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4 years ago

We’ve been full timers for 10 years, having retired out of Seattle, we too have problems finding RV Parks in Washington and Oregon, The Seattle area is the very worst. Someone should create an RV park in the Seattle area, seems like it would be a money maker, we’ve heard this same complaint for years. The demand is there, but no supply.

Bob Godfrey
4 years ago

Although we have traveled to more than 44 states since we began our full-time experience we had never encountered the problems of finding adequate RV sites before as you have been talking about in the past few issues. We finally came to the west coast this year and finding campgrounds in Oregon and Washington has been extremely challenging to say the least and the quality of those sites has been disappointing. Far too many of the RV parks in this area seem to be nothing more than places for the “working poor” in that they offer economically viable places for those of limited income to live on a permanent basis. I.E. the park we are currently in has us wedged in between two “permanent trailers” one of which is surrounded by all sorts of junk and looks like it belongs in a salvage yard, the other on the opposite side isn’t much better and although the folks are very nice the park just does not enforce it’s own rules regarding upkeep of sites and dogs not being on a leash. The weekend crowd has arrived and it is now a zoo. Or maybe I’m just getting old! We would normally choose to stay at state parks since they usually have nicer accommodations but Washington State Parks are booked 9 months in advance whether or not people use the site they book is another story since cancellations normally don’t occur until the day before arrival so that leaves visitors like us to the commercial campgrounds more often than not.

We wish you well in your full-time adventures. It’s a great big beautiful country we live in. Enjoy it to the max!

Harold Smith
4 years ago

I’m glad I’m not the only one suffering from Senior Moments!

4 years ago

The video Choosing the Right Sealant for your RV is dangerously incomplete. It does not mention the correct sealant for rubber RV roofs, which is usually Dicor Self Leveling Lap Sealant. Using any kind of silicone on a rubber roof is a big no-no. Why do I say it is dangerous? Because water leaks are the number 1 destroyers of RVs.

Chuck Woodbury (@chuck)
4 years ago
Reply to  Slim

Slim, I hope you left a comment on the video. It was at

H Bru
4 years ago

Those rv parks that complain about rv’s parking at Walmart like the one in Penticton should be looking at their ridiculous prices,none of them should be over 30.00.That might entice more rv’s to use their park.Just a suggestion.

4 years ago
Reply to  H Bru

Absolutely! Remember when Motel 6 was $6/night?……they supplied the sheets, the room cleaning, and Tom Bodett left the light on for us. 🙂 Solar panels become a lot cheaper when you consider the average RV park charge is $30/night.

Heather McGee
4 years ago

In your Almost News Section you have a tiny error regarding a council debate about RV waterfront parking. HAVELOCK-BELMONT-METHUEN is a township in Ontario, Canada. HAVELOCK, NORTH CAROLINA is in Craven County. Ironically, I live in Havelock-Belmont-Metheun and have family who live in Havelock, NC. As we have limited waterfront in my municipality, I presume that the news item applies to NC.