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mich800

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Posted: 03/09/19 05:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

socal wrote:

Went to a trailer park Western U.P. Michigan. To use park shower you had to deposit .25cents in the slot for 10 minutes of shower water. 1st I had ever seen a park charging for showers. I won't be going back.


You must not travel a lot in smaller campgrounds and county/city campgrounds. I wouldn't say they are widespread but not surprised when I do encounter them.

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Big Katuna wrote:

westernrvparkowner wrote:

Big Katuna wrote:

rk911 wrote:

Big Katuna wrote:

...Cheap water is going away in our overpopulated state...


by what measure is FL overpopulated. 2019 estimate is ~20-million with an estimated growth rate of 1.54%.


Our beautiful springs have a rising Ecoli level and some are closed to swimming.

Drive thru Orlando lately? It’s a driving disaster. Most of the secondary roads are clogged and in poor condition. Meanwhile there are huge cheaply built apartments going up for all the low paying service jobs.

The tourism has lowered the quality of our natural resources for the residents and made going to the beach, camping, restaurants, etc, more expensive crowded and not fun.

I could go on but I won’t.
So Florida is overpopulated. Sounds like a great time for a lottery. Winners get to stay, losers have to move out of the country (other states don't want your losers). Venezuela would be a good destination since their citizens are leaving in droves leaving their ramshackle shacks behind. The Florida losers could help repopulate that worker's paradise.
As for DisneyWorld, Universal Studios and all the other Orlando attractions Montana will gladly take them all along with the millions of tourists that visit. You see, we tend to see prosperity as a good thing.
And after the US sells Montana to Canada as proposed, those evil tourists and their despicable tourist dollars will leave the US for a country that appreciates them. A week or so later we will send the tourists back but we will keep the dollars forever. Talk about wins for everyone. Florida loses it's largest industry, tourism, Montana ceases to be flyover country and becomes a valuable Canandian Province, the US gets it's Trillion Dollars for selling a state and Venezuela gets repopulated by lottery losers and maybe your precious spring will see the E Coli count go down.


Wow! So making a statement about out of control grtheowth turns into deporting American citizens to Venezuela?

Over react much?

I’m guessing if you moved the theme parks and their 72 MILLION ANNUAL VISITORS
and all the associated low paying jobs, load on schools and welfare to Montana, there would be complaints. And that was 1917 numbers.
wow, don't have much of a sense of humor do you. So I agree, no sense sending the Florida Lottery Losers to Venezuela. I say sust skip the deportation suggestion, and send the lottery losers to the meat packing plant and turn them into Soylent Green. Population and malnutrition cured in one fell swoop.
BTW, don't think 72 million people visited Florida in 1917, especially since Disney World didn't open until some 54 years later.

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Got me. Typo. 2017.

If I had a Soylent Green gun, I could clean up I4 in no time.

What sucks is I didn’t move here into this mess. LA grew up around ME.

When was a mere lad, there were orange groves everywhere, no I4, no theme parks,
McCoy Field was a Air Force base with B52s stationed there.

Commercial flights had roll up steps.

THEN Disney came and now....


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be grateful.
at times in the past five years, here in ca some parks just did not have any water.


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socal wrote:

Went to a trailer park Western U.P. Michigan. To use park shower you had to deposit .25cents in the slot for 10 minutes of shower water. 1st I had ever seen a park charging for showers. I won't be going back.


socal, have you never camped in your own State Park campgrounds?
They've been charging for showers, for at least the last 15 years.


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I anticipate 'a la carte' campground/rv park fees for electric, water, etc... will become much more common in the very near future.
Gotta say, I can't imagine it is going to very often stop me from going anywhere I wish to go.
Don't always like the price of gas at the pump, either. But in the grand scheme of things....definitely not a game changer.


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2oldman wrote:

socal wrote:

You missed the point.
Ok, what is the point?


The point is the RV parks are starting to charge for everything.

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bikendan wrote:

socal wrote:

Went to a trailer park Western U.P. Michigan. To use park shower you had to deposit .25cents in the slot for 10 minutes of shower water. 1st I had ever seen a park charging for showers. I won't be going back.


socal, have you never camped in your own State Park campgrounds?
They've been charging for showers, for at least the last 15 years.


My profile is not updated I now live on Lake Superior the upper peninsula of Michigan. I winter in Socal.

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So just how much water does someone in a RV use anyway. WOW $125 pre 1000 that is a big rip off and $20-$30 month is really high. My water bill in my stick house is around $15 and that includes the landscaping. We have a dishwasher, washing machine that a most RVers done have. We had to pay .25 for 3 min of hot water in the showers, you could get all of the cold water you wanted in state parks we used to stay at in CA. We would take 2 quarters with us and after a couple of days you got really good at getting a showing in in 3 min. A 10 min shower I dont even do that in my stick house


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Posted: 03/10/19 08:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

your single family home and a commercial rv park are not the same thing. for one thing commercial water rates are higher than residential. and imagine what your water bill would be if you had 50-100 guests using it.


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