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Posted: 05/27/21 07:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If it has resort in the title I'm out, they are all over priced and all I need is working hookup to explore the area.


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Crowe wrote:

I don't think the biggest consideration for boondocking is price. I think it's more lifestyle based than economic. I have no interest in boondocking. That's not what I RV for. Many boondockers have no interest in a developed campground, regardless of cost. It's a mindset and not much else.


You're correct.

We spent 16 years of full-timing and rarely stayed at a RV park or Resort.

We boondocked on public lands because we like the quietness and no lights. We enjoy nature and there's nothing better than to park at the edge of a beautiful stream or lake with no one else around. It has absolutely nothing to do with free camping. Once we're set up we use the Jeep for exploring the backroads and doing hikes. That's where the beauty of our country is... not in a 'resort'.

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we have reservations in a didderent place but just for kicks ...
Marg is not a resort no beach no river no mountain within 5 miles of mountains.
PR Landing is no resort. Again no beach no mountains does have hills does have stream.
Both have pools.
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That's a terrible Haiku.


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teejaywhy wrote:

bgum wrote:

we have reservations in a didderent place but just for kicks ...
Marg is not a resort no beach no river no mountain within 5 miles of mountains.
PR Landing is no resort. Again no beach no mountains does have hills does have stream.
Both have pools.
...


That's a terrible Haiku.


That made my morning!!! Thanks. [emoticon]


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djsamuel wrote:

teejaywhy wrote:

bgum wrote:

we have reservations in a didderent place but just for kicks ...
Marg is not a resort no beach no river no mountain within 5 miles of mountains.
PR Landing is no resort. Again no beach no mountains does have hills does have stream.
Both have pools.
...


That's a terrible Haiku.


That made my morning!!! Thanks. [emoticon]


Mine too!!! LOL [emoticon]


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bgum wrote:

we have reservations in a didderent place but just for kicks I looked up two new RV Parks in Pigeon Forge TN. MARGARITAVILLE RV RESORT AT $119 a night and Pigeon River Landing rv resort at $79 per night.

Marg is not a resort no beach no river no mountain within 5 miles of mountains.
PR Landing is no resort. Again no beach no mountains does have hills does have stream.
Both have pools.

Most Parks are expected to have clean facilities, pool, and wifi but add Resort to mane and watch out.


Not sure of the point, sounds like they are near tourist destinations? if the parks are clean, maintained with enforced rules/security that may drive up the price? I have 1 booked this year at $108 per night that fits perfectly on what you described... certainly will not drive me to boondock [emoticon] [emoticon]

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bgum wrote:

we have reservations in a didderent place but just for kicks I looked up two new RV Parks in Pigeon Forge TN. MARGARITAVILLE RV RESORT AT $119 a night and Pigeon River Landing rv resort at $79 per night.

Marg is not a resort no beach no river no mountain within 5 miles of mountains.
PR Landing is no resort. Again no beach no mountains does have hills does have stream.
Both have pools.

Most Parks are expected to have clean facilities, pool, and wifi but add Resort to mane and watch out.


Not sure of the point, sounds like they are near touristsounds like they are near tourist destinations destinations? if the parks are clean, maintained with enforced rules/security that may drive up the price? I have 1 booked this year at $108 per night that fits perfectly on what you described... certainly will not drive me to boondock [emoticon] [emoticon]

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Exactly. A "resort" is simply a place near tourist areas. I can call an empty field a "resort" if it's adjacent to an amusement park or entertainment venue. No pool required.

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We almost never stay at private campgrounds anymore. One because of price,and one because they pack you in like sardines. We normally stay at state or federal parks. We have the Senior Pass which gives you free entry to any National Park or National Historic site. It also gives you half off camping at any Federal Campground. So we try to hit Forest Service or Army Corps of Engineers (COE).The lowest we paid was $7.50 a night for water and electric. The most we paid was $19 a night for water and electric and right on the lake. State Parks are usually more but generally in the $30 to $40 range. Sometimes you may have to drive 20 miles off the interstate,but for those prices it's worth it.Plus you have more room and a better view than in a commercial campground.

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We stay at and enjoy the entire range. Individually, I enjoy boondocking the best far away from anyone, however my teen daughters disagree. They prefer water slides, pools, games, etc. We find state parks to be the middle ground for all of us but they are super difficult to get into. So we end up covering them all. Staying at true resorts, places that call themselves a resort but it's a stretch, KOA's, State parks, and boon docking. Just trying to keep everyone happy and everyone doing something other than staring at their phone

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