What’s most important to you when choosing an RV park?

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What’s most important to you in choosing an RV park based on the choices below? Do you prefer reliable WiFi over a swimming pool? Is the space between your RV and your neighbor’s critical? Or is not having a good selection of TV stations on the cable TV a deal breaker?

Make one, two or three choices below. Let’s see what matters to the readers of RV Travel readers. This should be interesting!

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Eileen
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Eileen

I travel in a 25′ Class C without a towed car. So I voted for clean showers/restrooms, fast wifi, and “other” – for me, that means LEVEL SITES!!! I will gladly forgo a spacious site with barbecue, fire ring and landscaping if I can have one where I don’t have to spend a sweaty hour at the end of a long drive, back-and-forthing over various configurations of leveling blocks. And for a stay of several days or a week (or more), the level site means I can come and go more quickly and easily for shopping, sightseeing, etc.

Karen
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Karen

I’m an urban camper, and really appreciate easy access to public transportation.

Carolyn Thomas
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Carolyn Thomas

Level sites and privacy trees or hedges with space between. One site the neighbor had pullouts so. If and into our site so we could barely get out of our RV. Another site awning hit our RV. And high prices annoy us as we are packed in and no amenities.

Captn John
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Captn John

I’m just hoping for gas/diesel to rise by at least $2 per gallon, CG fees to double or triple, and interest rates on RVs to hit double digits!

Ginette L. Piwowarczyk
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Ginette L. Piwowarczyk

We have a motor home class c and somewhat level sites are important.

fred ford
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fred ford

with 10K people a day in the U.S. turning 65 and that number happening for the next 12-14 years things are going to get worst instead of better. estimated rv sales in 2018 is around 600K. a lot of these people are new to rv’ing and have a lot to learn. commercial campgrounds are not where we stay for several reasons. we are not interested in the pool, hot tub, shuffleboard etc. we want a safe place to spend the nite, dump and fill the next day and leave. why do campgrounds not have a area with a reasonable price… Read more »

John Berger
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John Berger

I agree 100% !

Peter
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Peter

Having a few ed fog park so our traveling dog can get out and exercise.

Denny wagamam
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Denny wagamam

Depends if it is overnight or long term.
For Overnight low cost like Passport Americs,, wide sites, no low tree branches easy access into and out of the site and close to the freeway. Also no rocks or timbers outlining the fpdriveways or roadway.

Long term same as above just add a lbody if water, well kept green grass around my site and dpcsmpground with flowers and no long term RV’s And no park models!

Sharon
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Sharon

A reasonably level area to park; some shade with enough sun for our solar; few to none big RV units; few to none dogs in sight or sound; someplace to replenish fresh water tank; someplace to empty tanks. 30 amp electric is nice but just frosting on the cake as are clean latrines and/or shower house with hot water.

Mike
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Mike

Level site and good utility hook-ups.

Mark
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Mark

No barking dogs and keep your music and TV noise to yourself.

dan
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dan

Level is a must

Dann
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Dann

Its unpleasant to pull in, set up and then the neighbors have TV, satellite, etc. I stick to radio the old fashion way. Also, those folks that arrive after dark and set up. Wish that occurred less often.
Level sites are always a good thing, with other RV’ers not so close, etc. Lower noise after dark, sitting around the campfire singing songs and telling funny stories is always a good time. No druggies, no drinkers, no bad attitudes, and happy thoughts everywhere.

Terry
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Terry

Dark is relative…. it’s dark at 4p in winter!
But to your likely-intended point, quiet hours should be just that –quiet. And should be 10p-8a, IMO.., so everyone has opportunity to settle down and get 8 hours of sleep.
Camps rarely let people in after 8-9p, in my experience. We’ve been here a few days…Last night there was an influx between 7-10p. Lots of noise til 10:30 but that’s still outside of park quiet hours of 11-7. Hard for those who have a normal bedtime around 10, though…

Fox
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Fox

I almost never stay at a campground. Boondocking is the best way to go.

Travilenman
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Travilenman

For OTHER I would like Friendly/ Helpful Owners and or friendly workers…I have stayed @ RV parks that were not very friendly….I wondered how they stayed in business…..

Jim
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Jim

30 Amp or more electric, a shot at the 110 and 119 satellites, and a level pad, plus room to stretch out, are all it takes to keep me happy. Nice extras are a 60 foot pull through, water and electric, and QUIET.

Terry
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Terry

Supply & demand

Chuck
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Chuck

Only stay in State Camp Grounds with good ocean views

NANCY
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NANCY

LEVEL SITE, PREFERABLY WITH A PAD

Barb
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Barb

Ease of getting into site and set up.

Jon
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Jon

Clear view for the satellite! Maybe the most important.

RACA
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RACA

We agree! The availability of satellite friendly sites are important to us as well

Tom G
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Tom G

Clear view to the southwest sky for satellite connection

Wolfe
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Wolfe

I’m throwing in with the folks saying “more space, really, just MORE SPACE!”… I myself don’t care about bathrooms or pools or laundries. I towed my bathroom, and swim and canoe in the natural water. To me, I just want a good space with trees (not an open field), and enough space that the neighbor’s slide doesn’t close my door for me or otherwise hit my awning. I’m comfy-camping, not parking in my exact footprint. From some of the above responses against dogs and generators (I have a quiet generator and a ADA service dog), it seems maybe we should… Read more »

Bob Godfrey
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Bob Godfrey

Parks that enforce their rules. Many times it seems that we are the only ones who follow the published rules and when you mention a rule breaker to the owner they just shrug it off………frustrating. If you don’t intend to enforce rules then don’t publish them.

Actual "Camper" seeks Sanity
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Actual "Camper" seeks Sanity

If we could weight responses, I’d say 90% MORE SPACE, and barely care about the other full-timer-only stuff..I take AWAY points if there is WiFi or a pool or other “attractions” that interfere with enjoying “RVing with my family.” My desired “others” would include: – No busy bodies complaining about my respectful kids, friendly/quiet dog, or occasional generator usage. More space would help these… – a basic separation of RV “lifestyles”… I’m “comfortably camping,” not building a town from non-moving RVs, and not trying to bring my party-house into the woods. I don’t want to be yelled for keeping you… Read more »

Buzzelectric
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Buzzelectric

Let me know where you are camping. I will be your good neighbor, but of course at a distance.

Diane M
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Diane M

Spacious sites and NO permanent residents!

Dave
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Dave

Need to have level sites and an enforced good pet policy.

Mk
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Mk

PULL Thourgh site. I’m a newbie and don’t have the hang of backing up yet.

Gene Bjerke
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Gene Bjerke

I agree that level sites are probably the most important. That and clean bathrooms. We can usually deal with the other issues, but we don’t like sleeping on our heads (and neither does our refrigerator).

Kenneth Merry
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Kenneth Merry

Clean, private, handicap showers and bath, clean laundromat with folding area and of course pet friendly. Cable TV is nice and I do like to fish, for dinner.

Tina Dodds
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Tina Dodds

The other campers I am near. I have learned the hard way to steer clear of sketchy people.

Beverly
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Beverly

Either concrete or asphalt or gravel, enough of it so that in rain the site isn’t muddy!

Barb Palm
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Barb Palm

We have a satellite dish for TV. We have our own internet. We need streets without cars and trucks parked in them because of inadequate RV parking spaces. We need trees trimmed so our rig doesn’t get damaged for just an overnight stay. More thought should be put into new parks. Take into consideration that you will have both motorhome AND 5-th wheels trying to look at the same view. Have hookups on both sides and keep sewer hookups out of the neighbors site.

Greg
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Greg

Level Sites, Reliable Power. Clear view of southwest sky a plus. Don’t generally care about bathrooms as we’re self contained. I generally don’t trust campground wifi security, so we use our own.

Bill
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Bill

Dog friendly and lots of room to manuever into the (level) site.

Pat
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Pat

Lake or big pond for fishing, with sites right on the water.

Nancy
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Nancy

A nice dog park

Bill & Kitty BATEMAN
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Bill & Kitty BATEMAN

If the park has “permanent” residents their sites should be well kept and uncluttered.

Paul
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Paul

Agreed. I stopped at a park once that you could get high walking the dog,. rigs held up with bottle jacks, lumber etc, broken window with cardboard, most had not been on the road in years, broken electrical hookups, sewage on the ground, place was total a disaster. But the owner had a very nice well polished big Mercedes. Needless to say we were out-of-there in short order. Wonder where the local inspectors were?

Pat
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Pat

We are 45’ and tall so tree clearance large site a must. Also location while enroute like to stay close to our route. Price another consideration

Den
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Den

Wide pull through paved sites, no overhanging trees, and hookups in the correct location.

Jay Stump
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Jay Stump

Level long sites so we do not have to unhook

DnJ
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DnJ

Being escorted to your site, and help backing in.

Dennis Clark
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Dennis Clark

Level sites that are big rig friendly

Bruce McDonald
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Bruce McDonald

Location, location, location. Either where we want to / need to stop for the night or more importantly, where we want to spend time.

Mark
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Mark

Iocation is the most important! If there is nothing near the campground I want; why would I want to leave my beautiful home in Miami?

Susan G
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Susan G

Level sites. There’s nothing more frustrating and, at times, unsafe, to find really un-level sites at an RV park.

Karen Moore
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Karen Moore

Security

Gigi Raygor
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Gigi Raygor

Woods like setting

Traveling Man
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Traveling Man

Oh…And TRIMMED Trees! There’s nothing like having your expensive rigs roof or paint damaged by careless land owners neglect.

Traveling Man
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Traveling Man

It’s not on the list but tranquility, peace and quiet (NO barking dogs or loud, obnoxious generators running, loud parties or out of control kids) would be nice for a change.

Glenn
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Glenn

I’ll second that. Wholeheartedly!

Wolfe
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Wolfe

Although the recurring “good neighbors” request is probably not the amenity Chuck was asking about, it does seem the most consistent complaint. In this control-your-neighbor political atmosphere, it seems there’s no such thing as “reasonable” anymore, and I keep encountering the psycho-grandma more often than (there are some!) out of control pets and kids. I’ve been harassed by control-freaks IN THE PET LOOP for walking my dog TO THE DOG AREA. Said person insisted “dog loop means the dogs are allowed INSIDE your camper, not in your site or on the road.” Um, don’t think so! Although I agree about… Read more »

Terry
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Terry

Third it. And add: cut through on sites…usually adults , whizzing through on bikes too. Our first night here, in less than 24 hours— 33 people cut through our site, 3 on fast bikes that didn’t even slow down from 30-40mph despite inability to see what was potentially in path on our site and being right up at our steps. Finally noted sites & descriptions that several returned to, handed it to security and said pls enforce your rules. Still have a few– and always with attitude. Well, the guy with the alleged bad knee? News flash buddy —it’s a… Read more »

Terri Beard
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Terri Beard

No railroad or interstate nearby.

Judy G
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Judy G

Clean, safe places to walk my dog; an off-leash area is especially nice for exercise and play after a day’s drive.

John T
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John T

I agree , we like to excersize our dog so she is quiet when in the rv. A tired pet is a great pet.

Sandy
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Sandy

Adequate electricity. We have stayed at a lot of RV parks with a low voltage problem.

Tommy Molnar
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Tommy Molnar

I agree. Low voltage can damage electrical ‘stuff’ in our trailer. Sometimes we don’t even hook UP the electrical cord and just use our ability to boondock. It’s a shame to pay for that kind of sub-par power, but we DO use the dump and water.

And leave.

Mary Ann
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Mary Ann

Location. Full hookups. Good reviews.

djnott
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djnott

Dog runs. My dogs poop as soon as they get in one.

Bill & Kitty BATEMAN
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Bill & Kitty BATEMAN

We ALWAYS scoop our dogs waste even in a run … we”ll even pick up “forgotten” waste by others’ pets so as to help dog ownw\ers image.

J.
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J.

We scoop also ,even for those who think it’s beneath them.