amount of campsites are taken by pipeline workers and  Marcellus shale workers.  That and the fact that there are just way more RV’s than campsites lead to packed campgrounds.  Also,  in this part of the country,  there are few COE campgrounds and boondocking  area is hard to find.

  • #79460

    Magic
    Participant

    We all want a camping spot, but how can you expect a campground owner to turn away a potential paying customer in hopes that some RVer will come along and take that spot.  They only have a limited amount of space and spots.  I suspect that the “permanent” clients are who are paying his bills.  Many convenient campgrounds have maybe 4 pull through spots for us weary travelers who only want a spot with electric to overnight.

    We very seldom call ahead for reservations because we rarely know where we will be come nightfall.  We have been traveling/camping since 1966 and never failed to find a spot to overnight.

     

  • #81073

    Kevin Coughlin
    Participant

    What can be done is for owners/operators to consider upgrading facilities.  Adding good WiFi, 50 amp service and sewer and leveling sites.  They have already raised the rates arguing taxes and wages, but it is generally more profit.  Communities have swimming pools for the public but few consider campgrounds, maybe the investment would be a good source of revenue.  The community can place restrictions such as length of stay on those parks.

     

  • #82737

    Tim Pinckard
    Participant

    It is obvious that nothing will be done in the near future. We have been full timing it for a little over 12 years and on rare occasions do we stay more than 2 weeks at a location. The exceptions to that are December (Christmas with kids and grandkids) and medical treatment where long stays are necessary. We typically plan each move in advance and make reservations. I have found 2 applications for the MAC, iPad and iPhone that are extremely helpful. First is the Road Trip Planner and second is the Ultimate Public Campground Project, this one is great for those out of the way places, city and county arks that are not advertised.

    I have taken the time to add locations to the Road Trip Planner from Passport America, Coast to Coast, COE, Good Sam and other commercial campground list. It is also quite easy to import sites from the Ultimate Public Campground Project.

    Road Trip Planner has many options for planning your trip, including alternate routes, travel distance and times.

    I am not associated with or employee of Modesitt Software the developer of both applications.

  • #83284

    Dnnis Okey
    Participant

    The nice thing is that the market will handle for private rv parks. If there looks like a opportunity to make money, people will build new or expand existing RV parks. As far as short term solutions, the only thing you can is book the property a little further in advance.

    As far as state and national parks you will probably be out of luck. Even if you attempt to apply pressure    there will always be a funding issues.

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  • #84495

    Booneyrat
    Participant

    Greedy landlords,high priced real estate,too many people and not enough affordable housing in most areas anymore.This is the reason many of us choose to live full time…sometimes for an extended period, in RV parks.Look in the mirror..how many of you are greedy landlords? Many of us old fogies are on fixed income and cannot afford the high rents and ignorant over priced houses anymore.

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