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Maybe, if your situation and schedule would permit the time, you could see about being a camp host?





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magnusfide wrote:

Some good suggestions. I'd do my homework first to see what's available in my price range before spending money parking my rv somewhere.

What I would do is use realtor.com or zillow.com to pick out a couple of candidates to look at. You can make an appointment with the realtor through those websites.


You may want to contact a good realtor in the area to help you look. Houses are not staying on the market long and a brick and mortar realtor will know of houses ahead of Zillow. I have been trying to help my son find a house and several already had offers on them when they showed up on Zillow and several more were gone the first day.

A good realtor may even have suggestion for where you can park your RV.

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State parks and monthly rates generally don't mix. State parks are not designed nor do they cater to long terms stays. Recommending a state park is going down the wrong path from the start.


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Posted: 03/27/21 08:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

DrewE wrote:

Maybe, if your situation and schedule would permit the time, you could see about being a camp host?

That's a great idea.


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bgum wrote:

Gifford Pinchot state park. Has hookups. Rate is about 23. On lake near Wellsville. Has a real good senior citizen discount.


Unfortunately I think one would find that every single FHU site at GP and every other PA state park is booked solid for every weekend the entire season. PA state parks have a very limited number of FHU sites, most have none at all. It was only in recent years they started converting some to FHU,and it takes them years to upgrade as they use the local maintenence staff to do the upgrades.

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GDS-3950BH wrote:

bgum wrote:

Gifford Pinchot state park. Has hookups. Rate is about 23. On lake near Wellsville. Has a real good senior citizen discount.


Unfortunately I think one would find that every single FHU site at GP and every other PA state park is booked solid for every weekend the entire season. PA state parks have a very limited number of FHU sites, most have none at all. It was only in recent years they started converting some to FHU,and it takes them years to upgrade as they use the local maintenence staff to do the upgrades.


I can confirm this is true. I was looking yesterday. You'll find a few one day Tuesday or Wednesday openings but very few.

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johnwalkerpa1 wrote:

GDS-3950BH wrote:

bgum wrote:

Gifford Pinchot state park. Has hookups. Rate is about 23. On lake near Wellsville. Has a real good senior citizen discount.


Unfortunately I think one would find that every single FHU site at GP and every other PA state park is booked solid for every weekend the entire season. PA state parks have a very limited number of FHU sites, most have none at all. It was only in recent years they started converting some to FHU,and it takes them years to upgrade as they use the local maintenence staff to do the upgrades.


I can confirm this is true. I was looking yesterday. You'll find a few one day Tuesday or Wednesday openings but very few.


He was also just slightly off with the rate stated. $23?

Try $43.25. Plus another $4.00 if its on a weekend, another $5.00 if your not a PA resident, and the $6.50 reservation fee. $58.75. If it's in a designated pet section add another $2.00 if you have a pet or not, $60.75

Now take off the "real good" senior discount of $4.50

* This post was edited 04/03/21 03:49am by GDS-3950BH *

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Try this one[emoticon]ttps://www.goodsam.com/campgrounds-rv-parks/pennsylvania/jonestown/jonestown-aok-campground-201519832/

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lol Thanks but AOK is booked. I swear I've tried them all. In the process saw some pretty rough campgrounds.

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I stayed in a real nice one up in central PA for a week. It was never full in the week I was there and I had no trouble getting in for a week. Don't remember name of CG but it was in Somerset county I think.

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