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Posted: 11/20/19 05:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Has anyone stayed at, what is suppose a RV Resort were you pay by the month an have to furnish the amenities beside Electric (cable, water, etc.)

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An “RV Resort” is an excuse to make an additional charge for amenities...usually that aren’t worth the charge because they aren’t very nice or because I don’t use them.


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Yeah, we stayed at one in Tucson but it was off season. The definition is ill defined and mainly consists of what the cg calls itself. I don't believe the monthly stays are required but snowbirders typically want to lock up their spot for a long period.

In active snowbird areas it is common to make reservations a year in advance.

We probably have stopped at other resorts but since we do not hang around the cg and partake of what they have to offer, we probably didn't notice.


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Resorts are in the eye of the builder. Its term is usually used to catch travellers as an 'exclusive' clientele, not because it has any exclusive amenity except probably those parks with unit type , clothing option , or age restrictions.
Ignore the naming. A resort, park, campground, find your place with your wishes with your fingers, friends and google earth.
Review sites such as campgroundreviews.com, campsitephotos.com, tripadvisor.com, are useful, not dependable. you choose what is what is right for you.

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What is an RV resort? -- a campground that charges more money to make their clientele think they are getting something special.

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Resorts are in the eye of the builder. Its term is usually used to catch travellers as an 'exclusive' clientele, not because it has any exclusive amenity except probably those parks with unit type , clothing option , or age restrictions.
Ignore the naming. A resort, park, campground, find your place with your wishes with your fingers, friends and google earth.
Review sites such as campgroundreviews.com, campsitephotos.com, tripadvisor.com, are useful, not dependable. you choose what is what is right for you.


And don't forget Google Earth / Google Maps - Satellite View are also a good tool to evaluate an RV park and its surroundings.


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It's so varied that I don't pay any attention to the term. I look for a cg where I want/need it and then check it out on Google Earth.


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Marketing term with no clear definition.

Generally, it will have more amenities (pool, club house, etc...)


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On our retirement trip, we stopped here. It set the bar pretty high for what an RV resort is. No trailers or fifth wheels, tennis and pickleball courts, 2 pools, privately own landscaped sites with pavers instead of a slab and patio furniture instead of a picnic table. It was pretty nice, but pricey. We normally would not pay to stay at places like this because all those amenities are wasted on us. We just like to sit at the site when we're not out exploring the area.

However, they were offering 25% off for first time campers, so it brought the price from outrageous down to merely ridiculous.

We compare every campground that calls itself a resort to HHIMR. Nothing has measured up yet.

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We stayed at several that called themselves resorts, but in reality were really only just a normal rv park. We did stay at a few that were in fact resorts, and had clubhouses, and many extra features like restaurants, and sports facilities. We generally don't seek those kind of places because they are priced higher than we like to pay, and we don't really use any of those amenities. If we were looking to stay long term, that might make a difference.

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