Wednesday, October 20, 2021


On any given day, is it easier to find a place to stay that night in a campground or motel/hotel?

If you needed a place to stay tonight, do you think it would be easier to find an RV park or campground with vacancy or a motel or hotel?

RV parks and campgrounds book up quick (as we’re sure you know), but sometimes you call a place and they take you by surprise and have a spot just for you! Hotels and motels used to be pretty easy to book, too, but these days a room can be hard to come by, especially in popular areas.

Please tell us in the poll below, then leave a comment with your thoughts. Thanks!


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Rolling Coal
3 months ago

When I was working, I’d be more than 200 nights a year in hotels. Never had a problem booking using the web to search and secure. Now that I’m retired, we find it a challenge sometimes to get the locations and dates we want without booking 6 to 12 months in advance.

Tommy Molnar
3 months ago

As an RV’er, I’ve never looked for a motel room. That’s why we became RV’ers. I’m kind of flummoxed by this question in an RV forum.

RV Staff (@rvstaff)
3 months ago
Reply to  Tommy Molnar

Hi, Tommy. If you look at some of the comments, you’ll notice that this question does apply to some of our readers. On the other hand, we just like to flummox our readers sometimes. Keeps you on your toes. 😆 Have a great day! 😀 —Diane

Gary G
3 months ago

Unfortunately haven’t been able to go anywhere in the last 18 months so no answer. As the country opens up ask again in 6 months.

3 months ago

Unfortunately motel/hotel is easier. Campgrounds are becoming more and more difficult to find a spot when going through a reservation system and you can forget about just stopping at night to find a spot in a campground!

3 months ago

I have to stay in hotels periodically when I visit my kids. I’ve never had a problem getting a room at my preferred location. However, we do sometimes have to look at several different locations to get a site for our big rig.

3 months ago

Sometimes, we stay in a less than nice campground as a overnight. NOT so for a less than nice Motel

Wayne Braxton
3 months ago

On a recent non RV trip it was easy to find a pet friendly motel
Now trying to plan a RV trip with our grandson I have had to change preferred destinations twice before finding a campground with vacancies. What a change from pre-Covid times

John Massengale
3 months ago

I usually always have a reservation for all of our stops when on a trip.

Shamrock camper
3 months ago

Why not boondock in hotel parking?

Ed K
3 months ago

I can’t answer, as I haven’t stayed in a Motel/Hotel in over 40 years. We do try and find campsites with at least 30 amp power even though the MH is 50 amp. I can live without 2 A/C units, I can’t sleep without our CPap machines.

Bob p
3 months ago

We’ve never had to look for a motel but the few times we needed a campground we didn’t do more than just call 20-30 minutes before arriving.

3 months ago

Hard to know, so I didn’t answer. If I’m looking for an RV spot, I’m not looking at hotels or motels as an alternative, so I don’t pay attention to their occupancy. I’ll start calling places that are further down the road or a little further off my route.