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Posted: 04/02/11 04:39pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

JOHNNYFORD wrote:

here in ohio the state parks go up $2.00 a night starting april 1,2011
( $28.00 to $32.00 ) depending on state park, but its still a good deal, ohio has some nice state parks. i guess everything goes up except our income, oh well
Actually, even income goes up. In 1960 the median family income was $6180. Today the median family income is over $51,000. That's about a 900% increase. If you apply the same percentage increase to the Ohio rates, rates in 1960 would have been about $3.00. Wages have actually outpaced inflation for the last 50 years which is why our standard of living has increased. Why the politicians can preach about putting electric cars in your garage rather than a "chicken in every pot". We see lots of posts about the increasing costs of everything, but I have yet to see posts from people who got raises, promotions and bonuses boasting about how their income has risen today and prices are the same as they were yesterday.

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danny5002 wrote:

Awww isn't increased pricing wonderful? Yea, your right. It stinks. I have noticed that the local repair shot for our RV has gone from $55/hour to $78/hour for repairs. I guess if you can't sell enough RV's that you have to make a profit somewhere. I haven't checked yet for this years rate. It may have gone to $100/hour.
The going rate around here is $105 an hour. Mobile service costs an additional $75 right on top of the labor fee.


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ReferDog wrote:

Washington isn't funding the SP this year or forever. So they are on there own, we see how long that last,

I am confused I thought that is what we want smaller less intrusive gov…
(as long as it doesn’t negatively affect me)

they were never really good RV park managers. Remember State employees get paid every two week whether the park is full or not.

Should we start counting the private industry managers that are paid big money for running failing operations then paid bigger money even pensions just to leave…

Former WA park host.

Its becoming clearer…

Oregon is funded from the lottery, so prices are lower there. As mention all states are in a bind, and SP parks are not high on the list.

I guess it depends on who writes the list…

We either support the park system and fund them, or we don’t…

Some would damn them for funding them, some would damn them for not, yet more would damn them no matter what they did, for who they are, not the job they are doing…




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I guess it depends on who writes the list…

We either support the park system and fund them, or we don’t…

Some would damn them for funding them, some would damn them for not, yet more would damn them no matter what they did, for who they are, not the job they are doing…



Amen. It seems that we are resorting to just hating ANYTHING or ANYONE that is government. That is until there are problems then we scream that the government should have prevented it.


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Let's stay on topic folks - if the post turns political, I'll lock it down...

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Washington isn't funding the SP this year or forever. So they are on there own, we see how long that last, they were never really good RV park managers. Remember State employees get paid every two week whether the park is full or not. Former WA park host.
Oregon is funded from the lottery, so prices are lower there. As mention all states are in a bind, and SP parks are not high on the list.


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majordad43 wrote:

Texas has already determined to close 7 state parks with more possible. One of the closures is Blanco SP which is about 35 miles north of San Antonio on US 281. It is almost impossible to get a reservation at Blanco between March and the end of October. They stay packed but we're told they're losing $$$. Day rates are going up in nearly all of our state parks. I haven't checked the RV rates yet since we've not stayed in one of them. Someone on here can probably fill me in on their rates since the brochures are last year's and thus, no help for this year. Also have not notices any change on the park websites.


I wish things were better but all states are having to look at costs and since so few use the parks that vote in that state it is easy to see how closing them may viewed mor of a plus than a negative.

Has anyone seen NP's closing or reducing sevices yet like the states or does it alway lag what the states do?

We stayed at the Gaylord in Nashville this weeks for a trade show and it seems like all the prices there where higher than five years ago. Basic room with two beds with fees was nearly $250 a night. Just to park a car in an open parking lot was $18 per day.

If anything it seems like state parks have gone up too little too late to insure they pull their own weight.

With the current rate of inflation being so high makes it hard. I know one eating place that has reprinted their menu boards twice in the last eight months. On the way back from Nashville yesterday I saw $4 diesel. Inflation is catching up with park prices too.

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None of us really likes prices going up,expecially when our salary isn't.Most S/P's in S.C. cost $18 to $34 a night,and very little have sewer.The local county C/G we go to cost $25 a night for W,E,S,and $22 a night for W,E.,plus a $4 admin fee.IMO even @ these rates as nice as most of these C/G's are I don't see how they break even.If they stayed 85% full year round then I could see maybe some profit.But it is what it is.


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Texas has already determined to close 7 state parks with more possible. One of the closures is Blanco SP which is about 35 miles north of San Antonio on US 281. It is almost impossible to get a reservation at Blanco between March and the end of October. They stay packed but we're told they're losing $$$. Day rates are going up in nearly all of our state parks. I haven't checked the RV rates yet since we've not stayed in one of them. Someone on here can probably fill me in on their rates since the brochures are last year's and thus, no help for this year. Also have not notices any change on the park websites.


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