I, too, am on the road full time and move pretty often while still working. The big exception is the Florida winter option on family owned acreage with utilities and I refuse to accept it as free. With my schedule, government campgrounds suit my preference and budget just fine. Passport America, if needed, gets me from one campground to the next. Once in a "Blue Moon", I'll stay at the right commercial park for a month with a monthly rate. But, it's a rarity. I budget $25/day for campgrounds. However, between the "geezer pass", PA, an occasional monthly rate, and City/County & State parks, I come in well below that total. Will be interesting to see what happens after next July when I have more time on my hands.
In Southern Georgia and into Alabama there are many COE parks with 30 and/or 50 amp, water, paved pads, roomy sites, shade, excellent bathouses and showers, and lots of sites with sewer also along with being on the waterfront and we do stay at them quite often for a few days to a week both when going to Florida and returning to our Michigan home. On other trips too. If you have a NP Access card, the nightly rate is the "outragous" price of $11/day. Dale Hollow Lake COE in Central Northern Tennessee is another with several other COE CG's in the area. There are excellent CG's all over our country that are reasonably priced if you do your research and look around. We have learned a lot in our 49 years of RVing and put it to work for us.
Why would anyone pay the ripoff price of over $35 a day unless an all night kiss with passion came with it? However, Mama might have some input on this!
A superb CC LB 4X4, GM HD Diesel, airbags, Rancho's, lots more
Lance Legend TC 11' 4", loaded including 3400 PP generator and my deluxe 2' X 7' rear porch
29 ft Carriage Carri-lite 5'er - a specially built gem
A like new '07 Sunline Solaris 26' TT
We don't have a firm limit. That would seem rather short-sighted (pun kinda intended) given that location is everything. A campground right off the interstate for just an overnight stop? We wouldn't break the bank for that. But campgrounds on the beach or with a fantastic mountain view? I'm not going to put an arbitrary, pre-conceived limit on those.
Me and the DH
Two boys and two dogs (and two cats who prefer to stay home)
2008 Forest River Georgetown 350DS (bunkhouse model)
2001 Honda CR-V
I`ve paid upwards of $120 a nite after all the added on fees. I have no issues with the rate as the park I`m talking about has lots to do! an outdoor water park..... wave pool, lazy river, water slides, dumping bucket, kiddie play area, 2 different pools, 2 minigolf courses, and lots of activities!
I`ll pay if it`s worth it!
Son Brandon 11yrs
Daughter Marissa 10yrs
07 Cherokee 32B
02 Excursion 4X4 V-10 4.30 gear 5Star tuner Y-pipe mod Hellwig sway bar
Reese HP dualcam Prodigy brake controller
A bad day of camping is
better than a good day at work!
We average in the mid-40s traveling on the East Coast. Get near a city or tourist attraction in the Northeast and prices go up into the 60's, 70's and higher. It all has to do with location and a lot of these campgrounds see the rates the motel/hotels are getting and want their share.