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The two sites would attract very different clientele. Right off the interstate will be a lot of travelers for one nighters, although between you and me, I also would prefer getting far enough off the interstate to get away from the road noise, even just for one night. And I have driven as much as 20 miles off the highway for a campground, when traveling areas with few CGs available. I think the choice will indeed depend on what other attractions there are nearby and how many CGs there are. If you are the only one for miles and miles, it will matter less which you choose.





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X2 on Iraqvet05, and pull threws are great. short drive not a problem ,put a big sign at the freeway. game room for kids ,laundry, and priced right ,were not all rich. service and friendly staff. p.s book me a spot.

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The crowd that just wants to stop won't drive the 12 minutes. Do you want to an overnight stop or a two/three+ night destination campground? You need a complete business plan before you decide to build anything, anywhere.

* This post was edited 03/08/19 03:37pm by Lwiddis *


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Sounds a lot like Fayetteville, NC to me!

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Flan wrote:

Leave as many trees as possible! Nothing worse then “camping” on something that looks like a football field!


The OP is damned if they do and damned if they don't.

I love parking under the trees. But I have friends who refuse to park under/around trees.


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As far as pricing goes, we plan to be comparable to but no higher, than the interstate parks that are within an hour drive from us.

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Packbacker wrote:

Our main question we'd like opinions on is whether this type of park would be more attractive to campers versus a park right off the interstate and would the 12 minute drive be a turnoff? Also worth noting that the 12 minute drive is a 4 lane highway that is 55mph the entire ride.


I'll echo what has been previously said- both have appeal. But generally to 2 different audiences. For the country RV park, you'll attract people who want to stay for a weekend or a week (or longer!) because of the campground/RV park feel. For the one on the interstate, you'll attract travelers who are just passing through.

For the interstate, is it a major thoroughfare that you'd regularly have people who need to stop?

Both appeal to me, just for different reasons.

Just please don't charge extra for kids!

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Whammon1 wrote:

The real question is what other attractions are in the area to make this a destination type trip?

Easy on easy off is great and I would prefer something off the interstate to avoid road noise myself.


Ditto, if you decide to do make sure there are plenty of big signs showing the way. Plus you might consider, I don't know how much this would cost, getting one of those camping signs added to the Interstate exit signs. By big I mean something like a 5 or 6 ft sign not a giant billboard.

You are obviously in the south, just roughly what area are you talking about. Are there a lot of other CG in the area. In my opinion I-10 in the FL panhandle and in AL & Ms is under served.


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We prefer less amenities. A quiet loop for "Adult Only" Seniors like Buckhorn Lake RV Resort in TX. They had a Family section and an Adult Section.

Would drive 12 miles for the country setting.

Space between sites with privacy.

Clean bathrooms, showers, laundry room.

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Personally, I have no problem driving 12 miles from the interstate to a CG. However, does that make it 12 miles from the nearest store, fuel station, and how about cell reception ? Things like that do turn me off. I like being away from busy areas, but not a 20 minute drive from basic needs. Good Luck !

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