Here is yet another email I’ve received about the current crowding in campgrounds and RV parks. I have experienced the same frustration as Brian and Sue Robertson express here. Please leave a comment. — Chuck/editor
I know you have been paying attention to availability of parking spaces in RV parks and campgrounds.
We have been having a rough summer. We have been full-timing for 11 years now and this is the worst we have ever seen. Everywhere we go we have to make a lot of phone calls to find a spot. We are currently in northeast Ohio paying $30 for a back-in 30-amp site with no sewer in a horrible park.
Manufacturers continue to build and dealers continue to sell but no one opens new parks or expands old parks. Rates keep going up. We were up in Nova Scotia and had to leave because we could not find a space. We do not travel in a way that allows for much advance planning – we wing it – spur of the moment – not much planning ahead. But now we want to go to Minnesota to see family and have called every place we can find around the Twin Cities and there is no room at the inn.
The RV industry needs to promote the idea of more parks and campgrounds and better places that are friendly to clientele or word is going to get out how bad conditions are getting out here and people are going to quit buying RVs. We hope you keep up your writing about this so maybe someone out there starts to pay attention.
Someone has to do something about the situation out here on the road in the real world. Those $10 or $20 quick overnighter spaces you talk about would sure help people like us. WE are going to try one of those Ohio turnpike plaza spots tonight that you wrote about. —Brian & Sue Robertson