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Old 04-02-2015, 07:26 AM   #1
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Campgrounds for Fulltimers

"How about a section for really nice but cheap monthly camping sites? In all areas of the country. For when you find an area you want to hang around in for a while."

Southern NM.

Rusty's RV Ranch near Rodeo, NM
http://www.rustysrvranch.com/

Passport Park
Huge full service sites. sites 117 feet long, four Scamps could park in a site, no kidding.
Dark skys.
Near the Chirachua Mts. Nice camping in the Mts, lots of great hiking trails.
Friendly owner, spotless bathroom.

We have stayed here 3-4 times.

This campground is in a truly rural area, nearest gas station is about 25 miles, similarly for grocery stores.
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Yews, yes, yes! I second the suggestion for campground listings for long stays at reasonable prices.

That is one of the barriers to alot of folk travelling----wanting to stay for a while but hesitant due to higher costs on a fixed budget. Knowing in advance where one might stay longer for less would be a huge help!
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Ocala Forest Campground, Umatilla, FL

Ocala Forest Campground, Florida Rt 42, Umatilla, Florida has very reasonable rates for a few nites or a month. The sites are not large, but the value is very good for Florida winter camping. We stayed there around St. Patrick's day and they had a nice dance with a band, in their campground hall. Many retired folks were staying there for the winter season and some leave their campers there all year round. The nice folks next to us had been there for 17 years!

This campground is private and is adjacent to the Ocala National Forest, but not part of the NF.

OcalaForestCampground.com

Location is about 40 miles north of Orlando, 15 miles from Eustis-Mt. Dora-Tavares-Leesburg area. Gas Station 5 miles, shopping, 10 miles.
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Navy Campground at Solomuns Island Maryland, next tp Patuxent River Navy Base has many fulltimers. Active, Retired and some DOD. Check out their site.
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Chirachua Mts, Bonita Canyon

Bonita Canyon Campgrounds.
AZ side of Chirachua National Monument

The Chirachua National Monument is one of the most spectacular National Monuments we've seen in North America.

The campground is Fiberglass Trailer sized, you'll never see a bug rig in here.

The hiking and road to the summit is wondrous. This is in the wilderness, gas and food is a ways but it's the only reason you'll want to leave. Camping is $12 a night, $6 for seniors.

Bonita Canyon Campground - Chiricahua National Monument (U.S. National Park Service)
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Sunny Flats Campground

Sunny Flats Campground.
East side of Chiracha National Monument

Not too far from Rusty's RV Ranch, but way more rural in the Chirachua Mts.

A very nice spot. We've met tow people in Scamps here, really a small trailer park. Another $5-6 a night park. This is on the east side of the Chirachua Mts, NM side.

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Craters of the Moon

Craters of the Moon

Another National Park, many haven't heard of it, at least we hadn't. The campground is OK, the park will tweek your brain. Great walking and sites you almost can not imagine. Prices are low, though again a ways out but town is probably 20 miles. a night

Price $6.

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[QUOTE=theresa p;513472]Yews, yes, yes! I second the suggestion for campground listings for long stays at reasonable prices.

This is wonderful !!! Like finding the secret to life. Thanks to all.
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Newfoundland Provincial Parks

Newfoundland Provincial Parks are a best buy, $9-14 a day after buying an $18 Newfoundland all park pass. Usually great locations, not packed in sites and spotless bathrooms. Usually have wi-fi near the gate house with provided password.

All have water and a dump station, do tend to get a little crowded on weekends, not so much in the camping off season.

https://www.google.com/search?q=Newf...m=122&ie=UTF-8
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Sunset Point Campground

Sunset Point, Harrington, ME

On the water in Harrington, ME, about 3 miles off route 1. A small family owned campground with very clean restrooms and showers. It's located right on the water.

This small campground is run by nice people. When you arrive, if it's not too late in the afternoon you can order cooked lobster delivered to your site, just lobster and all the tools.

Good place for Kayaks.

Sunset Point Campground - Home | Campgrounds Maine Coast | RV Parks Maine | Recreational Vehicle Camp Sites Maine

Passport Park $14.50-17.50
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I could do this all day long. Where do you stay???
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Smile Commercial Campgrounds

We use commercial campgrounds mostly for our Jan/Feb trips.

There is a lot of information on the internet. Most campgrounds have websites. We found that campgrounds that charge $30 per night will be more reasonable by the week.

We have seen rates increase since starting RVing in 2009. It used to be $25-$30 is now $30-$40. If you can stay in an area for a while, weekly and monthly rates are much less.

For example:

RV Park & Resort Reservations Patterson, CA, 209-892-2638

Kit Fox in Patterson, CA is $38.73 whereas by the week it is $31.63 and monthly $21.67, (per night). I don't know if monthly is 31 days in 31 day months and 28 days in February...

Memberships can save considerably. Passport America would be $19.36, but not on weekends and there are other limitations. Most parks use membership rates for their off times. They rather get $20 for a site than $0.

If you think these are expensive, have you checked the hotel/motel rates lately?
Holiday Inn Expresses in the area are $104.50 and $111.00.

Another point: If you call ahead and they find out your rig is 13' they may say, "No!" But if you just show up, and they see your rig is clean and neat looking, you will most likely get in. At least that has been our experience.
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I could do this all day long. Where do you stay???
We travel (almost exclusively) in the SW USA now.
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We like the Southwest as well. In the Southwest we tend to stay at Escapee Parks a lot.

$5-7 for boondocking
15-18 for full service daily, lest by the month
Weekly and monthly rates are less

The following link is to their coop parks. Usually all friendly former fulltime rvers.

https://escapees.com/parking/skp-co-ops


Rainbow parks are owned by the Escapee corporation. They also have weekly and monthly rates. As well they have long term leases.

https://escapees.com/parking/rainbow-parks

Click on a specific park to see the rates at their parks.
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