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Old 04-13-2011, 11:23 AM   #29
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There's another TX State Park out on Galveston Island. We wanted to stay there but it was full.
Most rest stops will allow at least 8 hours of parking, loosely enforced. We spent several nights in rest stops close to the rest rooms. WalMart Super Centers are open all night so parking in WalMart lot allows access to rest rooms (ask first). Truck Stops are open all night will allow RVs to spend the night (again ask first).
When we're just going from point A to point B and just need a night's sleep we use Rest Areas first, then WalMart, then Truck Stops, generally in that order. I see no need to spend $20+ just for a nights sleep.
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Well NAPA it hs to do with location if you were out in the desert where there is no wine for sale or to drink it would be free, just go to the liquor store and pick up some $2 buck Chuck and take that along with you. We up here have to pay way more than that for a bottle of Grape!
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I went camping in a scamp last weekend for the first time. Had a great time, however, was shocked at the prices of camp spots at the local camp grounds.

We were in a 13' scamp, not using any hookups. I basically wanted a tent site, not a full blown RV site. I couldn't get one. The first night, we paid around $50 for a spot near Napa. The next night, we packed up and drove a bit towards the coast to Olima, and got a spot there for $42.

That's more than some cheap motels, with bed linens, showers, and a TV!

Anyone camp away from the RV campgrounds and not pay the fees? How does that work, and how do you find spots where you can drop anchor for the night? I want to be out in nature more anyway, not listening to someone's generator and seeing their TV flicker through their window.

Please help! Camping in a tiny fiberglass trailer has to be cheaper than this!
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Old 04-13-2011, 07:51 PM   #31
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Well NAPA it hs to do with location if you were out in the desert where there is no wine for sale or to drink it would be free, just go to the liquor store and pick up some $2 buck Chuck and take that along with you. We up here have to pay way more than that for a bottle of Grape!
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Pardon me for asking, but........HUH???????

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Prices for camping in the Napa Valley

basically for the area your in if one goes somewhere not so popular the prices in a campground would be cheaper or at least that is the way it is up here, also it the campground is kept up or new they have a right to charge more.
It happened to me when I used to use Motel 6 on our travels if I was close to a large city it cost almost double but if I was along a mjor highway not close to much other than a shopping centre in the middle of nowhere it was a lot cheaper.
By the way my neighbours are still looking for a 17' Plan B Escape but it has to be at least 4 years old.
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Hi: Francesca Knowles... I think what they are saying is ...it's "Pay per view" camping. My parents used to live in a resort town. They always said that groceries were more expensive there and the lakeshore real estate certainly was too!!!
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O-o-o-kay...
SO!
How much is a bottle of whatever it is you guys are drinking?
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O-o-o-kay...
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How much is a bottle of whatever it is you guys are drinking?
Hi: Francesca Knowles... We buy from a "North shore" Winery. $79.95 for a 16Ltr box of red or white house wine. There's always some of each on tap in the cellar and you don't have to stop to open a new bottle!!!
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Hi: Francesca Knowles... We buy from a "North shore" Winery. $79.95 for a 16Ltr box of red or white house wine. There's always some of each on tap in the cellar and you don't have to stop to open a new bottle!!!
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16 liter boxes!
Sounds like my kind of party...
How about posting some pics of your on-board wine cellar?
Makes me curse the day I took the 14 gal water tank out of my Trillium...
If I reinstall it, do any of your "North Shore wineries" have drive-up spigots?


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Walmart is up to $2.95. Drinking the cheap stuff enough you don't know the difference until you have something good. Then you go back to drinking the cheap stuff.
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Walmart is up to $2.95. Drinking the cheap stuff enough you don't know the difference until you have something good. Then you go back to drinking the cheap stuff.
$2.95 for only 16 liters!?!?

So much for Wal-Mart's "Low Prices Guaranteed".

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