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If you are designing from scratch, make your washrooms non gender. Instead of making a mens washroom with three stalls, and a womans with three stalls, make several banks of six washrooms that have a shower, sink, and toilet in each one. This way, your cleaning staff doesn't have to shut down the entire washroom for cleaning. They can close each washroom individually for cleaning. This will keep the washrooms open, and not create issues for cleaning. We sometimes travel with four people in the rv, so using the park showers comes in handy. One park we were at closed the washrooms from 8 am to 9 am. WTH. I agree with the out of level thing. I couldn't tell you how many parks we were at,that you can hardly level a large A class without the front wheels off the ground. Many pushers have the door at the front of the rv, so four or five inches out of level front to back, puts the wheels and step quite high.

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One of the things we really like is the "Comfort stations" some newer RV parks have. They're a grouping of small bathrooms rather than one larger facility.
Not only is this a lot like being at home, some of us travel with a person that needs assistance bathing and it's just a nice luxury to have a room to ourselves.


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Posted: 10/24/19 04:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

winniman wrote:

If you are designing from scratch, make your washrooms non gender. Instead of making a mens washroom with three stalls, and a womans with three stalls, make several banks of six washrooms that have a shower, sink, and toilet in each one. This way, your cleaning staff doesn't have to shut down the entire washroom for cleaning. They can close each washroom individually for cleaning. This will keep the washrooms open, and not create issues for cleaning. We sometimes travel with four people in the rv, so using the park showers comes in handy. One park we were at closed the washrooms from 8 am to 9 am. WTH. I agree with the out of level thing. I couldn't tell you how many parks we were at,that you can hardly level a large A class without the front wheels off the ground. Many pushers have the door at the front of the rv, so four or five inches out of level front to back, puts the wheels and step quite high.
Individual washrooms create their own problems. I would never, ever have a park with them. People will get in and get out of traditional style restrooms quicker, which can be of value during peak periods of usage. The common areas of traditional men's and women's washrooms create peer pressure to keep everything neat and clean. The possibility of someone walking in at any moment helps prevent children from using the facility as a rec room, keeps dog grooming at a minimum and might even make a vandal think twice. Bad things happen behind closed doors.

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Being on the water. Copy Chula Vista RV Resort and you'll have a winner.


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It appears a lot of folks are concerned with the bathrooms. We rarely use them. Perfectly happy with the ones in our rig.

Our concerns:

I believe it rains a good bit in McKinney. Good drainage after rainstorms is something to consider. It's a bit of turn-off to arrive with mud everywhere. Gravel/paved access and gravel/paved pads certainly help keep mud to a minimum when everything is wet and damp. Not fun when it gets on your shoes, in your rig, or forces you to go mudding with your motorhome/TV--lol!

I'd also carefully consider the placement of water/elect/sewer hook-ups. Everybody has their preference, but placing all 3 somewhere in the middle/rear half of the pad (left side, of course) is probably the best compromise for most rigs.

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My biggest complaint of the wonderful South Dakota state campgrounds is what they call level sites. They say level sites on the website, but most aren't even close. As a friend says, so many sites are like helmets. Front to back and side to side slopes.

When you are getting the dirt work done, spend a little more time actually making the sites truly level, with a slight slope for drainage.


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1. Level sites.
2. Good electricity with 50, 30, and 20 amps outlets at each site.
3. Water available at each site all year.
4. Sewer at each site.
5. Adequate laundry that does not over charge.
6. Spacious sites and further secluded by landscaping between each site.
7. Concrete patio at each site.

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wanderingaimlessly wrote:

Doing it in a southern region, if you will cater to long termers in a section, have the best wifi you can, short timers can use hotspots etc, but the long termers want good wifi. They will overlook some other misgivings for good wifi.
Otherwise , as others have suggested, separate areas, room between sites, Senior or over 55 areas.


Disagree on the WIFI I gave up long ago on RV Wifi - too many abuse it a with streaming etc and it ruins it for all - I do not know how a owner could built a system that would work in today's world.
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We have stayed a many RV parks that had long term and short term guest and never had any problem or concern about them. Those did have separation between the groups but nothing more than minimal separation, sometimes just the other side of one common street. BUT. In all those cases the long term sites were neat, well kept, and did not look a lot different than those of us passing thru other than a few obvious things like maybe a deck, patio, flower gardens, etc. Good management I guess.

Room between sites is important.
Level sites.
Good, preferably paved, roads.
Mix of pull thru and back in. Each has fans.
Concrete pads are great. More so if that includes a patio.
Shade trees, especially in Texas.
Good Wi-Fi is great and hard to find in an RV park.
We only use our own bathrooms so can’t comment there.

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