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What the heck is going on with RV parks these days ?

All the extra charges - I know the economy is bad but have some class

Slide outs - -- extra fee
Pet Dog. -- -- extra fee
Use your A/C.- -extra fee
WIFI - ---------extra fee

Have I missed anything else some charge for ?????


Price gouging isn't a way to make up for the bad economy , in fact I try to avoid places that do this stuff .


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I have not encountered any of those extra fees, except one that charged extra for the wifi. And I chose not to stay there.

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When we run into a park with a fee schedule like that, our wheels roll back out and down the road we go to another park, or to Wallyworld, if need be. We will NOT stay at a park with such add on fees.


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I have found that the 50 amp sites are as a rule more expensive, and rightly so. also an extra fee for electric heat is not unusual. in fact that is one reason to avoid the heat strip in the AC unit on the roof as it is obvious that one is using electric heat when that goes on in the middle of the winter.
if you don't want to pay, enjoy your stay while blacktop boondocking.
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00 BUCK wrote:

What the heck is going on with RV parks these days ?

All the extra charges - I know the economy is bad but have some class

Slide outs - -- extra fee
Pet Dog. -- -- extra fee
Use your A/C.- -extra fee
WIFI - ---------extra fee

Have I missed anything else some charge for ?????


Price gouging isn't a way to make up for the bad economy , in fact I try to avoid places that do this stuff .


extra fee for slideouts? must be for use of a premium "wide" spot?
Pet dog, AC/WiFi, I can see those fees.
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50 AMP extra fee, and even then some parks say that you cannot use an electric heater in Winter months. A pull thru site fee is pretty common and WIFI fee is pretty standard although many now just have you log on to a pay site to have WIFI access. Cable TV fee is also charged at some parks as well as a fee to wash your coach. Oh well, just pay the necessary fees or avoid those parks that you feel are gouging you. RVreviews is pretty good about letting you know about additional fees in the written reviews from other users.

* This post was edited 07/13/12 08:36am by rgatijnet1 *

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I've seen these types of added charges but I don't camp in that type of campground (even if they don't have the charges). You forgot the up charge for children, guests, pay showers and dump station fee.


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I don't really care how I get to my total nightly cost (flat fee that's bigger or many small ones that add up). I get a total and then evaluate if the to total to see if it's worth it.


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Bumpyroad wrote:

I have found that the 50 amp sites are as a rule more expensive, and rightly so. also an extra fee for electric heat is not unusual. in fact that is one reason to avoid the heat strip in the AC unit on the roof as it is obvious that one is using electric heat when that goes on in the middle of the winter.
if you don't want to pay, enjoy your stay while blacktop boondocking.
bumpy


And for the many people that have roof top heat pumps, their unit is still running on the roof and they do not have an electric heat strip.

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They charge it because they can, it enough people will not pay it, either the fee or campground will go away.

Basic law of economics.


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