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Posted: 01/23/13 01:16pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We used to go to Castaways several times a year. Last year they jacked the prices and also had a ton of upcharges. We quit going. We go to Assateague off season. Only problem with Assateague is that in season there is no elec and I have to have a/c or I can't breathe when it's hot out. You can run the generator during the day, but they have quiet time overnight.

Took the grandson to FL this past summer for 3 weeks - and we paid less CG fees for 3 weeks than one week would have cost at Castaways.


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Posted: 01/23/13 01:27pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I want to know how you call a $100 a night park a "campground"? At what point does it become a "rv park" ?


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Posted: 01/23/13 02:58pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

magnusfide wrote:

D & M wrote:

Price is relative. I'm sure people can find a nice little Mom & Pop trailer park in Pigs Knuckle, AK for 20 bucks a night.
Nothing wrong with places called akin to "Pigs Knuckle" or anything else. Let's leave snobbery out of this and look strictly at the facilities vs price which is what the OP queried.


Not sure if your post is meant in jest or not.. but, for me - snobbery has nothing to do with it. Heck, rr2254545 earlier on the thread mentioned it - it's all about location, location, location.

My reading of the poster's reference to "Pigs Knuckle, AK" was meant to imply "the middle of nowhere" vs. Castaways which is miles from the ocean in a resort town.

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ependydad wrote:

magnusfide wrote:

D & M wrote:

Price is relative. I'm sure people can find a nice little Mom & Pop trailer park in Pigs Knuckle, AK for 20 bucks a night.
Nothing wrong with places called akin to "Pigs Knuckle" or anything else. Let's leave snobbery out of this and look strictly at the facilities vs price which is what the OP queried.


Not sure if your post is meant in jest or not.. but, for me - snobbery has nothing to do with it. Heck, rr2254545 earlier on the thread mentioned it - it's all about location, location, location.

My reading of the poster's reference to "Pigs Knuckle, AK" was meant to imply "the middle of nowhere" vs. Castaways which is miles from the ocean in a resort town.

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Posted: 01/24/13 03:52pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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My reading of the poster's reference to "Pigs Knuckle, AK" was meant to imply "the middle of nowhere" vs. Castaways which is miles from the ocean in a resort town.


It's all in the context. "Middle of nowhere" isn't middle of nowhere to some of us. Let's keep the snobbery out of it.


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magnusfide wrote:

ependydad wrote:


My reading of the poster's reference to "Pigs Knuckle, AK" was meant to imply "the middle of nowhere" vs. Castaways which is miles from the ocean in a resort town.


It's all in the context. "Middle of nowhere" isn't middle of nowhere to some of us. Let's keep the snobbery out of it.


There is no snobbery. Get a life!

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Posted: 01/24/13 09:27pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Even with location, one would be surprised at the rate disparity in an area. One place can be $35 a night, have some grassy patches separating campsites, and offer a quiet night's sleep because a pond separates you from the road. Another place on the same stretch of highway can be right by the tarmac, have much higher rates, and feel like sardine alley with nothing but air and a couple pebbles separating your rig from the neighbor's.

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magnusfide wrote:

ependydad wrote:


My reading of the poster's reference to "Pigs Knuckle, AK" was meant to imply "the middle of nowhere" vs. Castaways which is miles from the ocean in a resort town.


It's all in the context. "Middle of nowhere" isn't middle of nowhere to some of us. Let's keep the snobbery out of it.


Sigh, I tried to send you a PM on this.. I've rarely been called snobby. I'm honestly confused how referring to the "middle of nowhere" is offensive? Is it because of the (in jest) reference to "Pigs Knuckles, AK"? Is it the statement in general?

I guess let me try and rephrase...

The location of the campground is one of many factors in determining its price and if people will pay for it. The fact that Castaways is minutes from the ocean in a resort town allows it to charge a higher fee versus "other areas with less immediate amenities that appeal to a broad base of consumers and may or may not be within a short drive of major metropolitan areas". Ocean City, MD is a few short hours from south-central Pennsylvania and the Baltimore and Washington, DC metro areas.

Fair? Is it lacking the level of snobbery that you requested?

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ependydad wrote:

magnusfide wrote:

ependydad wrote:


My reading of the poster's reference to "Pigs Knuckle, AK" was meant to imply "the middle of nowhere" vs. Castaways which is miles from the ocean in a resort town.


It's all in the context. "Middle of nowhere" isn't middle of nowhere to some of us. Let's keep the snobbery out of it.


Sigh, I tried to send you a PM on this.. I've rarely been called snobby. I'm honestly confused how referring to the "middle of nowhere" is offensive? Is it because of the (in jest) reference to "Pigs Knuckles, AK"? Is it the statement in general?

I guess let me try and rephrase...

The location of the campground is one of many factors in determining its price and if people will pay for it. The fact that Castaways is minutes from the ocean in a resort town allows it to charge a higher fee versus "other areas with less immediate amenities that appeal to a broad base of consumers and may or may not be within a short drive of major metropolitan areas". Ocean City, MD is a few short hours from south-central Pennsylvania and the Baltimore and Washington, DC metro areas.

Fair? Is it lacking the level of snobbery that you requested?
Isn't wanting amenities a definition of snobbery? Saying things like beaches a short drive from major metro areas add to value is just a short step from saying finger bowls, wine stewards and butlers are required for a quality dining experience. Now go have your doorman summon your Rolls and driver and have a nice day. Don't forget your to wear your white gloves and tails.

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westernrvparkowner wrote:

Isn't wanting amenities a definition of snobbery? Saying things like beaches a short drive from major metro areas add to value is just a short step from saying finger bowls, wine stewards and butlers are required for a quality dining experience. Now go have your doorman summon your Rolls and driver and have a nice day. Don't forget your to wear your white gloves and tails.


LOL. I did camp next to a couple who had 2 sites - one for their million-dollar-plus motorhome; the second for their matching car trailer that held their Mercedes SUV and was where their paid driver slept when he wasn't making meals and doing other camp activities (hookups, dumping tanks, etc.). Maybe a bit of their snobbery rubbed off on me!

That said, I said it helps define their price, not value.

Take my house and lot for instance - if you move it 1 hour north of me, it drops in price by a good 1/3. If you move it 1 hour south and west of me, it would rise in price by a good 1/3. Exact same everything - it's all about location.

Snobby still?

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